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HiSAM has a new website! Please visit the calendar page of the new website for the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar). May 2019 Temporary closure of Sculpture Garden due to renovation work. Wednesday 05/01: Pau Hana Film Talk, Ciara Lacy and Beau Bassett. “Out of State” documentary film. 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Includes viewing a ...
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SFCA Purchase Recommendations Approved March 2019 The SFCA Board of Commissioners considered the following SFCA Recognition Awards artworks as purchase recommendations for the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at the General Meeting of March 20, 2019. All purchase recommendations were approved. Exhibit: “Nets and Knots: Carol ...
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Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibit (2019) About The Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Competition The Young Artists of Hawaiʻi is a program established by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) to recognize and display student artwork in accordance with Section 9-4, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes. The program provides an opportunity for students to ...
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April 2019 For more details, please visit the calendar page of the new website for the Hawaii State Art Museum (hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar). Pau Hana Artist Talk Wednesday 4/03, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., local filmmaker Chris Makoto Yogi. Doors open at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. First Friday Friday 4/05, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. First Friday: ...
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Legislator’s Art Class Hawaiʻi state legislators participated in an art class recently, making paper photo collages with Teaching Artist Emily McIlroy. Emily works with the Art Bento program, the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s education program serving Hawaii’s public and charter school students and teachers grades 2 – 6. This year, the activity was a collage ...
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“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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The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants. UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS On March ...
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March 2019 Newsletter The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ March 2019 newsletter has been published and can be read online: SFCA March 2019 Newsletter. Read about upcoming Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) exhibit visits, upcoming student art exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, and more! Hawaiʻi State Art Museum Event Calendar The ...
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Congratulations to Maggie Odom, Hawaii’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion! Maggie Odom recited “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, “Movement Song” by Audre Lord, and “Monet Refuses the Operation” by Lisel Mueller at the state finals on Sunday, February 24. Maggie is a student at Le Jardin Academy, where she also won their 2019 Le ...
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March 2019 2019 Honolulu Biennial March 8 – May 5, 2019 The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is one of venues for the 2019 Honolulu Biennial art event and will have temporary installations by Bernice Akamine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, ʻImaikalani Kalahele, Janet Lilo, and the Mata Aho Collective. For more information: www.honolulubiennial.org First Friday: Art + Music ...
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