CONTACT: How Does It Feel?

Apr 8, 2015

On of the composite digital images created by Ancient Hawai'i. La'akea Suganuma's authentic weapons are brandished by Garmin Pomai Brown, whose images make up the entire army.
Credit Ancient Hawaii


"50th State", chain link fence, Hawai'i state flag, by Drew Broderick
Credit noe tanigawa


"A Struggle of Narratives" (detail), mixed media, by Solomon Enos
Credit noe tanigawa


"The End of Me is the End of You (Local Knowledge Series)", (archival print on silk, enamel paint, powdered pigments, epoxy resin, on wood canvas), by Les Filter Feeders
Credit noe tanigawa


"Born and Raised", (photo woven throw), by Drew Broderick
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    The second annual “Contact” show is living up to its goals of both breaking new ground and providing points of convergence.  Offerings range from films, group discussions, even an ‘ukulele sing along, to the exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

The “CONTACT” curators, Noelle Kahanu and Ngahiraka Mason, host a discussion tonight, and there are related events into next week.  The exhibition runs through Sunday April 12.   Upstairs, the Ancient Hawai'i exhibit funs through April 30th.

April 8 / Wed

KŪKĀKŪKĀ: Dialogue - Ngahiraka & Noelle.  Listen in on ruminations, future visions, and observations from CONTACT 2015 jurors

Honolulu Museum of Art School, Main Gallery, First floor.  6– 8pm.

April 10 / Fri

PechaKucha 23: CONTACT  Eight creative community members will share 20 slides,  20 seconds each, generated from a CONTACT experience. Come early and enjoy Hawaiian music, ono food and drink. Exhibition will be open.

Honolulu Museum of Art School, Outside Courtyard, 7– 9pm.

April 11 / Sat

PAST CONTACT Films:  Happy Birthday, Tūtū Ruth (27 min) and Homealani (60 min)

Director Ann Marie Nalani Kirk’s films bring into focus some of the turn of the century complexities and

juxtapositions. Personal contact reflections on the films by Kirk to follow.

Tickets: $10 General / $8 HMA Members, Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre, , 7:30-10pm.

April 15 / Wed

Music of Hawaii Concert Series:

He Mele Aloha Sing-a-Long! Bring your ‘ukulele and join old time musicians, Aunty Noe Mahoe, Vicky Hollinger and Kimo Hussey along with historian Puakea Nogelmeier and publisher of He Mele Aloha, Carol Wilcox, as favorite old-time Hawaiian songs are discussed and sung with the audience.

Tickets: $25 General / $20 HMA Members, Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre.


Contact Maile Meyer (808) 783-2786 or Josh Tengan (808)202-8707 with any questions.

Check here for more information or to support CONTACT 2015 and local artists 

For a brief biography of John Dominis Holt.

To see the images featured in the upstairs gallery (through April 30) at the HMA School, visit Hawai‘i Ancient.