Molokai Arts Center News Release
Hint, hint! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Aunty Rae Young will conduct two workshops at Molokai Arts Center on Saturday, April 21 for young people who wish to make Mother’s Day earrings.
The first workshop will be for boys and girls ages 4 to 10 years old, although kids under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. It will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aunty Rae will have earring kits prepared so each keiki can make at least two sets of earrings for their mom, aunty, grandma or special person.
The second workshop will be for youths from 11 to 17 years old and will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.…
Molokai Arts Center News Release
Molokai Arts Center is pleased to announce a new class offering beginning in April 2012. Yoellah Yuhudah will teach the art of glass and clay bead making beginning on Tuesday April 17 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. for an eight-week session. This art is also called “lampworking.”
In this structured curriculum, students will learn to make perfectly round beads as well as glass techniques like flowers, raking stripes and dragging techniques to create shapes and feather colors. The emphasis will be on safety and proper use of tools including the mandrell, the torch and various materials.…
Kala`e Tangonan: the business of sharing beauty
Tucked between towering cabinets and buckets of paint-dye in her garage-studio, Molokai artist Kala`e Tangonan is home. Standing over an old table, she paints milky wax designs over a blank silk scarf – it is the humble beginnings of what will become a color-drenched masterpiece. The tip of her brush dips into hot wax and then glides freely over the gauzy material, hardening into the free-hand patterns that will appear after the dying process. She peels the scarf from the table and dunks it into a bucket of violet dye – a technique called batik. …
Though the Molokai Art Center has been open for less than a month, the shelves are already laden with ceramic bowls and figurines waiting for the kiln. Along the bottom shelf sits a herd of chalky rabbits, shaped by some of Molokai’s youngest artists. They are a symbol of what the new Art Center is all about –a space where Molokai keiki and adults could experience “freedom and discipline in a nurturing environment,” according to the Art Center’s Board of Directors.
The blessing of the new community Art Center, currently located at the Coffees of Hawaii Plantation in Kualapu`u, took place last Friday.…
By Ric Ornellas
Molokai boy Zach Socher will show his art photographs on Friday, March 23 at the Molokai Arts Center. The new Molokai Arts Center (MAC) is sponsoring Zach’s show as part of their ongoing series featuring local artists in all media organized by Kim Markham. The show begins with a student showing from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by an adult showing at 5 p.m. MAC is located in back of the Coffees of Hawaii plantation complex in Kualapu`u.
Since his student days at Molokai High School – Zach graduated in 2000 – Molokai locales have been his muse.…
By Yoellah Yuhudah
Have you ever dreamed of becoming an artist? I have fulfilled that dream by creating my own designs in glass and ceramic bead making, and I can help you to do the same. As a Hawaii resident for 22 years, I’ve recently moved to Molokai and will soon be offering classes here.
Raised by strong grandparents and a host of uncles and aunts, I was taught that no goal was impossible. Becoming a glass artist has been a like a spiritual process that came about through many serendipitous steps. In my early 20s, after receiving her AA degree in Theater, I gained a broad range of experience, such as a bus driver in Chicago, a dancer in the Darlene Black Burn ensemble, a cook in New Orleans, and a teacher in Israel.…
It seemed as though art was everywhere in Kaunakakai last Saturday, as the Molokai Arts Center (MAC) hosted a gift fair and brunch next to Kalele Bookstore and the Saturday market. Artists offered everything from batik scarves and sea-glass jewelry to pottery, painting and purses, while Lono performed music accompanied by a troupe of hula dancers. The event was an opportunity for shoppers to purchase holiday gifts directly from local artists and musicians, who kept the profits, while also supporting future arts education programs at MAC via silent auction, lunch plates and other donations. MAC, Molokai’s first public art center, is being built at the Coffees of Hawaii location in Kualapu`u.
For more information about MAC, visit Molokaiarts.yolasite.com or its Facebook Page. Tax deductible donations may be sent as checks to the Molokai Arts Center at HC1 Box 370, Kaunakakai, HI 96748.
Vincent Van Gogh had his “Starry Night,” and Landon Pawn-Kalilikane has his, too.
The Molokai High School (MHS) senior has been working on his adaptation of the iconic painting for the past week, perfecting the swirling blue skies and peaceful landscape during teacher Perry Buchalter’s art class. But while Van Gogh completed his piece in the south of France in 1889, Pawn-Kalilikane said his will be the modern Hawaiian interpretation: Instead of a dark tower-like structure, Pawn-Kalilikane will paint a palm tree; instead of a small European village, a coastal beach scene.
Community Contributed by Koki Foster
When you visit the Kaunakakai public library, make sure to check out the terrific “texture fish” exhibition. The fish were created by students at Kualapu`u School. The after-school ceramic class is taught by Koki Foster and sponsored by grants from 21st Century. The students listed below may pick up and take home their work before Friday, Oct. 14.
Li’u Busby, Carly Dudoit, Nahoa Lima-Villa, Kairi Lima-Villa, Leilyn McComas, Ava Morris, Raven Morris, Rusty Morris, Marlina Pupuhi-Kamai, Olivia Tuisamatatele, Shadow Wong, Secret-Lee Wong.
Community Contributed by Alestra Menendez, Molokai Art and Media Academy director