CONTEMPORARY ART

JUNE KABOOM II

Date: June 4 - June 28, 2015
Location: Kaka'ako Agora, 441 Cooke St.
All Programs are Free - some may require RSVP due to limited seating

 

Participate!, Saturday June 6   10:00AM - 4:00PM
HACK TO THE FUTURE 
National Day of Civic Hacking with Hawaii Open Data.  We will gather urbanists, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to improve Honolulu to collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes. You don’t have to be an expert in technology to participate, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.  This event is FREE, but please help us with a headcount by registering here.

Participate!, Sunday June 7   10:00AM - 5:00PM
CREATIVE CAPITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS
Strategic Planning and Funding Your Work
*NOTE: Workshop has a fee. This is the only ticketed event in June Kaboom, register here.

Performance,  Tuesday June 9   6:30PM - 8:30PM
CREATING CURRENT FOLLOWING FLOW
A choreographic workshop and talk story on the subject of water, facilitated by SheenRu Yong with Spatial Sculptors.  How does water unite & divide us?  How do we value water?  How does water move (an island)? Using sound, movement, story, and imagery, learn to create scores (performance structures) that reflect our attitudes about water. As a lead-in event to Global Water Dances on June 20, this workshop offers a sneak peek into FLOOD / turn the tide, a community collaborative choreographic project. Open to all; no dance experience necessary; come prepared to play!  

Dialogue,  Wednesday June 10   7:30PM - 9:30PM
THREE THE HARD WAY
An Intergenerational audio-visual dialogue on Black Resilience spanning over half-a-century of cultural creativity with Charles Lawrence, David A.M. Goldberg, and Prentis Hemphill.

Dialogue,  Thursday June 11   12:00PM - 2:00PM
KOHALA KUAMO‘O: STORIES FROM NAEOLE ‘OHANA THEN & NOW
In celebration of Kamehameha Day, join Native Books/Nā Mea Hawaiʻi for a book reading and talk story with the Kawaiʻaeʻa ʻOhana. This family’s roots extend far back into Kohala’s history, where Kamehameha grew up. The Kawaiʻaeʻa ʻohana will share their family’s oral tradition of Naeʻole’s bravery to raise Kamehameha Paiʻea. Their story has been written down into an amazing bilingual book, Kohala Kuamoʻo. Authors will sign purchased copies


Filmmaker Showcase, Thursday June 11   6:30PM- 8:30PM 
DOUG PRAY: ART & COPY 
A powerful film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time -- people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry.
PRIMER ON EDITING - how to create narrative structure from nothing more than a series of interviews, and how B-roll and scenics can help drive a story. 

Filmmaker Showcase, Friday June 12   6:30PM-8:30PM 
DOUG PRAY: SURFWISE
“SURFWISE,” tells the inspiring, humorous and often tumultuous story of legendary surfer Dr. Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, his wife Juliette, and their nine children. 
RELATIONSHIP TO YOUR SUBJECT - film as a form of therapy and how to manage a closeness and intimacy with the people in your documentary, while keeping distance and overall perspective. 

Filmmaker Showcase, Saturday June 13    6:30PM-8:30PM 
DOUG PRAY: LEVITATED MASS
LEVITATED MASS is the story of a rock; the artist behind the sensation; a $10 million, 22-city tour; and the international media storm that ensued—but not in the way you might expect.  
INTERVIEWS - different kinds of interviews (from reluctant main subjects to man-on-the-street short interviews), and how dialog forms the basis of my film’s narrative flow.

Full information on the Doug Pray Filmmaker Showcase and film trailers here.


Participate!,  Sunday June 14    11:00AM - 3:00PM
PAPER HOUSE 2
An event that celebrates the fine art of papery things with: Altered book workshop by "Turning the Page," a group of book artists from the Honolulu Printmakers, and 5 Local photographers will sell photobooks they made especially for this event. 

Performance, Sunday June 14    Doors open 5:45PM, Event starts 6pm
40 YEARS OF A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION with Hawaii Public Radio
Americana music presentation celebrating 40 yers of A Prairie Home Companion. This event is FREE, but please help us with a headcount by registering here.

Performance, Tuesday  June 16    6:00PM - 8:00PM
A TABLE READING OF OUR SEASON OPENER "JOKER" BY YILONG LIU 
Kumu Kahua Theatre was founded in 1971 by a group of graduate students at the University of Hawai‘i, with the original goal of producing locally-written experimental works.  Today, Kumu Kahua presents a full season of orginal plays, as well as playwriting, directing and acting workshops.  Get a sneak peak of Kumu Kahua's season opener, and see the directors and actors engage with the material first-hand. 

Participate!, Wednesday  June 17   5:00PM - 8:00PM
DO IT YOURSELF PLACEMAKING
Come build something to be used in your neighborhood that would help to create an enjoyable place and improve your community.   This open, free workshop with Better Block Hawaii will provide hands-on demonstration of several examples of the most simple, inexpensive, and easy to build ("light, quick, cheap") placemaking improvements - such as street furniture, planters, public art, play items, and more - using only basic tools, and low-cost or found materials. 

Film, Thursday  June 18    6:30PM - 8:30PM
SEEDS OF TIME
Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food.  This film is followed by a talk story with Timothy Kroessig, Seed Conservation Lab at Lyon Arboretum and Rick Barboza of Hui Ku Maoli Ola Native Hawaiian Plants  

Performance, Friday  June 19    6:00PM - 7:00PM
JAPANESE TAIKO DRUM PERFORMANCE
Taiko Center of the Pacific  a booming evening of culture and sound - showcasing contemporary and traditional Japanese drumming, for ALL ages. 

Performance, Saturday  June 20    4:00PM - 10:00PM
FLOOD
Moving with and for water: A site-specific dance-walk through Kakaako by choreographer SheenRu Yong in collaboration with Spatial Sculptors as part of a global live-streamed dance event, interactive visual installation by photographer Jeff Hawe among others, and a showcase of some of the most inspiring water organizations and initiatives.  (This event takes place in conjunction with OUr Kaka‘ako's monthly HONOLULU NIGHT MARKET)

Presentation, Sunday June 21    2:00PM - 4:00PM
MURALS IN HAWAII: STORYTELLING THROUGH THE PLACE
Join Prime and the youth of 808 Urban for a mural walking tour in Kaka'ako and presentation of ongoing projects to "tell stories on a wall". Talk story with kumu on mo'olelo of place and UH Manoa professor John Rosa on the history of murals in Hawaii and collaborate on a group storytelling project about your important places. Since 2006, 808 Urban has created over 50 large-scale mural projects throughout Hawai’i, offered over a hundred free arts workshops and collaborated with dozens of local organizations and businesses.  Join us for a presentation and celebration  of this work with 808 Urban. This program is supported by a grant from the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities.

Participate!, Tuesday  June 23    6:00PM - 8:00PM
MAKE IT MIGHTY UGLY!
A hands-on workshop for getting down, dirty and downright creative event when it ain't pretty!  Open to artists and non-artists alike, we'll stare down the usual line up of creativity inhibitors: fear of failure, self-doubt, perfectionism, procrastination and/or your mixed-bag of creative blockages.  Come make stuff with us!  Our motto: THE UGLIER THE BETTER!

Participate!, Wednesday  June 24    6:00PM - 8:00PM
CREATIVE PLACEMAKING: THE ART URBAN TRANSFORMATION
A workshop with Anne Frederick, founder of the community design organization, Hester Street Collaborative.

Participate!, Thursday June 25    7:30PM - 9:00PM
88 Blocks Walk #2: Voices 
A site-specific installation and walking tour featuring oral histories of early 20th century life in Kaka'ako.  Learn more here.
 

Performance, Friday June 26     6:00PM - 9:00PM
JUNE KABOOM DANCE SHOWCASE
Keia Dance Movement presents a multi-media production featuring local dance companies, choreographers telling stories based around Hawaii's past, our past and hose this moves us into the future. 

Fashion, Saturday June 27     6:00PM - 10:00PM
SHOWCASE! HiDesignCommune
A showcase and shopping event highlighting Honolulu designers from various fields such as fashion, visual arts, decor, graphic design, merchandising, and product design. See the complete list of participating designers at HiDesignCommune.

Performance, Sunday June 28     10:00AM - 4:00PM
SHOWCASE! POW WOW SCHOOL OF MUSIC 
Youth Music All-ages performances in partnership with Pow! Wow! School of Music