Big Island Woodturners exhibit winners announced

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More than 1,300 visitors studied and voted for their favorite turning during Wailoa Center’s Big Island Woodturners 17th annual exhibit that concluded March 31.

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More than 1,300 visitors studied and voted for their favorite turning during Wailoa Center’s Big Island Woodturners 17th annual exhibit that concluded March 31.

Thirty-three artists participated, displaying 107 turned objects. The Artists Choice award was voted on by members of the club to pick their favorite, most outstanding piece.

The Woodturners voted for Doug Keown’s “Blues,” a vessel created with mahogany, inks and lacquer.

Visitors almost unanimously chose “Untitled,” a Norfolk pine bowl by Dennis Hakes, to receive the People’s Choice award.

This year’s awards were sponsored by HPM and Woodcraft. Mahalo to all who participated and attended this year’s exhibit.

The Big Island Woodturners Club is a nonprofit dedicated to educating its members and the public about woodturning. The club’s website is www.bigislandwoodturners.org.

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Wailoa Center is a division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is closed Saturday, Sunday and state holidays.

For more information, call 933-0416 or email wailoa@yahoo.com.

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