Calendar

Apr
30
Tue
Art Lunch: Jonathan Swanz, Historical Survey of Glass Practice
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“The Historical Survey of Glass Practice: from its Ancient Origins to use in Contemporary Art” presentation by glass artist Jonathan Swanz.

Artist and educator Jonathan Swanz will share the fascinating history of the development of glass as a practical as well as an artistic material. Jonathan has been crafting art for nearly 20 years, developing facility in a variety of media with a focused refinement in the glass techniques of blowing, casting, carving, and sculpting. He has worked with exceptional artists across Europe and the US and completed extensive commissions in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Honoulu and New York. His work is included in the permanent collections of the 21C Museum and Hilliard Lyons of Louisville, the Headley Whitney Museum of Lexington, The Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and Park Lane of Honolulu, and PNC Bank of New York. He currently is a part-time faculty member at the University of Hawai`i-Manoa where he is exploring parallels in the energetic and social nature of materials and humans by investigating state change and energy transfer through the manipulation of molten glass, digital media, performance, and architectural installations.

You are welcome to bring a lunch with you to eat during the presentation. Ground floor Multipurpose Room (to the right as you enter from the front doors). Museum galleries will also be open and admission is always free.

http://www.jonathanswanz.com/

May
1
Wed
Pau Hana Film Talk: Beau Bassett & Ciara Lacy
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Group of men in various forms of traditional Hawaiian dress in a prison yard

About the film

OUT OF STATE: Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It’s from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life
as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?

View a 55-minute version of this documentary film and learn more from producer Beau Basset and director Ciara Lacy at this free presentation.

Schedule

  • 5:30pm doors open
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm Introduction
  • 6:15pm-7:10pm Film
  • 7:10-7:30pm Talk/Discussion/Question-and-Answer
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Meet the artist/bar/pupus

Television

Can’t make it to this event, or want to share the film with people outside the state? PBS will be airing the full-length “Out of State” documentary film on television: PBS Independent Lens

May
3
Fri
2019 Young Artists of Hawaii Exhibit Opens
May 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

The 2019 Young Artists of Hawaii exhibit “My Culture, My Family, and Me” will be on view at the Hawaii State Art Museum May 3 – June 28, 2019. See award-winning artwork by Hawaii students grades K – 6.

For information about the invitation-only awards ceremony for the students in the exhibit or artwork returns, please contact Kamakani Konia, Art in Public Places Project Manager, at (808) 586-0736 or kamakani.p.konia@hawaii.gov.

First Friday
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

About First Friday

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open. Ground floor and second floor of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel).

Schedule

  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., John Paul (harp music), second floor Sculpture Lobby
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., DJ Mr. Nick, ground floor
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Lauren Hana Chai, live painting
  • 7:30 – 7:45 p.m., fashion show by Hawaii Craftsmen artists
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., Dae Han Ensemble (jazz music)
May
11
Sat
Second Saturday
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free hands-on art activity for all ages! Make your very own work of art to take home. Drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project. May 2019 activity to be announced.

May
27
Mon
Closed for Memorial Day
May 27 all-day

The entire building and grounds will be closed for the Memorial Day federal holiday.

May
28
Tue
Art Lunch: Meleanna Meyer
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Meleanna Meyer will discuss her recent work as visual artist, author and Teaching Artist. Meleanna received her B.A. from Stanford University and was mentored by Nathan Oliveira and Leo Holub. Her kumu (teacher) in mana’o Hawai’i (Hawaiian knowledge) is respected educator Keola Lake. Meleanna received her MA in Educational Foundations from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa under the mentorship of Dr. Royal Fruehling. An East West Center grantee, APAWLI and Salzberg Fellow, she has lent her many talents to a wide range of arts and culture collaborations.

You are welcome to bring a lunch with you to eat during the presentation.

Ground floor Multipurpose Room (to the right as you enter through the front doors of the No. 1 Capitol District building).

May
29
Wed
Pau Hana Artist Talk: Lauren Hana Chai & Jodi Endicott
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet artists Lauren Hana Chai and Jodi Endicott! Doors open at 5:30, presentation begins at 6:00 p.m., to be followed by a question and answer session and casual meet-and-greet reception.

Jun
7
Fri
First Friday
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open. Ground floor and second floor of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel).

Jun
8
Sat
Second Saturday
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free hands-on art activity for all ages! Make your very own work of art to take home. On the second Saturday of the month, drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project. June 2019 activity to be announced.