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Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place Exhibition

May 31, 2019

HB19 Discussion Panel Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place march 11 4-6pm

March 11, 2019

Wahi Pana: Sense of Place will expand the eyes of kama’aina, kanaka ma’oli and malihini alike as they rediscover familiar locales through different eyes, learn new history, and nourish a sense of curiosity and respect for places not yet seen. Speakers: ‘Uncle Joe’ kanaka ma’oli from Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association and Dawn Yoshimura, Association of Hawai’i Artists member and kama’aina show designer of Wahi Pana: Sense of Place. This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter startingRead More

Honolulu Biennial Artist Talk Hosted at The Hub

March 11, 2019

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) presents Wahi Pana: Sense of Place Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place will expand the eyes of kama’aina, kanaka ma’oli and malihini alike as they rediscover familiar locales through different eyes, learn new history, and nourish a sense of curiosity and respect for places not yet seen. Facilitated by Kamaka Pili, kanaka ma’oli, Aloha Authentic talk show host, KHON2 reporter. Speakers: ‘Uncle Joe’ kanaka ma’oli from Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, Kimberly Howsley President ofRead More

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place Art Creation Event

March 8, 2019

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place Art Creation Event March 8-10 2019

March 8, 2019

The second stage of Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place will take place between March 8th through 10th where selected wahi pana sites will see artists converge and work on their creations in response to the mo’olelo they have received about these sites. See the full list of sites. For more information about the project, see the website: www.wahi-pana.com The exhibition will open at Honolulu Musuem of Art School Main Gallery (Linekona) on May 31 and be on view untilRead More

Artist Talk at Honolulu Biennial The Hub Main Stage: Wahi Pana-A Sense of Place

There will be a free panel discussion on March 11 from 4 to 6pm at the Hub Main Stage at the Ward Center at 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. It is free, but you need to register because of limited seating. Take a friend to listen to the lively and thought provoking discussion. The Honolulu Biennial is focusing on the theme of Make Wrong Right Now and exploring themes of place, belonging and identity in a biennial that covers Oceania andRead More

Talk Story

Learning through the oral tradition is not only transferred from kumu (expert) to haumana (student) but also through the telling of stories. The retelling of stories in an amusing and engaging way was an admired gift as I grew up. People would exclaim in pleasure and anticipation if a favorite cousin or aunty was said to be coming to a party. “Oh! Deborah’s coming? Good! Good! She can talk story!” Listening to a gifted storyteller retell a story was asRead More

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place

“Wahi Pana” means a pulse of a place and many understand it to mean a place of reknown or historied place such as the site of the birth of Kamehameha in Kohala. But I also believe a wahi pana can also be a place that creates the sense of belonging, especially if it is one that is tied to the place of your birth or where you feel a connection to as part of your ohana (family). I wrote aRead More

2019 Reading Tips on books that will really change you

Warning: These are books you need to do by yourself in your own timing. Landmarks walks you through the Ignatian Journey of 4 weeks. If you are looking to deepen your spiritual practice. I was initially turned off by the crude drawings, being an artist, but I chose to see them as cocktail napkin drawings in a conversation with the author and it helped me get through the really deep things she had to share. For the person who wantsRead More

Artists love other artists

I believe artists love other artists, and we always hope, always rejoice, when other artists move forward. I believe my special gift to share has to do with helping others understand that even when we feel alone, we are never truly alone and exercising our creativity in making art, enjoying beautiful art made by others, making things, enjoying handmade things by a skillful craftsman keeps us connected. Then we can embrace solitude and not run from it, relax and enjoyRead More