Bridge Gallery hosts contemporary native art

July 21st, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Campus News  |  1 Comment

Display case and wall hanging

Contemporary works from 73 indigenous artists are on display at the Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus through August 28, 2011.

Curated by artist Harinani Orme, the 170 pieces in diverse media are drawn from the 2007 PIKO gathering of 115 visual artists in Waimea, Hawaiʻi, and subsequent three year Hawaiian ʻOhana for Education in the Arts project for Native Hawaiian art education.

The PIKO Gathering consisted of three days of cultural exchanges and five days and nights of art making by PIKO artists of First Nations, Maori, Pacific Islands and Native Hawaiian ancestry.

The HOEA Studio Program is an inclusive and intergenerational post-secondary art school for emerging and professional artists. Participants work closely with indigenous master artists. It is sponsored by the Keomailani Hanapi Foundation and funded through grants from the Administration for Native Americans, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Richard Smart Foundation and Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

The exhibit is open during building hours, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and noon–6 p.m. on Sundays.

See the exhibit website for more information.

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  1. UH Happenings This Week | News@UH says:

    July 29th, 2011at 4:30 pm(#)

    [...] The exhibit is open during building hours, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. weekdays and noon.–6 p.m. on Sundays. Read more. [...]