Families have free day of fun at Artspree July 14 | Arts & Culture
Information courtesy: Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House features art, music, dance, performance and food in lush gardens overlooking the city
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
WHEN: July 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
TRANSPORT: ArtSpree is accessible only by shuttle bus from Punahou School, details below
HOW MUCH: Free
INFO: 808-526-0232; www.honoluluacademy.org
For the 19th year, Spalding House in Makiki Heights becomes the scene of exciting art and performance for the fun-filled day known as ArtSpree. Families can make a whole day of it, getting immersed in art projects, lounging under trees and taking in aerialist and dance acts, and having a leisurely plein air lunch.
Presented by The Honolulu Museum of Art Friends, a volunteer group made up of dedicated museum members and board members, the popular event is sponsored by E.M.L. Partners.
From face painting and printmaking to hot pop tunes and a mini Shakespeare performance, there is something for everyone of every age to experience at ArtSpree.
Emcees Romeo Valentine of Power 104.3 and Greg Endo of 94.7 KUMU are the day’s ringleaders, and DJ Justin Hirai will spin tunes throughout the day.
Free shuttle service
Getting to ArtSpree is easy! Visitors can park free at Punahou School and hop on a free shuttle bus, which runs continuously between the school and the museum from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can enter Punahou School through the Main Gate, located at the corner of Wilder Avenue and Punahou Street.
Public parking and drop-off is prohibited at the museum. Parking along the streets of the surrounding neighborhood is also not permitted. Please call 526-0232 for general information, and if you need special assistance, please make prior arrangements with the museum by calling 526-1322 x10.
ACTIVITIES (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Printmaking with Pen and Ink Works
Clay with Hawaii Potters Guild
Knitting with The Fuzz
Face painting with Kaycie Baltunado
Zumba with Erin Young (3-3:30 p.m.)
ART DEMOS (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Solomon Enos: Visitors can watch artist Solomon Enos, whose work is in the Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X, paint a mural on the tennis court walls.
Hot Glass Hui: These glass artists will fashion glistening creations live.
Kayla and Keely (11:30 a.m.-noon): These sisters are budding violin virtuosos.
Erika Elona (1-1:30 p.m.): Inspired by such performers as Joni Mitchell and Gavin DeGraw, Elona is one of Honolulu's hottest singer-songwriters.
Ruth Shiroma Foster (2-2:20 p.m.): The accomplished vocalist, pianist and songwriter’s sound incorporates jazz, pop, rock, Broadway, gospel and classical. She brings her ‘ukulele to ArtSpree!
DANCE + PERFORMANCE
Samadhi Hawaii Youth Troupe (10:30-10:50 a.m.): The young aerial performers defy gravity on silk ropes hung from trees.
Professor Pandemonium (noon-12:20 p.m.): He brings old-school sideshow feats to the museum.
Hawaii Shakespeare Festival (1:30-1:50 p.m.): Festival actors perform an excerpt from Henry VIII under the direction of Taurie Kinoshita.
Balloon Monsoon: Watch them create fantastic balloon animals and other objects and float them on the museum pool.
Spalding House’s gallery will be open. On view is the Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X, featuring six of the islands’ top contemporary artists.
The museum’s Hale Aina award-winning café will have a special ArtSpree menu that includes refreshing salads for grownups and kid-friendly items like hot dogs for the young ones.
ArtSpree is sponsored by E.M.L. Partners and presented by the Honolulu Museum of Art Friends. Additional support provided by Starbucks Coffee Hawaii, and Whole Foods Market Kahala.
About the Honolulu Museum of Art
One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art. Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. In 2011, The Contemporary Museum gifted its assets and collection to the Honolulu Academy of Arts and in 2012, the combined museum changed its name to the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 9999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)Website: www.honolulumuseum.org
Honolulu Museum of Art: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.; closed Monday.
The Honolulu Museum of Art Café: lunch only, Tues.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m.
Spalding House Café: lunch only, Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission (permits entry to both museums on the same day):
$10 general admission; $5 children 4-17; children 3 and under are free.Admission is free to: shop, cafés, Robert Allerton Art Library, and the art school
Free days: First Wednesday of every month
Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: The museum is free to the public on the third Sunday of the month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., courtesy Bank of Hawaii.