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Schaefer International Gallery

Observe and Play Family Day, Saturday, May 7, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Families are invited to view the exhibit together, explore activities in storytelling and legends, and make a piece of art to take home. FREE community event!

About the Exhibit:

O Kalani is a contemporary Hawaiian art exhibit of works by Sean Kekamakupa‘aikapono Ka‘onohiokalani Lee Loy Browne and Imaikalani Kalahele. This exhibition is traveling to us through a partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art and is curated by E. Tory Laitila, Curator of Textiles and Fashion. The exhibition includes sculptures and paintings not previously exhibited.

The exhibit title references the Hawaiian view of a relationship with the divine, which can be translated as “from the heavens,” and also acknowledges the names of both artists. Known for his large public works of art, Sean Browne portrays historic and legendary figures and uses Hawaiian iconography in contemporary ways. Imaikalani Kalahele uses an interdisciplinary approach drawing on material from the past to current events creating art narratives. 

Images above:
Sean K.L. Browne, Kāne I Ka Malamalama, 2013, cast bronze, afrormosia wood 

Imaikalani Kalahele, ‘Āina Hānau, 2018, acrylic on canvas

The Schaefer International Gallery is open for visitors Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 4pm while exhibits are open. Admission is free. Gallery visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination and photo ID. Masks are no longer required indoors as of March 26, per Gov. Ige's lifting of the mask mandate. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The gallery is also open until 7:30 pm for select Castle Theater and Yokouchi Pavilion shows. The exhibit is closed Friday, April 8 and Friday, April 15.

This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Museum of Art, and sponsored in part by County of Maui – Office of Economic Development, and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.

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