During the month of October, Palama Settlement’s Kupuna Watercolor Class will show paintings in an exhibit at Honolulu Hale.
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Established in 1896, Palama Settlement is a non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods. We offer a wide range of educational, recreational, athletic, cultural, social, health, and community building programs and services for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens.
Our mission is to partner with those who have the greatest needs in our community, empowering them to enhance their well-being through education, health and recreation.
If you happen to have a chance to visit Honolulu Hale this month, stop by the mezzanine level to see some fantastic watercolor paintings done by the kupuna enrolled in Palama Settlement’s Senior Program watercolor class. The artwork is colorful, imaginative, and playful, and extremely well-done for a beginner class. Photos below are from the opening reception held at Honolulu Hale on October 2.
Special thanks to watercolor instructor Dawn Yoshimura, The Awesome Foundation, and the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts for this opportunity to exhibit.
Dedicated Palama Settlement volunteers Shelly and Reid Shimabukuro were featured in the October 2, 2019 MidWeek Good Neighbor Column. In addition to helping with the Pakolea football program as mentioned in the article, Shelly and Reid and their children have helped serve Keiki Thanksgiving Dinner, cook hot dogs for the annual community Holiday Event, and participate in campus beautification projects. Palama is grateful to have volunteers like Shelly and Reid support its programs and help to make their community a better place.
If you are interested in getting involved with Palama Settlement, let us know!