Since ancient times, surrounded by forests, Hida Takayama has developed a unique culture for woodblock printing. This style of printing has always been popular in the area and is specifically called “Hida Woodblock Printing.” While passing down traditional techniques, Hida artisans have been creating original pieces of art. In order to promote and let the world know about the culture of Hida Takayama, the Hida Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock- Prints Triennial invites both domestic and international artists to showcase their create new technical innovation and creativity.
Programs & Events
East Hawaii Cultural Council and the Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art programs are possible thanks the sponsorship of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
The Hawaii Craftsman 47th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition is Oct 10-Nov. 1 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Artists from all islands can enter traditional or non-traditional, functional or non-functional craft with a fresh approach in categories of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or mixed media. $2500 in cash prizes.
Tuesday Sept. 30 Jurying: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in the Village
The East Hawaii Cultural Center has been at the beating heart of our community culture on the Big Island for four decades. Run largely by volunteers, under the leadership of whoever had time and passion, the Center has offered a venue for a host of cultural groups, artists, theater and music ensembles, and workshops. When the current Board Chairman asked me to take over running the venue a month ago, I was excited and daunted.
Our Intern Rachel, from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo has made walk-through video for anyone interested in submitting their work through CALL FOR ENTRY. ORG
EHCC/Hawaii Museum of Art announces winners and participants for their annual Summer Art Juried Show on exhibit July 3 through 31. From a selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, oils, charcoal, digital, wood, glass, acrylic and clay art pieces, the following were awarded prizes as follows:
2019 Exhibit Openings on the First Friday of the month from 6-8PM unless otherwise stated below:
Feb 1: Global Metaphysics of Abstraction II
March 2: Young At Art
April 5: Niuhi Shark
Over the two and a half years I’ve been Board Chair of the East Hawaii Cultural Center, people from the community have occasionally commended me for managing this huge, complex, and overwhelming pursuit. Yet I’m responsible for none of the unique beauty and magic emerging from EHCC during this time.
Here is a short list of the things I definitely do not do: