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Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding

Windward Community College’s Gallery ʻIolani presents Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding, a selection of ocean related art from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, January 29 to March 5.

Lectures about Hawaiian voyaging and the Hōkūleʻa will be offered throughout the exhibit run. Go to the Gallery ʻIolani Voyaging website for more information.

Special events

Opening Reception
January 29, 2–4 p.m.
The opening reception is free and open to the public.

  • Special guest James Kimo Hugho
    Crew member on the original Hōkūleʻa voyage in 1976 to Tahiti and back, Hugho will be at the opening reception to talk about his experience and introduce his recently published book, Hōkūleʻa Ohana Waʻa, Family of the Canoe, about the creation, voyages and travails of the famed sailing vessel during its early years.
  • Free Imaginarium Special Showing (4 p.m. directly after opening reception)
    Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky, a locally produced program that connects the culture, mythology and science of the sacred mountain will be offered free of charge at Windward CC’s Hōkūlani Imaginarium for gallery patrons. Limited seating.

Nā One Hānau o Hōkūleʻa: Terrestrializing Cosmic Space in Hakipuʻu
March 5, 3 p.m.


  • Special guest speaker Ian Masterson, aka The Surf Professor will discuss how Hakipuʻu became the birthplace of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa. Although it was constructed elsewhere, it was consecrated and launched there in the calm sea of Heheʻe along the sands of ʻĀpua in Hakipuʻu, and that is where she returns upon completing each voyage.

For additional information about Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding please visit the UH news release.

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