“Anahā” Sculpture Dedication Ceremony

In a moving ceremony on February 18, 2022, a new bronze sculpture that graces the front of EHCC was dedicated to scholar, cultural leader and retired kumu hula Dr. Pualani Kanahele Kanaka’ole. The sculpture, created by artist Michael Shewmaker, was given the name “Anahā” (Reflection) by Dr. Kanaka’ole. Her family members honored the sculpture with traditional hula and a chant, and Dr. Kanaka’ole presented insights into the nuances of “Anahā,” explaining that it means “the reflection of light, not shadow” and it implies progression, which she compared to the work that EHCC undertakes. 

Inaugural Concert for EHCC's Out-of-Doors Arts Program

This Saturday at 1:00 and 3:30 we present the inaugural concert of the East Hawai'i Cultural Center’s Out-of-Doors Arts Program, which will use our newly built AARP Livable Communities Stage to present free theatre, dance, music, hula, poetry, spoken-word, readers-theatre, and lectures. Home base for the stage is a just-created outdoor sixty seat space, previously unused, on the EHCC grounds.