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Screen grab from Live From the Moon, screening at this year's Kona Surf Film Festival.

With monster waves pounding Hawaii’s northern shorelines, there’s really no better time to put on a surf film festival.

The 10th annual Kona Surf Film Festival, which happens today and tomorrow at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on the Big Island, showcases independent, surf-inspired short and feature-length films by veteran and emerging filmmakers from all over the world.

“We are going to be doing some really different, cool installments,” says festival founder and program director Chad Campbell on its website. “We are bringing the fest back into the heart of Kona … The 10th year is going to be really special.”

Campbell, a surfer, filmmaker, and editor himself, founded the fest in 2003 to celebrate the art and sport of surfing.

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Screen grab from Se7en Signs, screening at this year's Kona Surf Film Festival

Some of the highlights of this year’s feast include a talk-story session with pro surfer Shane Dorian and filmmaker Bill Kiely of Chasing Giants on Friday night and the world premiere of locally made film Mana on Saturday afternoon.

This year’s festival will also feature a sustainable art fair showcasing eco-friendly local art, design, fashion, jewelry, and surf equipment and accessories.

And since every good surf festival needs to have some live music, among the musicians slated to perform at the fest this year: island-style soul singer Kimie Miner and Florida-based artist Lindsay Perry.

The fest is a fundraiser for the Kona Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and Na Kama Kai. Festivities and films get under way at 5 p.m. today.


Kona Surf Film Festival
Jan. 31, Feb. 1 at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel • For film schedule and ticket information, click here


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Hawaii chef Sam Choy and Top Chef hosts Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio.

A year ago, a humble, personable and incredibly creative Big Island born-and-raised chef from Maui advanced to the tier of top three finalists on Bravo TV’s hit culinary competition series Top Chef.

That chef, Sheldon Simeon, recently opened a new Maui restaurant, Migrant, featuring his inspired, modern takes on multicultural Hawaii comfort food dishes.

Tonight, the top three “cheftestant” finalists of Top Chef’s current season (and one returning "Last Chance Kitchen" winner) will go cleaver-to-cleaver on Simeon’s home turf in the first episode of a two-part season finale. The finale’s second-half airs Feb. 5.

The season’s final three competitors are Shirley Chung of Las Vegas, Nev., Nicholas Emi of Philadelphia, Pa. and Nina Compton of Saint Lucia.

Filming of both episodes happened last October, largely at the recently-opened, modernly posh Andaz Maui at Wailea resort, with a guest judging panel including acclaimed Hawaii chefs Sam Choy and Peter Merriman, along with series hosts Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio. Also on the judging panel: Food & Wine Magazine culinary expert Gail Simmons and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.

Among the Maui sites selected for Top Chef filming and challenges:

• The Andaz Maui provides the location for Top Chef’s online companion series Last Chance Kitchen, where an eliminated chef gets a chance at returning to competition. The featured ingredient? Spam.

• The resort’s signature restaurant Kaana Kitchen and Gannon’s, one of Hawaii chef Bev Gannon’s three Maui restaurants, host final challenges.

• The oceanfront Merriman’s Kapalua is the location for an elimination challenge.


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Maui food and spirit producers providing ingredients for challenges included Kumu Farms, Surfing Goat Dairy, Maui Gold Pineapple, Maui Brewing Co. and Ocean Vodka.

“Everyone worked hard devoting tremendous hours and throughout the process, we learned about the inner workings of network productions,” says Kelii Brown, director of public relations and promotions for the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau. “We established solid professional relationships, made new friends, and will be able to raise awareness of Maui. Viewers will capture a glimpse of our people, history, culture, food, and other offerings that make our island home a highly desirable travel destination.”

The current episodes mark the second time Bravo selected Hawaii as a location for its Top Chef season finale. The series filmed its second-season finale on the Big Island in 2006.

Top Chef season finale from Maui
Part 1 airs tonight on Bravo TV. Part 2 airs Wed., Feb. 5. For showtimes, visit Bravo TV's Top Chef website.


Photos: Bravo Photo


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It’s easy to brand the popular and pervasive North Shore O‘ahu shrimp shacks and trucks as tourist traps.

On most days near lunchtime, it’s not uncommon to find dozens of packed tour vans parked outside shrimp purveyors between the North Shore towns of Hale‘iwa and Kahuku, their passengers scarfing down plates of shrimp. Catch us driving by with an empty belly and we’re no less slaves to the heady aroma of sizzling garlic and melting butter wafting from these roadside eateries onto coastline thoroughfare Kamehameha Highway.

The history of O‘ahu shrimp shack popularity is hardly lengthy or deep. The flat, coastal acreage just north of Kahuku was known for its freshwater aquaculture farms long before founding shrimp truck Giovanni’s began plying area beaches with its sautéed garlic shrimp plates in 1993. But few customers could walk away from lunch at Giovanni’s truck without telling friends about how garlicky, buttery and downright tasty their shrimp plates were.

In 1995, Giovanni’s permanently parked its truck on a grassy roadside knoll in Kahuku, more success followed, and other shacks and trucks began hanging shingles along the coast hoping to cash in with their own takes on the garlic + butter + shrimp equation.

After receiving multiple emails over the last few years asking us which North Shore garlic shrimp slinger was our absolute favorite, we decided it was high time we took our appetites up north and rated a few of the coast’s more prominent and popular shrimp shacks and trucks.

Our rules were simple: We would stick to shrimp peddlers whose menus focused primarily on shrimp plate lunches or variations thereof. (No kalbi or loco moco plates allowed!) We also decided to order only sautéed garlic-and-butter shrimp plates from each place to keep the game fair and stick to Giovanni’s original formula for success. (No hot-and-spicy shrimp or coconut prawn variations for us.)

The only thing left for us to do was head to the North Shore to eat some shrimp. Here are the results, with letter grade assignments, minus the shells.

Warning: We love garlic. Lots of it.


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Romy's Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp


The shrimp at Romy's is as fresh as it gets, caught daily from aquaculture ponds behind its bright red shack, heads cut off by hand to preserve as much sweet meat as possible. Only one other stand besides Romy's had as much garlic and butter flavor permeating its shrimp. We loved Romy's ample charred-garlic bits and lots of extra butter—spiced lightly by achiote oil—to soak our rice and shrimp in.

Visible garlic :
   A

Visible butter:   A

Overall taste:   B+

Shrimp per plate:   12

56-781 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku • (808) 232-2202 • Website



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HAWAII Magazine pop quiz time!

Q: What’s five days and four nights long, comes with airfare for two to Oahu, includes hotel accommodations and includes VIP tickets to one of Hawaii’s longest-running annual cultural festivals?

A: Your next Hawaii vacation if you win HAWAII Magazine’s 4th annual Honolulu Festival Oahu Flyaway!

HAWAII Magazine is giving away a free round-trip for two to Oahu to attend the 20th annual Honolulu Festival, complete with a five-day, four-night stay in Waikiki and VIP tickets to the fest’s biggest events, March 6 – 10, 2014. Been thinking of entering to win? Here’s why you should do so right now:

Entries will be accepted until midnight (Hawaii time), Tues., Jan. 28, 2014.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, The Honolulu Festival is a celebration of music, art and culture aimed at perpetuating the strong cultural and ethnic ties between Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region. Themed “Jubilation, One Heart, One Pacific, One World,” this year’s festival—which runs from March 7 – 9 — promises the fest's signature mix of arts and cultural displays, food events, and live performances from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, the Mainland U.S. and, of course, Hawaii.

Once again, Honolulu Festival will conclude with its traditional evening Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, and stunning Nagaoka Fireworks Show over Waikiki’s beaches.

And you could be there.

Entries will be accepted until midnight (Hawaii time), Fri., Feb. 11, 2011.


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Here’s what the lucky winner of HAWAII Magazine’s 2014 Honolulu Festival Oahu Flyaway will receive:

• Complimentary Hawaiian Airlines roundtrip coach airfare for the winner and one guest between Oahu and one of 11 gateway cities served by Hawaiian Airlines in North America.



• Five-days/four nights complimentary oceanfront accommodations at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, March 6 - 10, 2014.



• Two complimentary tickets to the Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala on March 7, 2014, and two VIP seats for the Honolulu Festival Waikiki Grand Parade on March 9, 2014.

• A $150 dining gift card valid at any restaurant in Ala Moana Center.

• A complimentary Atlantis Premium Submarine Tour for the winner and one guest from Atlantis Adventures.


Here’s how to enter:

Fill out the HAWAII Magazine 2014 Honolulu Festival Oahu Flyaway entry form by clicking here.



All entries must be received by midnight (Hawaii time) on Tues., Jan. 28, 2014.


We will select one winner from all entries, at random, on Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014, and notify the winner via email. The winner will be given 24 hours from the time the prize-winning notification is sent to reply back to us via email before the prize is forfeited and awarded to another winner.

For a complete list of contest rules, click here.


Mahalo for entering, and good luck!




For more information about the 2014 Honolulu Festival, click here. And a big mahalo to our friends at Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Ala Moana Center, Atlantis Adventures and Honolulu Festival for partnering with us for the contest once again!


Photo: Honolulu Festival. Image: Cody Kawamoto


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Throw out everything you know about the NFL Pro Bowl.

This year’s pre-Superbowl all-star matchup in Hawaii isn’t about AFC vs. NFC. Instead, the pros were drafted for play, creating unexpected teams and memorable matchups the all-star game has never seen before.

The first-ever Pro Bowl draft happened yesterday on Oahu, with NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders serving as alumni team captains for their respective squads. The two teams will meet up at the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl this Sunday, Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium on Oahu.

Can’t be here for the game? Watch it on NBC. Kick-off is 2 p.m.  (Hawaii time).

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NFL officials are hoping the new format results in a more competitive game on the field and, hopefully, higher television ratings for the much-maligned game that, for much of its existence, was held after the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl, between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, will, of course, be held on Sun., Feb. 2 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the weekend after the Pro Bowl.

The Pro Bowl has been held at Aloha Stadium every year since 1980—except in 2010, when it was moved to Sun Lite Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.

The NFL’s official Pro Bowl Week in Hawaii dives into some of its best public events this weekend, with fans having an opportunity to meet players and cheerleaders and take part in pre-game festivities.

2014 NFL Pro Bowl Weekend events

Sat., Jan. 25

NFL Pro Bowl Ohana Day

8:30-11:30 a.m , Aloha Stadium; Free

Catch both Pro Bowl teams in action as they prepare for the big game. Enjoy fan contests, player interviews, NFL video features and a preview of the Pro Bowl game entertainment.


NFL/Hawaii Tourism Authority Youth Football & Cheerleading Clinics
10 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Kapiolani Park, Waikiki; Free

Free football and cheerleading clinics with former NFL players, local coaches and NFL cheerleaders. Advanced registration required. Contact the Honolulu Boys and Girls Club or the Honolulu YMCA for registration information.


NFL Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party
7-10 p.m., Waikiki along Kalakaua Avenue; Free

The ultimate NFL post-season celebration with seven entertainment stages, live bands and deejays, NFL players, Pro Bowl cheerleaders and mascots. More than 100 vendors will offer food, NFL merchandise and local crafts.


Sunday, Jan. 26

The Official NFL Pro Bowl Tailgate Party
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Richardson Field; tailgate party ticket purchase required

This game’s official tailgate party will feature appearances by NFL stars, performances by the Pro Bowl cheerleaders, live entertainment and signature dishes created by Hawaii chefs. Richardson Field overlooks Pearl Harbor and is within walking distance of Aloha Stadium.


NFL Pro Bowl Opening Ceremonies

1:45 p.m.
at Aloha Stadium; admission included with Pro Bowl ticket

Hawaii NFL greats, the Pro Bowl cheerleaders, the traditional Hawaiian opening, a spectacular national anthem ceremony, and the introduction of the NFL's biggest stars..


For more information about the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl and related Pro Bowl weekend events, visit the game's website.


Photos: (top) 2011 Pro Bowl, courtesy the NFL; (bottom)
 Adrian Peterson at 2010 NFL Pro Bowl in Miami, courtesy of the NFL



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Beginning in February, the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, one of Kauai’s most visited landmarks, will reduce its operational days from seven to five days a week.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which operates the lighthouse and the 203-acre Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge where it is located, will begins closing for Sundays and Mondays starting Feb. 2. The refuge, home to some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds in the main Hawaiian Islands, will switch to a Tuesday through Saturday schedule thereafter, with opening hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The refuge will be closed on most major holidays, too.

The government agency decided to make the schedule change due to flat and declining operational budgets, it said in a new release. The refuge could no longer afford to maintain a staff to man its visitor program and conduct conservation work seven days a week.

“There are many facets to operating a visitor services program at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge,” says refuge manger Shannon Stutzer-Smith. “Our staff is dedicated to managing the wildlife, cultural, historical, and other natural resources while providing a safe, high-quality opportunity for visitors. We can better serve both wildlife and visitors by moving to a reduced schedule.”

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The 31-acre Kilauea Point peninsula was purchased by the U.S. government in 1909 for $1, for the construction of a lighthouse. The Kilauea Point Lighthouse, the northernmost point of Kauaʻi and of all inhabited Hawaiian islands, was dedicated on May 1, 1913. Exactly 100 years later, the lighthouse was renamed the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, in honor of the late Hawaii senator. Inouye had been instrumental in establishing the refuge in 1985 and in the lighthouse’s $2 million restoration five years ago. The lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

After its acreage was transferred from the United States Coast Guard in 1985, the peninsula was established as a refuge for preserving and enhancing seabird nesting colonies. It is home to some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds in the main Hawaiian Islands. Visitors to the point can also catch Hawaiian monk seals in the peninsula’s cove, native Hawaiian coastal plants and nene goose on its hillsides. The peninsula also offers one of the best shoreline vantage points on Kauai to view humpback whales during Hawaii whale season.

For more information on the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, click here.


Photos: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnnson


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Hawaii’s unofficial second New Year’s celebration, Chinese New Year, doesn’t officially start until Jan 31. But festivities on Oahu will begin as early as next week—Jan. 24—and continue through Jan. 31 in the Chinatown Culture & Arts District and at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

We’ve got the highlights here. Gung Hee Fat Choy! Be happy and prosperous.


Fri., Jan. 24

• Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s Chinatown Open House (Choy Cheng)
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Chinatown District

• Chinese New Year Celebration
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sat., Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

This annual open house and two-day celebration features food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and entertainment. Food vendors will provide an assortment of Chinese favorites believed to bring good luck, prosperity and long life: jai (vegetarian monk’s food), gin doi (Chinese doughnut), gau (New Year pudding), and jook (rice soup). Entertainment will include plenty of lion dances, local musical groups, and martial arts and weapons demonstrations.

For more information, visit the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii website.


Sat., Jan. 25

• Chinatown Merchants Association’s Night in Chinatown Street Festival

10 a.m. to 10 p.m., in Honolulu’s Chinatown area between Smith and Hotel streets.

An estimated 15,000 festivalgoers turn up for this free annual block party, which will feature entertainment ranging from live bands to lion dancing. Vendors will be stocked with plenty of arts and crafts, cuisine from all over the world, bouncers and more.

• Chinatown Merchants Association’s Night In Chinatown Parade
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Hotel Street

This annual parade is expected to include hundreds of marchers, with a 150-foot dragon at the end of the lineup. It’s free, too.

For more information, visit the Chinatown Merchants Association website.



Fri., Jan. 31

• ARTafterDARK: Qian Li Ma
6-9 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.

The first ARTafterDARK event of 2014 kicks off with a tribute to the Year of the Horse, including Chinese lion dancing and kung fu moves by Au’s Shaolin Arts, New Year’s bites like pork belly gao and kung pao chicken by The Grove, and a gallery installment of contemporary Chinese art. Cost is $10 with discounts to academy members.

For more information, visit the ARTafterDARK 2014 website.



Photos: Paul D.Y. Chun


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Top 5 favorite Hawaii plate lunch foods



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Teri beef and chicken. Beef stew. Garlic shrimp. Macaroni salad. Meat jun. Lomi salmon. Shoyu chicken. And yes, even Spam.

These are just a few of the lip-smacking edibles that got lots of votes but DIDN'T make the final Top 5 cut when we asked our HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana: "What's your favorite Hawaii plate lunch food or menu item?"

Hundreds of you voted, in the process getting us so hungry for the tasty multicultural mix of foods that grace Hawaii's world-famous two-scoops rice and macaroni salad plate lunches, we were able to plan out our lunch hours ahead of time for the next couple of weeks.

If you’d like to join in on our next HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana Poll and vote along with our always-growing reader family, go to the HAWAII Magazine Facebook page and “like” us. In return you’ll be able to share your answers in all of our future “Hawaii favorite” poll questions as soon as we post them, know the results of the poll when all of the votes are counted, and get all of our daily HawaiiMagazine.com photos and features.

We’ll be posting our next Ohana Poll question on HAWAII Magazine’s Facebook page in the days ahead, so join soon if you haven’t yet.

Until then, here’s the Top 5 countdown of our Facebook ohana’s favorite Hawaii plate lunch foods and menu items.

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Laulau


It’s not all that difficult to figure out why laulau has endured as a favorite Hawaii dish for centuries. Besides its savory, uniquely Hawaiian taste, it’s also, arguably, Hawaii’s first real mixed plate. Laulau is a complete meal—pork, chicken or beef, salted butterfish and taro leaves wrapped in ti leaves and steamed. (In pre-contact times, it was cooked in an imu, a Hawaiian undeground oven) Served piping hot when every ingredient within the ti leaves is cooked to tender, salt-kissed perfection, laulau done right is Hawaiian food nirvana.

  

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Imagine spending a morning in the Islands watching humpback whales breach and spout as they migrate through the warm Hawaiian waters, all the while helping marine scientists study the habits of our largest annual visitors.

These are just two of the benefits of volunteering for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count, an annual shore-based census where hundreds of statewide volunteers record the activity of the humpback whales, noting behaviors such as pectoral slaps, spouting and breaches. The counts are held once a month in January, February and March.

This year’s first Ocean Count event will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Sat., Jan. 25 at multiple shoreline sites on Oahu, the Big Island and Kauai. Subsequent Ocean Count sessions will be conducted between the same hours on Sat., Feb. 22, and on Sat., March 29. Interested volunteers are invited to register with the sanctuary to choose an island and site, and become an official whale counter.

“The data collected, though, isn’t as important as the amount of awareness we spread, which is the main goal," says Jordan Ching, the project manager of this year’s Sanctuary Ocean Count. “We want people to be aware of humpback whales and the work we’re doing.”

The sanctuary’s Ocean Count program began in 1996 with just 150 volunteers at various sites on Oahu, counting whales. Today, more than 2,000 volunteers turn up at each event at 63 sites on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Kauai to watch these majestic mammals. Between late September to early May, humpback whales migrate from the North Pacific to Hawaii’s warm, shallow waters to mate, calve and nurse their young. About 12,000 whales migrate to the Islands every year. The peak months of humpback whale activity in Hawaii is between January and March.

Hawaii’s 2013-14 humpback whale watching season began in early October with the confirmed sighting of a whale off South Maui's Molokini Islet.

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Volunteers will be tasked with counting the number of humpback whales spotted during the four-hour sessions. They’ll also record whale behavior. On average, humpback surface to breathe every 10 to 15 minutes, but can remain submerged for as long as 45 minutes. Calves must rise to the surface every three to five minutes. For an NOAA primer on various whale behaviors, click here.

Managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary lies within the shallow (less than 600 feet), warm waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands and constitutes one of the world's most important humpback whale habitats.

Hawaii is the only state in the nation where humpback whales mate, calve, and nurse their young in offshore waters. According to NOAA, humpbacks are drawn to Hawaii’s warm waters, underwater visibility, variety of ocean depths, and the lack of natural predators. Mothers can be seen breaching alongside their calves and males can be seen competing with one another for females in fierce head-to-head battles.


Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 2014 Ocean Count
8 a.m. to noon, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 29 • To sign up to be an Ocean Count volunteer counter or for more information about the sanctuary and the Ocean Count program, click here.


(Additional reporting by Maureen O’Connell)

Photos: NOAA HIHWNMS


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Georgia O'Keeffe's "Black Lava Bridge, Hana Coast No. II," 1939, gift of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, 1994 Photo: Honolulu Museum of Art

It’s the last weekend to view a collection of Hawaii works by pioneering American artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams, on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

In 1929 painter Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Ansel Adams met for the first time in Taos, New Mexico. She was an established artist; he was just starting his career. Despite a 15-year age gap and different personalities, the two forged a friendship that lasted the rest of their lives.

In their own unique ways, these two artists had the ability to capture the beauty of the natural world they both revered. The two corresponded and visited each other over the years, even traveling together on occasion to places that became subjects of their work.

Separately, both briefly worked on projects in Hawaii. The works of both artists in the Islands are the centerpieces of the exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures, which opened at the Honolulu Museum of Art in July 2013.

The exhibition was the first solely dedicated to collectively featuring the paintings and photographs created in Hawaii by O’Keeffe and Adams. And there are just three days left to see the exhibit, which closes Sunday after a six-month run.

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Ansel Adams' "Roots, Foster Garden, Hawaii," 1948, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Clark, Jr., 1989 Photo: ©2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

While both artists are inextricably connected with specific places—O’Keeffe to the American Southwest; Adams to Yosemite National Park—it is largely a little-known fact to many that both artists spent brief periods in Hawaii between 1939 and 1958 capturing Hawaii’s essence and sense of place.

O’Keeffe stayed for two months on O‘ahu in 1939, creating two illustrations for print advertisements for the Hawaiian Pineapple Co. (now Dole Co.). She visited Maui, Kaua‘i and the Big Island, capturing the island’s dramatic coastlines, volcanic terrain and tropical plants in 20 paintings, some of which are part of the Honolulu Museum of Art exhibit.

Adams visited the Islands in 1948 on a project to take photographs for a series on national parks for the Department of the Interior. He returned 11 years later for a commemorative publication for Bishop National Bank of Hawai‘i (now First Hawaiian Bank). Fifty of his gelatin black-and-white prints—featuring both his signature panoramic and scenic photos, in addition to portraiture and scenes of day-to-day life in Hawaii in 1958—are included in the Hawaii Pictures exhibit.

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Georgia O'Keeffe's "Waterfall — No. III — Iao Valley," 1939, oil on canvas Photo: Honolulu Museum of Art

The exhibition of O’Keeffe and Adams Hawaii works will next travel to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. An exhibition there begins in February.

To learn even more about the back stories behind O’Keeffe’s and Adams’ visits to Hawaii, read the HAWAII Magazine feature Georgia and Ansel in Hawaii in our July/August 2013 issue. The issue is available for sale on our HAWAII Magazine’s Apple iPad Newsstand, or by contacting our Circulation Department at (800) 788-4230 or (808) 534-7520.


Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures
At the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., until Sun., July 12 • For more information, call (808) 532-8700 or visit www.honolulumuseum.org. 


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