Art in Public Places Collection: Ai Pohaku (April 2023)

April 6, 2023

SFCA Art in Public Places Collection artworks on loan to exhibits of Native Hawaiian art

Several SFCA Art in Public Places Collection artworks have recently been or are currently on loan to an “ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters” exhibit:

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Commons Gallery (January 22 – March 26, 2023)

  • “Kilipue”, black bamboo, sea grass woven basket by Pam Barton
  • “Kiʻi Poho Pohaku”, vesicular basalt sculpture by Henry K. Hopfe
  • “(#6) Ele Ele Kane”, paracord and wire sculpture by Imaikalani Kalahele
  • “Ke ʻEa Ekolu O Ke Kanaka (Three Souls of Man)”, milo wood and mother of pearl sculpture by Rocky K. Jensen

Windward Community College, Gallery ʻIolani (March 31 – May 5, 2023)

  • “citiscape” kapa panel by Roen Hufford

About the ʻAi Pōhaku exhibits

“ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters” is a large-scale, multi-site affirmation of creative resistance and persistence by Kanaka ʻŌiwi artists, happening across the University of Hawaiʻi System during Spring 2023. Learn more about the exhibits on the Puʻuhonua Society website:

Image: photograph of “citiscape”, kapa panel by Roen Hufford, 2023 NEA National Heritage Fellow.

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