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Kaili Chun, Sculptor & Installation ArtistKaili Chun, Sculptor & Installation Artist

A Indigenous Hawaiian sculptor and set up artist Chun also is a lecturer at Kapi‘olani Local community University, serves on the Board of Trustees of HoMA (Honolulu Museum of Art) and considering the fact that 2017 has been the Artist at G70.

Her functions address strategies of containment and exposure, company and restraint. Method and supplies completely transform physical spaces into exclusive environments commenting on modern day problems in her work. She normally constructs narratives via symbols and objects that handle the affect of historical situations on the existing day. Natural and organic factors are in some cases incorporated in her pieces, and the changes they go through for the duration of the course of an exhibition metaphorically reference the character of tradition as an evolutionary method.

At G70 Chun has assisted principals envision and conceptualize the style and design of G70 initiatives considering that she joined the group in 2017. Considering that then, Kaili has been instrumental in infusing G70 projects with significant cultural and location-based mostly layout components that join men and women and community with a site’s cultural heritage.

Chun’s varied coaching involves acquiring her AB (Bachelor of Arts) diploma in Architecture from Princeton University, for the duration of which time she also researched with renown ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu a Master of Good Art diploma from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and an apprenticeship with master canoe builder and woodworker Wright Elemakule Bowman, Sr.


Dave Moss, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Symphony OrchestraDave Moss, Government Director, Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed and boldly imaginative arts leader Dave Moss is only the next executive director of the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra.

Before coming to Hawai‘i, Moss was the government director of Haymarket Opera Enterprise, one of Chicago’s most dynamic arts corporations getting garnered global acclaim for its performances through his tenure, even hailed as “finely performed, thoroughly sung, loving detailed” by The New York Instances. He retains degrees from the College of Chicago, The Juilliard School, and Oberlin Conservatory of Tunes. As well Moss was a violist who performed with notable artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Renée Fleming.

The government director is also the cohost of a weekly online present termed “Tuning Up with Iggy and Dave,” in which he and concertmaster Ignace Jang discuss tale more than a bottle of wine, in some cases with a guest. The exhibits give a guiding-the-scenes glimpse at the orchestra and assists break down obstacles.

He lives in Kaimuki with his spouse Dr. Katherine Lynch Moss and their Australian Shepard Poodle Lena Blue.


Seth Womble, MuralistSeth Womble, Muralist

Seth is an worldwide mural painter, sculptor, designer, musician and teacher, producing a colourful daily life on Kaua‘i. He is the inaugurating artist of NirMānāFest, a week committed to the collaboration of Kaua‘i artists adorning community walls with murals in regions along Ewalu and Rice streets in Lihu‘e. His goal is difficult men and women to get included in supporting to produce significant scale murals and community art tasks that will tell stories, every single currently being a exceptional visible illustration for communities to be very pleased of.

Born in North Carolina, he lived in Florida, Costa Rica, California, Australia, and Thailand before landing in Hawai‘i.

Beginning to vacation the globe as a teenager, he utilized artwork as barter for place and board. Costa Rica, Australia and Thailand have all performed a considerable part in his development as an artist and waterman. The oceans are his most consistent supply of inspiration and unify his travels and lifetime ordeals.

There are a couple of matters that set his style of creative imagination aside from other individuals -inventive trouble solving, the skill to make hard corners visually disappear and making use of accessible methods and recycled materials as frequently as possible. He has adopted an “anything but canvas” ideology, which tends to make his art definitely unique and often unprintable.

Obtaining roots on Kauai has reaffirmed a passion to operate on a lot more collaborative and community-primarily based community jobs. Above the past several many years, he has become quite energetic in the Kaua‘i group, training artwork and music as properly as functioning on a number of very good murals.


Amy HeadshotaAmy Kalili, Companion & Co-Founder, Pilina Initial LLP, Principal, Weloaloha Inc, Producer, Author, ʻŌiwi Television Network

Amy Kalili is a co-founder and husband or wife with Pilina 1st, LLP a media and communications consulting organization that operates with clients to convey a Hawaiian standpoint to their messaging. Pilina First’s handling companions – Amy Kalili and Nāʻālehu Anthony – have worked in different capacities in help of the Hawaiian community for about 35 years cumulatively and have just as many several years doing the job in media and communications.

In 2019, Pilina Initially was provided the opportunity to do the job on Hawaiʻi’s largest locally-developed tv broadcast occasion that would meld their passions for amplifying the voice and tales of Hawaiʻi and working with media to do so, the yearly Merrie Monarch Pageant. Although the 2020 celebration was cancelled mere weeks prior to the function because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pilina 1st is actively operating together with leadership from the Merrie Monarch Competition and Hawaiʻi News Now to gear up for what may perhaps very well be the most distinctive Merrie Monarch pageant at any time, presented the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

Amy is a 1989 graduate of the Kamehameha Educational facilities and gained her BBA and BA in Hawaiian Studies from the College of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1997 and 2001 respectively and her MBA from the College of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and her JD from the William S. Richardson University of Legislation in 2006. Amy is a fluent speaker of the Hawaiian language and is fortunate to have been aspect of the Hawaiian language motion given that the mid-1990’s.


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