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Celebrate the ARTS! Alliance Awards 2002
Saturday, October 5, 7:30pm
Hawaii Theatre Center

Join us for our annual celebration of commitment to arts education by outstanding schools and individuals. We will honor our 2002 Arts Excellence Schools: Halau Ku Mana PCS, Kawananakoa Middle School, King Kalakaua Middle School, Clearview Christian Girls School, Iolani School, Maryknoll Middle School, and Mid-Pacific Institute.

We will also present the Alfred Preis Award 2002 to George Ellis, retiring director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and honor past Preis awardee Jane Campbell, retired Executive Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.

Our Headliner this year is Alliance Celebrity Spokesperson Jake Shimabukuro. Jake will be joined by his brother Bruce, renowned musicians Noel Okimoto and Steve Jones, Tau Dance Theater, young artists from the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony led by last year’s Preis Awardee Henry Miyamura, and Halau Olana Ai for a joyful and magical evening.

You can sponsor needy students from the award-winning schools and community programs to join in the evening celebration by purchasing a corporate seat for $100. General admission is $35; Current members $15.

Tickets go on sale September 3 at the Hawai‘i Theatre Center Box Office 528-0506
The Alliance has just been selected FIRST PLACE winner of an Achievement Award for our public awareness and conservation of the original sculpture of King Kamehameha I in North Kohala on the Big Island.

This award is from Save Outdoor Scupture! and was selected by an independent group of conservators, art historians, public art professionals and preservationists. All winners are featured in the spring issue of SOS ! and on the web site at http:///

The 2001 SOS! Achievement Awards recognize projects that best demonstrate excellence and innovation in preservation and public awareness. There are 7 SOS! Achievement Award recipients who worked diligently and successfully to preserve local sculpture and foster awareness about the need for ongoing care.

We are proud to have been able to do this for our community in Hawai’i.

Look for the premiere of the documentary film: Kamehameha I: A Legacy Restored in June 2002 in North Kohala and on Oahu!
Read Conservator Glenn Wharton’s In-Depth Article on the Statue!