Molokai Arts Center is pleased to announce Storytelling and an Exhibit of Paintings of Molokai by Donald Sunshine, FAIA, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Virginia Tech, an award-winning architect, artist and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. In addition to technical writing and 16 volumes of travel sketches, he previously authored a memoir, RECOLLECTIONS OF AN URBAN REFUGEE, as well as three books about Molokai. Professor Sunshine and his artist/collaborator wife live on their family farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and on the island of Molokai, where his latest books, LIFE’S MOMENTS, and a book of poetry, HERE ‘N THERE, were written.

LIFE’S MOMENTS – FROM THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS TO THE APPALACHAIN MOUNTAINS …find the humor …share the happiness …enjoy life’s moments. A collection of stories and sketches of the hilarity of life’s moments, moments that we all have, but too often miss the humor. The author shares some of these moments with the readers in the hope they can also find the humor in their own stories. Such moments as: six months of traveling through Europe on a fellowship, with wife and three young sons; riding the bus in Honolulu; purchasing a jeep in Virginia and transporting it to Hawaii; trying to grow banana plants on Molokai; trying to buy groceries at Friendly Market …find the humor …share the happiness …enjoy life’s moments.

The Painting Exhibit will be on display in the Ke Ike Lihi Gallery from January 17 to February 15. The Storytelling and Gallery Reception will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 5 PM at the Molokai Arts Center at the Coffees of Hawaii Plantation in Kualapuu, Molokai with a reception immediately following in the ‘Ike Lihi Gallery. All proceeds from sales of Professor Sunshine’s book will be donated to Molokai Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) charity.