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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 ...
Read More Cyril Pahinui Receives Top Honor from the NEA

  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 ...
Read More State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

Sweet, a stainless steel sculpture by Wayne Zebzda, was dedicated at Aiea Public Library on September 29, 2016. Attendees at the dedication ceremony included First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, Representative Sam Kong, State Librarian Stacey Aldrich, and artist Wayne Zebzda and family. The ceremony included a koto performance by Darin Miyashiro and speeches by Matthew Brown, ...
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Art in Public Places March 3, 2006 – September 2, 2006 The Art in Public Places exhibit explored Hawai‘i’s Art in Public Places Program from 1967 to the present. As the first state in the nation to adopt a percent-for-art law, Hawai‘i became a leader in commissioning and displaying art in public places to beautify its state ...
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