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Final interviews are wrapping up today for the next director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. But that’s just part of the change underway in the infrastructure of Hawaii’s art world. In the UH system, there are new gallery directors at KCC and on the Mānoa campus. There are changes too, at the State Art Museum, HiSAM, and at the State Foundation.

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 On the eve of the 2015 legislative session, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes a look at a recent auditor’s report on the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  You can find the full audit at the SFCA website.

Future curators, gallery owners and installers, contact Karen Ewald of the Art in Public Places program for more on the Gallery Incubator , planned for Spring 2015.

Karen A. Ewald, APP Program Manager

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   Every year, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts provides standards based art experiences for hundreds of elementary school students.  They do it through the Art Bento program which sends artists into classrooms, and welcomes students into the Hawai’i State Art Museum.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa was there for a recent visit.

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  Hawai’i’s art community has been closely following Senate Bill 2620, which had proposed to privatize the management of the State Art Museum, allow expanded use of the 1% for the arts law, and suspend art acquisitions under certain circumstances.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports a new draft is currently in the works.