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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts June 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Art in Public Places
  • Young Artists of Hawai`i
  • Exhibit Visits
  • HiSAM Summer Calendar
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • In This Issue
  • Arts Chat IV
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners
  • Get Involved
  • Corrections

Art in Public Places

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Hokua (To Lift Up) at Mililani Middle School, a bronze and concrete sculpture by Henry Bianchini

Hokua at Mililani Middle School

In 1969, Henry Bianchini sailed from California to the Hawaiian Islands in a 30-foot trimaran he constructed himself. During this voyage the artist faced many challenges and learned that perseverance and imagination are the keys to reaching one's destinations in life. Hokua is an expression of courage, determination, and achievement meant to inspire those setting off to face unfamiliar horizons.

For this Art in Public Places -- Artists in Residence Program project, the artist, Henry Bianchini, 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. Mililani Middle School students participated 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

Read more about recent APP-AIR Commissioned Works of Art on our website

Young Artists of Hawai`i

The 2017 Young Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition is a program established by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) to recognize and display student artwork in accordance with Section 9-4, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes. The program is funded through the Works of Art Special Fund and provides opportunities for students to participate in a juried art competition. Permanent display facilities were designed and constructed for the Pā Kamali‘i Courtyard at the Hawai‘i Convention Center and a competitive annual exhibition was developed by HSFCA in cooperation with the Hawai‘i Department of Education, Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools Authority, and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

The Young Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition is open to all public and private school students, grades kindergarten through sixth. The theme My Culture, My Family, and Me is intended to inspire students to express how they feel, see, or interpret their lives in the islands. Once schools submit artworks, distinguished judges select 96 works for exhibition.

The 2017 Young Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition will enable visitors to experience the common interests and cultural diversity of Hawai‘i through the art of its youth.

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Two generations of artists: Kunāne Wooton and his daughter Kamakanuionālani with SFCA Executive Director Jonathan Johnson. Kamakanuionālani's drawing Ao Maka ‘O Ka Maka includes a depiction of ahōlua (wooden sled) she is building with her father's help. Kunāne's piece E Ho ‘ai `Ole ‘Oukou (carved wood and stone with waxed linen), in the SFCA's Art in Public Places Collection, is currently on view in the "HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity" exhibit at HiSAM.

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Ao Maka ‘O Ka Maka, Kamakanuionālani Wooton, Hanahau‘oli School. Grade: 5. Teacher: Lauren Okano. On display in the Young Artists of Hawai‘i My Culture, My Family, and Me exhibit at the Hawai‘i Convention Center through March 2018.

See more examples of student work on our website: Young Artists of Hawai‘i 2017

Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

The HSFCA sent an Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASC) to the Wall-Mounted Ceramics by Yoko Haar and Licia McDonald, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center; Paper Processes: Works by Denise Karabinus, Paula Nokes, and Nisha Pinjani, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center; A Climate of Change at Kahilu Theatre (Kahilu Theatre Foundation) in April, and the An After School Special exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, featuring works by graduate students at the University of Hawai`i-Mānoa and curated by GRRIC Contemporary, in May.

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 HSFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS

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

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only! 7th Juried Competition, Wailoa Center Gallery, Hilo.

KAUA‘I - Art Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Society of Artists Gallery at Kukui Grove Center, Līhu‘e

O‘AHU - Angels and Transgressors, Koa Art Gallery, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility, International Mokuhanga Conference, The Gallery, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Fiber Journeys - Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Hawaii's Woodshow 2017 Na La‘au o Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

An AASC for selected works from the 2017 Honolulu Biennal has also been approved by the HSFCA Board of Commissioners.

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.

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.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum

HiSAM Summer Schedule

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June First Friday at HiSAM

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum welcomes back the Hawaii Youth Symphony! The Hawaii Youth Symphony will be represented again by its returning alumni for its annual Alumni Chamber Music series. Groups consisting of alums from the '60s to the present will share their favorite works by composers like Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bartok, Strauss, and even some Broadway show tunes. Browse the galleries, or sit and listen! HYS will fill our galleries with wonderful music that will inspire and elate. Friday June 2, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Admission is always free.

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June 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Hawaii Youth Symphony, Friday June 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Color Capers, Saturday June 10, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Jeff Gere -- Storytelling in Hawaii & Around the World, Tuesday June 27, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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July 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Star-Studded Evening of Jazz with the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, Friday July 7, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Shadow Puppets (Bonnie Kim) Saturday July 8, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Janet Carafa: The Art of Mime - Touching the Invisible. Tuesday July 25, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Exhibit closing: He Makana. Saturday, July 8, will be the last day to view He Makana at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. This exhibit is a collection of Hawaiian art and paintings gifted to the state of Hawai`i in honor of Mary Gertrude Joan Damon Haig. The exhibit will travel to Maui later this year. Read more about the exhibit on our website: He Makana

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August 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Shoji Ledward, Friday August 4, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Hawaii Potters' Guild. Saturday August 12, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Yvonne Cheng, Tuesday August 29, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

September 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Dayton Watanabe, Friday September 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Hawaii Craftsmen. Saturday September 9, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Professor Megan Porter - Science and Art, Tuesday September 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

SFCA Facebook Event Calendar and HiSAM Facebook Event Calendar - subscribe to the SFCA and HiSAM Facebook calendars or click "interested" on events to get reminders!

Hawai`i Opera Theatre

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HOT's Education Coordinator, Blythe Kelsey, and accompanist Eric Schank at the May 2017 First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum.

Visitors to the May 2017 First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum enjoyed an evening of opera with singers from the Hawaii Opera Theatre's Orvis Opera Studio and staff. Performers included Erik Haines, HOT Director of Education, and Blythe Kelsey, HOT Education Coordinator. HOT receives funding from the SFCA's Biennium Grants program for their educational outreach. Their outreach is included in a recent Opera News article (Behind the Scenes: Hawaii Opera Theatre) - "We worked at a school where five of our leads were special-needs kids," Kelsey says. "Two of the main characters had major social issues in class. The kids learn how to talk in public, what to do on a stage, how to work well with groups. They gain a sense of self-worth that affects their day-to-day life."

Read more about HOT on their website: www.hawaiiopera.org

New Exhibit: Process Under Pressure

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Process Under Pressure: an exhibit showcasing a selection of prints from the Art in Public Places Collection. Process Under Pressure focuses on basic printmaking techniques, while highlighting the diversity and complexity found within the medium.

Artists in the exhibit: Albert Paley, Allyn Bromley, Carol Schwartzott, Carlos Villa, Harry Tsuchidana, Heather Wimberly, Helen Gilbert, Helene Wilder, Hiroki Morinoue, Hon-Chew Hee, Huc Mazelet Luquiens, James Groleau, Jean Charlot, Jeera Rattanangkoon, Jennifer Wofford, John Buck, John M. Kelly, Karen Kunc, Kenjilo Nanao, Kenneth Bushnell, Khalid Kodi, Laura Smith, Lee Chesney, Linda Whitney, Louis Pohl, Margaret Barnaby, Oliver L. Jackson, Pamela J. Zwehl-Burke, Robert Kushner, Roy Nydorf, Sarah Smelser, Sam Coronado, Shigeo Risho, Wendy Yothers, and Winnifred Hudson.

Read more about the exhibit on our website: HiSAM Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibits

Exhibits in the Hawai`i State Art Museum galleries are of works that are either in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts or are a part of an educational program through the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (such as the annual Hawai`i Regional Scholastic Art Awards). 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 Saturday July 8, 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.

Process Under Pressure. An exhibit of prints, focused on basic printmaking techniques while highlighting the diversity and complexity found within the medium.

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 (through appropriations from the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts) 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 Hawai‘i 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. Once On This Island, Jr.

6/23 -- 7/02/2017. For more information, including show times and ticket prices: Aloha Performing Arts Co.

HAWAI`I ISLAND -- Society for Kona's Education and Art, Summer ART Camp.

6/05 -- 6/16/2017. SKEA -- Honaunau. For more information, including fees and registration forms: SKEA

KAUA‘I - Garden Island Arts Council. Mid-May 2017 Arts & Culture Calendar (includes June events).

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 -- Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)/The ARTS at Marks Garage June 2017 Event Calendar

O‘AHU -- Kumu Kahua Theatre. Uncle's Regularly Scheduled Garage Party is Cancelled Tonight!

6/01 -- 7/02/2017. For more information, including show times and ticket prices: Kumu Kahua Theatre.

O‘AHU -- Manoa Valley Theatre. Wait Until Dark.

5/18 -- 6/4/2017. For more information, including showtimes and ticket prices: Manoa Valley Theatre

O‘AHU -- Manoa Valley Theatre. Happily Eva Afta.

6/29 -- 7/16/2017. For more information, including showtimes and ticket prices: Manoa Valley Theatre

Coming up in 2017

HAWAI`I ISLAND - Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

9/15 -- 10/22/2017. Kahilu Theatre Gallery - Waimea. For more information: Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui

OAHU -- Hawaii Craftsmen. Raku Exhibit 2017.

9/08 -- 10/07/2017, Gallery `Iolani (Windward Community College). Free admission.

For more information: Hawaii Craftsmen

O`AHU -- Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

8/25 -- 9/10/2017. Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery. For more information: Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui

O‘AHU -- Kalihi-Palama Culture & Arts Society. Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition.

Date, time, location. For more information: Kalihi-Palama Culture & Arts Society

O‘AHU -- Moanalua Gardens Foundation. 40th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival at Iolani Palace.

7/15 -- 7/16/2017. For more information: Moanalua Gardens Foundation

Arts Chat IV

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SFCA Board Commissioners Noelle Kahanu and Karen Tiller Polivka with Terry Liu of the Hawai`i Arts Alliance at Arts Chat IV

Arts Chat IV took place on May 24, 2017, and was broadcast live on Facebook. A video recording of the event with Kehau Yap of Senator Mazie Hirono's office, SFCA Board Commissioners Noelle Kahanu and Karen Tiller Polivka, and Terry Liu of the Hawai‘i Art Alliance is available on the SFCA Facebook page and a recording will also be made available via the SFCA website in the future

SFCA Board of Commissioners

May 2017 committee and general meetings took place on May 24, 2017.

Next meeting: Wednesday July 19, 2017 (time and location to be determined)

Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. All meetings take place in the Multipurpose Room of the No. 1 Capitol District building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu (Hawai`i State Art Museum), unless otherwise noted. Meetings and agendas are posted just prior to the meetings on the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events. Select "State Foundation on Culture and the Arts" from the search menu.

Get Involved

Practical Advocacy for the Arts

The National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA) has been publishing a Practical Advocate series, designed for state arts agency council members and grantees. Offering succinct guidance for promoting the community benefits of the arts, the most recent additions summarize talking points, debunking common myths regarding public support for the arts, and provide advocacy action recommendations (along with useful advocacy dos and don'ts). The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is Hawaii's state arts agency and has a NASAA membership. Read more on the NASAA website

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 recommendationsto the HSFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project,including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of theartist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and makerecommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The HSFCA appoints thecommittee 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 Hawai‘i State Art Museum (Friends of HiSAM) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to work effectively with the Hawai‘i 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 museumto the arts in Hawai‘i, (2) encourage all high schooland 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 Hawai‘i 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; Across Generations, featuring Satoru Abe, Hamilton Kobayashi, and Kainoa Gruspe); and Across Generations II, featuring Ka-Ning Fong and Erin Marquez).

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 Hawai‘i State Art Museum (operated by the Hawai‘i 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, athisamvolunteers@gmail.comor call (808) 586-9959.

Holiday Closures

King Kamehameha I Day - Monday, June 12, 2017

Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Statehood Day - Friday, August 18, 2017

Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017

Veterans' Day - Friday, November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas - Monday, December 25, 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.

Corrections

The May 2017 issue announcement of the Process Under Pressure exhibit mistakenly omitted the names of several of the artists with work in the exhibit. The list of artists has been updated in this issue. We regret the omission.

Previous issues including May 2017 incorrectly listed the Annual MFA Group Show 2017 exhibit as approved by the SFCA Board for an AASC visit. The exhibit approved by the board was the An After School Special exhibit featuring works by graduate students at the University of Hawai`i-Mānoa and curated by GRRIC Contemporary. An AASC visited the An After School Special exhibit in May 2017.

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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The mission of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is 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.

Hawaii State Art Museum

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.

OUR MISSION
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.

HOURS:
The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.


For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.

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