A new head for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has been announced just as about 100 arts organizations across the state are dealing with a harsh fiscal reality: their grants have been cut by about 55%. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this update on how funding for the arts is doing in our state.
The Hawai’i Arts Alliance is honoring indomitable arts advocate, Jean Rolles with the annual Alfred Preis award in January. Find out more at the Alliance website: hawaiiartsalliance.org
Did you see Halau o Kekuhi’s tremendous costumes during the last Merrie Monarch? The kapa making was funded by the SFCA. Mr. Yamakawa recommends visiting the UH Medical School with its Ed Carpenter sculpture, Satoru Abe's Path Through the Trees at Maui Community College, Hilo College is getting a major Albert Paley sculpture which should be wild, and stay tuned for the unveiling of the new pool sculpture garden at the Hawai'i State Art Museum