PŪTAHI 5 i Tahiti

PŪTAHI 5 i Tahiti, was an indigenous visual arts gathering hosted by the Centre des Metiers dʻArt, in Papeʻete from 16-30 June 2017. This gathering brought together visual artists from across the Pacific, including Tonga, New Caledonia, Hawaiʻi, Cook Islands, Aotearoa New Zealand, and French Polynesia. During our time together, we created work, shared stories, techniques, collaborated with each other, and enjoyed each others company. Opportunities like this allow us to establish lasting relationships with new friends and reaffirms those that exist with old ones. Sharing space with other visual artists from the Pacific was truly a rejuvenating experience. Even though at times we had difficulty communicating with one another, we each reawakened our ancestral bonds we share. Here are a couple of pictures of our time together and some of the work created.

Mōhala Hou Ke Kapa: Kapa Blossoms Anew

This exhibition showcases 24 kapa makers whose work explores both traditional and contemporary use of materials and techniques in Hawaiian kapa. We are pleased to collaborate with Maui Historical Society / Bailey House Museum to include a selection of kapa artifacts from their collection.

Maile Andrade, Kawai Aona-Ueoka, Solomon ʻApio, R. Aʻiaʻi Bello, Kaʻiulani de Silva, Kamalu du Preez, Moana Eisele, Denby Freeland-Cole, Mililani Hanapi, Roen Hufford, Sabra Kauka, Gail Kuba, Pualani Maielua Lincoln, Marie McDonald, Marques Marzan, Vicki McCarty, Uʻilani Nahoʻolewa, Terry Reveira, Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond, Wesley Sen, Emily Kaliko Spenser, Verna Takashima, Dalani Tanahy

Schaeffer International Gallery

Exhibit Dates: January 21 – March 09, 2014

Gallery Hours: 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday – Sunday

Also open before Castle Theater shows, Admission is FREE.


Lines In Time

Marques Hanalei Marzan is inventing and creating contemporary lines that weave his deep understanding of ʻike Hawaiʻi, while preserving and perpetuating customary Hawaiian practices. Doing both simultaneously is his artistry. On exhibit, some of Marzan’s past works, as well as his “new line.”

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687 Auahi Street, Kakaʻako

(Next to R/D and Morning GLass Coffee)

Tuesday – Friday, 7 am – 7 pm; Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday and Monday by appointment

808-343-0240 for more information or access