Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Alison Beste’s Oil Tanker Sunsets—musings on the process


  Alison Beste is an artist featured in the upcoming Artists of Hawaii 2015, opening July 2. Below is her meditation on her work process while shooting for her series Oil Tanker Sunsets one evening. Since the images  require a long shutter, anywhere from 2 minutes to 20 minutes, she spends a lot of time waiting, listening, and watching. For more on the Oil Tanker Sunsets series, see Alison’s previous post. 6:00pm Check MarineTraffic app. Research type of vessel, location, ship’s trajectory. Read more [...]

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Host BioBlitz 2015


 Sign Up Now to Join Top Scientists, Students and the Public in a Race to Count Species and Celebrate the Connection of Science and Hawaiian Culture 35th Annual Cultural Festival Moved to May and Expanded to Include Biodiversity HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawai‘i (April 7, 2015)—Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s diverse ecological zones provide refuge for many distinct plant and animal communities, including endangered endemic species such as the nēnē (Hawaiian goose), and the Mauna Loa silversword, Read more [...]

Kimee Balmilero guarantees you’ll LOL your pants at the first Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival


Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Kimee Balmilero’s professional credits include the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids series Hi-5, the original Broadway cast of Mamma Mia, and Hawaii Five-0. She studied improv with the famed Upright Citizens Brigade and has performed live at Radio City Music Hall and Second City-Hollywood. After racking up all that experience, Balmilero returned to Hawai‘i in 2012 and has been busy in the comedy scene ever since. Now she’s putting together the first ever Hawaii Read more [...]

Matson’s Eugene Savage murals now on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery


Are you kicking yourself because you never got a chance to see Art Deco Hawai‘i? (The hit show closed in January.) Well, one of the highlights of the show—six murals by Eugene Savage—are now on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery, thanks to Matson extending their loan of the paintings. “People had been asking me if Art Deco Hawai‘i could remain permanently on view,” says Theresa Papanikolas, curator of European and American art and Art Deco Hawai‘i. “We couldn’t do that, but the Read more [...]

Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Ready, steady, go!


Last Tuesday, the eight artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 gathered in museum director Stephan Jost’s office for an introduction to the upcoming exhibition, some words of guidance, and to meet each other and do presentations of their work. For Jost, it was especially to meet each other and see each other’s work. “We hope your work will influence each other,” said Jost. “I can’t name a single important artist who didn’t know other important artists”—event he notoriously Read more [...]

‘Artists of Hawai‘i 2015′ artists selected


Our website always gets a spike in visits whenever we post the artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i, which is what we did last Tuesday. In case you missed the exhibition page on our website or our Facebook post, we thought we’d share it in a blog post. This year, 249 artists submitted work for consideration for the Honolulu Museum of Art’s next biennial exhibition Artists of Hawai‘i. Out of that pool, museum director Stephan Jost, deputy director Allison Wong, and contemporary art Read more [...]

As lava nears homes in Hawaii, residents brace for evacuation order


Cassandra Pensa met her husband, Clinton Barricklow, in Northern California and decided to go to Hawaii eight years ago to fulfill their dream of living off the land. They eventually moved to Ka’ohe Homesteads, a rural area where the land was affordable partly because it is near an active…
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