Wailoa Center recently announced the winners of the People’s Choice and Turner’s Choice awards for the 19th annual Woodturners Exhibit.
The 19th annual exhibit came to a close on March 31 with nearly 2,000 visitors attending throughout the month. On display were 137 turnings.
The People’s Choice Award was determined to be “As Above So Below” by John Mydock, a 22-inch Norfolk pine platter with pyrography and the Turner’s Choice Award was given to Mark and Karen Stebbins for “Plumeria Platter,” a koa, mango, wenge and blood wood platter.
Three other awards were also given out during a reception held in March. Codie King, director of Wailoa Center, picked the Curators Choice, awarding Pat Kramer’s “Natural Edge Milo Vessel with Carved Feet.” Jonathan Johnson, executive director of the State Foundation on Culture and Arts presented Recognition Awards to Dennis Hakes for his “Living on the Edge” Norfolk pine vessel and Aaron Hammer for his “Dark Chocolate” Chocolate Albezia natural edge bowl.