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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts DECEMBER 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue

  • It's Your Art
  • Exhibit Visits
  • HiSAM Event Calendar
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Scholastic Art Awards
  • Arts, Music, & Culture Calendar
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners
  • Get Involved
  • Holiday Closures

Art in Public Places: It's Your Art

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The Spirit of Lili‘uokalani / Marianna Pineda / bronze sculpture / 1981 / Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

photo: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Aloha Liliʻu event, to honor the 100th anniversary of Queen Liliʻuokalani's death, took place at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol on Saturday, November 11. At the ceremony, Governor David Y. Ige declared 2018 to be a year of remembrance of the queen to recognize her contributions to all of Hawaiʻi.

Photos and video by ʻŌiwi TV can be viewed on line: Aloha Liliʻu: Celebrating Our Queen

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.

Art in Public Places: Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (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 SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS

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

MAUI -- Annual Juried Exhibition 2018, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

MAUI -- Art Maui 2018, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

MAUI -- Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2018, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

O‘AHU -- Intimate Orbits: Mixed Media Works by Charlotte Forsythe and Juvana Soliven, Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu

O‘AHU -- Lift, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

O‘AHU -- Matt Shallenberger: The Leaping Place, Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu

O‘AHU -- Self Assembly: Ceramics by Christopher Edwards, Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu

O‘AHU -- Sharing the Knowledge: Nicholas Carone & Noreen Naughton, Kapi‘olani Community College, Koa Gallery, Honolulu

EXHIBITS VISITED SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawai‘i Nei 2017, Wailoa Center, Hilo.

O‘AHU - Between Ocean and Sky: Hana Yoshihata; Petricher Fall: Dana Brewer/Feeling of Movement: Derek Bencomo; and Trees: Hiroko Sakurai Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu

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.

AASC Exhibit Visits made earlier this year are posted on our website: Art in Public Places: Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits (October 2017), Art In Public Places: Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits (July 2017) and State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits (June 2017).

Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM)

HiSAM Event Calendar

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December 2017

First Friday, Skylark (holiday music), Friday December 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday, Lauhala Hui, 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. Presenter to be announced.

January 2018

First Friday, Ron and Pomai Loo, Friday January 5, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday, Passport to Imagination: Citizen of eARTh ID-making and Journeys into Art in the HiSAM galleries. Saturday, January 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch, Kent Severson, Conservation - Restoring Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged by War, Tuesday January 30, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

February 2018

First Friday, Julia Akatsu Stoyanov, classical piano, Friday, February 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday, activity to be announced. Saturday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch, Lynn Cook, Petroglyphs in Hawai‘i, Tuesday February 27, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

HawaiiSFCA@hawaii.gov

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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.

EMPHASIZED: eye on scale. This exhibition explores the various ways that artists play with scale, and how this in turn affects the viewer's responses and understanding. Opens Friday, October 6.

HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity. This exhibition 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 exhibition and is currently scheduled to run beyond 2018.

Process Under Pressure. Showcasing a diverse selection of prints, this exhibition focuses on traditional printmaking techniques.

TEMPORARY CLOSURES

The No. 1 Capitol District Building (the state office building which houses the SFCA and HiSAM) will occasionally be closed for building renovation work. This includes the front lawn, Sculpture Garden, cafe, and gift shop. These closures will be posted to the SFCA news blog (sfca.hawaii.gov) as well as the SFCA and HiSAM social media.

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

Hawaii's Poet Laureate in Wyoming

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Kealoha, Hawaii's Poet Laureate, presented and performed at a STEM To STEAM workshop (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) for the Wyoming Arts Summit professional development conference in November. Kealoha is the first Poet Laureate of Hawaiʻi, and holds a degree from MIT in Nuclear Physics. He is an Artistic Teaching Partner for the SFCA's Artists in the Schools Program. You can read more about his work at kealohapoetry.com.

Photo credit: Ronen Zilberman

Poetry Out Loud

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Getting ready for Poetry Out Loud? Video tips and examples have been posted by Poetry Out Loud on YouTube: POL Tips and Examples

High school teachers of public, private, charter or home schools that wish to host official POL events should contact the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. December 20, 2017, is the deadline for schools to register to participate. The state final competition will be held in Honolulu on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Neighbor Island winners will have their airfare to Honolulu paid for. Call 808-839-9885 ext. 704, or email edadmin@htyweb.org. Program materials, poems, and resources are available at www.poetryoutloud.org.

Read more on our website: Coming Up: Poetry Out Loud 2018

"Poetry is important to me because it speaks on a different frequency than any other language. It talks more directly to your soul than words simply strung together." - POL Hawai‘i contestant

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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Hawai‘i state legislators visiting the 54th AnnualHawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit

Submissions open until December 14, 2017

Hawaii Art Region deadline: December 14, 2017, 5:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time (11:59 EST)

Hawaii Art Region contact: State of Hawai‘i Department of Education, Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709, michelle_chun@notes.k12.hi.us

Entry instructions, forms, and additional information: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Guidelines & Deadlines

Check out this brief overview of the important changes you need to be aware of before submitting your work: Changes to the Scholastic Awards - What You Need to Know

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 -- 12. It is a symbol of excellence that can bolster resumes, college applications and scholarship applications. All National Award recipients earn a place on the National Recipient list. Selected works will be featured in the National Catalog and The Best Teen Writing anthology. Works receiving Gold Key awards move on to the national level judging.

The Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum displays artwork by students from across the state. The competition is open to all students (public, charter, home, and private) grades 7 - 12.

Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar

The following events are sponsored in part by the SFCA 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, sponsored in part by the SFCA Folk & Traditional Arts program, 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. Mid-November 2017 Arts & Culture Calendar (includes November events)

MAUI -- Hawaii Opera Theatre's Opera Express. No More Mr. Bad Wolf.

12/04, 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m., Makawao Public Library. Free.

For more information: Hawaiʻi State Public Library Upcoming Events (Maui)

MAUI -- Hawaii Opera Theatre's Opera Express. No More Mr. Bad Wolf.

12/05, 6:30 -- 7:30 p.m., Kihei Public Library. Free.

For more information: Hawaiʻi State Public Library Upcoming Events (Maui)

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 - Chamber Music Hawaii. The Annual Holiday Concerts.

12/04, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral of St. Andrew (downtown Honolulu)

12/11, 7:30 p.m., Palikū Theatre (Windward Community College, Kāneʻohe)

For more information: Chamber Music Hawaii

O‘AHU -- Diamond Head Theatre. A Charlie Brown Christmas.

12/01 -- 12/23. For more information: Diamond Head Theatre

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

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Jeff Peterson & Mālama ʻĀina: Concerto for Slack Key Guitar and Orchestra.

12/10, Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall (Honolulu)

For more information: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Youth Symphony. Symphony Program Winter Concert with David Shifrin, Clarinet.

12/03, 4:00 p.m. Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall (Honolulu). Free.

For more information: Hawaii Youth Symphony

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Youth Symphony. Academy Program Winter Concert.

12/09, 2:00 p.m., Kaimukī High School (Honolulu). Free.

For more information: Hawaii Youth Symphony

O‘AHU -- Kumu Kahua Theatre. The Wild Birds.

11/02 - 12/03/2017. For more information: Kumu Kahua Theatre.

O‘AHU - The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College. Fall Choir Concert.

12/02, 7:00 p.m., Alternate Space/AM 101 (Leeward Community College, Pearl City)

For more information: The Leeward Theatre

O‘AHU - The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College. Fall Guitar Concert.

12/03, 4:00 p.m., Alternate Space/AM 101 (Leeward Community College, Pearl City)

For more information: The Leeward Theatre

O‘AHU -- Paʻi Arts Gallery. ʻUkēkē Hoʻopili Hou.

12/08/2017. Mahi La Pierre, Lance Genson, ʻIliahi Shawn Doo, Errol Kiaʻi Lee, and Kunāne Wooton will be sharing music and stories about the ʻukēkē, Hawaii's only indigenous string instrument, at the Paʻi Arts Gallery in Ala Moana Shopping Center.

For more information: PAʻI Foundation

Coming up in 2018

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawaii Youth Symphony, Youth Symphony I, Kahilu Theatre (Waimea). For more information: Hawaii Youth Symphony

O‘AHU - Chamber Music Hawaii, The Russian Connection.

For more information: Chamber Music Hawaii

O‘AHU -- Manoa Valley Theatre. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery; Fun Home; Shear Madness; The Princess and the Iso Peanut. For more information: Manoa Valley Theatre

SFCA Board of Commissioners

Next meeting: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

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)

The Practical Advocate: Communicating about Arts Controvery

An update to the Practical Advocate series and new materials, this expanded edition was designed to help government arts agencies and cultural advocates address arts controversies and promote constructive dialogue about the arts in community life.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 (SFCA) 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 SFCA 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 SFCA appoints thecommittee members -- generally composed of two SFCA 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 (SFCA), 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 SFCA, 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 SFCA 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; Yvonne Cheng: Recent Works; The 2017 HiSAM Portfolio Artists Show; and Across Generations: Charles Higa and Michael Teruya. Friends of HiSAM has also hosted a soft opening for the new museum gift shop, HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI.

The museum cafe and museum gift shop are independently operated under a lease agreement between the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Accounting and General Services.

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

Christmas - Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Day - Monday, January 1, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 15, 2018

President's Day - Monday, Feburary 19, 2018

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day - Monday, March 26, 2018

Good Friday - Friday, March 30, 2018

Memorial Day - Monday, May 28, 2018

King Kamehameha I Day - Monday, June 11, 2018

Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Statehood Day - Friday, August 17, 2018

Labor Day - Monday, September 3, 2018

General Election Day - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Veterans' Day - Monday, November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas - Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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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