LITTLE PICTURE SHOW
Hawaii Watercolor Society
August 29 - September 16
With special guests George Woollard and Jinja Kim’s carved and built table-top art 100 little paintings by 25 artists, framed and ready to hang. A selection of beautiful small carvings and objets created by renowned local artists George Woollard and Jinja Kim.
The Total Suspension of Disbelief
Moana Nepia and Rosanna Raymond
September 19 -30
The Total Suspension of Disbelief explores boundaries between public/private experiences of being visual/performing artists and subverts notions of Pacific art as exotic/sensational with work that is more contemplative/quiet Raymond (New Zealand/Samoa) - former fashion model, activates the Pacific notion ‘Va’ in provocative performance work. Nepia (Māori/English/Irish) visual artist and former ballet dancer/choreographer from a rugby family, completed a PhD on the Māori concept of ‘Te Kore’ – the void, and is a professor at UH Manoa’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies. Fresh from conducting separate projects at the Met Museum, both artists have exhibited and lived in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Europe. This is their first time working together.
"Fostering Ohana" with PlayBuilders of Hawaii
Currently there is a shortage of 70 foster homes on Oahu. National Statistics on Foster Children aging out of the System share dismal outcomes; only 58% graduate high school by the age of 19; less than 10% go on to college; 1 in 5 will become homeless; 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within two years of exiting the system. For most former foster children, problems exist in forming stable cohabiting situations, parenting and social relationships.
In an effort to help find more high quality foster homes and as a way to reach out to former foster youth, PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theater Company, in collaboration with Partners in Development, Queen Lili’ouklani Children’s Center, Catholic Charities, Hawai’i and other foster care helping organizations, is developing a play with the assistance of former foster youth, ages 18 to 26, while teaching them the art of acting and dance for one year, on Sunday nights at the ARTS at Marks Garage. In the spring of 2017, the finished play will be rehearsed and taken on a state-wide tour as a way to educate the public about this very important issue and hopefully recruit more foster homes. For more information on this project please go to www.playbuilders.org or contact Terri Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org.