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Looking Back at 2019

2019 was a fruitful year for Kua`aina Associates. We produced Ancestral Ink: A Symposium Honoring Indigenous Tattoo Traditions during the week of the 98th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market and hosted  Ancestral Ink San Francisco Community Forum: Indigenous Women and Tattoo … Continue reading

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Meet the team behind the de Young Global Fellow, Douglas Miles

Aloha kakou….It is Kua`aina Associates’ belief that working collaboratively on a project provides an opportunity for a more monumental outcome.  As an organization who produces and coordinates art and cultural projects and programs, it’s especially magical when we have the … Continue reading

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“APACHELYPSE Now” Douglas Miles: de Young Museum’s 2016-17 Global Fellow

  “APACHELYPSE Now” a glimpse into the multi-faceted work of Douglas Miles from the San Carlos Apache Nation in Arizona. Using street art forms, he creates work that simultaneously deconstructs stereotypes and emboldens Native people in the 21st century. Douglas’ renegade ethos at … Continue reading

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Kua`aina Associates Presents…the last Visiting Artist of Celebrating Pacific Island Arts Series 2015

Sulu`ape Keone Nunes While growing up in the 60ʻs, 70ʻs and 80ʻs Keone Nunes was fortunate to have sat and learned from Kupuna (elders) from his family and the Hawaiian community. Although there were many subjects that were discussed, one … Continue reading

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Celebrating Pacific Island Arts series 2015

Kahili Pa`a Lima – Hawaiian Hand Held Kahili With the generous support fromt the Christensen Fund and the Akonadi Foundation 2015 Beloved Community Fund,  Kua`aina was able to host the last workshop of the “Celebrating Pacific Island Arts” series, “Kahili Pa`a … Continue reading

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Kua`aina Associates Presents . . .

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, … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: “Pacific Worlds” exhibit opening May 30, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Presented by the Oakland Museum of California “Pacific Worlds” presents Californian identity as tied to and shaped by the histories, peoples, and geography of the Pacific Islands. The Museum’s exceptional Pacific collections have before never been shown on a large … Continue reading

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Announcing: Two Major San Francisco Bay Area Exhibits opening summer 2015

Kua`aina Associates is proud to announce the opening of two major exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area. “Pacific Worlds” at the Oakland Museum of California and “Royal Hawaiian Featherworks: Na Hulu Ali`i” at the deYoung Fine Arts Museum of San … Continue reading

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Tulafono A Le Agaga E Tu Mau – The Laws of the Spirit Remain the Same

An exhibit of Native Spiritual Art from Around the World On View through November 29th, 2014  @ The Emerald Tablet in San Francisco, CA For Immediate Release November 2014 “Tulafono A Le Agaga E Tu Mau – The Laws of … Continue reading

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Continuing to Follow Paper & Blade: Storytelling Under the Knife de Young Artist Fellows

New Works by de Young artist fellow Adrienne Heloise Adrienne has been working hard in her studio space in the Kimball Education Gallery. Typically, her work depicts figures from Napoleonic and French Romantic battle scenes. During her first few weeks … Continue reading

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