Art

Visual and performance arts stories on Molokai

Bali Painting Workshop

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Bali Painting Workshop

MAC News Release 

The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) is excited to collaborate with the East-West Center (EWC). The EWC Gallery’s April exhibition “Living Legacies: Paintings and Performances of Bali” featured both visual and performing arts of Batuan, Bali. Most of the paintings highlighted in the EWC Gallery exhibition were by artist I Madé Budi and his son I Madé Moja.

Moja is a painter, dancer, puppet maker and shadow-play artist from the village of Batuan, a traditional arts village in Bali known for its classical music and dance, fine woodcarving, and unique painting style. Batuan-style painting is unique from other regional styles and particularly famous for its darker color tones and magical themes.…

Statewide Craftsmen Exhibition

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Hawaii Craftsmen News Release 

Hawaii Craftsmen is excited to announce that the 2022 exhibition will travel from Oahu to Maui.  The exhibition will begin on Oahu at the Downtown Art Center in mid-October, and then travel to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center Schafer Gallery through December. Molokai artists are invited to submit their work, and jurying will be held in person on Molokai in August. 

The 2022 juror will be Neida Bangerter, who is the director of the world-class Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC). As an artist, educator, curator and gallery director, Ms. Bangerter is uniquely qualified to bring her range of expertise, as well as her sensitivity to the tradition of contemporary Hawaii craft to the jurying process.…

Congrats, Artists

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

I would like to extend a hearty congratulations and best of luck to the Na Heona (artists) of Molokai who are participating in a group exhibition called, “No Stop Light: Molokai.”

This is the largest group exhibition by Molokai artists in Honolulu at the Downtown Art Center during the month of May. This is an exhibition featuring the works of contemporary and traditional artists, with sculpture, fiber, wood, ceramic, photography, painting and jewelry created on Molokai. 

The participants are: Arabella Ark, Dan Bennett, PF Bentley, Anna Fuernsteiner, Patti Golebieski, Ikaika Bishaw-Juario, U’i Kahue Cabating, Victor Lopez, Kim Markham, Carol Rocha, Kala’e Tangonan and Nan Walters.…

New Artist in Residence

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

New Artist in Residence

MAC News Release 

The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) Artist in Residence (AIR) program is back! Two years ago, poet and prose writer Frances McCue’s two-week residency turned into months as the pandemic hit, quarantine was ordered and travel became restricted. We are pleased to once again be able to provide visiting artists with a respite from daily responsibilities to enable them to concentrate on their work. Musician and composer Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will be on Molokai from April 25 to May 6 to work on two commissioned projects — one for solo oboe and another for a violin and viola duo.

Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti is a Kanaka Maoli musician dedicated to the arts of our time.…

Art of Trash Exhibit and Trashion Show

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Malama Maui Nui News Release

Malama Maui Nui is thrilled to announce that the Art of Trash exhibition and Trashion Show opens April 22 at MalamaMauiNui.org/ArtOfTrash! 

Hosted by Malama Maui Nui and sponsored by the County of Maui’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division, the Art of Trash and Trashion Show is an annual juried art exhibition that showcases the reimagination of previously used materials as elements for creative composition. All pieces are original work made from recycled and/or reused material. The Jurors’ Choice Awards are based on the transformation of material, good craftsmanship, and, of course, overall creativity.

Malama Maui Nui is excited to showcase juror-selected pieces by dozens of artists and designers from all over Maui Nui, including Molokai.…

Molokai Artists Showcased at Honolulu Exhibit

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Downtown Art Center News Release

Downtown Art Center, in collaboration with Na Heona Molokai, is thrilled to present its first-ever art exhibition exclusively featuring artists from Molokai. No Stop Light: Molokai will be open for viewing in the second floor Exhibition Space from Friday, May 6 to Saturday, May 28. A free, public opening reception will be held on First Friday, May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m.

This historic show, the largest group exhibition by Molokai artists in Honolulu, is an opportunity for these often-unsung artists to convey their experiences of living on a Hawaiian Island so different from Oahu that there is no need for traffic lights.…

Meet the Artists: Kahale Naehu-Ramos

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Meet the Artists: Kahale Naehu-Ramos

Community Contributed

By Na Heona Molokai

Na Heona Molokai (Artists of Molokai) is a group creating an exhibition titled “No Stop Light: Molokai” for the 3,600 square foot Downtown Art Center in Honolulu, in May 2022. In the coming months, we will introduce each artist.

What is your name and connection to Molokai?

I am Kahale Naehu-Ramos. I am from Lahaina and moved here when I was seven years old with my mom and sister. My stepdad Hano is from the east end of Molokai. I went to school and high school here, and now I’m done with college in California, so I’m back.…

Call for Fiber Art

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Hawaii Craftsmen News Release

Since 1982, Hawaii Craftsmen has had a juried biennial fiber exhibit that is, “in, of or about fiber.” Artists are asked to consider fiber and textile techniques, exploring all fiber related work as an idea as well as a media. Emerging and established artists, members and nonmembers from Molokai and across the state are encouraged to submit completed artworks to be considered for inclusion in this statewide exhibition. 

Fiber Hawaii 2022 entries will be juried by well-known fashion designer and creative consultant, Amos Kotomori. Amos is sure to bring a unique sense of style to the Fiber exhibit.…

Meet the Artists: Kananikalā Bishaw-Juario

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Meet the Artists: Kananikalā Bishaw-Juario

Community Contributed

By Na Heona Molokai

Na Heona Molokai (Artists of Molokai) is a group creating an exhibition titled “No Stop Light: Molokai” for the 3,600 square foot Downtown Art Center in Honolulu, in May 2022. In the coming months, we will introduce each artist.

What is your name?

My name is Kananikalā S. Bishaw-Juario and I’m called “Kalā.”

What is your art form? 

I play different genres of music using my guitar, and I sing. I play music once a week with Raymond Hiro at Hiroʻs Ohana Grill.

How did you get started? 

My grandparents Alexander and Anna Bishaw would play ukulele and sing together.…

Meet the Artists: Kala’e Tangonan

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Meet the Artists: Kala’e Tangonan

Community Contributed

By Na Heona Molokai

Na Heona Molokai (Artists of Molokai) is a group creating an exhibition titled “No Stop Light: Molokai” for the 3,600 square foot Downtown Art Center in Honolulu, in May 2022. In the coming months, we will introduce each artist.

What is your name, and what is your art form?

I am Kala’e Tangonan, and I do multi-media. 

What is your connection to Molokai?

I was born and raised on Molokai.  I’m never going to live anywhere else.  This is my home.

What do you do besides make art?

I have a lot of kids so we are involved in a lot of things, community events, keiki fairs and Ka Hula Piko. …