Kua`aina Associates Presents . . .

Celebrating Pacific Arts 2015

Celebrating Pacific Island Arts – Workshops & Presentations

Siapo: Interacting with the Past, Present and Possible future of an Ancestral Art Form
Instructor: Regina Meredith-Fitiao
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 1pm to 7pm

Studio Grand Oakland, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Workshop – Free Registration – Limited Enrollment

Description: Regina will share slides of historical siapo artifacts and the process in the making of a siapo. She will cover the significance of siapo motifs. Engaging the participants in designing a siapo will be the highlight of this workshop. Participants will also be asked to collaborate with Meredith on a siapo mamanu in progress, and work with the authentic materials used for Samoan siapo.

Su’a T. Wilson Fitiao: Laei of Samoa (Samoan Traditional Tattoo)
Presenter: Su`a T. Wilson Fitiao, Tufuga ta Tatau (Samoan Tattoo Master)

Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm

East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Presentation – Free Admission

Description: Su’a will share some of the history, format and legacy of the Samoan traditional tattoo and his journey as a Tufuga ta Tatau.

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays: Laei of Samoa (Samoan Traditional Tattoo) & Siapo: Interacting with the Past, Present and Possible future of an Ancestral Art Form

Presenters: Su`a T. Wilson Fitiao & Regina Meredith-Fitiao

Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm

California Historical Society, 678 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Public Presentation – Free Admission

Description: Presented in partnership with the Yerba Buena Cultural Benefit District. Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Kahili Pa`a Lima – Hawaiian Hand Held Kahili

Instructor: Herman Tachera
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 1pm to 7pm
Studio Grand Oakland, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Workshop: Free Registration – Limited Enrollment

Description: Afforded great respect through the ages, the kahili is a prized cultural item among Native Hawaiian people. Kahili are feathered standards used to show status, lineage, and family ties. There are many sizes and styles of kahili, and this workshop will provide participants an opportunity to create their own kahili pa`a lima (Hawaiian hand held kahili). The instructor will also lecture on the history of the kahili and its spiritual and cultural importance.

Opening celebration event of the “Royal Hawaiian Featherworks: Na Hulu Ali`i” Exhibit

Presenter: Owana, La’anui and Kalani Salazar
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
deYoung Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Event is free – please check the museum’s website for exhibit admission: https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/ featherwork

Description: “Celebrating Pacific Island Arts” special musical performance by Owana Ka‘ōhelelani Mahaelani-rose Salazar. Program will include historical and classic songs composed by and for the Ali`i and Mō`ī (Hawaiian Chiefs) and celebrated Hawaiian manu (birds).

E wehe ana i ka maoli (uncovering what is real)- Undressing the Savage
Presenter: Keone Nunes, Kahuna ka kākau (expert tattooist)

Sunday, October 2, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm

deYoung Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Presentation & Event – Free

Description: A special “Friday Nights at the deYoung” lecture presentation on the practice and tradition of Hawaiian kākau and the revival of tattooing among other indigenous peoples. The evening’s program will also feature local Pacific Island tattoo artists and a fashion show showcasing tattoo designs. This presentations is part of the deYoung’s Public Programs in conjunction with the Royal Hawaiian Featherworks: Na Hulu Ali`i exhibit.

Traditional Hawaiian kākau (tattoo) & the revival of California Indian Tattoo Traditions
Presenters: Keone Nunes, Kahuna ka kākau (expert tattooist) & Artist, L. Frank Manriquez, Tongva- Achachemen

Saturday, October 3, 2015 – from 3pm to 5:30pm
Inter-tribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

Description: A special community presentation on the tradition of Hawaiian kākau and the revival of California Indian tattoo traditions will be the topic for a cross-culture conversation with the Bay Area Native American community.

Keone Nunes will also be visiting with the Indigenous California Indian Communities of Humboldt County in late September. For more information on scheduled presentations, visit the following link: https://risingindigenousvoices.wordpress.com

Celebrating Pacific Island Arts is presented by Kua`aina Associates, an Indigenous Arts and Cultures non-profit based in Berkeley, CA., and made possible by the generous support from the Christensen Fund, Akonadi Foundation 2015 Beloved Community Fund and Private Donors

CPIA’s Community Partners: The Oakland Museum of California, Studio Grand in Oakland, the deYoung Museum, California Historical Society PPIE100, Hale Naua III, Society of Maoli Arts, East Bay Media Center, Humboldt Foundation/Native Cultures Fund, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, The Warrior Institute and Samoan Solutions, Inc.

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