Celebrating native species


Running through the end of the month at Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center in Hilo is the annual Hawaii Nei, an exhibit paying tribute to Hawaii’s native species. On display, from 114 artists who entered are 183 works of art. Here, Dean Gallagher, an interpretive ranger for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, poses with youth division award winners at opening ceremonies. Free and open to the public, the state-administered center’s hours of operation through the end of the year will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m.

 

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