gift

Honoring the Memory
of Mrs. Watanabe Every Day

 

CEO Message

 

Trained in portraiture, the artist uses a scaffold to get close to the wall.A talented Honolulu-based artist who’s known for creating large-scale outdoor murals was tapped to help PBS Hawai‘i honor a beloved donor, the late math teacher Karen Watanabe.

 

In retirement, Mrs. Watanabe enjoyed playing the stock market. We’re so grateful that she left our organization nearly $700,000.

 

Since we have open-concept offices, traditional wall space is scarce. We chose to pay our respects in a prominent, favorite route to our building’s second floor.

 

Right: Trained in portraiture, the artist uses a scaffold to get close to the wall.

 

The reaction of Kamea Hadar, Co-Lead Director of the nonprofit arts group POW! WOW! Worldwide: “No problem. Cool!” The artist, who painted a 15-story outdoor mural in the Pearl Harbor area, might also have meant literally cool, as this area is roofed and air-conditioned. He’s accustomed to dealing with hot sun and changing light.

 

Kamea, trained in traditional portraiture, learned to make buildings his canvas. He was raised in Israel and Hawai‘i and has painted in street venues all over the world.

Like us, he found the face of Mrs. Watanabe to be very kind and relatable.

 

Artist Kamea Hadar of POW! WOW! Worldwide

“Because the work is seen from afar and also from very close, I wanted to treat her portrait and the portraits of others in the piece like an oil painting on canvas.”
Artist Kamea Hadar

“Because the work is seen from afar, but also very close, I wanted to treat her portrait and other ones in the piece like an oil painting on canvas,” he told me.

 

Staffers and visitors watched, fascinated, as he coaxed light and life into the mural over the course of almost three weeks.

 

PBS Hawaiʻi mural by Kamea Hadar: Honoring the Memory of Mrs. Watanabe Every Day

 

Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEO“What I want them to feel is all the beautiful things that are done in this building, that come out of this building – educating children … and just the kind of energy that revolves around it,” Kamea said.

 

We thank him for his art, paying tribute to the teacher whose bequest continues her life’s work through educational nonprofit PBS Hawai‘i.

 

Have you considered including PBS Hawai‘i in your will or trust? I’d like to invite you to give me or our Advancement Department a call at 808.462.5000.

 

Aloha Nui,

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Greatest Gifts

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Greatest Gifts

 

A Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace from a husband or a Fender bass guitar as a birthday present — these memorable gifts turned out to be valuable and interesting items. “Greatest Gifts,” filled with appraisals featuring items that guests received as presents, will have you writing your own holiday wish list.

 

Preview

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Charleston, SC, Part 3 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Charleston, SC, Part 3 of 3

 

The final of 3 parts in Charleston, W.V., features standout appraisals that include a Newcomb College vase, ca. 1905, in need of a good cleaning; an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia; and a collection of Noel Coward “Sail Away” memorabilia gifted by Coward himself.

 

Preview

 

 

 

THE MINIATURIST ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 3

 

Johannes makes a confession to Nella, promising no more secrets—but his enemies are already closing in. Otto disappears, and Marin reveals her own secret.

 

 

THE MINIATURIST ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 3

 

In 17th-century Amsterdam, a bride’s new husband gives her an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet that is a miniature replica of their home that seems to predict and unravel the future with unsettling precision.

 

 

Sesame Street Live

July 7 – 16, 2017

SESAME STREET LIVE!

 

ELMO MAKES MUSIC

 

Sesame Street Live | Elmo Makes Music

  • Friday, July 7 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 8 – 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 9 – 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 13 – 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 14 – 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 15 – 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 16 – 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

 

 

VIP Ticket Packages

Our VIP Ticket Packages are SOLD OUT. Mahalo for your support! With a contribution of $100 to PBS Hawai‘i, you’ll receive a VIP Ticket Package that includes: two premium tickets, access to our exclusive pre-show party in the Maui Room (Second Floor) of the Blaisdell, and the opportunity to take photos with two Sesame Street Live friends!

You may select from either of the following VIP Package options:

  • Package 1: Saturday, 7/8 – 9:00 a.m. Pre-Show Party + 10:30 a.m. Show Start SOLD OUT
  • Package 2: Saturday, 7/8 – 12:30 p.m. Pre-Show Party + 2:00 p.m. Show Start SOLD OUT
  • Package 3: Saturday, 7/8 – 4:00 p.m. Pre-Show Party + 5:30 p.m. Show Start SOLD OUT


Enter to Win a Family Pack!

Submissions are now closed. The winner will be contacted via email. Mahalo to everyone who entered!

 

Save on Regular Admission

Save $4 per ticket with the coupon below. Simply present this ticket at the Blaisdell Center Box Office, or use code PBS at ticketmaster.com to redeem this offer.

Sesame Street Live | Elmo Makes Music, picture of coupon.

 

 


 

A CRAFTSMAN’S LEGACY
The Flute Maker

 

Host Eric Gorges combs the country for America’s finest craftsmen, documenting what it means to be a modern-day maker. In each episode, Eric explains the history of an old-world craft as it is practiced in America today.

 

The Flute Maker
Geri Littlejohn has been making Native American-style flutes for more than 20 years. She starts with a simple piece of bamboo and finishes with what she likes to call a “sacred musical gift of art.”

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
The Land of Eb

 

This fictional story is set in the stark volcanic landscape of one of the most remote communities on Hawai‘i Island – Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Jonithen Jackson portrays Jacob, a Marshallese immigrant father and grandfather, who struggles to provide for his large family. When Jacob overhears a cancer diagnosis from his doctor he keeps the news to himself, forgoing treatment in favor of working to pay off his property which he plans to pass down once he’s gone. Sensing his end, Jacob turns a small video camera on himself and begins to record his story – and that of his people, the Marshallese. The film is a contemplative look at a community in Hawaii still struggling to recover from the effects of the nuclear age. It is a profoundly realistic portrayal of one man’s unwillingness to let go of his dignity and the hope he has for his family’s future.

 

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Gifts of stock and other appreciated securities are a popular way to give because it may help you avoid the capital gains tax while giving you a charitable income tax deduction. It is also very easy to do, and as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, PBS Hawai‘i will not be taxed on gifts from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension, or other tax deferred plan.

 

This is all the information you need to give a gift of stock to PBS Hawai‘i:

 

Firm: Morgan Stanley, LLC

Address: 733 Bishop Street, Honolulu 96813

DTC#: 0015

For the Benefit of: Hawaii Public Television Foundation dba PBS Hawaii

Account#: 129-180673

 

 

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