This invitational exhibition will feature work by ten contemporary Kanaka ʻŌiwi artists, giving voice and cultural context to ancestral ties and relationships. Artists were asked to explore new work channeled through ʻike: knowledge gained through experience and guided by sound teachings. ‘Ike Kanaka will take form as a bilingual exhibition, with a comprehensive integration of ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i that enhances the depth of engagement.
Participating artists are Bernice Akamine, Kala‘i Blakemore, Hoaka Delos Reyes, Solomon Enos, Pōhaku Kaho‘ohanohano, Lehuauakea, Kawika Lum-Nelmida, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Aulii Mitchell, Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum.
The gallery will be closed Sunday, February 12.
Solomon Enos, gallery installation
Meleanna Aluli Meyer, gallery installation
HĀNAU HOU KA HULA KI‘I PERFORMANCE BY KUMU HULA AULII MITCHELL AND HĀLAU ‘O KAHIWAHIWA
Sunday, February 26, 2023 | 10 am – 12 pm | McCoy Studio Theater
This performance will showcase Hula Kiʻi, a critically endangered Hawaiian practice of the ritual dance of carved puppetry images. The Hula Kiʻi survived through the intelligence of the early loea hula (hula experts) and tell the story of Hawai‘i’s great chiefs and chiefesses, practiced by a select few hālau. Tickets: $25 (plus applicable fees). General Admission seating (first come, first seated). Children 12 & under are half price. 10% MACC Member discount.
Tickets on sale Wednesday, Feb 1. Learn more HERE