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Palikū Arts Festival 2019: Celebrating Art+STEM = STEAM

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8th Annual Palikū Arts Festival
Saturday, April 6, 2019

10am to 4pm
Palikū Theatre Plaza and Hale Pālanakila Art Spaces

Building STEAM’ is the theme at Palikū Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience set for Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Palikū Theatre, plaza and art and science spaces on the Windward Community College campus in Kāne‘ohe. The festival is FREE to the public and open to all ages.

All art supplies are provided free of charge.

“This year's theme invites people to note the common ground between the arts and the sciences—the art of science and the science of art,” said co-chair Ben Moffat. “Scientists and artists have more in common than many people think. For example, scientists often use intuition in their research, and they have to be creative in designing experiments—and artists often geek-out about their materials and techniques.”


Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing, or dress-up at the festival

The festival’s emphasis is on “playing” and exploring artful interests that intersect with science. 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, poetry and prose.

A sampling of creative activities (see attraction guide below for times and locations):

  • Tie-dye making in front of the gallery with Toni Martin
  • Gyotaku fish printing with Michelle Smith
  • Robot making with Sarah Hadmack (ages 2 and up)
  • Seabird Discovery and relief printing with Oikonos
  • Blue Zones Project Spin Bike
  • Ceramics activity and demonstration with Jake Jackson
  • Piano open lab
  • Open Drawing Studio– draw or have your portrait drawn
  • Open Painting Studio
  • Open Photography Lab
  • Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
  • 3D sculpture with Bryce Meyers      
  • Improvisation performance with students of director Taurie Kinoshita  (ages 4 and up) 
  • Screenwriting and life writing workshops with Desiree Poteet
  • ‘Write a Poem, Make a Book’ workshop with Susan St. John
  • T-shirt printing
  • Hakipu‘u Learning Center Arts
  • Stage performers, and much more!
  • The Art of Climate Change features:
    - Poet Kathryn Takara and dancer Sequoia Brown
    - Peter Rockford Espiritu and Tau Dance Theater
    - Slam poet Jessica Carpenter
    - Tap dancer Jonathan Sypert

Enjoy two FREE performances of a world premiere Hawaiian Youth Theatre play, The Epic Voyage of Kāne‘āpua, based on Hawaiian folk tales written and directed by Moses Goods, and performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. Great for all ages. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (45 minutes).

FREE at Gallery ‘Iolani, BRAVE NEW WORLD, a new exhibit featuring young artists who studied at the community college and are now professional artists. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

IMAGINARIUM (special festival entry fees)
The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing a family-friendly fulldome show Totality (lunar and solar eclipses) with a nominal fee of $3 (30 minutes) at 12:30 p.m. PLUS! a FREE show Music of the Spheres at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

HALE ‘IMILOA (science building)
Displays of deep-sea fish Xrays, volcano eruptions, NASA rocket, and the Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe. Activities for kids include gyotaku fish printing and plant pressing, and fun with the art of chemistry.

On the outdoor stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including Kamuela Kimokeo and WCC students, the Royal Hawaiian Band, BYU-Hawaii’s Shaka Steel Band, The Jeff Ho & Mike Kato Jazz Experience, and other Windward area talent.

‘ONO FOOD will be available from:
Erin’s Shave Ice
Big City Diner
GP Hawaiian Foods
The Hub Coffee Shop at the WCC library lanai

Hau’oli Henna
Butterfly Kisses
Ka Ulu Lā‘au (Native Hawaiian plants)

For more information, contact Palikū Arts Festival co-chairs
Ben Moffat at 808-724-1808 or or So Jin Kimura at