Windward CC Paliku Arts Festival, an interactive art experience

An all day "Do Art" affair for the whole family

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Windward Community College
Ben Moffatt, 258-2982
Event Chair, Arts/Humanities
Posted: Mar 20, 2013


April 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Windward Community College presents the 3rd Annual Palikū Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience set for April 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in and around the grounds of Palikū Theatre and the new Library Learning Commons on the Windward Community College campus in Kaneohe. Last year’s festival was hugely successful, attracting approximately 5,000 people! The festival is free to the public and open to all ages.

A family friendly event, the Palikū Arts Festival will include free performances at Palikū Theatre, a free show at the Imaginarium, and fun hands-on opportunities to get involved in art, music, literature, theatre and movement. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing. ‘Ono food will be available from Erinʻs Shave Ice to Crepes No Ka Oi and India Café, Papa John’s Pizza, and fresh coffee and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop.

“We invite you to ‘Do Art!’ This festival has an open and adventurous ‘learn-by-doing’ vibe. We provide free art supplies and guidance, so you and your family can play!  You can take home whatever you create. And this year we have some new activities, and are including our new Library Learning Commons as a venue.” said festival chair Ben Moffat.

The festival’s emphasis is on “doing” art. WCC art professors, instructors and their
students will be on hand (with supplies provided!) to assist those who want to express their creativity in a variety of ways—from painting, drawing, and sculpting to moving, acting or making music, prints, masks, poetry and prose. A sampling of creative activities include:

·       Music workshops with Sojin Kimura

·       Gymnastics with Sarah Hadmack

·       Garage Band with Renee Arakaki – Making music on your computer

·       Pottery Wheel for Kids with Paul Nash

·       Camera Obscura with Mark Hamasaki   

·       Open Drawing Studio with Norm Graffam – draw or have your portrait drawn

·       Poetry with Janine Oshiro

·       Woodcarving with Jordan Souza

·       Hawaiian fiber art with Lufi Luteru

·       Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers

·       Stage Combat with Nick Logue

·       Mask making with Yukie Shiroma

·       Screen printing with Rob Molyneux—bring your own shirt to be printed or buy one

·       Styrofoam printing with Christina Weisner

·       Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers

·       Acting with Taurie Kinoshita

·       Screenwriting and fiction writing workshops with Chris McKinney & Desiree Poteet

·       Kanikapila with Ka‘ala Carmack & Kamuela Kimokeo—bring your instrument or voice

·       Raku firing demonstrations, and much more!



Palikū Theatre will feature FREE performances of music and drama throughout the day.


The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing Secrets of the Dragon, a family-friendly fulldome show with a nominal fee of $3. PLUS, a FREE special event presentation of Music of the Spheres, a 20-minute contemporary visual and musical art show produced by Ebb & Flo Arts on Maui, appropriate for all ages.


At Gallery ‘Iolani, a new exhibit interior features installations by artists Mark Chai, Maura Fujihira, Keiko Hatano, Sally Lundburg, Mary Mitsuda, Chusak Majarone, Deanna Itano and Kamaile Puaoi. Or, attendees can observe art at work with demonstrations in open studios—painting, piano, ceramic and photography labs—in Hale Pālanakila.


WCC’s new “green” campus library will be open for self-guided tours from 10-2 p.m. Folks can grab a cup of coffee at The Hub Coffee Shop in the library and wander through the three-story library or sit in on storytelling for the whole family.


On stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including The Royal Hawaiian Band, The 111th Hawai‘i Army National Guard Band, The Robert Joyce Experience, rock band Alice Neel, featuring Dieter Runge, The University of Hawai‘i Saxophone Choir, The Kailua High School Band, and other Windward musical and stage talent.

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