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Ē Luke Wale Ē can be seen at Gallery ‘Iolani until May 6. – Photo by Patrick Hascall

Gallery ‘Iolani exhibit tells story about the ‘āina

A new exhibit at Gallery ‘Iolani showcases the photography of WCC art professor and humanities department chair Mark Hamasaki and former art lecturer Kapulani Landgraf. The exhibit, titled Ē Luke Wale Ē, bears witness to the changes in the land as they were taking place during the building of the […]

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learn how to sand makau (fish hook necklaces) at Hale ‘Iolani –Leighland Tagawa

Palikū Arts Festival shines despite the rain

On April 7, the annual Palikū Arts Festival took place on campus despite rainy weather. “We have been worried that the rain would stop people from coming, but that was not the case,” said festival co-director Ben Moffat. “We had an excellent crowd. The truth is that on sunny days […]

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Beak’s street art, such as the bird image on the right, can be found on walls throughout O‘ahu –Rick Oania-Elam

Street artist Beak fills the city walls with birds

Graffiti. It’s everywhere and on everything. However, amid the many players of this illegal game exists a rare bird. Beak, as he is known, does a wide variety of art both on and off the street.  What he is most known for though is his bird-themed art. Bird characters and the […]

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Austin Rezantes and his Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka La¯ ha¯lau perform “Ni¯polo/Aloha Tahiti” on Hula Kahiko night –  Courtesy of Merrie Monarch Festival

Students compete in Merrie Monarch Festival

Several WCC students participated this month in the annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long festival of hula, Hawaiian language, culture and art at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium in Hilo. The festival honors the legacy of King David Kalākaua, who ruled the Kingdom of Hawai‘i from 1874 until 1891. Known as […]

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The cast of Noa Helela’s comedy Demigodz at Kumu Kahua Theatre – Courtesy of Paul Soria

Demigodz raises hell at Kumu Kahua Theatre

In a world of constant transition, mythological or otherwise, a safe space with good company laughing deep sounds like a great place to be. WCC playwright Noa Helela creates this world in her play, Demigodz Anonymous, an absurd comedy currently on stage at Kumu Kahua Theatre. The play has had […]

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Literary and art journal to launch its new issue

Literary and art journal to launch its new issue

Windward Community College’s award-winning literary and art journal, Pueo, will launch its “True” Story issue on Thursday, April 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Palikū Theatre. The event will include readings and giveaways, with food and refreshments to follow. Since 1980, WCC has published a literary and art journal. Formerly called […]

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Chuck Furuya jokes with staff at Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar in Honolulu – Courtesy of Storm Cruz

Getting to know a master sommelier

I think he went to go put his pants on,” a member of the wait staff says. Shorts and slippers are the norm for Chuck Furuya, part owner of Vino Italian Tapas and Wine bar in downtown Honolulu. That is, until it’s time for dress shoes and pants. The uniform […]

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