PRESENT Project: Creating a Nest in Kaka‘ako

Sep 24, 2014

Dinorah deJesus Rodriguez, a Cuban artist visiting from Miami, inside her moving image installation at PRESENT Project on Cooke Street.
Credit Vincent Ricafort

One of the thirty student participants in PRESENT Project
Credit noe tanigawa


(l-r) Bryan Welch, Caledonia Curry (Swoon), Kia'i Tallett, Hadley Nunes in front of Swoon's beginning sketches
Credit noe tanigawa


For the past three and a half weeks, five professional artists and thirty O‘ahu children have been transforming a ten thousand square foot warehouse space in Kaka‘ako. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found the combination of planning, hard work and openness to change is a creative way to operate.

PRESENT Project artists and students invite the public to an open house tonight, September 24th, to explore the works-in-progress. Dive into the “Nest” at 445/449 Cooke Street across Fisher’s, from 6:30-10pm.  An End of Residency Party is set for September 30, 6-10pm.

The artists involved in this edition of PRESENT Project are: Caledonia Curry (Swoon), Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Florence Carbonne and Les Filter Feeders (Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallett.)

The PRESENT Project hopes to support Hawai'i's creative industries through international residencies and education projects.  Find out more about PRESENT Project.