Thursday, September 11, 2014

Introducing He Moku Poina ‘Ole

Postcard photograph: Tattoo, Bombs, Camouflage — Kahoolawe © franco salmoiraghi

On Friday, October 10th, 2014, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) will proudly unveil “He Moku Poina ‘Ole, An Island Not Forgotten.”

Featuring pieces by three acclaimed Hawai‘i photographers, Wayne Levin, Franco Salmoiraghi, David Ulrich, and archaeologist/ writer Rowland Reeve, this historical exhibition will showcase selections from the Bishop Museum’s Kahoolawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island (1996, Honolulu, HI) and Smithsonian Institution’s Ke Aloha Kupaa I Ka Aina -- Steadfast Love for the Land (2002, Washington, D.C.) collections. The exhibition will be on view at the Bailey House Museum through November 3, 2014.

The KIRC would like to acknowledge the Bailey House Museum, who is generously hosting the exhibit; Maui Arts & Cultural Center Cultural Programs Director Hōkūlani Holt, who expertly guided the curation of the collection; renowned Maui artist Darrell Orwig, who will install the show; and a long list of supporters ready and willing to contribute their talents to a great opening reception and programming throughout the run of the exhibition, including Haleakala Distillers, the Four Seasons Resort Maui, University of Hawai‘i at Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music, and many more.

“If you see Hawaii as part of you, then Kahoolawe is part of you. It is not outside of you, it is part of you. Kahoolawe is for all of us.” — Hōkūlani Holt

This month-long public information & outreach event will include a free opening reception with the artists, talk story sessions and opportunities for schools and community groups to participate. KIRC program specialists in Hawaiian culture, restoration, ocean resources, UXO (unexploded ordnance) and Kaho‘olawe history can be available-by-appointment (email kmchugh (at) for school visits, talk story sessions or other educational & outreach requests.

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