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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   March 29, 2012





(Thurs., March 29, 2012) − Exhibits on display at Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale for the months of April through early May include Japanese brush painting, photographs of Kalaupapa, and a children’s art contest by AlohaCare.


            The shows are presented by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts in partnership with local arts, cultural and educational organizations.  All exhibits are free and open to the public.  Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Exhibits and dates are:


Sumie, Japanese Brush Painting

April 3 - 12, Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 South King Street


            The Sumie Society of Hawaii will showcase the traditional Japanese art of sumie.  Artists will display original paintings that depicts subjects with the fewest possible brush strokes in a graceful and contemplative style.


Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa

April 10 - 27, Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia Street


The unique history of Kalaupapa, the settlement for Hansen’s Disease patients, is presented through photographs by the acclaimed photographer Wayne Levin and other historic photos of the remote region on Molokai.  Henry Law, the first national park superintendant of Kalaupapa, and Valerie Monson, the coordinator of the non-profit Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, which is presenting this show, will also display works.


2012 AlohaCare Children’s Art Contest

April 23 - May 11, Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 South King Street


AlohaCare, a local non-profit health plan, presents the top 100 drawings from its 10th annual statewide art contest that promotes healthy habits for children.  Each year more than 2,000 children, ages 4 through 12, participate in this contest.





Media contact: the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts at 768-6622.