Commissioned Works of Art

“E Huli I Ka ‘Ike (Look for the Knowledge)” at Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School by Kazu Kauinana “E Huli I Ka ‘Ike (Look for the Knowledge)” a bronze sculpture by Kazu Kauinana, has been dedicated at Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School (Kualapu‘u, Moloka‘i). About the Artwork E Huli I Ka ‘Ike was created to ...
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“Mr. Chickenpants” in the Sculpture Garden of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum by May Izumi “Mr. Chickenpants” a bronze sculpture by May Izumi, has been dedicated at the No. 1 Capitol District building (Honolulu, O‘ahu). About the Artwork Mr. Chickenpants began with the Hawaiian trickster tale, Puapualenalena, but like all tricksters soon took on a ...
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The dedication ceremony for “Mr. Chickenpants”, a bronze sculpture by May Izumi, will be held at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum on Friday, August 2, 2019, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Stay for the museum’s August First Friday, with live music and art activities!

“Ke Kukui Pioʻole (The Inextinguishable Torch)” at Lahainaluna High School by Randall Shiroma “Ke Kukui Pioʻole (The Inextinguishable Torch)” a stainless steel and terrazzo sculpture by Randall Shiroma, has been dedicated at Lahainaluna High School (Lahaina, Maui). About the Artwork Inspired by Lahainaluna High School’s motto, Ke Kukui Pio’ole speaks of the innate spirit within. ...
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Read the January 2019 Newsletter The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ January 2019 email newsletter has been published and can be viewed online: January 2019 eNews. Read about job openings, upcoming arts and culture events, and more! Read previous email newsletters December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018

“Hina and Her Family Return” by Solomon Enos “Hina and Her Family Return,” a glass mosaic mural by artist Solomon Robert Nui Enos, was dedicated last week at the Ronald E. Bright Theatre at the Castle Performing Arts Center of James B. Castle High School in Kāneʻohe. The oli and blessing were performed by kumu ...
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Patsy T. Mink by Holly Young “Patsy T. Mink,” a bronze sculpture by artist Holly Young, was dedicated at the Hawaii State Public Library December 6, 2018, which would have been U.S. Representative Mink’s 91st birthday. About the artwork Patsy T. Mink is a 1.2 life-size scale bronze sculpture of Patsy Mink standing and speaking ...
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Approximately 3 miles from downtown Honolulu and 2 miles from the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa, the recently rebuilt Mānoa Public Library is home to The Spirit of Mānoa: In the Light of Day, a cast-glass sculpture designed specifically for the library by artist and professor Rick Mills. The residential neighborhood of Mānoa’s rich and fertile environment, ...
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View permanently installed works of art in the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection across the state (and many other public art collections) in the Public Art Archive! The Public Art Archive’s new Locate Public Art tool has just been released. Try it out: locate.publicartarchive.org or go to www.publicartarchive.org and click the locate button. This ...
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The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), is requesting qualifications from individual artists for consideration for several commissioned works of art project sites within the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education (DOE). Through this Request For Qualifications (RFQ) we intend to establish a qualified pool ...
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