SFCA Calendar

May
30
Tue
ART LUNCH: Mele Kahalepuna Chun ~ An Enduring Legacy @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

A featherwork lei by Mele Kahalepuna Chun. The lei starts on the left with brilliant red feathers and gradually adds pale taupe feathers and ends on the right will all light taupe feathers.

Third generation feather work artist Mele Kahalepuna Chun will discuss the perpetuation of traditional practice and the innovations of contemporary featherwork artists.

Mele began learning feather work, as a five year old, from her tutu “Aunty” Mary Louise Kaleonahenahe Wentworth Peck Kekuewa. Through the years, she taught many classes and workshops alongside her tutu and mom, Paulette Nohealani Kahalepuna and gave talks and lectures for them when they were not available.

Today she carries on the family legacy through continuing workshops and running the family shop Na Lima Mili Hulu No‘eau in Kapahulu (where she still has the very first lei hulu she ever made).

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.

Jun
2
Fri
FIRST FRIDAY: Hawaii Youth Symphony @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Exterior view of the HiSAM building

First Friday is a downtown gallery walk held on the first Friday of every month. Galleries and museums, including the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, are open for the event which is free to the public. More details to come.

Jun
10
Sat
SECOND SATURDAY: Color Capers! @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

A colorful drawing with outlines of people filled with colors, lines, and dots.

Spend a Cool and Colorful Second Saturday with your friends and family at HiSAM! Learn how to use color, texture, pattern and imagination to create your personal wonderland.

Second Saturday is a free event. Activities are available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., while gallery hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown streets aren’t crowded on the weekend, so walk, bike, take The Bus or drive to HiSAM on Second Saturday ($3 flat-rate parking across the street at Ali‘i Place, cash only; enter at 1099 Alakea St. Free parking available at City & County underground lot at Beretania and Alapai.)

Come see—it’s your art!

Jun
27
Tue
ART LUNCH: Jeff Gere ~The Story of Storytelling in Hawai‘i & Worldwide @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

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.

Jul
7
Fri
FIRST FRIDAY: A Star-Studded Evening of Jazz @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Al Harrington on left holding ‘ukulele, smiling Starr Kalahiki in the middle, and Ginai smiling on right

The 6th Annual First Friday Star-Studded Evening of Jazz featuring Al Harrington, Ginai, Starr Kalahiki, Renee Ebalaroza, Amber Ricci, Mike Ebalaroza, Mike Lewis & Friends, with special guests and messages from Emme Tomimbang, Wally Amos, Wendy Pearson & Curtis Duncan from Yellowman, and Dr. Kathryn Waddell Takara. There will also be special tributes to Jewel McDonald and Edward “Ash” Ruggiero. The evening will include reflections on civil rights and diversity and access to the museum and sculpture garden.

Brought to you by the Hawai‘i Friends of Civil Rights Committee to the Advancement of African-American Culture and the Arts.

First Friday is a downtown gallery walk held on the first Friday of every month. Galleries and museums, including the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, are open for the event which is free to the public. More details to come.

Jul
8
Sat
SECOND SATURDAY: Bonnie Kim ~ Shadow Puppets @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Exterior of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum building with "No. 1 Capitol District" across the top and 3 people along the walkway getting ready to enter the building.

Second Saturday is a free event. Activities are available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., while gallery hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details to come.

Downtown streets aren’t crowded on the weekend, so walk, bike, take The Bus or drive to HiSAM on Second Saturday ($3 flat-rate parking across the street at Ali‘i Place, cash only; enter at 1099 Alakea St. Free parking available at City & County underground lot at Beretania and Alapai.)

Come see—it’s your art!

Jul
19
Wed
Board of Commissioners Meeting
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

 

Exterior of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum building with "No. 1 Capitol District" across the top and 3 people along the walkway getting ready to enter the building.

SFCA Board Committee meetings and the General meeting have been scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The location will be announced.

Information about the meeting will be posted to the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events (calendar.ehawaii.gov) in July. Select State Foundation on Culture and the Arts from the menu of available calendars to view scheduled meetings and agendas.

Jul
25
Tue
ART LUNCH: Janet Carafa ~ The Art of Mime: Touching the Invisible @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Exterior of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum building with "No. 1 Capitol District" across the top and 3 people along the walkway getting ready to enter the building.

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.

Aug
4
Fri
FIRST FRIDAY: Shoji Ledward @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

photo of guitarist Shoji Ledward

First Friday is a downtown gallery walk held on the first Friday of every month. Galleries and museums, including the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, are open for the event which is free to the public. More details to come.

Aug
12
Sat
SECOND SATURDAY: Save the Date @ Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Exterior of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum building with "No. 1 Capitol District" across the top and 3 people along the walkway getting ready to enter the building.

Second Saturday is a free event. Activities are available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., while gallery hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details to come.

Downtown streets aren’t crowded on the weekend, so walk, bike, take The Bus or drive to HiSAM on Second Saturday ($3 flat-rate parking across the street at Ali‘i Place, cash only; enter at 1099 Alakea St. Free parking available at City & County underground lot at Beretania and Alapai.)

Come see—it’s your art!