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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts August 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Official Governor's Portrait
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners
  • Exhibit Visits
  • Art in Public Places
  • HiSAM Event Calendar
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners
  • Get Involved
  • Holiday Closures

Official Governor's Portrait Unveiled

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The official portrait of Gov. Neil Abercrombie, an oil on canvas painting by Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa, was unveiled July 21, 2017, at a dedication ceremony in the Hawai‘i State Art Museum Sculpture Garden.

Portraits of Hawai‘i territorial and state governors have been commissioneddating back to the 1912 painting of the Honorable Sanford B. Dole, Hawai‘i's first territorial governor. Gov. Abercrombie's portrait is the 18th in the series. Portraits are displayed in the governor's office at the State Capitol.

The 48-by-36-inch painting depicts Gov. Abercrombie standing at the lanai at Washington Place, a position from which he often addressed guests at various official ceremonies and events during his years of service (2010 -- 2014). The portrait will take its place within the Office of the Governor's Ceremonial Room at the State Capitol, alongside the other state gubernatorial portraits.

Read more on our website: Governor Neil Abercrombie's Official Portrait Unveiled

Photo credit: Sean A. Tegarden

SFCA Board of Commissioners in Kona

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Clockwise from top left: Hawai`i Island Commissioner Sherman Warner speaking to the Arts Chat audience; Hawai`i Island Commissioner Jane Clement chatting with DMAC Artistic Director Hiroki Morinoue; SFCA Board Commissioners and staff members on a tour of the DMAC facilities; DMAC welcome sign

The SFCA's fifth Arts Chat event was held at the Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) in Holualoa (Kona side of Hawai`i Island) on July 19, 2017. The session was immediately followed by a site visit for SFCA Board Commissioners and staff members, a Strategic Planning listening session run by the (Pacific Policy Research Center) PPRC for attendees and the SFCA general board meeting.

The Arts Chat program convenes artists, arts organizations and people who care about the arts to explore collaborative ways that we can work together to promote, preserve and perpetuate the arts in our community. Commissioner Warner led the discussion on the successes and challenges faced by Hawai`i Island artists and arts organizations.

The purpose of the Strategic Planning listening session was to collect broad, public input on how the SFCA should prioritize its time, efforts and resources to help arts and culture flourish in Hawai`i in its 2019-2023 strategic plan. Participants were asked to give input on the kinds of programs, services, resources and opportunities they would like to see the SFCA provide in their community, and across the state.

The SFCA Board held their General Meeting in the afternoon. The meeting included presentations from Hawai`i Island arts organizations (East Hawaii Cultural Council, Hawaii Concert Society, Kahilu Theatre Foundation, Kona Choral Society, and the Kona Historical Society). Other agenda items included Artists in the Schools Grants Panel Recommendations for School Year 2017-2018, Biennium Grants Panel Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, purchase/gift recommendations for the Art in Public Places Collection, exhibit recommendations for Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits, Art Advisory Committee Member Recommendations (Filipino Veterans of WWII Memorial), and Artist Recommendations (Kea`au Elementary School, Princess Nahienaena Elementary School, Waimea Canyon Middle School).

Next SFCA board meeting: Wednesday September 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m. (please note that date and time are subject to change; the most current information will be posted to the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events)

Unless otherwise specified, the public is invited to attend SFCA Standing Committee and Commission Meetings. All meetings take place in the Multipurpose Room of the No. 1 Capitol District building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu (Hawai`i State Art Museum), unless otherwise noted. Meetings and agendas are posted just prior to the meetings on the State of Hawai‘i Calendar of Events. Select "State Foundation on Culture and the Arts" from the search menu.

Please Join Us for Arts Chat 6

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Please join us for an Arts Chat convening focused on arts and economics.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

No. 1 Capitol District Building, Multipurpose Room (ground floor)

250 South Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy for Americans for the Arts, will present the results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) report. Datafor AEP5 was collected from 341 study regions across all50 states, and provides specific and reliable information about spending by artsorganizations and event-related spending by their audiences. The previous study done in 2011 revealed that the non-profit artsand culture industry generated $160 million in the State of Hawai‘i. Thefigures for AEP5 are even more compelling - $205.6 million. Randy will report onbothnational and state figures, and also discuss information from the Bureauof Economic Analysis that indicates that a surprising 4% of the GrossDomesticProduct is attributed to arts and culture.

Georja Skinner, Chief Officer, Creative Industries Division, State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, will give metrics and information on the impact of Creative Industries in Hawai‘i.

The reports can be downloaded from the Hawaii Arts Alliance: AEP5

Register online: Arts Chat

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Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

In July, the SFCA convened an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) for selected works from the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, including approval of studio visits to selected artists with work in the Biennial.

The role of the AASC is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of SFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT VISITS

The SFCA Board of Commissioners has approved Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) visits to these upcoming exhibits:

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Abstract Only! 7th Juried Competition, Wailoa Center Gallery, Hilo.

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawai‘i Nei 2017, Wailoa Center, Hilo.

KAUA‘I - Art Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Society of Artists Gallery at Kukui Grove Center, Līhu‘e

O‘AHU - Angels and Transgressors, Koa Art Gallery, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility, International Mokuhanga Conference, The Gallery, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Between Ocean and Sky: Hana Yoshihata; Petricher Fall: Dana Brewer/Feeling of Movement: Derek Bencomo; and Trees: Hiroko Sakurai Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu.

O‘AHU - Fiber Journeys - Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Hawaii's Woodshow 2017 Na La‘au o Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

O‘AHU - Hawaii Craftsmen 50th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition, Hawaii Craftsmen, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu

For more information on AASCs, including how to invite a committee to an exhibit, or to volunteer as a visual art consultant, please visit our website: Art in Public Places Relocatable Works of Art. For more information about specific exhibits, please contact the exhibit host organizations.

Art in Public Places

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Hula Kahiko at Kona International Airport / Lark Dimond-Cates / bronze sculpture / 2000 / Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

The Art in Public Places Collection can be viewed online and searched by artist name, artwork title, type of media, and more. Click here to begin browsing. You can also search the Public Art Archive for permanently installed artworks in the collection, such as sculptures at public buildings.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM)

TEMPORARY CLOSURES

The Diamond Head gallery (including the I Love Art hands-on activity gallery and the Accession exhibit) is closed through mid-September 2017 during a building renovation project.

The Sculpture Garden and second floor courtyard are temporarily closed during building renovation activities and are anticipated to re-open later this year.

HiSAM Event Calendar

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August 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Shoji Ledward, Friday August 4, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Hawaii Potters' Guild. Saturday August 12, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Arts Chat: Hawaii's Creative Economy, Wednesday August 16, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Ground floor Multipurpose Room. For more information, and to register for this free event: Arts Chat 6

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Yvonne Cheng, Tuesday August 29, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Artizen, the museum cafe, will be temporarily closed August 14 - 21.

September 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Dayton Watanabe, Friday September 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Friends of the Hawai`i State Art Museum will also be hosting the grand opening of the new gift shop, HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art + Flea.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Hawaii Craftsmen. Saturday September 9, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Assistant Professor Megan Porter - Science and Art, Tuesday September 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

October 2017

Hawai`i Children & Youth Day, Sunday October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

First Friday at HiSAM, Teishinkai Hawaii Shibu (Okinawan folk music), Friday October 6, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Saturday October 14, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Associate Professor Mary Babcock, visual and performance artist,Tuesday October 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

November 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, James McCarthy (Celtic folk music & storytelling), Friday November 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Saturday November 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", UHM Associate Professor Mary Babcock, visual and performance artist,Tuesday November 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

December 2017

First Friday at HiSAM, Skylark (recorders), Friday December 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday at HiSAM, Saturday December 9, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch "Meet the Artist", Tuesday December 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Star-Studded Evening of Jazz

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Visitors to the July 2017 First Friday at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum enjoyed an evening of live music at the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights' annual Star-Studded Evening of Jazz. Featured entertainers included Mike Lewis & Friends, Renee Ebalaroza, Amber Ricci, Genai, and Starr Kalahiki.

HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art + Flea had their soft opening during the July First Friday. Owner Lisa Shiroma (center) can be contacted at hisammuseumgalleryshop@gmail.com or via Instagram (@hisam_gs_mori) or Facebook (@hisammuseumgs).

TEMPORARY CLOSURES

The Diamond Head gallery (including the I Love Art hands-on activity gallery and the Accession exhibit) is closed through mid-September 2017 during a building renovation project.

The Sculpture Garden and second floor courtyard are temporarily closed during building renovation activities and are anticipated to re-open later this year.

Current Exhibits

Exhibits in the Hawai`i State Art Museum galleries are of works that are either in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts or are a part of an educational program through the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (such as the annual Hawai`i Regional Scholastic Art Awards). Please note that exhibit dates may change - if you are planning a visit to a specific exhibit and would like to make sure it is still on view, please call the SFCA office at (808) 586-0300 or email hawaiisfca@hawaii.gov.

ACCESSION. A selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection from across the state of Hawai‘i. This exhibit will be temporarily closed from Saturday July 8, 2017 to mid-September 2017.

HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity. This exhibit tells a story of the past examining the overlapping influences of nature's bounty and human impact on a fragile environment. This is a long-term exhibit and is currently scheduled to run beyond 2018.

HiSAM Location & Parking

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is located at 250 South Hotel Street, corner of Richards and S. Hotel Street, in downtown Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Admission is always free! Parking available across the street in the Ali'i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea St., cash only), metered parking at Iolani Palace, or metered street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop in front of or close to the building.

Visit our website: HiSAM Visitor Information

Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar

The following events are sponsored in part by the HSFCA Biennium Grants program, providing public funding (through appropriations from the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts) to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i, or in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). Program availability and information is subject to change without notice; please contact the hosting organizations to confirm program information.

KAUA‘I - Garden Island Arts Council. Mid-July 2017 Arts & Culture Calendar (includes August events)

MAUI - Ebb & Flow Arts. Violin Synergy Festival. Free admission.

8/04 at A`ali`ikuhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall

8/05 at Makawao Union Church

8/06 at Keawalai Congregational Church

For more information: Ebb & Flow Arts

MAUI -- Portuguese Association of Maui. Informational history and culture segments on the Sounds of Portugal radio show (KEWE 1240 AM/95.5 FM/KEWE 1240.com).

O‘AHU -- East-West Center Arts Program & University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Outreach College. Asia Pacific Dance Festival. 7/27 - 8/06, University of Hawai`i at Manoa campus. For more information: Asia Pacific Dance Festival

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)/The ARTS at Marks Garage August 2017 Event Calendar

O`AHU -- Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

8/25 -- 9/10/2017. Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery. For more information: Hawaii Handweavers' Hui

O`AHU - Kumu Kahua Theatre, Who Killed Gilbert Botello?

8/24 - 9/24/2017. Kumu Kahua Theatre. For more information: Kumu Kahua Theatre

Coming up in 2017

HAWAI‘I ISLAND - Hawai‘i Handweavers' Hui Juried Biennial Exhibition, Fiber Journeys.

9/15 -- 10/22/2017. Kahilu Theatre Gallery - Waimea. For more information: Hawaii Handweavers' Hui

O‘AHU - Diamond Head Theatre, 2017-2018 Season. For more information: Diamond Head Theatre

O‘AHU -- Hawaii Craftsmen. Raku Exhibit 2017.

9/08 -- 10/07/2017, Gallery ‘Iolani (Windward Community College). Free admission.

For more information: Hawaii Craftsmen

Get Involved

Advocacy for the National Endowment for the Arts

Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts, a fact based piece to equip policymakers, philanthropists and advocates alike to make a case for public investments in the arts. (The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)

Produced by Ovation TV, drawing on research from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts, Small Investment, Big Returns highlights the leveraging power of public arts funding.

Designed for civic leaders and cultural advocates, Why Should Government Support the Arts? invites conversation about the value of the arts to American communities. It includes extensive research citations to support fact based debate. (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)

Practical Advocacy for the Arts

The National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA) has been publishing a Practical Advocate series, designed for state arts agency council members and grantees. Offering succinct guidance for promoting the community benefits of the arts, the most recent additions summarize talking points, debunking common myths regarding public support for the arts, and provide advocacy action recommendations (along with useful advocacy dos and don'ts). The Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is Hawaii's state arts agency and has a NASAA membership. Read more on the NASAA website

The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) seeks volunteers, particularly on the Neighbor Islands, with expertise and knowledge in the visual arts field to serve as Visual Arts Consultants on Art Advisory Committees and Acquisition Award Selection Committees.The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to make recommendationsto the HSFCA regarding the development and design of a given commissioned art project,including location, medium, distinguishing features of the artwork, and selection of theartist. The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committees is to review and makerecommendations regarding the purchase of works of art. The HSFCA appoints thecommittee members -- generally composed of two HSFCA commissioners, two staff members,and three visual arts consultants. The application form is available here:Visual Arts Consultants Application.

Questions?

Contact Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Manager, at (808) 586-9950 or karen.a.ewald@hawaii.gov.

The Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (Friends of HiSAM) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to work effectively with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), which operates the museum, and its professional staff to enhance and support the work of the museum, its ancillary programs, and amenities.

In supporting the mission of the HSFCA, the Friends of HiSAM have four objectives: (1) expose and engage all grade school students at the museumto the arts in Hawai‘i, (2) encourage all high schooland college students who are focused on the arts through meaningful events and programs at the museum (3) expose, excite, educate and engage those living in and visiting our state to the art and artists of Hawai‘i through visits to the museum, and (4) assist the HSFCA in the recognition of Hawaii's art and artists. Most recently, Friends of HiSAM has hosted exhibits of local artists in the museum restaurant, Artizen by MW: Harry Tsuchidana: Forgotten Paintings; Across Generations, featuring Satoru Abe, Hamilton Kobayashi, and Kainoa Gruspe; Across Generations II, featuring Ka-Ning Fong and Erin Marquez; and Yvonne Cheng: Recent Works. Friends of HiSAM has also hosted a soft opening for the new museum gift shop, HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art + Flea.

The museum cafe and museum gift shop are independently operated under a lease agreement between the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Accounting and General Services.

Questions?

For more information, including how to make a donation, contact Friends of HiSAM at friendsofhisam@gmail.com or visit the Friends of HiSAM Facebook page. (808) 536-2644.

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (operated by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts) is looking for enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to assist museum visitors and help offer a greater understanding of the exhibitions currently on view. If you have an interest or background in the arts, we encourage you to volunteer.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Gallery Attendant -- Assist visitors in the galleries.
  • Info Desk Attendant -- Greet and orient visitors to the museum.
  • Docent -- Conduct tours of the exhibitions.
  • Education Assistant -- Assist with education programs.
  • Special Events Assistant -- Assist staff in event coordination.
  • General Clerical Help -- Assist staff in office chores.

Please download an application form:HiSAM Volunteer Application Form,and return completed form to: Visitor Services, HSFCA, 250 S. Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Questions?
For more information or to request a Volunteer Application Form by mail, contact Scott Young, HiSAM Visitor Services Manager, at scott.m.young@hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-9959.

Holiday Closures

Statehood Day - Friday, August 18, 2017

Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017

Veterans' Day - Friday, November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas - Monday, December 25, 2017

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum operate on the Hawai‘i State Government schedule.

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is a government agency, established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services(Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9).


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The mission of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Courtesy of: Hawaii State Art Museum

Hawaii State Art Museum

he Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.

OUR MISSION
To promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai`i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts. The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services.

HOURS:
The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.


For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.

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