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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JANUARY 2017 Newsletter
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts January 2017 Newsletter
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts to Award More than $30 Million for Arts Projects Nationwide
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has recommended 7 grants in the state of Hawai`i for fiscal year 2017 to Bamboo Ridge Press, the Hawai`i Craftsmen, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Kawananakoa Band Booster Club, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, and the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (on behalf of Mānoa: a Pacific Journal of International Writing). The grants will be distributed through the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Folk & Traditional Arts
Photo credit: Denise Miyahana
Fiscal Biennium 2018-2019 Grants
In 1985, support for advanced learning of cultural arts that are practiced in the state of Hawai`i was initiated with Apprentice Mentoring Grants (formerly known as Apprenticeship Grants) that funded Teacher-Student paired teams. In 2012, the first Culture Learning Grant was funded to support inter-generational cultural learning. Some of the cultural communities that have benefited from these Folk & Traditional Arts Grants include Burmese, Cantonese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Okinawan, and Tokelauan.
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.
Grant applications must be submitted by the postmarked deadline and applicants must be eligible. Complete and eligible applications are reviewed by a grants panel and recommendations are submitted to the HSFCA Board of Commissioners for funding approval, pending availability of funds.
Dates and Deadlines
- Funding for these grants is on a state biennium schedule. The next cycle will be Fiscal Biennium (two years) 2018/2019 (FY One is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and FY Two is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019).
- Postmarked DEADLINE is Thursday March 2, 2017 -- 11:59 pm HST.
- Grant application instructions and forms are available on our website (sfca.hawaii.gov).
Apprentice Mentoring Grant
- The purpose of the Apprentice Mentoring Grant is to help masterful teachers of a traditional art in the state of Hawai'i preserve their legacy. The apprenticeship project is an intensive, sustained learning program of at least 80 instructional hours per year.
- Apprentice Mentoring Grant applicants must be skilled in a folk or traditional art that is actively practiced in a cultural community in the state of Hawai`i.
- Teachers must be exceptionally skilled cultural artists/practitioners, recognized in their cultural communities as experts, and have experience with teaching and public outreach.
- Apprentices must have proven experience in the folk or traditional art to be studied, and be able to demonstrate commitment to actively sharing the knowledge learned.
- An apprentice must be at least 16 years old. Apprentices who are 16 to 18 years old must receive approval from a parent or guardian to participate in the program.
Culture Learning Grant
- The purpose of the Culture Learning Grant is to support the perpetuation of Hawaii's folk and traditional arts through inter-generational cultural learning.
- The applicant must be a nonprofit organization, designated as exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and have at least one year's experience with the type of project proposed.
- Cultural arts in Hawai'i with low participation in HSFCA programs are a priority.
Applicants are advised to contact Staff to discuss their applications while writing them. This helps ensure that the application conforms to the program guidelines, and that all of the requirements in the application form are being properly addressed.
Draft applications - It is also useful to submit your application for review ahead of the deadline, so that Staff can review it. This will give you time to make any needed changes before you submit your application.
Denise Miyahana, Arts Program Specialist
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Art in Public Places
Ceramics of Hawaii AASC: left to right, Derek Erwin (SFCA Conservation Coordinator), Charlene Tashima (Visual Arts Consultant), Victor Kobayashi (Visual Arts Consultant), Karen Ewald (SFCA Art in Public Places Manager), Sherman Warner (SFCA Board Commissioner). Not in photo: Jonathan Johnson (SFCA Executive Director) and Eli Baxter (SFCA Curator).
Recent Exhibit Visits
The HSFCA sent Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASC) to the Ceramics of Hawaii exhibit organized by the Hawaii Potters' Guild in December and the Hawai'i Nei 2016 exhibit at Wailoa Center in November.
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, click here. 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")
- Big Island Woodturners at Wailoa Arts Center - Big Island Woodturners Invitational
- Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center - Annual Juried Exhibition 2017
- Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center - Art Maui 2017
- galerie 103 - AN AFFAIR OF THE ISLANDS
It's Your Art
The Art in Public Places Program provides artwork to public buildings across the state of Hawai`i, including the library and registrar's area of Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona on Hawai`i Island (the "Big Island). If you are interested in viewing the artwork in person, please contact the school administration ahead of time and ask about visitor policies.
Sky Folder / Kenneth Bushnell / lithograph print / 1976 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Kenneth Bushnell is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, as well as Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. In Sky Folder, Bushnell continues his studies of real and illusory space. He combines hard geometric edges, soft surfaces, and narrow lines to create illusions of space, movement, and tension.
Morning Fog / Matt Cabot /acrylic painting / 1977 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. "The quiet of a mountain lake as the fog changes and lifts has always excited me. When the sun slowly evaporates the fog new shapes are constantly formed." - Matt Cabot
Grace Under Pressure / Sergio Goes / archival pigment print / 2008 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Grace Under Pressure depicts a free-diver off the island of Hawai`i. Sergio Goes was a free-diver as well as a professional photographer and photojournalist.
In the Beginning / Pamela Hanor / oil on paper / 2008 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. "In combination with influences from the primitive and spiritual roots of oceanic mythology, art and culture, migration and human existence, I then 'weave' a flowing and collage like synthesis." - Pamela Hanor
What Mostever / Ryan Higa / acrylic on wood panel / 2013 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. What Mostever continues to utilize the landscape of artist Ryan Higa's imaginary world, Gruntled Funk. "Will the blocks fall? Are the figures climbing up or down? How high or low does the stack go?" - Ryan Higa
Exchange / William Hosterman / etching / 2016 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The drawing is organic in form because Hosterman feels the exchange of ideas is an activity with movement and energy. The largest element in the image is the artist's abstract idea of himself; meanwhile the smaller elements represent individuals who have influenced his interpretations.
Artists' Brushes / Ronald Koehler / wood, paint, metal / 1999 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Koehler started his paintbrush sculpture series as an example for his art class at Delta State University and has since made thousands of brush sculptures, each one different.
Ho`okele I Ke Ala (Navigating the Path, Way Finding) at Kealakehe High School / Karen Lucas / mosaic sculpture / 2007 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The locations and names of the houses of the Hawaiian star compass are indicated in the outer ring of triangular tiles. The inner ring of tiles names the quadrants that point toward true North, South, East and West.
Bird in Tropical Land / Jane Ra / watercolor with rice paper / 2013 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Nature in Hawaii breathes constant inspiration into the artist, in the form of wind, trees, forests, flowers, birds and ocean waves.
Blind Lilikoi Ke Aloha / Shuzo Uemoto / hand-coated photo emulsion on Arches Satine paper / 1981 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. "He came into my Smith Street studio one day asking to be photographed. A street musician is what he is, he said. I asked him where he played. Anywhere, he said, and nowhere special. His suit was immaculate with a forever ilima lei, and his steel guitar glistened as he sat for his photograph." - Shuzo Uemoto
Flowers from the Heart / Wong Ching / oil painting / 1975 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. "When I paint I treat the strength which emanates from spatial relationship in two ways. A quiet balance and active balance. Most of my work favors the latter. my color line structure and sketch all are done in active motion seeking new order in moving rhythm." - Wong Ching
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
Thank you to Ruth Freedman for her "harp therapy" session in December. Ruth played holiday classics, and visitors had the opportunity to sit down at Ruth's antique harp and play it.
First Friday: January 6, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Black Reds (jazz three piece - Martin Doluz on tenor sax, Kevin Holder on bass, James Ganeko on drums) will be playing cool jazz and ballads mixed with occasional uptempo blues. 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: January 14, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Paper dragon and rooster puppets celebrating the Lunar Year of the Rooster. Drop in at any time during activity hours; allow about half an hour to finish a puppet. All ages welcome, all materials provided.
Art Lunch: Tuesday, January 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Solomon Apio and Verna Takashima: A Family Legacy of Kapa. Brother and sister Solomon Apio and Verna Takashima will talk story with the Art Lunch audience about their unusual journey into the world of traditional kapa (Hawaiian barkcloth) making.
Multipurpose Room (ground floor, on the right as you enter from the front doors); seating will be provided.
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 email@example.com.
Ho‘omau: The Perpetuation of Kapa. This exhibit of contemporary Hawaiian kapa (barkcloth) from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts includes the documentary Ka Hana Kapa playing continuously as part of the exhibit. Please note that this exhibit is currently scheduled to run through Saturday, January 21, 2017; due to building renovations this exhibit may be closed early to protect the delicate kapa pieces. If you are planning a visit to this exhibit and would like to make sure it is still on view, please call the SFCA office at (808) 586-0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
54th Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards, February - April 2017 (exact exhibit dates to be announced). The Hawai‘i State Department of Education is the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards regional affiliate for the entire state of Hawai‘i. 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) or metered street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop in front of or close to the building. Click here for 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 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.
Big Island - Donkey Mill Art Center/Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture. Artist Talk: With Visiting Artist Adrian Arleo, 1/20, 6:00 p.m., Donkey Mill Art Center. Free. For more information, please contact the Donkey Mill Art Center.
Big Island - Hawai‘i Concert Society. Pianist Wu Han and Chamber Music, 1/15, 7:30 p.m., University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Performing Arts Center. Pianist Steven Osborne, 1/31, 7:30 p.m., University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Performing Arts Center. For more information, including ticket prices, please contact the Hawai‘i Concert Society.
UHH Theatre Box Office (808) 932-7490
Big Island -- Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui. January 2017 "Understanding the Design Process: Fabric to Wear" workshop with Sarah Jackson, Island Yarn and Art Supplies (Kona), 1/13 -- 1/15/2017. For more information, including registration fees, please contact the Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui.
Big Island -- Society for Kona's Education and Art (SKEA). Annual membership day, 1/29, 2:00 -- 5:00 p.m. Weekly kanikapila. Workshops and classes.
Kauai - Garden Island Arts Council. E Kanikapila Kakou 2017 -- "Music is Our Kuleana"
Monday, January 23 through Monday, March 20
Every Monday, 6:00 -- 9:00 pm, Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom
2017 Line-up is in the Garden Island Arts Council mid-December E-calendar
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).
Oahu -- Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)/The ARTS at Marks Garage January 2017 Event Calendar
Oahu -- Chamber Music Hawaii. Pianist Wu Han and Tresemble, 1/16, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre (Honolulu Museum of Art). For more information, including ticket prices, contact Chamber Music Hawaii.
Oahu -- Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui. January 2017 "Understanding the Design Process: Fabric to Wear" workshop with Sarah Jackson, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1/6 -- 1/8/2017. For more information, including registration fees, please contact the Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui.
Oahu -- Hawaii Opera Theatre. A Streetcar Named Desire. Regular performances 1/27, 1/29, 1/31 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. For more information, including ticket prices, please contact the Hawaii Opera Theatre.
Oahu - Kumu Kahua Theatre. Buffalo'ed. 1/26, 1/27, 1/28 at 8:00 p.m. and 1/29 at 2:00 p.m. For more information, including ticket prices, please contact the Kumu Kahua Theatre.
Theatre box office: (808) 536-4441
Oahu - Manoa Valley Theatre. Stage Kiss. 1/12, 1/18, 1/19, 1/25, 1/26 at 7:30 p.m., 1/13, 1/14, 1/20, 1/21, 1/27, 1/28 at 8:00 p.m., 1/15, 1/22 and 1/29 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, including ticket prices, please contact the Manoa Valley Theatre.
Oahu -- University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College, Community Services Division. Jamie Adkins - Circus Incognitus (one-man circus comedy show). 1/22/2017, 7:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. For more information, including ticket prices, please contact the UH Outreach College.
Oahu -- University of Hawaii at Mānoa, 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, please contact the Pacific New Media program of the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College.
Coming up in February 2017
Oahu - 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, please contact the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.
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.
Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or email@example.com.
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 and the currently on view Across Generations, featuring Satoru Abe, Hamilton Kobayashi, and Kainoa Gruspe).
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.
For more information or to request a Volunteer Application Form by mail, contact Scott Young, HiSAM Visitor Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org call (808) 586-9959.
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
HSFCA Board of Commissioners
Board Commission Meeting
January 18, 2017
Hawai`i State Art Museum Multipurpose Room
New Year's Day - Monday, January 2, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16, 2017
Presidents' Day - Monday, February 20, 2017
Prince Kuhio Day - Monday, March 27, 2017
Good Friday - Friday, April 14, 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.
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.
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The mission of the Hawaii 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 Hawaii. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawaii 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.
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.
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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