Pau Hana Artist Talk (Virtual): Atis Puampai and Kelly Ciurej

September 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(808) 586-0900

About the Artist Talk

Join us on Wednesday, September 16th at 5:00pm for our next Pau Hana Artist Talk on Zoom! Click here to join the talk on Zoom, or follow along on Facebook Live!⁠

In partnership with the UH Mānoa Department of Art and Art History, join us for a discussion with lecturers in Photography, Atis Puampai and Kelly Ciurej.⁠⠀
The photographic work of Atis Puampai emphasizes the method of capture to be equally significant to the resulting image. He utilizes homemade or modified cameras to employ alternative photographing techniques that explore different perspectives of time rooted in scientific theory. Puampai’s work was featured on websites such as Lenscratch and the Huffington Post; he also presented at the 2016 Society of Photographic Education S/SW Conference and Hawai‘i Public Radio in 2017. Atis is currently a lecturer in photography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.⁠⠀
Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, Kelly Ciurej obtained her BA in Art and Design from St. Xavier University in 2013. Through her photography, Ciurej feels an extreme draw to dissecting and interpreting both her “sticky” psychological attachment to home, and the “comfort foods” associated with it. Through the use of photographs, performance, artificial materials, and digital printing processes, she is interested in the ways in which photographs distort memories and instead create invented realities. She has been exhibited nationally in both group and solo shows, recently including the Hawai’i State Art Museum, the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, and BOX13 Artspace in Houston, TX. In 2017 she received her MFA in Photography from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Ciurej is currently based in Honolulu, Hawai’i.⁠


Please understand that there are some risks to privacy when participating in an online course. ​While we have done our best to implement all available security precautions, we cannot ensure that all risks have been addressed.  If you choose to participate in this Zoom class, note that the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts will not be responsible for any violations of privacy. Further, if a participant violates the privacy of another user, or otherwise behaves inappropriately, that person will be removed from the class immediately by our moderators and will be blocked from participating in future sessions.

For interactive classes: we will require you to virtually “check in” by turning your camera and audio on when admitted so that our moderator may verify your identity. If after checking in you prefer to turn off the camera, that will be acceptable after the moderator has checked you into the session.

Finally, while we will do our best to admit everyone who wants to participate, there may be technical difficulties given the nature of a virtual platform like Zoom. Please email [email protected] if you experience any technical difficulties and we will do our best to prevent similar issues in the future.