Thursday, February 6, 2014
This Saturday, 2/8/14 at Kuhio mini park, Prime and I will be presenting our mural in Waikiki as part of Papaku no Kameha‘ikanaʻs ongoing workshops. To be a part of it, please go to http://www.papaku.org/ and sign up.
We will be covering the story of Kapoʻi, Kakuhihewaʻs heiau called Kupalaha and other heiau that were located in Waikiki. We will share different stories of Waikiki and Mele Apana will share her Kalamaku song at Kaimana beach too.
Oli by Kumu Leinaʻala Heine 8AM Kaimana Beach
Police, Prime and Estria share about the project 9:30AM Kuhio Mini Park
Kalakauaʻs last speech by Jennifer Gonsalves
Lunch at Kaimana beach
Friday, January 24, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Paper & Blade: Storytelling Under the Knife Indiegogo Campaign
Paper Cut Artists: Mayumi Hamanaka, Adrienne Heloise, Ian Kuali`i and Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano
Paper & Blade: Storytelling Under the Knife brings together four cut paper artists to engage in an artistic process inspired by cultural and historical phenomenon. Each artist comes from a different ethnic background; national origin and aesthetic style thus bring to the project a diversity of beliefs and practices. Their individual practices entail the use of hidden meanings within images and symbols, which will be an interesting point of departure. The artists are fascinated by the ephemeral quality of paper and how it is much like the fleeting experience of human memories/stories and of life itself.
During Feb-March 2014, the artists will host an open art studio at the de Young’s Kimball Gallery in San Francisco. They will be cutting and creating new provocative bodies of work for exhibition at the historic Galeria de la Raza in the cultural and mural rich San Francisco’s Mission District. Starting from four locations in the Galeria, the artist’s work will weave towards a central architectural collaboration involving layers of their cut paper works blending together a new narrative.
"Paper & Blade" will be a powerful vehicle for communication that cuts across racial, cultural, social, educational and economic barriers and enhances cultural appreciation and awareness. It will be an artistic exploration resulting in visual storytelling, creating a platform for inter-connectivity between the audience and artists.
Your generous donation whether big or small will help the artists reach their fundraising goal to cover 50% of travel and lodging for two of the artists coming from the East Coast and the cost of framing. All donations are tax-deductible and will be received and managed by Kua`aina Associates, Inc. (A California based Art & Cultures Non-profit that that is providing the coordination for the artists).
Support the campaign. http://bit.ly/1fNQhDx