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Youth Artivists Hawai’i (YAH)

Monday, July 10, 2023 - 10:00am to Friday, July 14, 2023 - 2:00pm
the Youth Arts Series, MEGA Lab, and PangeaSeed Foundation Present
Youth Artivists Hawai’i (YAH)
Program Description: The ocean is vast and powerful but it is facing challenges from climate change, pollution, and rising sea levels. What can we do to ensure this beautiful ecosystem is thriving for generations to come?

Every Body Is All We Have

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Friday, June 16, 2023 - 6:00pm to Friday, August 25, 2023 - 4:00pm
Every Body Is All We Have
Opening June 16th at 6PM.
Exhibition On-view: June 17th - August 25th, 2023
Featuring work from Reem Bassous, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Katarzyna Kozyra, Sue Schroeder, Jennifer Scully-Thurston, and Maga Ćwieluch.
In 1641, Rene Descartes described dualism, the long-held belief in a separation of mind and body – the idea that thought can exist outside of the body, that the body cannot think.

Summer Art Camp 2023

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, June 16, 2023 - 12:00pm

the Youth Arts Series Presents Summer Art Camp 2023

Program Description: The Youth Arts Series (YAS) annual Summer Art Camp is back for its 6th session! Keiki will join our talented local artists for creative adventures. In this year's summer session, the YAS team of skilled instructors will guide young artists through the process of learning a variety of mediums. Our student artists will create their own works of art while learning basic technical skills behind each medium. 

Youth Arts Saturdays (2nd Saturday of each month)

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 10:00am to Saturday, December 28, 2024 - 2:00pm
Join us for a YAS² collaboration with Keiki Labs! We'll be making beads out of recycled water bottles!
Keiki Labs is a local organization on a mission to instill a lifelong love for learning and science exploration in keiki through innovative, hands-on experiences. They aim to foster curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep appreciation for science.

Community and Policing

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 10:00am
Community and Policing: Where were we, where are we, where will we go?


The facilities that now house the East Hawai'i Cultural Center were originally built in 1932 to house the Hilo Police Department, District Courthouse, and jail. Court staff remained there until 1969 and the police until 1975.

EHCC Lecture Series Online Presents: Roots and Routes Along Keaukaha's Seashore

Friday, April 21, 2023 - 5:00pm
Roots and Routes Along Keaukaha’s Seashore
A presentation by Halena Kapuni-Reynolds
Friday April 21, 2023, at 5PM HST
In this lecture, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds illuminates the concept of “huaka’i hele” [a sightseeing tour in which a knowledgeable guide takes others along a route to reveal the stories surrounding a particular land area] through the huaka’i hele shared with amateur ethnographer and Hawaiʻi photographer Theodore Kelsey by Henry Nālimu (1835-1934) and his niece Mary Ka‘ōulionālani Ka‘ai (1