ART LUNCH: Linda Park Moriarty ~ Shell Leis of Ni’ihau

Posted on Jan 24, 2015 in
February 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Hawai‘i State Art Museum
250 S Hotel St
Honolulu,HI 96813


A 7-strand Kahelelani Ni`ihau shell lei

7-strand Kahelelani Ni‘ihau shell lei by
Annie Kanahele, currently on display in the He Makana exhibit at HiSAM


Linda Park Moriarty, author of Ni’ihau Shell Leis, will travel from her home on Kaua‘i to share her deep knowledge and long experience working with the unique shell leis produced only on the Hawaiian island of Ni‘ihau.

Ms. Moriarty was born and raised on Kaua’i in a family of women who were traditional weavers, lei makers and quilters. She graduated from the University of Hawai‘i and lived and worked in Thailand and Papua New Guinea. For 20 years, she imported traditional arts and crafts from the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.

She has coordinated numerous arts events and consulted for the State Foundation on Culture and Arts, Doris Duke Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Folklife. Ms Moriarty continues to be involved with historic and cultural projects on Kaua’i.

Art Lunch is a monthly meet-the-artist lecture series featuring presentations by notable artists and cultural practitioners. Bring your own lunch (or buy one at Artizen cafe) and feed your creativity! Admission is always free and open to the public. More details to come.

HiSAM’s first floor Multipurpose Room, No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street. Parking across the street in the Ali’i Place building (entrance at 1099 Alakea St., 75 cents for 30 minutes for first 2 hours), metered parking at ‘Iolani Palace, or metered street parking. Or take TheBus, there are several lines that stop in front of or close to the building.