11th Annual Hilo Lei Day Festival

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:30pm

Celebrate Lei Day at HMOCA by making a Lei Aloha Nui with Sue Champeny. Learn how to make lei using recycled materials, silk flowers, ribbon and yearn and fresh flowers! Randy Lee will demonstrate making the traditional Hawaiian lei. Opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. will introduce the festival's Lei Day Queen, Kahokukauahiahionalani Fo and her Lady in Waiting Thailana Aipolani. Hawaiian puppetry, Hawaiian music and hula by Iwalani "Aunty Bea" Masoe and her 'ohana. Displays and food booths. The free event runs until 3 p.m.

Big Island Photos

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:30pm

The June exhibit at HMOCA will be selected photographs by Big Island photographers in five categories: nature, portrait, urban, abstract and black and white. The opening reception is at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 5.

The juror for the Big Island Photo Expo is Laurel Schultz of Holualoa and Seattle. She has taught photography at the University of Washington, the Photographic Center Northwest and more recently, at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa. Laurel explores the natural world as a lens on human nature.

Tribal Art

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:30pm to Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:30pm

View the Fleming family’s collection of ” Tribal Art from New Guinea”

In the main gallery Friday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m. The show runs from August 7-28.

Hawaii Photo Shooters

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:30pm

“The Big island: In the Eye of the Beholder” Hawaii Photo Shooters exhibit in the Makai Gallery from September 4 through 23. Selections by Bryn Berg, Steve Bohlert, Mary Bowman-Dement (photo credit), Okoe Bay, Kate Burroughs, Nancy Chaney, Ken Jackson, Susan Miyasaka, Demetra Reynolds, Becky Settlage and Jean Wence.


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