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Leohone

Artist and musician, Leohone holds a Master of Arts degree from Norwich University in Vermont and a Fellowship degree in Organ Performance from Trinity College of Music, London, England.

The paintings of Hawai`i artist (from 1970 – 1979), Shari Kaleohoneakekahuli Martens Magno, are hanging  in many countries throughout the world – amoung them Denmark, England, Australia, Germany and Canada. While painting was her first love, music became equally important. Two years after the Alberta government aired a documentary on her work as an artist, she laid aside her career in painting to pursue musical studies. Artist and musician, Leohone holds a Master of Arts degree from Norwich University in Vermont and a Fellowship degree in Organ Performance from Trinity College of Music, London, England. From 1982 onwards, she performed organ recitals extensively across Canada and the Western U.S. until she retired from the concert scene to Hawaii in 1989. Once settled, she inevitably found her way back to her first love and has answered her call to paint.

Leohone is the hanai daughter of Paulie Keakealani Jennings, Executive Producer of the World International Hula Festival, E Ho`I Mai I Ka Piko Hula. She is a member of the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club, a member of Na Wahine Hui o Kamehameha (Auxilliary to the Royal Order of Kamehameha I(, anad a member of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce.

The Hawaiian series `Ike Ho`omaopopo is being used for teaching purposes in various Hawaiian Immersion Schools across the State, among them: Samuel Kamakau on Windward O`ahu and Kealakehe Intermediate School in Kailua-Kona. A 9-1/2′ x 12′ wall-hanging of her painting Ke Ea o ka `Aina hangs in the reception area of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands headquarters in Kapolei.

Leohone is presently the Organist/ Choirmaster at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Honolulu. She paddles with Keola o ka  Kai Canoe Club at Ke`ehi Lagoon.

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The Hawaiian series `Ike Ho`omaopopo is being used for teaching purposes in various Hawaiian Immersion Schools across the State, among them: Samuel Kamakau on Windward O`ahu and Kealakehe Intermediate School in Kailua-Kona. A 9-1/2' x 12' wall-hanging of her painting Ke Ea o ka `Aina hangs in the reception area of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands headquarters in Kapolei.

"Mai Po`ina `Oe la`u - Liliuokalani"
"He Noho Kou I Ko`u Wa`a - Paddler"
"Ke `Ano`ano o ke `Anuenue - Surfing Canoes"

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