Pua Na Pua 2nd Annual Art Festival- Vendor Extension November 27th

VENDOR DEADLINE EXTENSION TO NOV. 27th

Full Life Hawaii, Abled Hawai’i Artists and Donkey Mill Art Center are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Pua Na Pua Art Festival, empowering people of all abilities to explore self-employment through the arts.

This art fair is the first of its kind in West Hawaii, and will inclusively celebrate the contributions of artists with and without disabilities with booths available to artists of all abilities. The event will feature arts, crafts, and artisanal items, live music, demos, a silent auction and more

 

Get Involved in the Arts! 

Volunteer 

A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available both before and during the event. Come be a part of the festivities and support this vital community event! Contact Jim Kilgore to Volunteer Jim@fulllifehawaii.org 

Sign up for a booth

Our tables are nearly full for artists with and without disabilities. Sign up today for a table and join us on December 2nd to sell your work. If we are full, you will be placed on a wait list and will be contacted as tables become avaliable.  Contact Mar Ortaleza atMar@fulllifehawaii.org

Donate 

Are you a local artist or business owner who supports local artists of all ability levels? Please consider contributing to our silent auction. Donations are tax deductible and will help support the festival. Contact Jim Kilgore at Jim@fulllifehawaii.org

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Pua Na Pua 2nd Annual art Festival

Full Life Hawaii, Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA) and Donkey Mill Art Center are pleased to announce the second annual Pua Na Pua Art Festival, empowering people of all abilities to explore self-employment through the arts. This art fair is the first of its kind in West Hawaii, and will inclusively celebrate the contributions of both developmentally-disabled (DD) and non-DD artists, with booths available to artists of all abilities. The event will feature arts, crafts, and artisanal items, live music, demos, a silent auction and more.

This year for the first time, we are proud to feature work made especially for the festival by Full Life and Abled Hawaii Artists (AHA) participants in workshops hosted by Donkey Mill Art Center.  Participants explored three different media over the course of six days, including printmaking, ceramics and metals/enameling.  Together, we created framed prints, cards, ornaments, pendants, earrings and key chains with a common “heart” theme, perfect for holiday giving!  Be sure to look for these special items at the festival.

Artists interesting in having a vendor table can complete the form here.  Deadline if November 15, 2017.

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JUNE EVENTS: First Friday Hilo Artwalk & EHCC Photo Exhibit

First Friday, June 2nd

Full Life participant Kahu Kauila Haumea has participated in the Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA) Annual Art Festival every year since its inception in 2008!  Ten years later, through  Full Life Employment Services Program (ESP), Kahu Haumea is expanding AHA to establish an annual healing arts festival!  Kahu Haumea’s Aloha Healing event occurs during Hilo’s First Friday Artwalk, in ouroffice between 4pm to 7pm!  For more information on Kahu Kauila Haumea, click here: Kauila Haumea: Healing the World a Little at a Time

Saturday, June 3rd

Louie Perry, III, Full Life’s first Employment Services participant has reached a milestone in his photography business!  One of his photographs was chosen to be part of an exhibit at the East Hawai’i Cultural Center.   Please join us for the opening reception of the Hawaii Photography Exhibition: ISOLATION, this Saturday June 3rd.  The reception will begin at 4:30pm with a talk by this year’s juror, renowned photographer and celebrated educator, Linda Connor. The opening will continue with award presentations and viewing of the exhibition.

Check our Louie’s gofundme page, which he has just started, to raise funds to upgrade his equipment!

 

For more information on Full Life events and programs, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.  Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

 

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June’s First Friday Aloha Healing Event

Full Life participant Kahu Kauila Haumea has participated in the Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA) Annual Art Festival every year since its inception in 2008!  His participation in what was supposed to be a visual and performing arts festival established the healing arts component of  AHA!  Since then, Kahu Haumea has honored those in attendance by opened AHA’s annual event with an oli (chant)!

Ten years later, through  Full Life Employment Services Program (ESP), Kahu Haumea is expanding AHA to establish an annual healing arts festival!  Kahu Haumea’s Aloha Healing event occurs during Hilo’s First Friday Artwalk, in ouroffice between 4pm to 7pm!

During the First Friday Aloha Healing Event, Kahu Haumea and other Healing Arts Practitioners will feature a variety of healing modalities.  This allows the public to experience one type of healing modality- lomilomi- FREE!  Every First Friday event will feature a different healing modality, to build a base that will lead to Kahu Haumea’s annual event!  For more information on Kahu Kauila Haumea, click here: Kauila Haumea: Healing the World a Little at a Time

For more information, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.

Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

FIRST FRIDAY ALOHA HEALING- JUNE 2017

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Full Life First Friday Aloha Healing Event

Full Life participant Kahu Kauila Haumea has participated in the Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA) Annual Art Festival every year since its inception in 2008!  In fact, his participation in what was supposed to be a visual and performing arts festival established the healing arts component of  AHA!  Since then, Kahu Haumea has honored those in attendance by opened AHA’s annual event with an oli (chant)!

Ten years later, through  Full Life Employment Services Program (ESP), Kahu Haumea is expanding AHA to establish an annual healing arts festival!  Kahu Haumea’s very first event will be held during tomorrow’s First Friday Hilo Artwalk, in our Hilo office between 4pm to 7pm!

During the First Friday Aloha Healing Event, Kahu Haumea and other Healing Arts Practitioners will feature free lomilomi  massages.  This allows the public to experience one type of healing modality- lomilomi- FREE!  Every First Friday event will feature a different healing modality, to build a base that will lead to Kahu Haumea’s annual event!  For more information on Kahu Kauila Haumea, click here: Kauila Haumea: Healing the World a Little at a Time

For more information, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.

Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

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First Friday- “Fuzzyland”

APRIL FIRST FRIDAY EVENT:  Full Life, Abled Hawai’i Artists, New Alchemist and East Hawai’i Cultural Center presents “Fuzzyland”!

Friday April 7th – Enjoy an original play inspired by Full Life Participant  Jennifer Poblano’s children’s book “Fuzzyland”, performed by Full Life participants and circle of supports, showing at the East Hawai’i Cultural Center on Friday, April 7th at 7pm.  FREE EVENT!

Full Life and Abled Hawai’i Artists entrepreneurs in the arts will be participating in the First Friday event with vendor tables.  Josie “The Jokester”, who made her Palace Theater debut last month, will be the opening act!

Listen to this fantastic interview of Lilly Raabe from New Alchemist, explaining the collaboration and importance of “Fuzzyland” for inclusion in theater.  Hawai’i Public Radio:  “Opening the Arts to Disabled Community”

For more information, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.

 

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REHEARSING A SCENE FOR FUZZYLAND AT FULL LIFE!

GROUP SELFIE AT FULL LIFE “FUZZYLAND REHEARSAL

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Full Life Showers April with Events!

Aloha Full Life ‘Ohana!

April is packed with so many Full Life events, we thought you’d want to know:
  • Friday, April 7th– Celebrate First Friday with FREE healing arts demonstrations and the Full Life First Friday Aloha Healing Event, 4pm-7pm at Full Life Hilo office.  Your host is Kahu Kauila Haumea, of Haumea’s Healing Hands and Heart.
  • Friday and Saturday April 7th & 8th– Enjoy an original play inspired by Full Life Participant children’s book “Fuzzyland”, performed by Full Life participants and circle of supports!  Shows are 7pm First Friday and 2pm Saturday, at East Hawai’i Cultural Center.  See below, Press Release and Project Overview for more information.
  • Every Friday– The newly formed Friday Dance Party Full Life social group, where you learn and share dance moves in a party atmosphere, that leads to a flashmob dance performed at the Abled Hawai’i Artists 10th Annual Art Festival on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Prince Kuhio Plaza, 10am-3pm.
Should you have any questions, contact our office at (808)  935-7699.
Make it a Full Life!

Successful Fundraiser: Magic Show Arts and Crafts

Full Life LogoOn Saturday, March 11, 2017, Full Life collaborated with Abled Hawai’i Artists (#ahaarts808), Bruce Meyers Magician, and The Palace Theater in Hilo.

“Dreams of Wonder”, a magic show for the whole family included Josie the Jokester (Full Life participant) performing a comedy routine.  Full Life artist entrepreneurs had a mini craft fair in the lobby. Net proceeds from the ticket sales will be divided with Full Life/AHA, Bruce Meyers the magician, and the Palace Theater.

Mahalo nui to all who attended and made contributions of their time and money toward this magical event!  CLICK on picture below to watch highlights!

Full Life Newsletter, 1st Quarter 2017

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Aloha Full Life ‘Ohana,
What an amazing year we had!  For a recap of 2016 and information on upcoming events, check out our newsletter below!

THIS FRIDAY– March 11th for a Full Life benefit event at the Palace Theater in Hilo.

This Magical event for the whole family will include Josie the Jokester (Full Life participant) performing a comedy routine and Full Life artist entrepreneurs. Net proceeds from the ticket sales will be divided with Full Life/AHA, Bruce Meyers the magician, and the Palace Theater.

Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

Annual Participant Awards & Celebration- WINNERS!

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On January 14th, Full Life celebrated its seventeenth year of providing service to our Big Island community members in East and West Hawaii.  Well attended by participants, family members, and support staff and community members, the theme of this year’s event was the Oscars.  Participants received certificates of recognition for their outstanding achievements and, in addition, each participant received an Oscars award!  We extend a big mahalo nui loa to the many people who made this event a success.    
Aloha,
Full Life Ohana
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