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Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - JUNE 2023 - Lady Laritza "Lala" Labouche, Exhibits and More!
Date: Friday - 6/2/2023
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0307 or
Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday May 5th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm –
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ABOUT FIRST FRIDAY AT HISAM
Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! The Lēʻahi Gallery, POD, and our Sculpture Garden will be open! Come visit and enjoy performances in the garden! Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
In honor of Pride Month, HiSAM presents QASI Queer Arts Festival, including a performance with Lady Laritza “Lala” Labouche!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lady Laritza “Lala” Labouche (T.J. Keanu Tario) is a multifaceted composer, pianist, Hawaiian cultural practitioner by day, and ballroom vogue drag artist by night. She is the first Kanaka Maoli graduate of The Juilliard School, in the classical piano division, and The California Institute of the Arts.
Her compositions have been performed by ensembles including the New York Youth Symphony, the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra & the Attacca String Quartet. Performances for the concert stage include ‘Capriccio’ for One Piano/Four Hands commissioned by the Aloha International Piano Festival, and premiered by Lisa Nakamichi and Jon Nakamatsu (Gold Medalist at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition). The score to short film ‘A Fish Out of Water’ (dir. Daniel Schloss) was the Official 2017 Winner of Boundless in Brooklyn: A 48 Hour Dance Film Contest, and premiered at the Cinéma Majestic Passy/Écrans de Paris.
As a pianist, she has won awards at competitions including the Virginia Waring International Competition, Aloha International Piano Competition, and the Stecher & Horowitz NY Piano Competition. Notable performances include NPR’s From the Top radio show, Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, and Château de Fontainebleau in the Écoles d’Art Festival.
Film credits include The Jimmy Kimmel Show, HBOMax’s Generations, National campaigns for ULTA Beauty & Nintendo Switch, and ‘Crimson’s Cabaret’ short film (featured Winner at the Cannes World Film Festival).
Recently, T.J. was a faculty at The University of Southern California. In collaboration with esteemed playwright, Velina Hasu Houston, T.J. is workshopping a newly composed Hawaiian musical regarding the overthrow and imprisonment of Queen Liliʻuokalani. As a fellow of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, she is creating a multi-disciplinary performance piece ‘E aha ʻia ana ʻO Mauna Kea’, That brings continued awareness to the Protect Mauna Kea movement, Hawaiian Sovereignty, and Aloha ʻĀina. More of her portfolio can be found on instagram @laritzalabouche and website www.tjkeanutario.com
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2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit
Experience Hawaiʻi through the artwork of students! The annual Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit features award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12. Top award winning artworks will continue to the national level competition! Last day to view: Saturday, May 6, 2023. Free admission.
In the POD: “Under the Blue” Community Art Installation
Visiting student artist adding to the mural
Artist Solomon Enos
This community art installation in the first phase of an immersive art experience that explores the various zones of the ocean. Inspired by phytoplankton, Native Hawaiian artists Solomon Enos encourages people of all ages to make dots and dashes on the wall, which will turn into the backdrop of an immersive ocean performance venue for young people with developmental disabilities and disorders. This project is a partnership of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.
“Accession: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection”
“Accession: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection”
Gain insight into the diversity of artworks being created in Hawaiʻi today in this exhibit, displaying a selection of 51 recent additions to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ (SFCA) Art Public Places Collection by 38 artists. Artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection are displayed in state government sites across the islands, including schools, libraries, and state office buildings. The State Art Museum and Art in Public Places Collection are part of the SFCA Art in Public Places Program.
Artists: Amber Aguirre, Bernice Akamine, Margaret Barnaby, Derek Bencomo, Don Bernshouse, Jake Boggs, Tobias Brill, Allyn Bromley, Sean K. L. Browne, Gaye Chan, Melissa Chimera, Ghislaine D. Chock, Jonathan Yukio Clark, Debra Drexler, John Fackrell, Lynn Martin Graton, J. D. Griggs, Daven Hee and Joy Sanchez, Darius Homayounpour, Roen Hufford, May Izumi, John Krenik, Tom Lieber, Constance Liu, Licia McDonald, Emily McIlroy, Sarah Metz, Susan Mori, Richard Nelson, Carl Franklin Kaʻailaʻau Pao, Maya Lea Portner, Darold Ramelb, Don Shamblin, Esther Shimazu, Juvana Soliven, Dalani Tanahy, and Maile Yawata. “Accession” will be open through 2023.
Image: entrance to the “Accession: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection” exhibit. Front wall: “Takuan #1 – #6”, ceramic sculptures by Maile Yawata; left, “Ka Papa Honua (strata of earth)”, kapa by Roen Hufford; and on the right is “Feather Woman Wailing” (partial view), pastel and charcoal drawing by Emily McIlroy.
UNDER THE BLUE IN THE POD
This community art installation in the first phase of an immersive art experience that explores the various zones of the ocean. Inspired by phytoplankton, Native Hawaiian artist Solomon Enos encourages people of all ages to make dots and dashes on the wall, which will turn into the backdrop of an immersive ocean performance venue for young people with developmental disabilities and disorders.
This project is a partnership of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. On view in the ground floor Passion on Display (POD) exhibit space.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
•TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at www.thebus.org.
•The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at www.waikikitrolley.com.
•Biki Bikeshare – the closest Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
•Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.
There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only, closes at 8:00PM), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.
Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:
•Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
•Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
•State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.
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HAWAI‘I STATE ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Artworks on display in the Hawai‘i State Art Museum are from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, or student art competitions (the Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards and Annual Young Artists of Hawai‘i). Most of the Art in Public Places Collection is on display in public buildings, including schools, libraries, and state offices. The collection can be viewed and searched online: Art in Public Places Catalog.
Click here for current exhibits and more exhibit details
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ABOUT THE HAWAII STATE MUSEUM
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is located in No. 1 Capitol Distric Building at 250 South Hotel Street. The building is situated in the historic Hawaii Capital Cultural District, across from 'Iolani Palace and the State Capitol. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Hawai'i State Art Museum call (808) 586-0900
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