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Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa
ShareThisA film set in Hawai’i, The Descendants, is currently topping the list of contenders for Best Film in the upcoming Academy Awards in February. Outside the glare of that spotlight, Hawai’i’s homegrown film industry is energized and coming soon to a television near you.
ShareThisThe State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is welcoming a new executive director, Eva Laird Smith. For the last two years she has been director of the USO of Hawai'i, prior to that, she worked with Junior Achievement of Hawai'i, the Filipino Community Center and Hawai'i's Plantation Village. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa attended Smith’s first commission meeting.
ShareThis Akihiko Izukura’s family has made Japanese kimono sashes, or obi, for generations in Kyoto. Now, his work with fabric and dyes has expanded, and HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on his new, nature-centered, zero waste approach to fashion. Akihiko Izukura’s work can be seen at the Academy Art Center at Linekona 1/15-2/15 and in the Commons Gallery the UH Manoa Art Department 1/17-1/27.
ShareThis The 2010 census showed Filipinos have overtaken Japanese as the second largest ethnic group in Hawai’i, behind Caucasians. Hawai’i’s Filipino population grew by 24% in the last ten years, with help from large families and about thirty five hundred immigrants arriving every year.
ShareThis Many in Hawai’i have spent a lot of time with family over the last few days, and Hawai’i’s families are often a glorious mix of cultures.