Posted in ALOHA SERVED DAILY on April 6th, 2018 by FITTED

As a designer I never imagined how my personal process would translate through variants of creative mediums. So when Maile Meyers asked me a year ago “Hui, what you doing next April? I kindly replied, I have no idea what I’m doing next month!” “Perfect, you will co-curate CONTACT 2018 with Michael Rooks of the High Museum in Atlanta.” I am pleased and humbled she chose me for this experience, I’ve learned a tremendous amount of ‘ike throughout this process.

Big Mahalo to Michael Rooks for his kind patience and mentoring while I learn the curve. Mahalo for Maile for pushing me to try new things. Mahalo to Josh Tengan for his execution and hard work. Mahalo to the team of coordinators and installers! Most of all mahalo mahalo mahalo to all the participants who submitted works! I am excited to see Hawai‘i grow as a creative community—not only for us but to share with the world the many talents these shores produce!

– Ola


CONTACT ZONE, the fifth installment of CONTACT, an annual exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawai‘i, is on view from April 6 to 21 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. See below for more info and checkout for even more details.



Friday, April 6 • ‪5pm–7pm‬
‪Lei Stand @ Royal Hawaiian Center‬
‪2201 Kalākaua Ave • Waikīkī‬

Begin at the CONTACT ZONE Lei Stand (ʻewa end kiosk) by Hālau Hula Ka Liko o Kapalai. Grab a map and explore the various Contact Zone sites around Waikīkī. 

Mahalo to Lei Stand sponsors DAWSON and Royal Hawaiian Center



‪Saturday, April 7 • 6pm–9pm‬
‪Honolulu Museum of Art School‬
‪1111 Victoria St. • Honolulu‬

‪Join the artists, curators, and exhibition organizers for the opening reception of CONTACT ZONE, an exhibition of contemporary artwork made in Hawaiʻi, curated and juried by Keola Rapozo of FITTED Hawaiʻi, and Michael Rooks of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.‬


‪9pm – 11pm‬
729 Auahi St. • Kakaʻako

Migrate down to Kakaʻako after Linekona. See more CONTACT ZONE artwork.

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