Past Honolulu Event: VOL 30

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VOL 30

May 05, 2017
@ Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House

New location: Spalding House
Guests are encouraged to use our free shuttle service from the Honolulu Museum of Art School parking lot, at 1111 Victoria Street, with entrances on Beretania and Young Streets. You can park in the lot for free. Stalls at Spalding House are limited, and street parking is not permitted.

Drink: Beer bar and water dispensers (bring your water bottle and fill it up!)

Admission: Free. Due to limited seating, reservations are a must. To book a spot, please email:, put “PechaKucha Muse” in the subject line.

What to Bring:

Mat. You'll be sitting on the lawn outside the Spalding House Cafe. Some mats will be provided. Bring your own for a guaranteed seat!

Water bottle—we want our events to have as small a waste footprint as possible, so bring your own water bottle if you can. There will be two water dispensers.

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Pollock, ABEX and the Art of War

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Sean O'Harrow, newly appointed Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art shares his knowledge on Jackson Pollock, Abstract Expressionism, and the art of war.

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Animation Inspiration

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

"Our heritage gives life to our spirit." 

Socks, booze, family, landscapes, and lore......inspiration comes from many sources and leads to a wide variety of creative output.  In "Animation Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 30, three artists/animators will share various creative projects and the inspiration for their work.  We also share a sneak peek of animated films and virtual reality projects being shown in the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre.

Matthew Kawika Ortiz is a Hawai‘i-based artist who specializes in storyboards, illustration, graphic design,and printmaking. Mr. Ortiz started out his career interning and creating conceptual art for the Warner Brothers feature film Superman Returns, he also storyboarded for all three E Ho‘omau!, Ola Nā Iwi: Hāloa, and co Art Directed Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan. Matthew is also one half of the art duo Wooden Wave which is known for their illustrations and murals of sustainable treehouses.

Michael Q. Ceballos was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  He has worked in animation industry for over 20 years. Among the many diverse projects he has worked on, there are a few notable highlights. In 2013, Mr. Ceballos formed Twiddle Productions Inc. where he produced and directed Ola Na Iwi: Hāloa and Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan which won Best Short Film at the 2017 Pasifika Film Festival.

Mary Therese Perez Hattori
A native of Guåhan (Guam), she is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband.  Dr. Hattori currently serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at UHM and is affiliated with the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, the Indigenous Politics Program, and the Learning Design & Technology Program at UH.

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Anatomy of a Discovery

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dr. Richard Pyle of Bishop Museum uses high-tech diving gear to explore deep coral reefs. He will tell the story behind the discovery of a new species of endemic Hawaiian fish, and its relationship to one of the largest protected areas on Earth.

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Masks, money, puppets, and a water buffalo

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dawn Sueoka is coordinator of the Honolulu Museum of Art School Lending Collection. The Lending Collection contains thousands of historically, culturally, and artistically significant objects that are loaned to educators for use in the classroom. Lending Collection objects range in date 100 BC to the 21st century. They include masks, costumes, tools, toys, currency, musical instruments, and more. They are used by students across the state, from Kaua’i High and Intermediate to Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary School. The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators.

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Magritte Variations

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Joseph Stanton is an art historian and poet. As a scholar he has written about Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Caspar David Friedrich, Edward Gorey, Maurice Sendak, Chris Van Allsburg, and many other artists.  He has published more than 400 poems in journals and anthologies.  He is a Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Last summer he presented “Starting with Art,” a poetry-writing workshop at Poets House in New York City. Last spring he offered a similar “Starting with Art” workshop at the Honolulu Museum School. He plans to offer that that workshop again in the future. Tonight he will be performing his poem “Magritte Variations” from his book Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art.

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Historic Photographs That Intrigue and Inspire

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

I’m DeSoto Brown, the Bishop Museum Historian. I’ve worked in Bishop Museum Archives for over 30 years. Over this time I’ve encountered many historic photos which intrigue me. Sometimes these pictures come with identifications and dates and locations, but often they do not. When this information is missing, I’m inspired to research the “who, what, where, when, and how” of them. Tonight, as I present a selection of some of my favorite intriguing photos, I’ll ask some of the questions that might come to mind when looking at them, and then tell you what I’m able to about each image.

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On Tahiti, Loss & Father Figures

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Alex Teiti-Gierlach, a junior, and Gearld Canaday IV, a sophomore, are part of a group of students who willingly give up their lunch period once a week to study poetry with their non-teacher, Shareen Murayama, a poet and senior English teacher on campus.

Together, they inspire each other to write about things that are pressing and important as they discover their voices and realize that poetry is alive and relevant to the Millennials.

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Immersive Interactions: Becoming Duke

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Michael Wilson is an exhibit designer at the Bishop Museum, before that he worked in educational technology for museums, makerspaces, and universities in California, New Mexico, and NYC. While working at Hawai‘i’s premier cult place of the Muses, he was tasked with telling the story of Duke Kahanamoku.

The presentation is specifically about the technical difficulty of allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the story of Duke’s longest ride, one of the greatest surf adventures of all time.

No presenters have been added to this event.