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Guest Lecture: “Nā Hulu Hiwahiwa o kō Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina: The Cherished Ones of Hawaiʻi” by Marques Hanalei Marzan

Lei hulu (feathered lei), 19th century.
August 29, 2015 -

Marques Hanalei Marzan presents lecture  “Nā Hulu Hiwahiwa o kō Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina: The Cherished Ones of Hawaiʻi” at the opening celebration of Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali'i.

Marques Hanalei Marzan is a cultural resource specialist from the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, and is joined for questions after the lecture by Leah Pualaha‘ole Caldeira, collections manager at the Bishop Museum.

August 29, 2015 - 1:30pm

"Weaving a Colorful History at Levi Strauss & Co., from the Gold Rush to the PPIE and Today", by Tracey Panek

Illustration of seamstresses sewing waist overalls. Image Courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives
November 7, 2015 -

Join historian Tracey Panek for a colorful journey through the 162-year history of Levi Strauss & Co., a San Francisco native and the originator of the blue jean. Levi Strauss built a small company on the durability of a garment and the company still stands tall today in the heart of San Francisco. One of the original start-ups in the city, Levi Strauss & Co. was a crowd favorite at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, featuring the award-winning assembly line as the first to apply this innovative manufacturing process in the apparel industry. During her talk, Ms.

November 7, 2015 - 10:00am

Live Music by Owana Mahelalani-Rose Salazar

Owana Mahelalani-Rose Salazar
August 29, 2015 -

Singer Owana Mahelalani-Rose Salazar is currently the only known female steel player in Hawai'i and is among the few wahine (female) slack key players. As a respected vocalist, kīhō’alu (slack key) and steel guitarist, Owana Salazar possesses the ability to reach out in song to imtimately embrace her audience. Her profound interpretations of Hawaiian classics, traditional and contemporary music, and jazz standards reflect her royal Hawaiian ancestry and upbringing in contemporary Hawai'i.

August 29, 2015 - 2:15pm

Live Music of the Mediterranean by Agapi Mou

Agapi Mou
August 14, 2015 -

Using violin, voice, clarinet, Greek lute (laouto), and percussion, Agapi Mou takes you on a listening tour of the diverse regional styles found in Greek music. Stops on the itinerary include the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Amorgos, Ikaria, Mytillini, as well as the mainland regions of Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, and the Peloponnese. And lastly, because love and songs respect no boundaries, don’t be surprised by a cross-border stopover in Albania, Turkey, or perhaps Armenia.

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LECTURE: "Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java (8th-15th Century)"

Goddess Parwati, 14th century Java
October 10, 2015 -

From the past to the present, textile art is one of the most important cultural expressions throughout the Indonesian archipelago. There is, however, a virtual absence of physical evidence of textiles prior to the 16th century. But despite this lack of material evidence, a plethora of textile depictions are carved on stone and metal statues as well as temple reliefs. These include images of banners, pillows, throne covers, wall hangings, and clothing; some are embellished with patterns, others blank. Of any carved images, the most prevalent by far falls into the category of clothing.

October 10, 2015 - 10:00am
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