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Keʻehi Lagoon Memorial

Located between Keʻehi Lagoon Beach Park and the H1 freeway, the memorial offered one of the most diverse views of any event we have had so far. On the mauka side, many of us sketched the seemingly interwoven and layered lanes, on- and off-ramps, and support buttresses of the freeway. On the makai side, lush grounds gave way to the lagoon’s sandy beach where an outrigger canoe regatta was in full swing, drawing a huge crowd. And, at the center of the memorial grounds, a tall obelisk formed a focal point for yet more sketches.

As for the sketchers present, we had the pleasure to welcome Broderick from Vancouver, Canada, and the sad duty to bid farewell to veteran USkO sketcher Stephen, as he moves on to less green sketching grounds in New Mexico. Stay in touch, Stephen!

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

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Urban Sketchers is holding a fundraiser!

Our international parent organization Urban Sketchers is raising funds to finance free workshops around the world. If you would like to support the cause, please consider donating. All donations will be matched from May 25 – June 8. Find out more here.

To donate, you may send a check to:

Urban Sketchers
PO Box 95724
Seattle, WA 98145

Or

Use PayPal Friends and Family
(use treasurer@urbansketchers.org as the friend email)

Remember to identify your donation as USK 10K+10K or USK matching Fund Campaign.


It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Books

This slogan on a t-shirt at today’s Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival certainly captured the mood at the book swap tent – we could not resist browsing either, before launching our sketch activities. Festival attendees, countless canopies, and the giant trees were all popular subjects, but no match to the stoic police officer who was featured prominently in at least five sketchpads. Voices had to be raised a little at show-and-tell against the backdrop of performances at the Singer-Songwriter Competition, one of many events that vied for the visitors’ attention. The interest was mutual though: one of the local musicians even traded a CD of his music for Huong’s sketch!

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event in June!

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Event this Afternoon!

See you at the Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival at 2 p.m. today! Look for our bright orange, beacon-like shirts. :)


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