The Honolulu Museum of Art presents, "Carrying Cultures: Micronesia", a program that includes events to celebrate the arts and traditions of Micronesia.
Exhibition (March 19 - April 28)
"On view in the Art School’s Mezzanine Gallery will be photographs by Lynn Martin Graton taken while she was doing field research in Micronesia in the 1980s, a canoe, and displays about the geography, cultures, arts, and traditions such as navigation."
Art School Workshop (Coconut Front Ornaments, March 21)
"While working as a researcher in Micronesia, Lynn Martin Graton discovered baskets and the wide range of objects made from plant material. She sought out female elders who were expert weavers, and sat with them, learning apprentice-style, to make traditional coconut frond baskets islands from Ulithi to Palau, and Fiji to Hawai‘i."
Film: The Land of Eb, FREE, (March 18)
"Kona-based filmmaker Andrew Williamson was so taken by Jonithen Jackson, whom he met through a mutual friend, that he made a fictionalized account of Jackson’s life—starring Jackson. Jonithen Jackson’s family was relocated from the Northern Pacific Marshall Islands—the site of 67 nuclear tests from 1946 to 1958, including the 15-megaton Bravo shot. The health consequences of the testing still plague Marshallese today—and is part of the story of The Land of Eb. Filmed in Kona and Ocean View—where Jackson and his family actually live—this narrative film reveals a part of Hawai‘i that even many of us who are born and raised here are unaware of. A must-see for everyone who lives in the islands."
DOE Workshop, March 18-20
"The Honolulu Museum of Art School holds a workshop for DOE elementary-school educators on learning to facilitate inquiry-based learning with primary resources while increasing understanding of Micronesian cultures. This workshop aims to help teachers understand the students with whom they work, and to instill cultural pride in Micronesian students."
For additional information:
1. contact Justin Davies at: gro.muesumululonoh@seivadj.
2. Visit website: Honolulu Museum of Art. Carrying Culture: Micronesia.