HSFCA 50th Anniversary Celebration: Schedule of Events

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in Dance, Visitor, What's New


Thumbnail of flyer with info about the August 8th 50th anniversary celebration

Arts and Culture Demonstrations on the Front Lawn:

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Puppet & Mask Making
Let your creativity and imagination go wild! Come and make your own simple puppets and masks with Bonnie Kim. Children under ages of 5 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Kapa Demonstration
with Dalani Tanahy

Demonstrations of hînaʻi (basket) and mahiole (helmet) weaving
Lloyd Kumula‘au Sing will be demonstrating mahiole weaving. He will have on hand picture books with examples of ʻieʻie weaving, samples of kiʻi, fish trap and mahiole on display and will entertain questions from viewers.

Hawaii Potters Guild
It takes a VILLAGE! Help build ours! Sculpt your contribution to our 2015 Clay Village and add it to our “model island.”

Performances on the Front Lawn:

10:15 Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific perform traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming.

10:45 George and Nancy Kahumoku will delight us with Hawaiian slack key guitar and hula.

11:15 Hawaii Youth Symphony

11:45 Hula Ki‘i  Mauli Ola Cook and Maile Loo will be celebrating the hula kiʻi legacy of one of Hawai‘i’s beloved masters, Nona Beamer. Both Maile and Mauli Ola received State Foundation Folk Arts apprenticeship grants to study with Auntie. Her legacy continues as they, along with Maile’s daughter, present stories and hula kiʻi as their hoʻokupu, to mahalo the Hawai‘i SFCA for 50 years of bringing art to our island communities.

12:15 Hawai‘i Opera Theatre will have several members of their opera studio program perform a variety of familiar opera arias and Broadway numbers.

12:45 Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo is under the direction of Frances Nakachi. The group will perform five colorful and lively Okinawan dances to celebrate our 50th anniversary.

1:15 The Halla Huhm Korean Dance Studio is the oldest continuous source of Korean dance and music in the state. For over 60 years we have been performing and teaching and are happy to help the State Foundation celebrate their 50th anniversary.

1:45 From the strumming of ‘ukulele and guitars, to the lilt of the Hawaiian steel guitar, the boom of the upright string bass through the harmony of many voices we from Ke Kula Mele share the rich musical culture of Hawai‘i with you.

Inside HiSAM:

10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.

1st floor: Try your hand at throwing clay on the potter’s wheel! Experts from the Hawai‘i Potters’ Guild will guide you.

Follow the signs down the hallway – right side of the first floor security desk.

Sign up with our volunteers – first come, first served.

2nd floor: Tours of the Galleries

20 minute Mini-Tours of HiSAM start every 10 minutes.

Gather next to the Second Floor Security Desk.

16 people max; if full, please take a ticket for the next mini-tour.


11:00 a.m.3 p.m.

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