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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts July 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Exhibit Visits
  • Art in Public Places
  • HiSAM Event Calendar
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • In This Issue
  • Arts Chat 5
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners
  • Get Involved
  • Holiday Closures

National Endowment for the Arts

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Cyril Pahinui Receives Top Honor from the NEA

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 working in the folk and traditional arts. On July 20, 2017, the NEA is announced the nine 2017 National Heritage Fellowship recipients, who will each receive $25,000 and will be honored in Washington, DCthis September. Hawaii's slack key guitar master Cyril Pahinui is one of the recipients.

"The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to honor these individuals for artistic mastery, as well as a commitment to sharing their traditions," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "Our nation is a richer, more vibrant place because of these artists and the art forms they practice."

Read more about the NEA 2017 National Heritage Fellowship on their website: www.arts.gov

Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

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Visual Art Consultants Gaye Chan and Deborah Nehmad with Art in Public Places Manager Karen Ewald at the AASC visit to the "An After School Special" exhibit in May. If you are interested in volunteering as a Visual Art Consultant, please visit our website for an application and additional information: Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art

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The SFCA sent an Acquisition Award Selection Committees (AASC) to the Wall-Mounted Ceramics by Yoko Haar and Licia McDonald, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center; Paper Processes: Works by Denise Karabinus, Paula Nokes, and Nisha Pinjani, the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center; A Climate of Change at Kahilu Theatre (Kahilu Theatre Foundation) in April, and the An After School Special exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, featuring works by graduate students at the University of Hawai`i-Mānoa and curated by GRRIC Contemporary, in May.

The role of the AASC is to make recommendations to the SFCA 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.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS

The HSFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these upcoming exhibits:

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only! 7th Juried Competition, Wailoa Center Gallery, Hilo.

KAUA‘I - Art Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Society of Artists Gallery at Kukui Grove Center, Līhu‘e

O‘AHU - Angels and Transgressors, Koa Art Gallery, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility, International Mokuhanga Conference, The Gallery, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Fiber Journeys - Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Hawaii's Woodshow 2017 Na La‘au o Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

An AASC for selected works from the 2017 Honolulu Biennal has also been approved by the SFCA Board of Commissioners.

For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a visual art consultant, please visit our website: Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.

Art in Public Places

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Artworks at the Waipahu Public Library - from left to right, Kalakupua / Scott Sullivan / hollow wood form of Norfolk Island pine, Koa / 2001, Cat Dancer Inspired by Shiva Overcomes the Demon of Love / S. Kay Mura / terra cotta sculpture / 1994, and Crossfire / Linda Iwamoto / fiber basket / 1986. All works from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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. Kay Mura (Cat Dancer Inspired by Shiva Overcomes the Demon of Love), John Mydock (Natural Edge Tangerine Vase), Takashi Nakazato (Large Bowl), Scott Sullivan (Kalakupua), Wan Man To (Common People #1), and Sally W. Worcestor (Jacaranda Mist). Additional artworks currently scheduled for installation at the library: Jackie Mild Lau (The Three Not So Little Pigs & The Not So Big Not So Bad Wolf), Harue McVay (Cuttlepus 2), Yukio Ozaki (Story-Book Mountain), and Cynthia Tsukahara (Big Top).

For more information about the history and purpose of the Art in Public Places Program, please visit our website: Art in Public Places Program Purpose & History.

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.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM)

HiSAM Event Calendar

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July 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Star-Studded Evening of Jazz with the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, Friday July 7, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Friends of the Hawai`i State Art Museum will also be hosting the soft opening of the new gift shop, HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art + Flea.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Shadow Puppets (Bonnie Kim) Saturday July 8, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Janet Carafa: The Art of Mime - Touching the Invisible. Tuesday July 25, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Exhibits closing: He Makana and Process Under Pressure. Saturday, July 8, will be the last day to view He Makana at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. This exhibit is a collection of Hawaiian art and paintings gifted to the state of Hawai`i in honor of Mary Gertrude Joan Damon Haig. The exhibit will travel to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) in October. Read more about the exhibit on our website: He Makana. The Process Under Pressure exhibit features contemporary prints that use traditional printmaking techniques. Read more about the exhibit on our website: Process Under Pressure.

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August 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Shoji Ledward, Friday August 4, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Hawaii Potters' Guild. Saturday August 12, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Yvonne Cheng, Tuesday August 29, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

September 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Dayton Watanabe, Friday September 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Hawaii Craftsmen. Saturday September 9, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Assistant Professor Megan Porter - Science and Art, Tuesday September 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

October 2017

Hawai`i Children & Youth Day, Sunday October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

First Friday at HiSAM, Teishinkai Hawaii Shibu (Okinawan folk music), Friday October 6, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Saturday October 14, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Associate Professor Mary Babcock, visual and performance artist,Tuesday October 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

November 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, James McCarthy (Celtic folk music & storytelling), Friday November 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Saturday November 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Associate Professor Mary Babcock, visual and performance artist,Tuesday November 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

December 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Skylark (recorders), Friday December 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Saturday December 9, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Tuesday December 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Hawaii State Art Museum Facebook Event Calendar - subscribe to the HiSAM Facebook calendar or click "interested" on events to get reminders!

Hawai`i Youth Symphony

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HYS alumni performing at the June 2017 First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum.

Visitors to the June 2017 First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum enjoyed an evening of live music with alumi from the Hawaii Youth Symphony. Performers included Randy Wong, HYS Executive Director. HYS receives funding from the SFCA's Biennium Grants program for their educational outreach.

Read more about HYS on their website: www.hiyouthsymphony.org

Current Exhibits

Exhibits in the Hawai`i State Art Museum galleries are of works that are either in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts or are a part of an educational program through the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (such as the annual Hawai`i Regional Scholastic Art Awards). Please note that exhibit dates may change - if you are planning a visit to a specific exhibit and would like to make sure it is still on view, please call the SFCA office at (808) 586-0300 or email hawaiisfca@hawaii.gov.

ACCESSION. A selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection from across the state of Hawai‘i. This exhibit will be temporarily closed from Saturday July 8, 2017 to mid-September 2017.

He Makana: The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection of Hawaiian Art, Painting and Prints. A distinguished collection of traditional Hawaiian crafts, paintings and prints presented to the state of Hawai‘i in honor of the life of Mary Joan Damon Haig. Last day to view at HiSAM: Saturday July 8, 2017. This exhibit will travel to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) in October.

HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity. This exhibit tells a story of the past examining the overlapping influences of nature's bounty and human impact on a fragile environment. This is a long-term exhibit and is currently scheduled to run beyond 2018.

Process Under Pressure. An exhibit of prints, focused on basic printmaking techniques while highlighting the diversity and complexity found within the medium. Last day to view: Saturday July 8, 2017

HiSAM Location & Parking

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is located at 250 South Hotel Street, corner of Richards and S. Hotel Street, in downtown Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Admission is always free! Parking available across the street in the Ali'i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea St., cash only), metered parking at Iolani Palace, or metered street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop in front of or close to the building.

Visit our website: HiSAM Visitor Information

Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar

The following events are sponsored in part by the HSFCA Biennium Grants program, providing public funding (through appropriations from the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts) to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i, or in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). Program availability and information is subject to change without notice; please contact the hosting organizations to confirm program information.KAUA‘I - Garden Island Arts Council. July 2017 Arts & Culture Calendar.

MAUI -- Portuguese Association of Maui. Informational history and culture segments on the Sounds of Portugal radio show (KEWE 1240 AM/95.5 FM/KEWE 1240.com).

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)/The ARTS at Marks Garage July 2017 Event Calendar

O‘AHU -- Manoa Valley Theatre. Happily Eva Afta.

6/29 -- 7/16/2017. For more information, including showtimes and ticket prices: Manoa Valley Theatre

O‘AHU -- Moanalua Gardens Foundation. 40th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival at Iolani Palace.

7/15 -- 7/16/2017. For more information: Moanalua Gardens Foundation

Coming up in 2017

HAWAI`I ISLAND - Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

9/15 -- 10/22/2017. Kahilu Theatre Gallery - Waimea. For more information: Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui

OAHU -- Hawaii Craftsmen. Raku Exhibit 2017.

9/08 -- 10/07/2017, Gallery `Iolani (Windward Community College). Free admission.

For more information: Hawaii Craftsmen

O`AHU -- Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

8/25 -- 9/10/2017. Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery. For more information: Hawai`i Handweavers' Hui

Arts Chat 5

Arts Chat 5

Donkey Mill Arts Center (78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Kona side of Hawai`i Island)

9:00 - 10:00 am

The Arts Chat program convenes artists, arts organizations and people who care about the arts to explore collaborative ways that we can work together to promote, preserve and perpetuate the arts in our community.

Arts Chat IV took place on May 24, 2017, and was broadcast live on Facebook. A video recording of the event with Kehau Yap of Senator Mazie Hirono's office, SFCA Board Commissioners Noelle Kahanu and Karen Tiller Polivka, and Terry Liu of the Hawai‘i Art Alliance is available on the SFCA Facebook page.

Arts Chat 5 will be followed by a Strategic Planning Listening Session for the SFCA in collaboration with Pacific Policy Research Center. The session purpose is to collect broad, public input on how the SFCA should prioritize its time, efforts, and resources to help arts and culture flourish in Hawai`i in its 2019-2023 strategic plan. For more infomation, contact Mary Lee, PPRC, marylee@pprchawaii.org, (808) 223-7391.

SFCA Board of Commissioners

Message from Chairperson Patricia Hamamoto:

Aloha Kakou,

As you know, we have commissioners whose terms ended a year ago as well as this June. While waiting for the governor to make his selection or reappointment, we were fortunate to have their ongoing commitment and dedication as they continued to participate in our meetings and projects.

Having said the above and on behalf of the Commissioners and SFCA, I would like to thank both Michael Moore (Maui) and Joel Guy (Kauai) for their years of service on the Commission. Without a doubt, they made an impact on our actions.

As we say Aloha and thank you to Mike and Joel, we also welcome and congratulate our new Maui Commissioner, Dr. Clyde M. Sakamoto, retired Maui College Chancellor Emeritus, and our new Kauai Commissioner, Ms. Nalani Brun, Office of Economic Development, County of Kauai. Additionally, congratulations to Sherman Warner, returning Commissioner at Large.

Mahalo,

Pat Hamamoto

Chair, SFCA Board of Commissioners

Next meeting: Wednesday July 19, 2017.

Donkey Mill Art Center (78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa, Kona side of Hawai`i Island)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This board meeting will be preceded by Arts Chat 5 at 9:00 am.

Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. All meetings take place in the Multipurpose Room of the No. 1 Capitol District building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu (Hawai`i State Art Museum), unless otherwise noted. Meetings and agendas are posted just prior to the meetings on the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events. Select "State Foundation on Culture and the Arts" from the search menu.

Get Involved

Americans for the Arts AEP5

The results are in: Americans for the Arts' fifth Arts & Economic Prosperity study reveals that the nonprofit arts industry generates $166 billion in economic activity, supporting 4.6 million jobs nationally and generating $27.5 billion in government revenue. Dive in to AEP5 and learn why the arts mean business! #AEP5 Read more on the Americans for the Arts website

Advocacy for the National Endowment for the Arts

Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts, a fact based piece to equip policymakers, philanthropists and advocates alike to make a case for public investments in the arts. (The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)

Produced by Ovation TV, drawing on research from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts, Small Investment, Big Returns highlights the leveraging power of public arts funding.

Designed for civic leaders and cultural advocates, Why Should Government Support the Arts? invites conversation about the value of the arts to American communities. It includes extensive research citations to support fact based debate. (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)

Practical Advocacy for the Arts

The National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA) has been publishing a Practical Advocate series, designed for state arts agency council members and grantees. Offering succinct guidance for promoting the community benefits of the arts, the most recent additions summarize talking points, debunking common myths regarding public support for the arts, and provide advocacy action recommendations (along with useful advocacy dos and don'ts). The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is Hawaii's state arts agency and has a NASAA membership. Read more on the NASAA website

The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) seeks volunteers, particularly on the Neighbor Islands, with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as Visual Arts Consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees.The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendationsto the HSFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project,including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of theartist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and makerecommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The HSFCA appoints thecommittee members -- generally composed of two HSFCA commissioners, two staff members,and three visual arts consultants. The application form is available here:Visual Arts Consultants Application.

Questions?

Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or karen.a.ewald@hawaii.gov.

The Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (Friends of HiSAM) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to work effectively with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), which operates the museum, and its professional staff to enhance and support the work of the museum, its ancillary programs, and amenities.

In supporting the mission of the HSFCA, the Friends of HiSAM have four objectives: (1) expose and engage all grade school students at the museumto the arts in Hawai‘i, (2) encourage all high schooland college students who are focused on the arts through meaningful events and programs at the museum (3) expose, excite, educate and engage those living in and visiting our state to the art and artists of Hawai‘i through visits to the museum, and (4) assist the HSFCA in the recognition of Hawaii's art and artists. Most recently, Friends of HiSAM has hosted exhibits of local artists in the museum restaurant, Artizen by MW (Harry Tsuchidana: Forgotten Paintings; Across Generations, featuring Satoru Abe, Hamilton Kobayashi, and Kainoa Gruspe); Across Generations II, featuring Ka-Ning Fong and Erin Marquez), and Yvonne Cheng: Recent Works.

Questions?

For more information, including how to make a donation, contact Friends of HiSAM at friendsofhisam@gmail.com or visit the Friends of HiSAM Facebook page. (808) 536-2644.

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (operated by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts) is looking for enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to assist museum visitors and help offer a greater understanding of the exhibitions currently on view. If you have an interest or background in the arts, we encourage you to volunteer.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Gallery Attendant -- Assist visitors in the galleries.
  • Info Desk Attendant -- Greet and orient visitors to the museum.
  • Docent -- Conduct tours of the exhibitions.
  • Education Assistant -- Assist with education programs.
  • Special Events Assistant -- Assist staff in event coordination.
  • General Clerical Help -- Assist staff in office chores.

Please download an application form:HiSAM Volunteer Application Form,and return completed form to: Visitor Services, HSFCA, 250 S. Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Questions?
For more information or to request a Volunteer Application Form by mail, contact Scott Young, HiSAM Visitor Services Manager, at scott.m.young@hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-9959.

Holiday Closures

Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Statehood Day - Friday, August 18, 2017

Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017

Veterans' Day - Friday, November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas - Monday, December 25, 2017

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, 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(Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).


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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.

HOURS:
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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