February 9, 2017

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Scott Whelden
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Kids can create recreate scenes in Artists of Hawai‘i 2017, and then enjoy the sounds of the Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club 

WHAT: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Here in the Islands
WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., activities end at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
INFO: 808-532-8701,
High-res images available on request. 

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—For more than 60 years Artists of Hawai‘i has been a platform for local artists in all media to express their creativity, and show that Hawai‘i’s contemporary artists belong on the world stage. With the 2017 exhibition now on view, the museum continues to spotlight homegrown talent—and possibly cultivate future local talent—with Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Here in the Islands.

Artists of Hawai‘i 2017 exhibiting artist Kasey Lindley works with kids to make collages using photographs of intertidal scenes like those in her multimedia work Intertidal Grandeur. Kids can draw scenes on a paper plate, then cover it with a second plate with a hole cut out of it. Spinning the plates over one another give the illusion of a changing scene.

Families can enjoy a series of live musical performances. Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club sings with a hula accompaniment from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., then violinist Duane Padilla and friends play an instrumental medley from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., and the world-class Air Force Band of the Pacific plays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Family Film Sunday selection is Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan, the story of a girl who finds the strength to lead the women of Guåhan (Guam) into battle against a giant creature from the Marianas Trench that is devouring their island home. It is the first animated film in which the endangered Chamorro language of Guam is spoken throughout.

The museum invites visitors to enter the popular monthly drawing contest for children ages 17 and under. The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. The winner receives a Supporting-level membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art ($100 value), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum website. Last month, ten-year-old Emma Zakahi of Honolulu won with her interpretation of “Here in the Islands.”

See the full schedule.

Family Day at Spalding House
Kids can explore Kaili Chun and Hongtao Zhou’s chaotic fishing net installation in Artists of Hawai‘i 2017, then take a free shuttle up to Makiki Heights for the museum’s free family day at Spalding House, where they can weave strings to create designs similar to what they saw.

About Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday
Since 2004, the third Sunday of every month at the Honolulu Museum of Art has been free to the public, thanks to Bank of Hawaii. Each event features a program of art activities, entertainment and demonstrations held throughout the museum.

See more information about the event.


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About the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.

Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai’i.


Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


Honolulu Museum of Art: Tues–Sat 10 am–4:30pm; Sun 1–5 pm; closed Monday.

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm

Admission (permits entry to both museums on the same day):

$10 general admission; children 17 and under are free.

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