HiSAM Events

JULY 2014

FIRST FRIDAY

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum will be closed for the July 4th holiday. 

Please join us for next month’s First Friday, the Third Annual Evening of Jazz and Gospel. The star-studded line up this year includes Clay Naluai, Al Harrington, Starr Kalahiki, Sherry Graham, Ginai, and the Chuck James Trio with special guest poet Kathryn Takara. Come early for an introduction on the roots of Jazz and Gospel. Scheduled August 1, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

SECOND SATURDAY

Quilted cupcakes by the Hawaii Quilt Guild

Mixing It Up with the Hawaii Quilt Guild
Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum presents Second Saturday with the Hawaii Quilt Guild. Expert quilters share the fun they have with design. Take a turn picking your colors and patterns – there’s a fabric and “mix” to suit every style. What’s yours? Subtle – or exotic? Elegant – or cute? Retro – or aloha? Bold or quiet? We’ll have lots of choices, come to HiSAM and express yourself!

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. 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.

ART LUNCH

Print by Duncan Dempster "Hands Off My Decade 85 Mixtape"

Crisis Condition: Collaboration in Printmaking
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room

Honolulu-born artist and educator Duncan Dempster will talk about his work in printmaking and about collaborative strategies for generating artistic activity. He currently splits his time between teaching printmaking at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and directing the Honolulu Printmakers. Duncan’s print “Hands Off My Decade ’85 Mixtape” is now on view in HiSAM as part of the accession 2014 exhibit.

In June, Honolulu Printmakers were artists in residence at the brand-new indoor park Kaka‘ako Agora, printing a large-scale, collaborative, super-graphic print installation. The 20-foot high by 40-foot long print was produced together with the public, using a modular woodblock-based pixel printing system and a hand-cranked printing press. Dempster will share insights from this and other participatory printmaking collaborations.

Art Lunch is held in HiSAM’s Multipurpose Room on the first floor of the historic No. 1 Capitol District Building located at 250 South Hotel Street. Learn more about Art Lunch.

AUGUST 2014

FIRST FRIDAY: Third Annual Evening of Jazz and Gospel
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The star-studded line up this year includes Clay Naluai, Al Harrington, Starr Kalahiki, Sherry Graham, Ginai, and the Chuck James Trio with special guest poet Kathryn Takara. Come early for an introduction on the roots of Jazz and Gospel.

SECOND SATURDAY: A Day with Clay at HiSAM!
Saturday, August 9, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room

Join the Hawai‘i Potter’s Guild for this month’s Second Saturday. Try the potter’s wheel! Get back to that joyful feeling of playing in clay! Roll, pinch, squeeze – AND we’ll learn how to use really simple molds to make sea creatures and pendants you can take home and treasure.

ART LUNCH: Fiber Artist Ghislaine Chock
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room

More details to come…