December 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hawaii State Art Museum
250 South Hotel Street
Honolulu HI 96813
Alexandra Skees
(808) 586-9955

Painting depicting red ginger flowers and the feet of a person wearing red high heeled shoes.

Artist in Residence at the new POD (Passion On Display) ground floor space at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. Artist Saumolia Puapuaga will be painting and welcoming visitors into the art space.

Artist statement: “Dear Saumolia” is a series of paintings to my younger self and current self: celebrating the innocence of my childhood, addressing the insecurities of my past/present, and expressing the triumphs of self-love and happiness through inclusivity. Throughout the month of October, I intend to share the space with other queer artists to celebrate our identity through fellowship.”

Read an interview with the artist in Honolulu Magazine: 6 Questions with Saumolia Puapuaga, Hawai’i State Art Museum’s New Artist-In-Residence.