By David Corrigan and Julia Neal
KA’U, Hawaii: “Akebono Ka’u” is the name of the artwork that won the Ka`u Chamber of Commerce’s Directory 2012 cover contest. The mural art will now adorn the front of the community resource guide and phone book for the district.
The winning artist is Kathleen Kam, who recently taught art at Na`alehu School and painted the murals at Punalu`u Bake Shop in Na`alehu, Kilauea General Store in Volcano, and here at KTA in Hilo.
Kam is currently completing murals at the Ka`u Coffee Mill.
The selection of The Directory artwork was made through public voting all last week at the Ka`u Federal Credit Union. Organizers say 211 people voted.
Second place went to this photo on canvas entitled Sunset at Punalu`u by Peter Anderson, a resident of Naalehu.
Lorilee Lorenzo of Pahala took third with this photo entilted “Paniolo Pride” depicting her four-year-old quarter-horse mare named Ualani and her rare Hawaiian tree saddle made in 1973.
The deadline to submit changes or new listings and ads for The Directory 2012 is Monday, Oct. 31.