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    The annual Hawai‘i Craftsmen Exhibition is known for its superb workmanship and commitment to statewide representation.  This year, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports an esteemed juror spurred a wider range of submissions, breathing fresh life into this annual exhibition of excellence in Hawai‘i craftsmanship.

The 48th Annual Hawai‘i Craftsmen Juried Exhibition runs through November 20th at the Honolulu Museum School Main Gallery.  

Oct. 27 - Nov. 20, 2015
Free for public viewing

Joe Marquez
Joe Marquez

 

   Lahaina used to host Hawai‘i’s undisputed best Halloween party, but changes there and a Chinatown upstart have swung the tide toward Honolulu.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports Hallowbaloo, now eight years along, is drawing the capitol district into the party this year, setting the stage for even more excitement and revelry.   

 

   The US nuclear treaty with Iran highlights connections between Hawai‘i and a country that is often viewed as difficult to understand.  Persian culture has a foothold in Hawai‘i with the Doris Duke Center for Islamic Art and a new online Persian language course through UH Mānoa.  As part of its ongoing series, Following Up, HPR’ s Noe Tanigawa revisited Iranian scholar Farideh Farhi for a window on what is happening in Iran now.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

 

   A year ago, the federal Department of the Interior, DOI, travelled throughout Hawai‘i soliciting comments on a path to Hawaiian nationhood.  Last week the DOI proposed a rule to facilitate governmental relations if Hawaiians form a unified government on their own.  Today, as part of HPR’s news series, Following Up,  Noe Tanigawa reports on how that path to nationhood is progressing.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

 

The Arts at Marks’ Garage, that Chinatown community hub, is nearly fifteen years old.  The scrappy, hospitable, office/gallery/performance venue has hosted hundreds of exhibitions and performances for thousands of audience members.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports The Arts at Marks' needs community help now.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  

  

  

  

  

  Hawai‘i acknowledged art and culture as central to quality of life by establishing the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in 1965.  Hawai‘i’s groundbreaking Art in Public Places program ensures that art is a part of community life.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this visit to a new exhibit at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, HiSAM, celebrating the SFCA’s 50th anniversary.

“Hawai‘i: Change and Continuity” continues at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.  

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iggy jang

 

   The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra is launching a sparkling new season this Saturday.  Solid classics, talented soloists, and intriguing programs are all part of the new mix, along with a fun loving pops season and performances across the state.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

The Hawai‘i Symphony’s new season opens this Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27th, at the NBC Concert Hall.  

Find out more about the "Taste of Symphony" concert this Wednesday, 9/23.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

 

   How would you make a bowl out of wood?  You can imagine a lot of chipping and gouging to achieve the simple shape, but there is a quicker, more elegant way.  It’s called wood turning where the wood chunk spins as you skim away any excess.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on fine examples of this ancient art on view now at Nohea Gallery.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

  The United Health Foundation ranks Hawai‘i number 1 among states in overall health, crediting us with double digit decreases in smoking and binge drinking in the last two years.  Still, 22% of Hawai‘i’s  population is considered obese, a situation three fitness buffs are trying to address.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports from Mother Waldron Park in Kaka‘ako.

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