Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World
The Isaacs Art Center is privileged to present "Worldwide Voyage: Hawaii Shares Its Culture With The World", a fine art exhibition in which the navigational story of the Hokulea's Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage is told through photographs, cultural items, and art inspired by the voyage. The Worldwide Voyage has taken the iconic sailing canoe Hokklea around the Earth to promote a global movement toward a more sustainable world. The Malama Honua (caring of Island Earth) mission seeks to engage global communities in the practice of sustainable living, to share Polynesian culture, and inspire action to care for and discover Earth's wonders. Since departing Hawaiian waters in May 2014, Hokulea will have sailed approximately 60,000 nautical miles and made stops in 27 countries and 100 ports, weaving a "Lei of Hope" around the world. Curated by Gary Eoff, the exhibition is a collection of mounted photographs, cultural items, and art. The photographs, provided by the Polynesian Voyaging Society, offer a first-hand account of the navigation, ports visited and the stories of the individual navigators. The cultural items, made by Ed Kaneko and his students, Cliff Johns as well as Gary Eoff illustrate primitive wayfaring methods and supplies used on ancient voyages. Several items on display traveled on the canoe to The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as part of the voyage. Artwork including a star compass table and paddles by David Reisland are also on display.