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Call for Big Island Artists

The Hawaii Craftsman 47th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition is Oct 10-Nov. 1 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Artists from all islands can enter traditional or non-traditional, functional or non-functional craft with a fresh approach in categories of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or mixed media. $2500 in cash prizes.

Tuesday Sept. 30 Jurying: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in the Village

Chairman’s Report

2016


The East Hawaii Cultural Center has been at the beating heart of our community culture on the Big Island for four decades. Run largely by volunteers, under the leadership of whoever had time and passion, the Center has offered a venue for a host of cultural groups, artists, theater and music ensembles, and workshops. When the current Board Chairman asked me to take over running the venue a month ago, I was excited and daunted.

Hida Takayama Woodblock-Prints Triennale (International)

Since ancient times, surrounded by forests, Hida Takayama has developed a unique culture for woodblock printing. This style of printing has always been popular in the area and is specifically called “Hida Woodblock Printing.” While passing down traditional techniques, Hida artisans have been creating original pieces of art. In order to promote and let the world know about the culture of Hida Takayama, the Hida Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock- Prints Triennial invites both domestic and international artists to showcase their create new technical innovation and creativity.

EHCC to Honor Founder Frances Chang Sherrard

The East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center will honor the former President of the East Hawai’i Cultural Council, Frances Chang Sherrard, at a ceremony marking the opening of the exhibit Expression of the Female Deity on Friday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit is a retrospective of artist Mayumi Odaʻs work, including silk screen, wood block, intaglio, and calligraphic art that will be on display throughout the month of May at EHCC, located at 141 Kalākaua Street.
The public is invited to the ceremony marking Sherrardʻs vision to create a Hilo cultural nexus.

Chairman’s Report 2018

Over the two and a half years I’ve been Board Chair of the East Hawaii Cultural Center, people from the community have occasionally commended me for managing this huge, complex, and overwhelming pursuit. Yet I’m responsible for none of the unique beauty and magic emerging from EHCC during this time.

Here is a short list of the things I definitely do not do:

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