Kahi is featured in this December 2014/January 2015 Hana Hou! magazine. Check it out if you can. Great story by Lee Cataluna, and awesome photos by Olivier Koning! Mahalo to editor Michael Shapiro and the gang at Hana Hou! Magazine. And, Mahalo to all of you for your continued support! Happy Holidays!
Maoli Arts Month is right around the corner. Visit www.maoliartsmonth.org for a full listing of events.
Kahi’s latest mural installed at the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo depicts his interpretation of the first eight Wa in the Kumulipo, the Hawaiian Creation Chant. Filled with marine life, it pays homage to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, or as we know it, Papahanaumokuakea, a marine national monument dedicated to resource protection, science, education, and cultural preservation. While Papahanaumokuakea has restricted access, the Mokupapapa Discovery Center acts as its gateway. Free and open to the public, when you’re in Hilo, please visit, 76 Kamehameha Ave.
View the coverage here, courtesy of Big Island Video News:
Ahh, the (occasional) benefits that come with these artsy jobs… Kahi was invited along with other maoli painters to do some painting in their cast member cafeteria…in exchange for Room & Board for the Family!!! How cool is that! We totally enjoyed the stay which was for 3days and 2nights. This place totally deserving to be the next best place for a Staycation! Aulani, see you in 2012! http://resorts.disney.go.com/aulani-hawaii-resort/
A special exhibit (thru Jan. 8, 2012) of paintings from the Forbidden City, China, a few not normally accessible to the Chinese public, this is your chance to view this amazing show! A lot of hard work went into this show of only two months. Check it out! Congrats especially to HAA curator Shawn Eichman, Larry Maruya and the gang at the Installations Department, and graphic designer Jared Stone. Visit http://honoluluacademy.org/art/exhibitions/11737-masterpieces_landscape_painting_forbidden_city for more info, and for everything else in between!
K&D on the Job:
Images from: http://www.facebook.com/honoluluacademy
Come see the “A Team”s recent creation installed at the ground floor of the Hawai’i Convention Center. Kumu, including Meleanna Meyer, Al Lagunero, Harinani Orme, Solomon Enos, and Kahi, along with Alaka’i and Haumana, created this 64 foot mural representing Indigenous economies. A lot of press and videos! Check them out! http://www.facebook.com/hawaiikakou, Google Hawai’i Kakou, YouTube Videos.
It’s that time again! Kahi will be offering bonsai classes this fall at the Academy Art Center. Please see the following link, http://www.honoluluacademy.org/learn/classes/flowers_plants/12254-contemporary_bonsai_studies to register. Classes start September 8th. Shown below is Richelle working on sumi painting techniques. Drawing and painting aids students in designing bonsai trees.