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Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding at Gallery `Iolani, Windward Community College


Previously exhibited at the Hawai`i State Art Museum (HiSAM), Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding will be at Windward Community College's Gallery `Iolani in Kāne`ohe January 29 - March 5, 2017. Admission is free!


This exhibition displays artworks from the Art inPublic Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.The exhibition uses paintings, sculptures, prints, photos and textiles to tell a story about howPolynesians came to these islands and the contemporary voyages of today, navigating with natural signs including birds, wind patterns, ocean currents, and the stars and planets of the night sky.


Several oil paintings by Herb Kawainui Kane are included in the exhibition. Kane's detailed, vividpaintings depict the journeys of the explorers from different island groups as they travel on theopen ocean.


According to an interview published in Honolulu Magazine after his death in 2011 (Herb Kane: The Last Interview), Kane livedboth on the continental United States and in Hawai`i, but could only afford to permanently move back to theislands after selling some of his artwork. "In 1969, Alfred Preis, the architect of the ArizonaMemorial and the first executive director of the Hawaii State Foundation (on) Culture and theArts, saw them and bought them all," according to the magazine.


In 1973, Kane, along with Ben Finney, and waterman Tommy Holmes formed the PolynesianVoyaging Society. Brought together by their mutual enthusiasm for canoes, they sought to provethat ancient Polynesians traveled to the Hawaiian archipelago purposefully. The Society builtand launched the Hōkūle`a and in 1976 retraced the traditional migratory route from Hawai`i toTahiti, covering some 2,400 miles.


Also included in the exhibit is Wright Bowman Sr.'s scale model of the Hōkūle`a. The Hōkūle`aand its companion canoe Hikianalia are currently on the Malama Honua Worldwide journey around the globe. Their mission is to participate in theworldwide movement of creating a more sustainable future for all.

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Hōkūle`a / Wright Bowman, Sr. / koa/lauhala sculpture with base / 1978 / Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts


Gallery `Iolani is hosting the opening reception on Sunday, January 29, 2 - 4 pm. The reception will include special guest James Kimo Hugho, a crew member on the original Hōkūle`a voyage in 1976. He will be talking about his experience with the Hōkūle`a during its early years. There will also be a special showing following the reception of Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky, a locally produced program that connects the culture, mythology and science of the mountain. A lecture series associated with Hawaiian voyaging and the original Hokule`a will be offered during the exhibit. Information will be posted in the gallery and on the gallery website at gallery.windward.hawaii.edu.

Exhibit Opening

Sunday January 29, 2017

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Location

Gallery `Iolani

Windward Community College

45-720 Kea`ahala Road

Kaneohe, HI 96744

808-236-9155

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday and Sunday

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Public Transportation

Bus routes #56 Kailua-Kaneohe and route #77 serve the Windward CC campus (stop number 1488). For route maps and timetables, visit TheBus online or call at 858-5555.


Parking

Gallery `Iolani is located on the Windward Community College campus, in Hale Pālanakila, adjacent to the Palikū Theatre. The Pālanakila parking lot is closest to the gallery, and free to park in.


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About the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) was founded in 1965 as the official arts agency of the State of Hawai`i. The mission of the HSFCA is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts.


The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services(Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).


The Art in Public Places Collection can be viewed online and searched by artist name, artwork title, type of media, and more. Click here to begin browsing. You can also search the Public Art Archive for permanently installed artworks in the collection, such as sculptures at public buildings.


About the Art in Public Places Collection of the HSFCA

In 1967, the Hawai`i State Legislature passed the Art-in-State-Buildings Law. Signed by Governor John A. Burns, the law established the Art in Public Places Program (APP) for the SFCA. Hawai‘i became the first state to set aside one percent of the construction and renovation costs of state buildings to acquire and commission works of visual art that beautify and humanize the built environment. The program distributes works of art in publicly accessible state buildings to expand opportunities for aesthetic and educational experiences as part of daily life. Over its fifty year history, the APP Collection has been recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary art of Hawai`i.


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The mission of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Courtesy of: Hawaii State Art Museum

Hawaii State Art Museum

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.

OUR MISSION
To promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai`i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts. The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services.

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The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.


For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.

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