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February 2017 art, music, and culture events, exhibit visits, and more!
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Art in Public Places

View of mural on building with two people standing in front of it
Na Wao Ola A`o Pi`ilani (The Life Giving Forests of Maui) at Pukalani Elementary School / Calley O'Neill / stained glass mosaic / 2017 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Na Wao Ola A`o Pi`ilani (The Life Giving Forests of Maui) at Pukalani Elementary School
Na Wao Ola A`o Pi`ilani, a stained glass mosaic mural by Calley O’Neill, was dedicated at Pukalani Elementary School on January 19, 2017. Pukalani Elementary School is in Makawao on the island of Maui, and the inspiration for this mural stems from the watershed of Haleakalā. Lilinoe – goddess of the mists – and the koa, `ōhi`a, and wiliwili share an important story: Life-sustaining water begins with trees. Haumāna (students) listen intently as these kumu (teachers) make a call to action: Restore the forest to create the clouds that produce rainfall, which fills the streams. Hahai nō ka ua i ka ulu lā`au. (The rain follows after the forest.) For this Art in Public Places – Artists in Residence Program project, the artist, Calley O’Neill, was selected by an Art Advisory Committee, who also assisted with the selection of a location, the medium and theme of the work of art, and review of the design proposals. Pukalani Elementary School students and community members participated in making the mosaic tile border as part of the educational component, designed to include student and teacher participation in the conceptualization, design, construction, and installation of the commissioned work of art at the school.

Read more about the Art in Public Places - Artists in Residence Program on our website

Recent Exhibit Visits

The HSFCA sent an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) to the Hui No`eau Visual Art Center Annual Juried Exhibit 2017 in January.

The role of the AASC is to make recommendations to the HSFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of two HSFCA commissioners, two staff members, and three visual arts consultants. For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a visual art consultant, please visit our website. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.

Upcoming Exhibit Visits

The HSFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these upcoming exhibits:

HAWAI’I ISLAND ("Big Island")

KAUA`I

MAUI
  • Art Maui 2017 at the Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts and Cultural Center

O`AHU

Voyaging Travels to Windward O`ahu

Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding at Gallery `Iolani, Windward Community College. Foreground: "Hokule`a" by Wright Bowman, Sr. / koa and lauhala sculpture with base / 1978 / An instructor in wood working at Kamehameha Schools for twenty-three years, Bowman played an important role in the revival of the Hawaiian canoe. Background, left to right: "Approaching Sooty Terns, Kure, 2009" / Wayne Levin / archival pigment print / 2009 / This photo is one of a series taken on the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (North West Hawaiian Islands) where Wayne Levin was invited to accompany the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team in the summer of 2009. "October Gale" and "October Sea" / Reuben Tam / oil painting / 1977 / born in Kapa`a, Kaua`i, Reuben Tam has been celebrated as one of Hawaii's finest abstract landscape painters. Here he captures the shapes, colors and movements of a high surf storm along the edge of an island.

Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding exhibit at Gallery `Iolani

The Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding exhibit, previously on view at the Hawai`i State Art Museum, is now on view in Gallery `Iolani, Windward Community College, on the island of O`ahu. This exhibit features a selection of maritime art related to Polynesian seafaring from the Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and uses paintings, sculptures, prints, photos and textiles to tell a story about how Polynesians came to these islands and the contemporary voyages of today, navigating with natural signs including birds, wind patterns, ocean currents, and the stars and planets of the night sky. Artists in the exhibit: Wright Bowman, Sr., Kathleen T. Carr, Joseph Feher, Dennis Hanshew, Herbert Kawainui Kane, Mary Ann Leigh, Wayne Levin, Mari Macmillan, Jeera Rattanangkoon, Laura Ruby, Donna Stoner, Reuben Tam, Elizabeth Train, William and Sally Worcester.

Read more about the exhibit on the Gallery `Iolani website
The Art in Public Places Collection can be viewed online and searched by artist name, artwork title, type of media, and more. Click here to begin browsing. You can also search the Public Art Archive for permanently installed artworks in the collection, such as sculptures at public buildings.

Poetry Out Loud Hawai`i

A competitor at the Poetry Out Loud National finals standing at a microphone with raised hands. Photo: James Kegley
Poetry Out Loud Hawai`i state champion and national 3rd place winner Nicholas Amador at the 2016 National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington, D.C. Photo credit: James Kegley
Poetry Out Loud Hawai`i State Finals
The Poetry Out Loud Contest Hawai`i State Finals will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrews, in downtown Honolulu. The finals are free and open to the public. This year, 14 students will be competing. The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts partners with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation to bring this national poetry recitation contest to Hawai`i.

Read more on the Poetry Out Loud Hawai`i website

Hawaii State Art Museum

February 2017
First Friday: February 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Julia Akatsu Stoyanov - classical piano. Casual, family-friendly evening - museum galleries will be open, including the "I Love Art" activity gallery. Second floor Sculpture Lobby (take the elevator or stairs to the second floor). Indoors. Seating will be provided.
Second Saturday: February 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Surf Into Valentine's Day with the Hawai`i Watercolor Society. Let our galleries inspire you and talented artists from the Hawai`i Watercolor Society guide you as you create your own Visual Ode to Love. Drop in at any time during activity hours; allow about half an hour to finish a project. All ages welcome, all materials provided.
Art Lunch: Tuesday, February 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Linda Moriarty - Ni`ihau Shells. Linda Park Moriarty, author of Ni'ihau Shell Leis, will share with HiSAM’s Art Lunch audience her deep knowledge and long experience working with the unique shell leis produced only on the Hawaiian island of Ni`ihau. Multipurpose Room (ground floor, on the right as you enter from the front doors); seating will be provided. Bring your own lunch or buy one from Artizen by MW (the museum cafe).

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Current Exhibits
Please note that exhibit dates may change - if you are planning a visit to a specific exhibit and would like to make sure it is still on view, please call the SFCA office at (808) 586-0300 or email hawaiisfca@hawaii.gov.

ACCESSION. A selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection from across the state of Hawai‘i. Through August 2017.
He Makana: The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection of Hawaiian Art, Painting and Prints. A distinguished collection of traditional Hawaiian crafts, paintings and prints presented to the state of Hawai‘i in honor of the life of Mary Joan Damon Haig. Through August 2017.
HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity. This exhibit tells a story of the past examining the overlapping influences of nature's bounty and human impact on a fragile environment. This is a long-term exhibit and is currently scheduled to run beyond 2018.

Upcoming Exhibit
54th Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards, February 24 - April 7, 2017 The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (DOE) is the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards regional affiliate for the entire state of Hawai‘i, in collaboration with the Hawai`i Association of Independent Schools and the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards is the longest-running, largest and most prestigious student recognition program in the United States.
 
HiSAM Location & Parking
The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is located at 250 South Hotel Street, corner of Richards and S. Hotel Street, in downtown Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Admission is always free! Parking available across the street in the Ali'i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea St., cash only), metered parking at Iolani Palace, or metered street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop in front of or close to the building.
Visit our website: HiSAM Visitor Information

Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar

The following events are sponsored in part by the HSFCA Biennium Grants program, providing public funding to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i, or in partnership with the University of Hawaii Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). Program availability and information is subject to change without notice; please contact the hosting organizations to confirm program information.
HAWAI`I ISLAND – Aloha Performing Arts Company. Jesus Christ Superstar.
2/10 – 3/12. For more information, including show dates, times, and ticket prices: Aloha Performing Arts Co.
 
HAWAI`I ISLAND – Early Music Hawaii. Kings and Queens: Intimate Music by & for Themselves.
2/19, 3:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Kailua-Kona. For more information, including ticket prices: Early Music Hawaii
 
HAWAI`I ISLAND – Hawaii Concert Society. Steven Osborne, piano.
1/31, 7:30 p.m., University of Hawai`i Hilo Performing Arts Center. For more information, including ticket prices: Hawaii Concert Society http://www.hawaiiconcertsociety.com/osborne.html
 
HAWAI`I ISLAND – Hawaii Concert Society. Eroica Trio.
2/15, 7:30 p.m., University of Hawai`i Hilo Performing Arts Center. For more information, including ticket prices: Hawaii Concert Society
 
HAWAI`I ISLAND – Society for Kona’s Education and Art (SKEA). South Kona Artists Collective Studio Tour
2/25 and 2/26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free. For more information: SKEA

KAUA`I - Garden Island Arts Council. E Kanikapila Kakou 2017 — Music is Our Kuleana
Every Monday through 3/20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom
2017 Line-up is in the Garden Island Arts Council mid-December E-calendar

KAUA`I - Garden Island Arts Council. Mid-January 2017 Arts & Culture Calendar (includes February events).

MAUI – Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre.
2/9, 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. For more information, including ticket prices: Maui Arts and Cultural Center

MAUI – Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Ailey II.
2/16, 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. For more information, including ticket prices: Maui Arts and Cultural Center

MAUI – Portuguese Association of Maui. Informational history and culture segments on the Sounds of Portugal radio show (KEWE 1240 AM/95.5 FM/KEWE 1240.com).

O`AHU – Early Music Hawaii. Kings and Queens: Intimate Music by & for Themselves.
2/11, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Honolulu. For more information, including ticket prices: Early Music Hawaii
 
O`AHU – The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College. Plantation Plays.
2/11, 2/12, 2/18, 2/19, 2/25, 2/26 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. For more information, including entry fee: The Leeward Theatre
 
O`AHU – Ballet Hawaii. Alvin Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance.
2/14, 7:30 p.m. at the Neil S. Blaisdell Concert Center. For more information, including ticket prices: Ballet Hawaii
 
O`AHU – Chamber Music Hawaii. Setting the Record Straight on Salieri with Joe Moore.
2/12, 4:00 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. 2/13, 7:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre. For more information, including ticket prices: Chamber Music Hawaii

O`AHU – Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)/The ARTS at Marks Garage February 2017 Event Calendar 
 
O`AHU – Honolulu Printmakers. 89th Annual Exhibition.
2/26, 4:00 p.m., Artist Talk by juror Amze Emmons, Honolulu Museum of Art School. 3/1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., opening reception, Honolulu Museum of Art School. Exhibit runs 3/1 – 3/22/2017. Free. For more information: Honolulu Printmakers
 
O`AHU - Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Home.
2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., 2/18 11:30 a.m. ASL Interpreted Performance. For more information, including ticket prices: Honolulu Theatre for Youth.

O`AHU – Kumu Kahua Theatre. Buffalo`ed.
1/26 – 2/26. For more information, including show dates, times, and ticket prices: Kumu Kahua Theatre
 
O`AHU – University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Department of Art & Art History, Intersections Visiting Artist Program. Earth, Sky, Time, Light, Space: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby.
1/17 – 2/17 Exhibit at UHM Art Gallery. 2/7, 1:00 p.m., gallery walk-through with Wayne Higby. 2/9, 3:30 p.m., exhibit reception, and 4:30 p.m., Light Falling on Grass lecture by Wayne Higby. Free. For more information: UHM Department of Art & Art History

O`AHU – University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Outreach College, Pacific New Media
1/2017 – 5/2017, seminars and intensive workshops for digital imaging & design, film/video/multimedia, creative foundations, photography, social media, and web/mobile design. For more information, including course schedule, enrollment, and fees:  Pacific New Media

O`AHU – University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Outreach College, Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). The Wonderheads: Behind the Mask.
2/6, 3:00 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Performance to be followed by lecture-demonstration of mask work. Free. For more information: SCEP

O`AHU – University of Hawai`i Outreach College. The Wonderheads: Loon.
2/7, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Music Department. For more information, including ticket prices: University of Hawai`i Outreach College
 
O`AHU - University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Outreach College, Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP), John Keawe: A Tribute to Slack Key.
2/25, 2:00 PM Kailua-Kona Public Library (Hawai`i Island). Free. For more information: SCEP
 
Coming up in March 2017
HAWAI`I ISLAND – Hawaii Concert Society. Rachel Schutz, soprano.
3/12, 7:30 p.m., University of Hawai`i Hilo Performing Arts Center. For more information, including ticket prices: Hawaii Concert Society
 
MAUI – Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Compagnie Hervé Koubi.
3/30, 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. For more information, including ticket prices: Maui Arts and Cultural Center
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Job Opening: Secretary II
The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) has a job opening for a secretary. Hiring is done through the Hawai`i State Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD). For more information, please visit the DHRD website (Civil Service Jobs).

Secretary II - Job Number 216218 (please note that this is an open recruitment for State of Hawai`i Executive Branch and is not exclusive to HSFCA).


The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) seeks volunteers, particularly on the Neighbor Islands, with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as visual arts consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees. The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the HSFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project, including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of the artist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and make recommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The HSFCA appoints the committee members — generally composed of two HSFCA commissioners, two staff members, and three visual arts consultants. The application form is available here: Visual Arts Consultants Application.

Questions?
Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or karen.a.ewald@hawaii.gov.

The Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum (Friends of HiSAM) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to work effectively with the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), which operates the museum, and its professional staff to enhance and support the work of the museum, its ancillary programs, and amenities.

In supporting the mission of the HSFCA, the Friends of HiSAM have four objectives: (1) expose and engage all grade school students at the museum to the arts in Hawaii, (2) encourage all high school and college students who are focused on the arts through meaningful events and programs at the museum (3) expose, excite, educate and engage those living in and visiting our state to the art and artists of Hawaii through visits to the museum, and (4) assist the HSFCA in the recognition of Hawaii’s art and artists. Most recently, Friends of HiSAM has hosted exhibits of local artists in the museum restaurant, Artizen by MW (Harry Tsuchidana: Forgotten Paintings and the currently on view Across Generations, featuring Satoru Abe, Hamilton Kobayashi, and Kainoa Gruspe).

Questions?
For more information, including how to make a donation, contact Friends of HiSAM at friendsofhisam@gmail.com or visit the Friends of HiSAM Facebook page. (808) 536-2644.


The Hawaii State Art Museum (operated by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts) is looking for enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to assist museum visitors and help offer a greater understanding of the exhibitions currently on view. If you have an interest or background in the arts, we encourage you to volunteer.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Gallery Attendant – Assist visitors in the galleries.
Info Desk Attendant – Greet and orient visitors to the museum.
Docent – Conduct tours of the exhibitions.
Education Assistant – Assist with education programs.
Special Events Assistant – Assist staff in event coordination.
General Clerical Help – Assist staff in office chores.

Please download an application form: HiSAM Volunteer Application Form, and return completed form to: Visitor Services, HSFCA, 250 S. Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Questions?
For more information or to request a Volunteer Application Form by mail, contact Scott Young, HiSAM Visitor Services Manager, at hisamvolunteers@gmail.com or call (808) 586-9959.

Folk & Traditional Arts

Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Grants Applications Now Open
Applicants must reside in the state of Hawai‘i and grants projects that are proposed or funded must take place in the state of Hawai‘i. Applicants must successfully complete the first year of the funded grant in order to receive the second year’s grant. Successful completion for each of the two years includes a written final report and a public presentation representative of the grant project.

Read more on the SFCA website

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Microgrant Program supports creative projects by Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and is an initiative of the Alumni Council. This program seeks clear and compelling proposals that advance Alumni development in their chosen practice in any field of creative inquiry. We define creative inquiry as any investigation that informs our humanity through art, writing, performance, social science, math, natural and physical sciences, or technology.

Six $1,000 grants will be awarded after proposals are reviewed by members of the Alumni Council and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Staff and Board Members.

Read more on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website

The 54th Annual Hawai`i Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit will be at the Hawai`i State Art Museum February 24 - April 7, 2017.

Holiday Closures

Presidents' Day - Monday, February 20, 2017
Prince Kuhio Day - Monday, March 27, 2017
Good Friday - Friday, April 14, 2017
Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.

Arts & Culture Survey

The HSFCA is undertaking a five-year and beyond planning and strategy development effort and would like your help. We are more interested in developing a focused set of priorities than a fancy plan that will sit on a shelf. Please help us out by filling out this short questionnaire about arts and culture in Hawaiʻi.

Mahalo, Jonathan Johnson, Executive Director

Click here to fill out the survey. If you have already completed the survey, thank you! Please consider sharing the survey with others who you think would be interested.
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The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).

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