Apo A Noeau: A Celebration of Hawaiian Craftsmanship Exhibition
Apo A Noeau (grasp until mastery) is an exhibition honoring the hana noeau (arts) of Hawaii. Artwork should feature or draw inspiration from traditional Hawaiian handmade forms such as lauhala, kapa, wood working, feather work, ohe kapala, or any other aspects of Hawaiian material culture. A celebration of craftsmanship and culture, this exhibition will showcase a combination of invitational and juried works in all media. The theme of this exhibition is based on a vision born in the dreams of kumu hula Devin Kamealoha Forrest who composed the words: "Nalu a ulu kau, apo a noeau" (Meditate until inspiration hits, then grasp the knowledge until mastery). We hope this theme provides inspiration to explore and honor the many handmade forms of Hawaii.