Local artist/writer comes to campus

Artist/writer Tamara Leiokanoe Moan will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1:00 p.m. at the library first floor as part of the Out Loud in the Library! series. The event is free and open to the public. 

 Moan has exhibited her artwork in Hawai‛i and Oregon. Her paintings hang in the collection at the Aulani Disney Resort and in the maternity ward at Kapi‘olani Medical Center in Honolulu. Her illustration work is included in historical booklets for the Kailua Historical Society.

 Moan’s writing has appeared in Hana Hou Magazine, Island Scene, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, Pastel Artist, Hawaiʻi Pacific Review and Bamboo Ridge.

 Moan received a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in graphic design from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in literature and creative writing from the University of Hawai‛i.

She currently lives and works in Kailua surrounded by her extended Hawaiian family.

 Out Loud in the Library! is a literary and music event celebrating the rich intersection of words and music by local artists, and is meant to inspire and encourage students to find their own creative voice through writing, reading, poetry, music, spoken word and the visual arts.

For more information about the event, contact English instructor and Out Loud in the Library! coordinator Susan St. John at 236-9226 or susankcl@hawaii.edu.   

by Ka ‘Ohana, News Staff