Current Events

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Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 10:00am to Friday, November 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

Current Events

October 2nd - November 26th, 2021.

Curated by Andrzej Kramarz

The daring new exhibition at the East Hawai'i Cultural Center is designed to spur audiences to action while pushing the boundaries of what constitutes art. The exhibition, created in collaboration with the Hawai'i Wildlife Fund, features heaps of plastic debris collected from Kamilo Beach along with tattered old fishing nets, deposited unadorned throughout the EHCC gallery.
The waste, which includes old toothbrushes, discarded children’s toys, broken straws and unidentifiable chunks of plastic, was collected by HWF between July and September of this year.  This blunt, visceral show is designed to force viewers to confront the fact that today’s plastic waste is tomorrow’s environmental disaster.
Multi-media efforts accompany the exhibition, beginning with a continuous showing of “Albatross,” an award-winning film by artist Chris Jordan about birds on Midway Island in the Pacific whose bodies are filled with ocean plastic. Photography by artists Eric Edwards and Laurel Schultz will also be on display.
Starting Saturday, October 2nd from 10am-2pm.
We wish to thank the following volunteers:
Sanne Berrig
Larry Butler
Sam Fortna
Jay Jarrett
Marisa Miyashiro
Kellie Miyazu
Monique Ortiz
Gisele Cassarotti Prescott
Mark Prescott
Pedro Prescott
Maria Prescott
Carol Walker
Andre L. Derek L. Savanna S. Jeff M. Kelly C. Gohan + friend Lorna O. Dena S. Mark M. Abigail. Ritama H. Christine M. Craig M. Julie A. Dylan W. Pili N. Shawna M. Sean M. Kemanakai M. Bethany Melissa S. Mary Lee. Jenn D. Alex D. Jordan D. + “Niu” the foster dog & GIVE Volunteers (from around the mainland)
Special Mahalo to: 
Kona Trans
Recycling Section & Solid Waste Division staff at Dept of Environmental Management, County of Hawaiʻi
Waiʻōhinu Transfer Station Staff
Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund team Stacey Breining, Bev Sylva, Jodie Rosamand especially Megan Lamson for coordinating the project

The EHCC will be adhering to the following gallery Policies and Procedures at this time:
  • All visitors are required to wear a face mask to enter the gallery as recommended by the CDC and following County and State of Hawaiʻi regulations. 
  • Maximum of 10 people (including EHCC team members) allowed in the gallery space at all times.
  • Maintain a social distance of six feet between you and others as much as possible. 
  • We encourage “no-contact” forms of communication like waving Hello, thumbs up/down, and air hugs; please avoid unnecessary physical contact. 
  • If you feel in any way unwell or sick, please STAY HOME and visit us another time. Thank You. 


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