Monthly Archives November 2011

Artist’s print of Natatorium featured in exhibition

A print depicting the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium is on exhibit now as part of a show at the South Street Gallery at Frame-Arts Hawaii. The work is by Honolulu artist Laura Smith, who is also executive director of the nonprofit group Honolulu Printmakers. The show, featuring the works of nine printmakers from Hawaii and nine from California, is called “Water’s Edge.” Smith told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the Natatorium made the right subject for a show with that theme. “I thought ‘That’s perfect, there’s a swimming pool on the edge of the water,'” Smith said. The print is titled “Closed,”
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Categories: Images and News coverage.

Join veterans, young and older, for a Veterans Day observance at the Natatorium

Please join Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8616, recent veterans from the U.S. Vets housing and work re-entry programs, the Honolulu Elks Lodge 616 and the Friends of the Natatorium for the VFW’s 15th annual Veterans Day wreath laying and commemoration. The observance will take place at the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium this Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. That’s the famous “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” the date and time that the armistice ending World War I went into effect 93 years ago. Nov. 11 has been solemnly observed in the United States ever
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Categories: Events, Friends of the Natatorium, and Veterans.

Inflight magazine features Natatorium, calls Friends group “Guardians of History”

Check out this spread on the fight to preserve the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. It’s published in the latest issue of Innov8, the inflight magazine of go! Mokulele airlines. Open publication The story is a good summary of the decades-long battle to restore and reopen a Honolulu landmark designated, when it opened in 1927, as a perpetual living memorial to more than 10,000 from Hawai’i who served in World War I. In an important way, the photo tells the story too. Seen on this page, it’s a reminder of the Natatorium’s gorgeous design and of how beautifully the 100-meter ocean
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Categories: Friends of the Natatorium, Images, and News coverage.