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Art Sale to Benefit Hawaii Island Humane Society

On Saturday, November 24, 2012, High Fire Hawaii, the art gallery & studio at 114 Kamehameha Avenue on Hilo’s Bayfront, is having a one-day sale on its gallery prints, paintings, jewelry and ceramics, and all sales will benefit the Hawaii Island Humane Society. Representatives from the HIHS will be conducting on-site pet adoptions.

Deals include everything from ceramic studio seconds, some student ceramics – both functional and sculptural items – to gallery prints, paintings and jewelry. There will also be specially created animal- and Christmas-themed items. “We’ll have things like pet bowls for food and water, ceramic Christmas ornaments that are animal-related, like bones, and also Hawaiian-themed ones, like palm trees and pineapples, to hang on the tree,” said gallery co-owner Shannon Hickey.

“We’re hoping we have something to appeal to everybody, so everyone will buy something and the money will go to the Humane Society,” she said. “You’ll be able to get handmade ceramic coffee cups for $3 and up. We want people to come and buy stuff!”

The gallery, which is located at 114 Kamehameha Avenue near Cronies Bar & Grill, will have extended hours that day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Hickey says she was motivated to do this benefit because of her love for animals. “We adopt most of our animals from the Humane Society, and I’ve always wanted to do something for them,” she said. “Also, my pottery students are really excited about making some of the items and selling them for a good cause.”

Everything for sale in the gallery has been created by a Big Island artist. “We have fine art, cards, hand-made bags, jewelry, prints and ceramics.  “Every artist in the gallery is giving a percentage of their sales that day toward the Humane Society’s cause, and High Fire Hawaii will also match the percentage,” she said.

For class and workshop details, or other information about the November 24 benefit sale, see www.highfirehawaii.com, email info@highfirehawaii.com, find them on Facebook or call the gallery at 935-8380.


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