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Straddling Worlds

Many of you know I work in a variety of media, but watercolor is my passion. There is nothing else like it that responds so eloquently and honestly and lets light pass through the pigments and bounce back! Using my multicultural perspective, I listen for, and connect on an emotional level with mo’olelo (stories) of other times. These stories become paintings and projects that give gentle encouragement for alternate stories to be heard. Just as I switch between two homes,Read More

KĀNEHŪNĀMOKU

This statement was written by Dr. Jan Beckett, whose photography and my paintings were hung in collaboration and support of the vision of KĀNEHŪNĀMOKU at the State Capital entrance January 20th through February 7, 2020. Mahalo to Kumu Glen Kila of Marai Ha’a Koa who first introduced me to the mo’olelo and wahipana of this area. I look forward to learning more about the Silva stories too. KĀNEHŪNĀMOKU: A Wai‘anae Cultural Landscape is an exhibit in memory of Albert Silva,Read More

KĀNEHŪNĀMOKU

January 20, 2020

Premiere of HI on art

A new tv program ”HI on art”produced by former Hawaii State Senator and arts advocate Wil Espero will premiere on Saturday July 20, 2019 on Oceanic Cable Channel 11@11pm. It is a weekly program that will focus on local Hawai’i artists of all media and practices in various stages of their career. The program seeks to bring visibility to artists working in the islands and to showcase the wide array of talent and issues being tackled by these creators andRead More

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place

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

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