Celebrate Hawai‘i’s Commitment to the Arts!

Sep 25, 2015

Sally French, "Fumiko, Keeper of the Meek", digital photograph
Credit Noe Tanigawa


top shelf (l-r) John Balsky, Margaret Realica, Kenneth Snelson, Mamoru Sato, Masafumi Maita. 2nd shelf (l-r) Douglas Doi, Ming Wu, Atsuko Ikeda. 3rd (l-r) W. Chris Lowry, Vicky Chock, Kay Sayoko Mura, Esther Shimazu, Hank Murta Adams. 4th (l-r) Jacqueline Rush Lee, Johanette Rowley, Robert Young, Rochelle Lum, Mike Lee. 5th shelf (l-r) Gregory Clurman, Craig Nut, Barry Nakasone
Credit Noe Tanigawa


Exhibition designer Tom Klobe can't keep from adjusting! Diana Sultana's "Bird Goddess I and II"
Credit Noe Tanigawa


One classic view of the Hawai'i State Art Museum gallery, there are many thrilling vistas. Here, (center front, ceramic) Robert Flint, "'Uila (Lightning)", (l) Wendy Kim Messier, "Wall Hanging," (r) Yoko Haar (My Personal Barcode", (center, behind) Deborah Gottheil Nehmad, "fenced in (iii)".
Credit Noe Tanigawa


State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Executive Director Jonathan Johnson with (l) Doug Britt's sculpture and (r)
Credit Noe Tanigawa


Daniel Pardini, "Fyoo-zhuh n (girlfriend, boyfriend)"
Credit Noe Tanigawa

  Hawai‘i acknowledged art and culture as central to quality of life by establishing the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in 1965.  Hawai‘i’s groundbreaking Art in Public Places program ensures that art is a part of community life.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this visit to a new exhibit at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, HiSAM, celebrating the SFCA’s 50th anniversary.

“Hawai‘i: Change and Continuity” continues at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.  

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts invites you to visit the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM). HiSAM is located on the 2nd floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 96813. Admission is free at all times.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 2, 2015 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | HiSAM

Art + Flea is creating a pop­-up Find Art market and workshop from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., while Dayton Watanabe performs contemporary and Hawaiian slack key guitar in the second floor lobby. 

Family fun and activities Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room

ART LUNCH: Esther Nowell ~ Have Sketchbook, Well-Travelled
Tuesday, October 27, 2015  | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room 

Are you interested in the criteria for art selection used by SFCA?  There is a call now for volunteers with interest and expertise in the visual arts to serve as visual arts consultants on Advisory and Acquisition committees.  Check the SFCA website for details.