Maui architect Jim Niess said artist Kirk Kurokawa painted the mural walls like their black and white original photographs, adding “a subtle touch to its powerful imagery, giving the mural a true sense of integrity and connection to the past.” (Photo by Melissa Tanji)

Herald Salutes – Historic Hawaii Foundation to Honor NVMC Mural Wall

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will present a Preservation Award to the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa for the mural wall he produced for the center. Kurokawa painted the larger-than-life mural wall using ordinary house paint. His work on the mural was featured in a story by contributing writer Melissa Tanji in....
The “Believe In Your Dreams and Spray Away Meth” workshop and mural were Trysen “TK” Kaneshige’s senior year project at Kaua‘i High School. (Photo by Trysen Kaneshige)

Art Life – “TKAY2”, A Gifted Kauai Boy with a Huge Heart

Trysen “TK” Kaneshige’s Many Art Forms Vibrate Positivity Across the 808 Jodie Chiemi Ching “WHEREAS, hard-working, determined, passionate, and talented are words that describe Trysen ‘TK’ Kaneshige, in his journey towards an auspicious career in the creative arts as a local Kaua‘i boy with a simple, but in no way small, dream …” reads the....
Brandon Hagio and Dylan Leming in 'Oriental Faddah and Son' playing March 13-22

“Oriental Faddah and Son” by Lee A. Tonouchi

WHO/WHAT: Windward Community College presents “Oriental Faddah and Son,” a semi-autobiographical chronicle of the relationship between a father and his son, delving into the nuances of an Okinawan family. This play was written by...
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Traditional Sino – Japanese Art, A Source of Modern American Architecture

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Architecture presents “Traditional Sino-Japanese Art as a Source of Modern American Architecture.” It is part of the UHM Center for Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Dr. Kevin...
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Maizome 2020

WHO/WHAT: The Hanayagi Dancing Academy Hawaii Foundation celebrates the new year with its annual “Maizome,” or first recital of the year. The Hanayagi–ryu School of Classical Japanese Dance was established in 1845 by headmaster...
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Fishcake: “Still Life” Art Exhibit by Mary Mitsuda

WHO/WHAT: Renowned local painter, Mary Mitsuda, returns to fishcake with “Still Life” — a series of postcard sized paintings depicting familiar inanimate objects around her studio and the contemplative moments shared with each item....
Bishop Shokai Kanai of Nichiren Mission in Nu‘uanu observes as longtime member Sandra Taga rings the temple bell a few minutes before Jan. 1, 2020. The ringing of the bell signifies the arrival of the new year.

In Our Community – Ringing in 2020, the “Year of the Rat”

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Wendy Kim Messier’s lamps with shades and images of cats drawn on them hang above Suzanne Wolfe’s porcelain Maneki Neko featuring a variety of glazed paintings.

Art Review – The Maneki Neko Beckons . . . So Laugh!

A Whimsical Show Befitting This Season of Madness Wayne Muromoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There is a very fancy art philosophical theory that boils down to a simple concept (at least for me; academic art historians may consider my explanation too simple-headed): that art is not just an inanimate object. It is an experience.....
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“Zen Ken Sho” Art Show and Sale

WHO/WHAT: The Daihonzan Chozen-ji International Zen Dojo will hold its annual art show and sale, “Zen Ken Sho.” This year, the show will feature the art and life of the late Jackson Morisawa, and...
Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa chats with visitors recently at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, where he is painting a mural highlighting the World War II AJA soldiers.

Art + History – Maui Mural Celebrates Nisei Soldier’s Story

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Telling Their Story Inside and Out Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Crisp, colorless images of young American soldiers of Japanese ancestry are coming to life on a concrete canvas on the windswept oceanfront campus of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. At the center, situated where the towns of Kahului and Wailuku meet,....

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