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TALK STORY WITH JULIE + FREDDY PATACCHIA

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where:
Surfer, The Bar

She paints the neighborhoods of old sugar mill homes and dusty streets, the bridge and stream in Haleiwa that have been passed through a thousand times, the ocean she played in her entire life, the flowers used to express Aloha, and the unique people rich in culture and tradition. While her paintings are her life on canvas, they are so much more. Her art is truly a rich and authentic historical portrait of the North Shore. Join us Wednesday, September 27 at Surfer, The Bar. Doors 7pm. Free and open to the public.

Born in Waialua Hospital before statehood and raised in Waialua Mill Camp House #1, Julie Patacchia attended Hale’iwa Elementary and Waialua High School. She has memories of an idyllic life in the Waialua and Hale’iwa district; from shopping for clothing and household necessities at Esmond’s and Miura’s in the 1950’s, to celebrating life’s events at Sea View Inn and the Hale’iwa Sands. “Our families worked in the sugar and pineapple plantations and entertained ourselves at the Hale’iwa, Kawailoa, Waialua, and Koga Theatres,” she recalls. “Our many cultures, foods, traditions, and languages were intertwined. Together we experienced the tragedies of our native sons going to war and buried our loved ones at Queen Lili`uokalani Church and The Waialua Graveyard. We fed ourselves with food from the sea, toiled the land, and raised our own livestock.” Julie Patacchia’s paintings chronicle the landmarks, traditions, and pastimes of the once sleepy and rural towns of Waialua and Hale’iwa and the people who live there.