Friday, April 03, 2009

ArtMania to feature Tahitian Dance at Manoa

The University of Hawaii is hosting ArtMania, a one day art fair for the community showcasing student artists and the Department of Art & Art History.

Activities take place this Sunday, April 5, 2009 from 11am - 5pm.

The ArtMania event will feature a performance by Manutahi Tahiti at 11:30 am and drum-making demonstrations by Tyrone Temanaha, Jr. & Mafatu Krainer (2-5 pm). In addition, a crafting exhibit of Tahitian costumes will run from 12:30-1:30 pm.

And to add to the experience, don't miss the Tau Rima: Crafting Performance showcasing the craft artists and material artifacts of 'ori Tahiti in Hawaii. Examples of locally made costumes and instruments show how artists in Hawaii preserve Tahitian traditions through craftsmanship, innovation, creative use of resources, and the transmission of knowledge.

The Tau Rima exhibit is located in the Hamilton Library Gallery and will be on display from now to April 28, 2009. Admission is free to the public. The exhibit was brought to life due to the work of graduate student Scott Bartlett.

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