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Across the United States there are traditional art forms that shape our culture and make our communities distinct, whether it’s conjunto music in Texas, old-time buckdancing in Tennessee, or Chilkat weaving in Alaska. For the past 35 years, the National Endowment for Arts (NEA) has presented National Heritage Fellowships to celebrate and honor master artists ...
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The SFCA Exhibit Specialists recently refreshed the artwork display at the Waipahu Public Library. Currently on view at the library are works by Francisco Clemente (Coconut Dream II), Linda Iwamoto (Crossfire), Victor Kobayashi (Solstice Pinchpot), Wayne Levin (Immersed, Honaunau, Hawai`i), Harue McVay (Manu), R.G. Michaelis (Rosebud Vessel), Rick Mills (Latticino Bowl), Hiroyuki Momose (Salute), S. ...
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Entry and admission to the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM), including the lawn, Sculpture Garden, café, and shop is free. HiSAM is a part of the Art in Public Places Program of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), Hawaii’s state government arts agency, and is “the People’s Museum,” created to increase public ...
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The HiSAM Sculpture Garden and second floor outdoor courtyard are closed for building renovation activities as of July 18, 2017 and are anticipated to re-open later this year and for special events such as First Friday. Special event dates in which the Sculpture Garden and second floor courtyard are anticipated to be open: Friday August ...
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The Diamond Head Gallery of the Hawaii State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu is temporarily closed until mid-September 2017 for a renovation project. This includes the I Love Art hands-on activity gallery and the Accession exhibit. The Ewa Gallery, currently exhibiting HAWAI`I: Change & Continuity, will remain open, as well as the Sculpture Lobby and ...
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  The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the HSFCA 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 HSFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants. RECENT EXHIBIT VISITS The ...
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Arts Chat IV

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Blog Post, Board of Commissioners

For the fourth installation Arts Chat program, the focus of the dialogue will be on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the state of the arts today. Facilitated by Noelle Kahanu (SFCA Board Commissioner and Assistant Specialist in Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian Programs, University of Hawai`i-Manoa American Studies Department); speakers will include ...
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Island Focus, Episode 2 SFCA’s Executive Director Jonathan Johnson was interviewed by Island Focus host Lyla Berg earlier this year about what the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts does for the state of Hawai‘i. “Focused on the personalities behind the organizations, industries, and agencies that keep O‘ahu moving, that’s Island Focus,” says host ...
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SFCA Board Committee meetings and the General meeting have been scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 9:30 am  – 2:00 p.m. and have been posted to the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events (calendar.ehawaii.gov). Select State Foundation on Culture and the Arts from the menu of available calendars to view scheduled meetings and agendas.

Search the Art in Public Places Collection Curious about what is in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts? You can view the collection online! The Art in Public Places Online Catalog is updated periodically to reflect changes in the collection. Works of art in the Art ...
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