Mission: Explore How Kailua Inspires Artists

History and art come together in a tribute to Kailua from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road.

Kailua Historical Society (KHS) will present a panel of local artists to discuss “Kailua, How Shall We Paint It?,” along with an exhibit of historic and contemporary paintings of the ahupua’a. Panelists are Carter Black, commissioned for a recent mural in Kapolei; Marty Rounds, who will share her journey from still lifes to human interaction; and Windward Artists Guild (WAG) members Sherree McKellar and Kathy Bowers. “This is the fourth in a series this year focusing on the arts of Kailua,” said president Paul Brennan, noting past programs on music, literature and hula, “and we’ve been amazed by the crowds. This time we will explore what makes Kailua special visually – to the extent you’d want to hang it on your wall.”

Brennan is refering to the program’s partner, WAG, which will stage a Plein Air “paint out” by members at various locations earlier in the day. They will bring their completed work to the church by 1:30 p.m. for judging by Mark Brown and Thomas Deir. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. for Best in Show ($100), second place ($75), third place ($50) and honorable mention (gift certificates). Members may choose to exhibit their paintings for attendees and offer them for sale. For details, call 375-9643.

The WHS also will elect new officers. The current board includes Carol Brede, Jan Wakamatsu, Stan Kani-take, Chuck Burrows, Mary Leandro, Emily Hawkins and Brennan. New to the board of directors are Sandy Adamson, Irish Ritchey and Ed Greaney. Departing are Fred Davis and Hoppy Smith.

Call more information, call 262-7316.