ART LUNCH: Jeff Gere ~ The Story of Storytelling in Hawai‘i & Worldwide

Posted on Jan 24, 2015 in
June 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Hawai‘i State Art Museum
250 S Hotel St
Honolulu,HI 96813


Storyteller Jeff Gere with a surprised look, wearing a bright red shirt with black flower print and a kukui nut lei.

An old voice in Hawai‘i, Jeff Gere, shares storytelling adventures & tales from 30 years of collecting island lore, performing constantly statewide, and most recently, traveling across the world. He has a story behind every story, so bring your traveling ears along with your bag lunch and join in!

Born on Halloween, Jeff blends talents as painter, puppeteer, and mime into performances which have electrified audiences in Hawai‘i for 25 years. Jeff’s physical energy, morphing elastic face and voice characterizations make his shows events. Jeff becomes his stories!

He produced the Talk Story Festival, Hawai‘i’s biggest storytelling celebration (26 years!), Story TV (a monthly series, for 23 years), Talk Story Radio (weekly shows for two years), story camps & conferences. He has taught Storytelling at UH-Manoa (Spring, ’17). He has performed and had artist residencies at the National Storytelling Festival (USA) and in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, Vancouver & the Yukon.

Jeff retired from the Oahu Parks and Recreation Department in 2014, and began international tours soon after. He has told tales in Thailand and India – China & Romania are next!

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.

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.