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Photos by Peter Tully Owen

Windward Community College presents the 3rd Annual Palikū Arts Festival, an interactive arts experience on Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in and around the grounds of Palikū Theatre and the new Library Learning Commons on the Windward campus. A family friendly event, the Palikū Arts Festival will include free performances at Palikū Theatre, a free show at the Imaginarium, and fun hands-on opportunities to get involved in art, music, literature, theatre and movement. The festival is free to the public and open to all ages.

The festival’s emphasis is on “doing” art. Windward art professors, instructors and their students will be on hand—with supplies provided—to assist those who want to express their creativity in a variety of ways from painting, drawing, and sculpting to moving, acting or making music, prints, masks, poetry and prose.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing. ʻOno food will be available.

  • Music workshops with Sojin Kimura
  • Gymnastics with Sarah Hadmack
  • Garage Band with Renee Arakaki—making music on your computer
  • Pottery wheel for kids with Paul Nash
  • Camera obscura with Mark Hamasaki
  • Open drawing studio with Norm Graffam—draw or have your portrait drawn
  • Poetry with Janine Oshiro
  • Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
  • Hawaiian fiber art with Lufi Luteru
  • Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers
  • Stage combat with Nick Logue
  • Mask making with Yukie Shiroma
  • Screen printing with Rob Molyneux—bring your own shirt to be printed or buy one
  • Styrofoam printing with Christina Weisner
  • Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers
  • Acting with Taurie Kinoshita
  • Screenwriting and fiction writing workshops with Chris McKinney and Desiree Poteet
  • Kanikapila with Kaʻala Carmack and Kamuela Kimokeo—bring your instrument or voice
  • Raku firing demonstrations

Palikū Theatre

The theatre will feature free performances of music and drama throughout the day.

Hōkūlani Imaginarium

The Imaginarium will be showing Secrets of the Dragon, a family-friendly fulldome show for a nominal fee of $3. There will also be a free special event presentation of Music of the Spheres, a 20-minute contemporary visual and musical art show produced by Ebb and Flo Arts on Maui.

Gallery ʻIolani

The gallery’s new exhibit Interior features installations by artists Mark Chai, Maura Fujihira, Keiko Hatano, Sally Lundburg, Mary Mitsuda, Chusak Majarone, Deanna Itano and Kamaile Puaoi.

Library Learning Commons

The new green campus library will be open for self-guided tours 10–2 p.m.


Performances include The Royal Hawaiian Band, The 111th Hawaiʻi Army National Guard Band, The Robert Joyce Experience, rock band Alice Neel featuring Dieter Runge, UH Saxophone Choir, Kailua High School Ban, and other Windward musical and stage talent.

A Windward CC news release

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