HiSAM Free Events

April 2016

album cover of Boy with Goldfish a music CD by Jerre Tanner. Image shows man intertwined with a snake.

ART LUNCH: Composer Jerré Tanner: Boy with Goldfish – Behind the Scenes of an Historic Collaboration
Tuesday, April 26  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Composer, music critic, teacher, and author Jerré Tanner will discuss his participation in an unusual collaboration, rooted in Big Island Hawaiian mythology, with a visual artist and a Hawaiian singing duo. For more details: Art Lunch.


May 2016

Guitarist Don Kaulia performing

FIRST FRIDAY: Donald Kauila & Peter Moon Jr.
Friday, May 6 |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Join musicians Donald Kauila and Peter Moon Jr. for another memorable evening of music at HiSAM. For more details: First Friday.


Small section of Untitled kapa work by Marie McDonald. Shows dark red triangular pattern on rich goldenrod midground on top of beige background.

EXHIBITION OPENING: Ho‘omau: The Perpetuation of Kapa
Friday, May 6  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

The exhibit will feature the works of contemporary kapa practitioners from the Art in Public Places Collection. For more details: Ho‘omau.


Abstract art work with thick red circular orbs on tan brushstrokes in a circular patten on medium blue background

SECOND SATURDAY: Celebration of the Abstract
Saturday, May 14  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

View and contemplate abstract works of art in our HiSAM Galleries and then try your hand at creating your own free-form masterpiece! For more details: Second Saturday.


Kapa work by Dalani Tanahy. Strong dark brown diamond pattern repeated 3-1/2 times across with goldenrod diamond in center of each of the brown patterned diamonds. All on canvas colored background.

ART LUNCH: Dalani Tanahy ~ Kapa Making
Tuesday, May 31  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Kapa practitioner Dalani Tanahy will present a slide lecture on kapa making. For more
details: Art Lunch.