Past Honolulu Event: VOL 29

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VOL 29

February 17, 2017
@ Honolulu Museum of Art School

PechaKucha Honolulu presents our first event of 2017, Ink, featuring poets, printmakers, artists and more to be announced.

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street

Guests can park at the Honolulu Museum of Art School parking lot, at 1111 Victoria Street, with entrances on Beretania and Young Streets. It is $5 for 5 hours of parking. Street parking is available but limited. 

The ink-inspired speed presentations at 2017’s first PechaKucha are sure to leave an imprint in your mind.

Performance at 6:30pm featuring The Drowning Dreamers

Food: Chamorro Grindz 

Sua Suluape Toetu‘u Aisea – Soul Signature Tattoo
Reuben Chock – WCIT Architecture
Eliot Bu – Financial advisor
Chris Butzer – Illustrator / Printmaker
Steven Kean – Printmaker
Andy Lee – Illustrator
Gary Liu – Art historian and educator
Keone Nunes – Traditional Hawaiian tattoo practitioner
Sheryl Seamen – Vice Chair, Group 70 International
Mary Hattori, Lee Kava, Tagi Qolouvaki – The Ocean Our Ink

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Ke aka o ka pō

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Sulu‘ape Keone Nunes studied under several Hawaiian kūpuna and with the legendary Su‘a Sulu‘ape Paulo. He has be doing Uhi (Hawaiian tattoo) and founded Pāuhi in 1990 and started tapping under the tutelage of Su’a Sulu’ape Paulo in 1996.  He is a product of the Wai’anae coast and continues to live and work there. Sulu‘ape Keone also is the founder of Ka‘ānani‘au LLC that helps non-profit organizations gain federal funding.

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Carving Clarity

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

A Pennsylvania native residing on the North Shore of O‘ahu since 2008, Steven Kean is an artist working primarily in the woodcut method of relief printmaking.  His work is driven by a passion for the process and a love affair with the ocean.

Kean holds a B.S. in Art Education from Temple University and is a current member of the Honolulu Printmakers.  He teaches art to 4th and 5th grade students at Mililani Mauka and Sunset Beach Elementary Schools, and in the Museums outreach program.

In 2016 he was chosen as the featured artist of the Haleiwa Arts Festival and this year he is the official artist for the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach

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Art History at HoMA School

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Gary Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa, and an instructor of art history at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

You all know about the wide array of expressive art practices taught in the studios at HoMA School, but perhaps it comes as news that the school has also been recently expanding its world of art history offerings too, something a class at an art museum is uniquely equipped to do. Using the example of Chinese ink paintings recently discussed in such classes, this presentation offers a glimpse into the insight gained through HoMA School’s art history lectures, discussions, gallery and vault visits, and film screenings.

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Sheryl Seaman is an architect, principal and vice chair of G70 with offices in Honolulu and Jakarta where she has worked since 1978.  In addition to architectural projects, she oversees the interior design department.  Sheryl’s focus is on creating environments that improve the well being of the people who live work or play in the facilities she designs. Recent projects include the Kroc Center in Kapolei and the new home for PBS Hawaii on the corner of Nimitz and Sand Island Access Road. She also owns a company called Studio Haku that makes furniture and architectural elements in Asia.

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The Ocean Our Ink

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Lee Kava is a hafekasi poet and musician of Tongan descent, currently pursuing her PhD in English at UH Mānoa. She is the founder of the Pacific Verse, a music and poetry-writing workshop series that works with participants to create original lyrics and music using indigenous Pacific languages. She dedicates her work to the genealogy of creative expression in Oceania, and hopes to enact social change through Pacific music and poetry.

Fijian/Tongan through her mother’s people, and German/English American via her father’s people, Tagi Qolouvaki is a very mixed, queer, and feminist P.I.  Born and raised in Fiji by a few beautiful men and many powerful women, she is a lover and student of stories.

Dr. Mary Therese Perez (pronounced ‘pair’ - ‘ess’) Hattori is a native of Guåhan (Guam) and serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She is also affiliate faculty for the University’s Learning Design and Technology Department, the Professional Educational Practice doctorate and the Indigenous Politics program.  She is one of nine children born to Paul and Fermina Perez Hattori.

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Screen Print, Sequential Art, and Illustration

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

C.M.Butzer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker who lives and works in Hilo, Hawaii. His work spans many genres and media from the anthropomorphic absurd silkscreen prints and comics  to heavily researched historical illustrations and graphic novels. Almost all of these projects begin and end with ample application of ink. Butzer is currently working on a graphic novel about the 1964 civil rights act and his ongoing comic series of punk rock cats “KITTENS”

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Hidden Tattoos

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Chief Urbanist, author of best seller in Korea “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee" and creator of “showers to the people”, Eliot Bu presents his analysis on the popularization of tattoos in culture today and their hidden meanings to the story society today.

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Ink is Our Link

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Reuben J.D.Y. Chock is from Mānana, Oʻahu, and a graduate of UH Mānoa’s School of Architecture.  He has practiced in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Shenzhen, and Bangkok.  He is currently a partner at WCIT Architecture, a Hawai‘i firm in Kaka‘ako.  Our projects range from community masterplanning, to high-rises, resorts, and commercial, to educational and cultural, to parks and even children’s books.  Our work is born from the genealogy of a project’s place and people, translated into contemporary expressions within our built environment.  Tonite we focus on the importance of ink in our design process, and share a part of a project’s life that is rarely experienced.

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Through the Lens of an Inky Mess

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Andy Lee’s life is intertwined with the use of sumi ink.  Initially, it was used as a tool for revolt, then as a metacognitive exercise, then as a tool to judge how well he knows someone, but mostly the ink and brush served as a conduit for imagination.
A former illustrator for Image, Marvel and D.C. Comics, DragonballZ magazine, Neopets, and Nike among others, Andy now teaches full time at Kaiser high school and the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
The presentation will reveal Andy’s origins and specify some revelatory experiences while painting.

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Marks of Burden

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

Born in Hawai‘i of mixed Tongan, Hawaiian, and Filipino decent, Sua Suluape Toetu‘u Aisea specializes in both machine tattoo and traditional hand tapped tatu. Aisea's passion has always been art currently working at Soul Signature Tattoo, he is also a student here at the Art School, a part-time instructor, and curator of Aloha Suits exhibition.

No presenters have been added to this event.