ART LUNCH: Bonnie Kim ~ Puppets and Cultures

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


Puppeteer Bonnie Kim is shown holding a Czech marionette (a woman wearing traditional garment in blue and white.

Bonnie Kim will share stories of exploring the cultures of the world through creating and performing with puppets and masks. She has worked with Bread and Puppet Theater, internationally renowned for their giant puppets and masks. Her performances have been staged in Hawai‘i, the mainland US, Europe, and Asia. Bonnie has a passion for the power of puppetry and has studied and created many types, including Chinese hand puppets, Czech marionettes and Balinese-style shadow puppets.

Bonnie earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, focusing on arts education with puppetry, masks and movement.

In addition to creating and performing, she is a Teaching Artist. Her range includes drama, puppetry, mask-making, creative dance and recycled art. She has taught both children and adults for organizations including the Alliance for Drama Education, Bare & Core Expression, Big Island Dance Council, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo Community Players, Recycle Hawai‘i and the Society for Kona’s Education & Art. She is also a professional Teaching Artist with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Artists-in-the-Schools Program, providing theater and puppetry residencies in schools throughout the islands.

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.