Thursday, April 11, 2013

Honolulu Zoo Lion Cubs

This is Jack (on the left) and Grady (on the right). Grady won the zoo contest to write a Haiku about lions. He then got to name the male lion cub, Kekoa. They stopped by to show us his lion shirt & he recited his Haiku. Awesome job Grady, and great job JThis is Jack (on the left) and Grady (on the right). Grady won the zoo contest to write a Haiku about lions. He then got to name the male lion cub, Kekoa. They stopped by to show us his lion shirt & he recited his Haiku. Awesome job Grady, and great job Jack supporting your friend!ack supporting your friend!

Events at Kapiolani Park this weekend

MARCH OF DIMES - MARCH FOR BABIES Oahu (Honolulu) Kapiolani Park 2750 Monsarrat Ave Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 Dates April 13, 2013 7:00am - 9:00am Description It's America's favorite walking event! When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We've been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.6 billion! Join the more than 7 million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor. There are plenty of opportunities for day-of-event exposure, activation and education.
SURF ART BY PAUL A. FORNEY Art on the Zoo Fence

Paul was born and raised in Hawaii. He has been creating his artwork since he was just a young boy in school. His pastimes were going to the beach and drawing. Paul finished school, married, and had two sons, Adam and Daniel. He enjoys painting anything on a very large scale, including theatrical backdrops, murals, and supergraphics on water towers. Paul has a special talent for envisioning an idea and painting it on a surface. Paul's Bone Yard Reef artwork has been seen in the form of comics, stickers, and T-shirts, along with his paintings since 1972. He implements environmental stories into his comics to promote awareness of the need to keep the oceans of the world clean and the animals that live there in harmony. He has designed a swim fin to help lifeguards in Hawaii propel themselves quickly and effortlessly through the water, thus saving lives. Paul enjoys all types of painting and he has developed a substantial collection of his Bone Yard Reef artwork along with his tropical scenery. He has converged the two types of artwork into one, creating paintings that are both realistic and unique at the same time, unlike any other. Meet Paul in person every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 3:00pm in Waikiki along the Zoo Fence
Featured Artist Lydia Matias aka "Poor Lydia"

Since coming to Hawaii, Lydia has been capturing the people, the little Hawaiian churches, and the nostalgia of Hawaii in the bright colors of her acrylic paintings. Her paintings are as colorful as her life has been, and they bring a smile when people look at them. Lydia is originally from New York City. When she was 17 she won a scholarship at the Art Student League in New York City. But her painting really started when she moved to the South. She had no furniture in the house, and would invite the customers to come to view her paintings all laid out on the floor. That, combined with the fact that she had moved to a poorer area of the country led to her alias "Poor Lydia", and the name just stuck down to today. While in the south, someone suggested she take her paintings to New Orleans to Jackson Square to sell. When she arrived in New Orleans, she walked into the first gallery she saw and the gallery bought all of her paintings. From then on she worked with many galleries throughout the south and had many exhibitions. Lydia worked with an agent for some time. Some highlights of her art career were selling a painting to Refrigerator Perry of the Chicago Bears, along with painting a backdrop for one of the Orders in Mardi Gras. Twenty years ago she moved to Hawaii. During the past 20 years she has continued in her art career as well as taught art to the mentally challenged and was beloved by her students. Make sure to ask for "Poor Lydia" the next time you visit Art on the Zoo Fence in Waikiki. Historical Anecdotes Several years ago a group of Ukranian art students came to Oahu to exhibit their art. Upon arrival they found the art show was canceled. Highly disappointed, their organizers found Art on the Zoo Fence and asked if they could have a space to exhibit the student's art. It was agreed upon, not realizing that there were 20 students in the exhibition. It was a little crowded, but they put up the Ukranian flag and they showed as much of their art as they could. The children were very excited to spend time with the Hawaii artists and to see their own art exhibited there as well. What’s Happening in Kapiolani Park in February EVENT: Kai Backyard Jam DATE: February 22, 2009 TIME: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm VENUE: Kapiolani Park Bandstand ORGANIZER: Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii Waikiki Artfest, FEB 23-24 (Sat-Sun) Kapiolani Park, by the Bandstand, 9 am - 4 pm Featuring artists and handcrafters, music & food. 70-100 booths. Forward to Friend Here are two of Lydia's favorite paintings - The Royal Hawaiian and Hanalei Church.Lydia's work has been featured in Hawaiian Airlines, published by Mutual Publishing, shown at the La Belle Galerie in New Orleans and many other galleries on the mainland.

Visit us in beautiful Waikiki and discover the richness of Hawaii through the eyes of a variety of artists. These artists will personally introduce you to their work in the splendor of an outdoor setting. We are within view of the Pacific Ocean, in the shade of lovely Banyan trees. The art sale is within walking distance of most Waikiki hotels. The Art at the Zoo Fence is one of Hawaii’s lasting treasures and offers a wide variety of styles and subjects in original works and prints displayed on Monsarrat Avenue next to the Honolulu Zoo. Enjoy your visit to our online galleries and please come back again soon to view more artists and their work.