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Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy's 21st Biennial Scholarship Auction will be held on Saturday evening, April 25, 2015 in the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Ballroom.
Hosted cocktails and auction preview begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. The main event opens at 7:15 p.m. with a live auction of fine art and specialty items.
The HPA auctions were born in 1974 when Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske, a member of the HPA Board of Directors, owner of Anna Ranch in Waimea, and Bernard Noguès, HPA Director of Admission and Financial Aid, joined forces to help create a viable scholarship aid program at HPA.
The last two auctions in 2011 and 2013 raised a total of more than $1 million to benefit the school's financial aid program. The school owns all auction items and one hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to HPA students. Currently, 283 students (45% of all students enrolled) receive assistance from the program; 258 (91%) of these students are from Hawai‘i.
This year’s auction is co-chaired by Laurie Ainslie, board of trustees member and former board chair, and Bernard Noguès, now Director Emeritus of Isaacs Art Center.
A trademark of the HPA Scholarship Auction is the quality of items presented for sale. Mollie Hustace, Director of the Scholarship Auction and Isaacs Art Center, anticipates much interest in a few paintings by the Volcano School artists, including Jules Tavernier’s Kilauea Eruption by Moonlight, an oil on canvas signed and dated 1887, David Howard Hitchcock’s Punalu’u, Windward O’ahu, an oil on canvas signed and dated 1918, and Alfred Gurrey, Sr.’s Ala Moana Beach, an oil on canvas dated 1915.
Featured items also include a dramatic seascape by Joseph Henry Sharp, the celebrated Western art painter, a nostalgic rendition of Makena on Maui by Lloyd Sexton, an elegant watercolor by Madge Tennent, and works by other celebrated artists of the last 100 years, including John Kelly, Shirley Russell, Ben Norris, Hajime Okuda, Juliette May Fraser, and Harry Wishard. Other auction highlights include antique and modern koa furniture and bowls, books on Oceania, antique kapa samples, and extraordinary vacation packages.
The auction committee is a dynamic and dedicated group of loyal HPA friends who are actively seeking outstanding new artwork, travel opportunities, and other auction surprises that will appeal to guests. Unique items, art objects, and services will be chosen for the auction through March of 2015.
If you would like to support the auction, or reserve tickets, please contact Janet Melton at 808-881-4044 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Tickets will include dinner accompanied by complimentary wines, and French champagne during the auction.
“The event will be an exciting gala celebrating HPA’s many achievements,” according to Hustace. “We hope you will join us for an enchanting evening".
The Isaacs Art Center is located in Waimea (Kamuela) in the South Kohala district of the Big Island of Hawai'i, next to the HPA Village Campus.
The Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the HPA Scholarship Fund, which assists promising young people in realizing their educational goals.
Physical address, FEDEX & UPS delivery: 65-1268 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela Hi 96743
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