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8th Annual Palikū Arts Festival

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Windward Community College

45-720 Keaahala Rd.

Kaneohe, HI 96744

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Hands-On Creativity and Entertainment for the Whole Family
FREE at Windward Community College

Building STEAM’ is the theme at Palikū Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience set for Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Palikū Theatre, plaza and art and science spaces on the Windward Community College campus in Kāne‘ohe. The festival is FREE to the public and open to all ages. All art supplies are provided.

“This year's theme invites people to note the common ground between the arts and the sciences—the art of science and the science of art,” said co-chair Ben Moffat. “Scientists and artists have more in common than many people think. For example, scientists often use intuition in their research, and they have to be creative in designing experiments—and artists often geek-out about their materials and techniques.”

JOIN US FOR THE PALIKŪ ARTS FESTIVAL "ART STRUT" at 1:11 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing, or dress-up at the festival
!

The festival’s emphasis is on “playing” and exploring artful interests that intersect with science. WCC art professors, instructors and their students will be on hand (with supplies provided!) to assist those who want to express their creativity in a variety of ways—from painting, drawing, and sculpting to moving, acting or making music, prints, poetry and prose. A sampling of creative activities include:

  • Tie-dye making in front of the gallery with Toni Martin
  • Gyotaku fish printing with Michelle Smith
  • Puppet making with Sarah Hadmack (ages 2 and up)
  • Face painting
  • Blue Zones Project Spin Bike
  • Ceramics activity and demonstration with Jake Jackson
  • Piano open lab
  • Open Drawing Studio– draw or have your portrait drawn
  • Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
  • 3D sculpture with Bryce Meyers
  • Stage Combat demonstrations
  • Improvisation performance with students of director Taurie Kinoshita
  • Screenwriting and life writing workshops with Desiree Poteet
  • ‘Write a Poem, Make a Book’ workshop with Susan St. John
  • T-shirt printing
  • Hakipu‘u Learning Center Arts
  • Stage performers, and much more!

PALIKŪ THEATRE
Enjoy two FREE performances of a world premiere Hawaiian Youth Theatre play, The Epic Voyage of Kāne‘āpua, based on Hawaiian folk tales written and directed by Moses Goods, and performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. Great for all ages. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (45 minutes).

GALLERY ‘IOLANI
FREE at Gallery ‘Iolani, BRAVE NEW WORLD, a new exhibit featuring seven young artists who studied at the community college and are now professional artists.

IMAGINARIUM (special festival entry fees)
The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing a family-friendly fulldome show Totality (lunar and solar eclipses) with a nominal fee of $3 (30 minutes) at 12:30 p.m. PLUS! a free show Music of the Spheres at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

HALE ‘IMILOA (science building)
Displays of deep-sea fish Xrays, volcano eruptions, NASA rocket, and the Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe. Activities for kids include gyotaku fish printing and plant pressing.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
On the outdoor stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including the Royal Hawaiian Band, BYU-Hawaii’s Shaka Steel Band, The Jeff Ho & Mike Kato Jazz Experience, and other Windward area talent.

‘Ono food will be available from Erin’s Shave Ice, coffee, sandwiches, and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop at the WCC library, and more to come.

For more information, go to www.palikuarts.com or contact Palikū Arts Festival co-chairs
Ben Moffat at 808-724-1808 or ben517@hotmail.com or So Jin Kimura at sojink@hawaii.edu.

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