Native Hawaiian art celebrated during Maoli Arts Month

Native Hawaiian art is being celebrated during Maoli Arts Month.

The annual event showcases more than 50 native Hawaiian artists, designers, painters, weavers, photographers, carvers and more.

At Bishop Museum, the work of local artists Paulette Kahalepuna, Kauka De Silva, Meleanna Aluli Meyer and Duncan Kaohuokaala Seto are on display with lauhala weaving, feather works and paintings.

Later this month, a Wearable Art Show will be held at Hawaii Theatre, featuring designers Harinani Orme, Lauwae, Maile Andrade, Manuhealii, Marques Marzan, Puamana Crabbe and Wahine Toa.

“Art is not something that we frame and put on a wall,” said founder Vicky Holt Takamine. “Art is your Kakau, tattooing with Keoni Reyes. I’m wearing the Wahine Toa. So, inspired by art work.”

Events are also scheduled on Hawaii island and Maui. Click here for more information.

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