Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations
Where: Schaefer International Gallery, The Maui Arts and Cultural Centre, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732
When: Oct 20 – Dec 20, 2015
Timing: Tuesday – Sunday | 10 am – 5 pm
The goals of this traveling exhibition is to provide Maui Island communities with the opportunity to see a unique selection of lau hala artifacts from the Bishop Museum collections that will inspire an appreciation of the cultural heritage and history of Hawai‘i.
“Bishop Museum is honored and excited to be partnering with the Schaefer International Gallery in presenting Nani I Ka Hala: Weaving Hawaiʻi, alongside the exhibit Hō Mai Ka Hala. Nani I Ka Hala showcases 39 artifacts from the museum’s collection, paired with loaned items from private collections to tell the story of plaiting in Hawaiʻi and the importance it continues to play in the shaping of Hawaiian culture,” said Marques Hanalei Marzan, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum cultural resource specialist.
The Nani I Ka Hala exhibit explores the beauty of mea ulana (woven objects) from ceremonial and everyday use, displaying the generational knowledge of hala from ancestral to modern times through historic works from the museum’s collection.
An accompanying invitational exhibition, Hō Mai Ka Hala: Bring Forth the Hala, will present the work of contemporary lau hala weavers from Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, and Hawai’i Island. These artisans fall within the hierarchy of kumu (master teacher) and haumana (apprentice) levels of accomplishment as weavers of lau hala. Their work will represent the individual techniques, style, and designs of each island.
More details about the exhibit can be found < here >
Photo courtesy : The MACC and the Bishop Museum