Pau Hana Artist Talk: Bonnie Kim, ATP Fellow

February 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hawaii State Art Museum
250 South Hotel St.
Honolulu HI 96813
(808) 586-0900

About the Artist Talk

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) Artistic Teaching Partner Fellow Bonnie Kim and visiting artist Nam-Reyoung-Kim will give a presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

Korean-American artist, Bonnie Kim will share her various puppetry works, especially ones that integrate Korean elements and themes.  At this informal presentation, a visiting Korean artist, Nam-Reyoung Kim will also play the haegeum, a traditional Korean string instrument.  Bonnie Kim and Nam-Reyoung Kim will share their multidisciplinary collaborative work-in-progress, “Back to the Roots” with shadow puppetry & video and Korean music.  This experimental collaboration explores the various elements of traditional Korean rituals to express meanings and memories of life and death through object & shadow theater, video, and live music & sound.


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

Transportation and Parking

Public Transportation

  • TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at
  • The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at
  • Biki Bikeshare – the closest Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
  • Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.


There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.

Accessible Parking

Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:

  • Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
  • Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
  • State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.