June 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hawaii State Art Museum
250 South Hotel Street
Ground Floor
Honolulu HI 96813
Exhibit: Not All Backpacks Carry the Same Weight @ Hawaii State Art Museum

Residential Youth Services and Empowerment (RYSE) and Moanalua High School are proud to unveil a thought-provoking art exhibit titled “Not All Backpacks Carry the Same Weight,” which features curated backpacks redesigned by homeless youth and Moanalua High School’s English Honors classes in an SFCA Artists in the Schools residency.

The art exhibit was coordinated by international artist Fatiha Kheddaoui and assisted by her friend, Dominique Meyer Gere. The installation features 60 backpacks that have been transformed into works of art showcasing the creativity and resilience of the young artists they represent, including those that have experienced homelessness. The impactful exhibit sheds light on the urgent issue of youth homelessness in our community.