4th Annual Youth Art Month Kalākaua Park Project

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Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 10:00am to Friday, March 29, 2024 - 10:00am
The 4th Annual Youth Art Month Kalākaua Park x EHCC Project
Presented by the Youth Arts Series and the Waiākea Intermediate School Art Club
On view in Kalākaua Park March 1–29, 2024
The East Hawai‘i Cultural Center (EHCC) Youth Art Month community art installation is an annual project on view in Kalākaua Park each March. The collaborative art display celebrates the importance of arts education for keiki and teens. In addition, it highlights the value of art in the community as a vehicle for collaboration and connection.
By using Kalākaua Park as the venue for the project, our aim is to bring visibility to the area, and activate an underutilized and historically significant part of Downtown Hilo.
This yearʻs installation consists of 400+ aluminum can cuttings in the shapes of naupaka, kupu kupu fern, and koa leaves and flowers. It also features signage and a variety of native bird sculptures (also made from recycled aluminum) created by the Waiākea Intermediate School Art Club.
The pieces were painted over the course of the past 4 months through various events including Art Nights at public school and Youth Arts Saturdays at EHCC.
Contributing schools:
Na‘alehu Elementary
Mt. View Elementary
Kohala Elementary
Ha‘aheo Elementary
Hilo High School Art Club
Konawaena High School's National Art Honor Society
Sculptural Accents
Jennie Vega
Laurie Yoneda & Mika Grohs
Chris Pascual
Wilma Roddy
Allison Hanley
Ellen Zanetos
Carrie Edgil
Leikanuiokalani Tuinei
Aria Delgado
Ash Huang
Monique Ortiz
Andrew Wessels
Andrzej Kramarz
Laurie Rich
Emi Kobayashi
Kari Sato and the Waiākea High School Key Club
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Bonner Leader Program
All of the keiki who helped us paint!