Young Artists of Hawai‘i 2017 ~ “My Culture, My Family, and Me”

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Current Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Student Art Exhibit
A colorful drawing of a family making calzones. They are rolling out dough, putting in sauce and fillings, and forming them into the popular Italian treat.

Cooking Calzones
Hayden Kosut, Le Jardin Academy, Grade 4, Teacher: Janice Corsino

 

My Culture, My Family, and Me
Hawai‘i Convention Center: Pa Kamali‘i Courtyard
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
April 25, 2017 – March 2018

The Young Artists of Hawai‘i is an annual student art exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii’s public and private school students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade. Presented by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawai‘i State Department of Education, and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

The program was established by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) to recognize and display student artwork in accordance with Section 9-4, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes.

The program is funded through the Works of Art Special Fund and provides opportunities for students to participate in a juried art competition, much like the prestigious Artists of Hawai‘i biennial exhibition hosted by the Honolulu Museum of Art. Permanent display facilities were designed and constructed for the Pa Kamali‘i Courtyard at the Hawai‘i Convention Center and a competitive annual exhibition was development by HSFCA in cooperation with the Hawai‘i Department of Education, Hawai‘i.

 

A Selection of Work from the Exhibition

A colorful drawing showing 2 hands making mochi with a kadomatsu on the left.

Mochi Magic
Bailey Ishii, KS Kapalama, Grade 4, Teacher Wendy Larrow

 

A smiling family sitting around a table eating latkes. The room is colorful, walls are turquoise and have a lot of student art work on them.

Latkes!
Ada Levinson, Hanahauoli School, Grade 1, Teacher: Lauren Okano

 

A colorful landscape of blue and green ocean waves with a colorful sunset in the background.

A Secret Paradise
Jalena Haas, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Grade 6, Teacher: Leslie Frasier

 

Drawing of a boy lounging by the window at an aquarium as 2 sharks swim past him.

Hanging with Sharks
Keona Basa-Holokai, Pomaikai Elementary School, Grade 4, Teacher: Jaydon Isobe