CURRENT EXHIBITION

 
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IN THE BLACK A Visual Anthology
February 2-24
Featured works by
Nicole Maileen Woo & Mark “Feijao" Milligan II

FREE & Open to ALL Ages
 http://www.soulindigo.com/intheblack

The title “IN THE BLACK” A Visual Anthology is a step towards changing the narrative. Borrowing from the financial term “In the Black” we seek to flip the script on the misconception of African Americans, Africans and the Diaspora as “lacking/ impoverished”. The exhibits aims to refocus the lens on the innate wealth of the African people. Refocusing the narrative to one that tells the story of the descendants: the answered prayers of ancestors. With an intention to show connections between the African and Native Hawaiian culture.

For more Black History Month programming visit The Honolulu Museum of Art!

 
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"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 terri.madden@playbuilders.org.