June 19, 2018
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Houlton artist sells piece for ‘Hawaii Five-O’ TV episode

Samantha Carmen | BDN
Samantha Carmen | BDN
Samantha Carmen, owner of Mainiak Ink in Houlton, shows the creation she sold to CBS Studios for use in an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-O.”
By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times

HOULTON, Maine — Fans of the CBS television show “Hawaii Five-O,” should be on the lookout for a small piece of Houlton that may appear in an upcoming episode.

Samantha Carmen, a local artist and owner of Mainiak Ink tattoo shop, confirmed she sold a piece of artwork to CBS for the network to use as a prop in an upcoming episode of the show. The one-of-a kind piece of art, a large pentagram depicting the face of a goat, measures 25 inches in diameter.

Carmen sold her artwork through the website www.etsy.com and had to sign over copyrights to the piece. It took her a couple of days to complete the piece and it was featured on her Etsy website for only a month before it was sold.

Her first reaction was one of disbelief, but once a formal contract was sent to her she realized the sale was legitimate.

“It’s pretty exciting,” she said.

Carmen admitted she had never seen an episode of the television program, but plans to watch now to catch the episode that might feature her prop.

“They were shooting the episode last week,” she said. “But who’s to say if it gets left on the cutting room floor? It’s a chance, I suppose. I have no idea what they are going to use it for, so I will have to tune in and see.”

“Hawaii Five-O” airs 10 p.m. Mondays on CBS.

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