Arts & Culture

100 Years of Style

Happy 100th birthday, Bauhaus! If you’re an architect, interior designer or art enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Bauhaus School. Launched in Germany 1919, it’s become one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century.  Still relevant 100…

Aloha Got Soul

Record label delivers new and old music from outside Hawai‘i’s mainstream oger Bong doesn’t want people to have a narrow idea of Hawai‘i. That’s one reason he shares unique and interesting music from Hawai‘i’s past and present with audiences worldwide.…

Theater with Impact

Kalamaikamala Elouise Margaret Sylvester, 26, moved from American Samoa to Oahu when she was a young child for corrective leg surgery. She lived with her biological aunt and her aunt’s husband. “I was sexually abused by my aunt’s husband at…

The Next Generation of Hawaiian Designers

A new generation of Hawaiian creative consultants is challenging our expectations for indigenous design. The phrase “Hawaiian design” calls to mind familiar visual tropes: kapa patterns, hula dancers, maybe even (cringe) tiki kitsch. But a new generation of native Hawaiian…

Protecting Art for Posterity

Name: Cynthia Low Age: 50 Job: Director of collections and exhibitions registrar, Honolulu Museum of Art Start: Low was born in Los Angeles and raised on Maui. She got her bachelor’s degree in art history at UH Manoa, her master’s in architecture from…

Native Hawaiian Culture is Science

As with other indigenous cultures, Hawaiian knowledge adds a vital element to science. From a Native Hawaiian perspective, modern science is a valuable tool but may lack an element needed to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems involving climate…

Hands of a Skilled Artisan

Sergio Ilagan carefully engraves Na Hoku’s signature designs on a 14kt gold Hawaiian bangle bracelet using a “graver” driven by compressed air. Ilagan has 29 years of experience hand engraving jewelry, which is a rare craft in the modern world.…

When A Creative Passion Becomes Your Career

Art will rarely make you rich, but if the stars align, you might be able to turn your creative passion into a full-time job https://vimeo.com/250328380 Retired District Judge Leslie Hayashi writes children’s books. UH Manoa associate professor Chae Ho Lee,…

Making Art From Glass

https://vimeo.com/249754529 Time: Monday, 11:45 a.m. Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa Photographer: Jeff Hawe After making a “gather” of molten glass for a sculpture, Jonathan Swanz removes a small piece that accidentally broke off the inside wall of one of his furnaces. These…