HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Organizers of this year's Maoli Arts Month are putting out a "call-to-artist" for the annual MAMo Arts Festival in May. They are looking for native Hawaiian artists to take part in the month-long celebration of native Hawaiian art. Amy Kalili has more.
"MAMo is Maoli Arts Month and we're gearing up for the month of May where we celebrate native Hawaiian art, artists, and cultural practitioners," said Vicky Holt-Takamine, Executive Director, PAʻI Foundation.
E hôʻea koke mai ana nô ʻo MAMo, ʻo ia hoʻi ʻo Maoli Arts Month, kahi hoʻolauleʻa o ka paheona Hawaiʻi.
MAMo is chock full of events hoping to put more native Hawaiian artwork into museums and galleries.
Nui nâ ʻano hanana like ʻole e ʻimi ana i ka hoʻolako hou a hôʻike ʻia aku o ka paheona Hawaiʻi ma nâ wahi hôʻikeʻike.
'We partner with the ARTS at Marks Garage and Louis Pohl Gallery to showcase our artists in their gallery exhibit and that kicks off the first Friday in the month of May. Weʻre taking MAMo to the neighbor islands and partnering with the Keauhou Beach Resort for a two-day arts market. We wrap up MAMo Maoli Arts Month in May with our annual wearable art show," said Holt.
He pilina pakanâ ko mâkou me ARTS ma Marks Garage me Louis Pohl Gallery no ka hôʻike aku i ko nâ mea paheona a hoʻomaka ma ka Poʻalima Mua o Mei. Puka pû aku ana i waho i Keauhou no ka makeke paheona, he ʻelua lâ ka lôʻihi. A pani ʻia ka mahina me ka hôʻike lole kûmakahiki.
Umi Kai and Kûnane Wooton doing woodwork.
Acrylics like Harinani Orme. Sol Enos who works with paintings.
Dalani Tanahy, Kawai Aona-Ueoka who work with kapa. Lauhala weaving by Aunty Gladys Grace, Elizabeth Lee.
We're looking for native Hawaiian artists.
Artists of native Hawaiian ancestry to showcase their artwork in whatever medium or field – contemporary Hawaiian art or traditional cultural practices.
Since its inception in 2005, MAMo has showcased various artists in all art forms.
Mai ka hoʻokumu ʻia ma 2005, ua nui a laulâ nâ ʻano paheona Hawaiʻi like ʻole i ʻike ʻia.
Umi Kai and Kûnane Wooton doing woodwork. Acrylics like Harinani Orme. Sol Enos who works with paintings. Dalani Tanahy, Kawai Aona-Ueoka who work with kapa. Lauhala weaving by Aunty Gladys Grace, Elizabeth Lee.
ʻO kâ ʻUmi Kai me Kûnane Wooton hana lâʻau. Na kiʻi pena na Harinani Orne lâua me Sol Enos. Ka hana kapa na Dalani Tahany me Kawai Aona-Ueoka me ka uluna lauhana na ʻAnakç Gladys Grace me Elizabeth Lee.
All MAMo artists are featured in the MAMo Artist Guide, which gives up-and-coming artists great exposure and offers well-established artists further networking opportunities.
Aia nâ mea paheona a pau ma ka puke MAMo, he pôʻaiapili e hoʻolauna ʻia ai ka hana mio o nâ mea hou a pçia ka hoʻolaha hou ʻia aku o nâ loea paheona i kamaʻâina mua nô paha i ka lehulehu.
"We also print up a really beautiful MAMo artist guide that has been used by a lot of businesses to commission our native Hawaiian artists," said Holt.
He mea kçia puke MAMo e hoʻohana ʻia e ke kaiâulu pâʻoihana e makemake ana i nâ mea paheona hou.
Applications are out and organizers are looking for participants.
Ua mâkaukau nâ palapala noi komo a ʻimi ʻia ana nô nâ mea paheona.
"We’re looking for native Hawaiian artists. Artists of native Hawaiian ancestry to showcase their artwork in whatever medium or field – contemporary Hawaiian art or traditional cultural practices," said Holt.
ʻImi ʻia ana nâ mea paheona Hawaiʻi. He poʻe Hawaiʻi e makemake ana e hôʻikeʻike aku i kâ lâkou hana, he kuʻuna ke ʻano a mea hou nô paha.
You've got a little over three months until MAMo, but the deadline to apply is coming up soon.
ʻEkolu mahina koe a hoʻomaka ʻo MAMo akâ, ʻaneʻane hôʻea ka lâ palena pau no ke noi komo.
Artists have up until January 30, 2010, to send in their application forms. It's available online at www.MaoliArtsMonth.org.
ʻO ka lâ 30 o Ianuali ka lâ palena pau. Aia ka palapala noi ma www.MaoliArtsMonth.org.
Original airdate 1/25/2010
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