Joel Bright wins Award of Excellence

Joel Bright wins Award of Excellence
September 11, 2013 Robyn Buntin of Honolulu

Joel Bright Wins Award Of Excellence

Joel Bright wins the Award of Excellence, Career Recognition, furniture in Hawaii’s Woodshow Na La’Au O Hawaii held at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria Street thru September 15, 11am to 6PM Tuesday thru Sunday.

Joel Bright’s Credenza is made with Kauri, Pheasant Wood, Koa and Mango
Please view more of Joel’s furniture and art here

This New Zealand Kauri tree was originally planted in the mid 1850s by German physician and Hawaii’s pioneering Botanist, Dr. William  Hillebrand, physician to Queen Consort Kalama and the appointed physician to the royal family of King Kamehameha the IV. In 1853, Dr. Hillebrand purchased 13 acres near what is now part of the Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu.  Bright’s Kauri wood came from a tree planted at the Foster Botanical Gardens by Dr. Hillebrand, where the tree grew  to 105-feet high and succumbed to pests and cut down in 2007.