Allison Roscoe has partnered with the Honolulu Museum of Art to construct a building that will adjoin the museum and house a classroom from which she could teach the art of papermaking, from Hawaiian kapa to Japanese indigo-dyed and shibori paper.
Hawaiʻi is one of the few places where misfits, gangsters, sailors, missionaries, mothers, and doctors can work and live together—and proudly show off their tattoos. The shock factor of tattoos is fading but the art is not, and getting a tattoo is no longer solely associated with social outcasts and criminals.
"What do shiny computerized renderings of the multi-million-dollar commercial and residential 'Kaka'ako' have to do with the community that raised art, culture and revenue through their own determination and creativity? In other words, how will graffiti fit between glass walls and corporate logos?"
When filmmakers Jeff Katts and Jason Suapaia were rejected from the Hawai‘i International Film Festival in 1999, they decided to make their own damn festival. 15 years later, it’s bigger and stronger than they ever could’ve believed.
Once upon a time, comic books were often looked upon with derision, while the readers were cast out as nerds, worthy of ridicule. My, how times have changed.
“Then you lay everything out on Photoshop, print it, fold it up, and stitch the pages together, then BAM!”