SFCA in the News

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Island Focus at the Hawaii State Art Museum (part one)

Island Focus with Lyla Berg

Episode 45, Hawai‘i State Art Museum (part 1)
Interviews with HiSAM Director Karen Ewald, Lt. Governor Josh Green, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site & Archives Cultural Coordinator Pōʻai Lincoln, and Pacific Islanders in Communications Executive Director Leeanne Ferrer. There is also a short section featuring the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI, which carries items made by Hawaiʻi-based artists.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GqCGcpP3wFo
This episode aired on television (ʻŌlelo Community Media, Spectrum Cable channel 53 and Hawaiian Telcom channel 53 and 1053HD) on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 and Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

National Association of State Art Agencies (NASAA)

NASAA Notes June 2019
“Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity: Artist Fellowships”
“With a one-time special legislative appropriation for FY2019 designated for the recognition of individual artists working in Hawai’i, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) has launched a year-long Artistic Teaching Partnerships Fellowship.”
Read online: June 2019 NASAA Notes

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

“King Kamehameha I Statue is Restored in Time for Draping of Lei”
Published June 8, 2019.
Read online: King Kamehameha I Statue is Restored in Time for Draping of Lei

Civil Beat Honolulu

“Conservation Work Done on Kamehameha Statue”
Published June 7, 2019.
Read online: Conservation Work Done on Kamehameha Statue

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Out and About Photo Galleries

“The Reminders at the Hawaii State Art Museum”
Published June 2, 2019.
View photos online: The Reminders at the Hawaii State Art Museum


PBS Hawai‘i Insights

Does Fine Arts Education Have a Place in Hawai‘i’s Public Education?
Jonathan Johnson, Executive Director of the SFCA, is one of the panelists on the PBS Hawai‘i Program INSIGHTS. Aired 5/21/15.

Hawai‘i Public Radio

Interview with HPR’s Noe Tanegawa
The interview covers the recent SFCA Audit. Aired 1/06/15.


Hawai‘i Public Radio

Interview with HPR’s Noe Tanigawa
Listen to an interview with Executive Director Jonathan Johnson about the SFCA and its outreach. Aired 10/28/14.

Think Tech Hawai‘i

Think Tech Hawaii Video
Watch an interview with Jonathan Johnson, SFCA Executive Director, and Susan Hogan, Museum Educator. Learn more about the SFCA, the Image & Imagination exhibit, and some of the free programs available at HiSAM. Published 9/04/14.

Hawai‘i Public Radio

Art Bento: Mixed Plate to Go!
Listen to a story about Art Bento by Hawai‘i Public Radio Arts and Culture Reporter Noe Tanigawa. Aired 4/18/14.