HiSAM Events

APRIL 2014



12 Angry Monkeys: A Performance by Monkey Waterfall
Friday, April 4, 2014 | Performances at 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. | Second Floor Courtyard

The talented Honolulu-based dance company, Monkey Waterfall, will perform under the evening sky in HiSAM’s second floor courtyard. Directed by Yukie Shiroma, the company combines Asian and Western dance traditions, theatre, storytelling, masks and puppets. Monkey Waterfall enchants children and adults alike. Two performances scheduled at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

What Mostverby Ryan Higa

What Mostver
by Ryan Higa

accession 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (galleries close at 8:45 p.m.) | Diamond Head Gallery

First Friday brings the opening of a new exhibit, accession 2014, that showcases new acquisitions to the Art in Public Places collection. Come see your art in person!

Also joining us on First Friday is Performance Calligrapher Shisui Hashimoto. A resident of Japan, Ms. Hashimoto regularly visits Hawai‘i and performs at schools throughout the state, sharing her impressive interpretations of Japanese calligraphy as a cultural art expression.

"Sun" the chandelier by Otto Piene, located in the House Chambers at the Hawai‘i State Capitol

“Sun” the chandelier by Otto Piene, located in the House Chambers at the Hawai‘i State Capitol

Art at the Capitol
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Hawai‘i State Capitol

Mark your calendar for Art at the Capitol coming up on First Friday in April. Take this once-a-year opportunity to peruse the 900+ works of art of the Art in Public Places collection that are currently on display in various offices of the Hawai‘i State Capitol Building. More information is available here: Art at the Capitol.


Making a Scene Second Sat

Make a Scene: The UHM Academy for Creative Media Students
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum presents a day of multimedia creativity with the future animators of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Academy of Creative Media. Start the stop motion animation journey by sculpting your own 3-D figures. Then the UH Manoa animation students will help you stage and film the action. Your characters come to life in your very own stop-motion film clip. Sculpture + Drama = Animation! Come down to HiSAM and “Make a Scene.” Gallery hours for the museum are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Macmillan Mary Art Lunch

From Crafter to Artist at 65: Fiber Artist Mary Macmillan
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room

Mary Macmillan will take the Art Lunch audience on a journey that began in childhood with commercial paint-by-number kits instead of the art lessons she had really wanted. Decades later, her path had led to recognition and appreciation of her work as a professional artist, although with many a detour along the way for parenting and making the weekend shift from WorkBrain to ArtBrain and back again on Monday. Inspiration has come from working in diverse media (metals, quilting, sewing, photography), traveling to new places, keeping notebooks and making time for weekend workshops.

Mary is a longtime member of the Hawaii Handweavers Hui and has shown her work in numerous exhibitions. Her weaving, “Tokyo Sunset” was recently given a Recognition Award from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Newly acquired as part of the Arts in Public Places Collection, the piece will be on view beginning April 4th as part of the accessions 2014 exhibition at HiSAM. She will bring along materials used in this and other works for an interactive Art Lunch show and tell (and touch!) experience.