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Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 12:30pm to Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:30pm
To our friends and supporters: as we all cope with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, EHCC is offering free access to videos of recent theatrical and musical performances, and is sponsoring a curated on-line photo exhibition especially for East Hawai'i residents:
You can watch a full-length video of the hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama by Neil Simon, Biloxi Blues.

Young At Art 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
The 32nd Annual Young at Art Exhibition is a juried student art exhibit hosted in March, 2020 at the East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA in Hilo. The exhibit is sponsored by East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA and the Hawaii District DOE, and staffed by volunteers. Prizes are awarded to students whose works win juried awards.


Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

As part of our FRESH START FOR ART campaign, we will be hosting a Paint-A-Pot event:

Paint the pot or dish of your choice with any designs you please, and we will fire it for you, giving you a unique ceramic you can keep or give as a meaningful gift. 100% of the proceeds will go towards EHCC’s youth programs.
$30 for 1, $80 for 3, $120 for 6 pieces of your choice!

REGISTER ONE DAY ONLY from 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday March 7th on site, at the EHCC, or email ADMIN@EHCC.ORG for inquiries

A Fresh Start For Art

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 12:00am to Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:00am

A Fresh Start for Art

When children discover art, it is a joyful process - whether they are painting a watercolor for the first time, digging their fingers into oozing clay, laughing as they sing a silly song, or trying their hand at the intricacies of making paper, prints or puppets.
Since 1980, when the County gave a dedicated group of art lovers the right to use Hilo’s old police station as a center for artistic expression, the East Hawaii Cultural Center has encouraged the creativity of young people through programs like Young at

Impermanence (Retrospective): Shingo Honda

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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to Friday, February 28, 2020 - 4:00pm
From February 7 to 28, 2020, the East Hawai'i Cultural Center will host a retrospective of works by beloved Big Island artist Shingo Honda. The exhibition, entitled Impermanence, will feature works on paper, canvas, and a variety of print forms. 
Shingo emerged in the activist Mono-ha movement in Japan in the 1960s. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he became a Zen priest and met his life partner noted writer Lynne Farr.
Opening reception will be at 3pm.

Biloxi Blues

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

In this hilarious and heart warming, Tony Award winning semi-autobiographical Neil Simon play, young Eugene Morris Jerome enlists in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. He is shipped from his Brooklyn home to basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi. At boot camp, Eugene is antagonized by the manic drill instructor, is introduced to adulthood, love and sex through his experiences with a diverse and rowdy group of young recruits, his first girlfriend, and a local prostitute.

Directed by Larry Reitzer