MAMo Artist, Kauʻi Chun to Defend Doctoral Dissertation!

"Haumea" by Kauʻi Chun
A mixed media piece by Kauʻi Chun entitled, “Haumea”

Such exciting news! MAMo artist, Kauʻi Chun will be defending his doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 9-11 am at building UA-2 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Education.  If you are available to make it, please go down and support him! Such an amazing artist that went back to school to better himself further, what an inspiration! Here’s a note from Kauʻi himself:

Aloha fellow Hawaiian artists,

I am pleased to announce that I will be defending my doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, October 30th from 9-11 am.  It will take place in building UA-2, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, College of Education.  Everyone is welcomed to attend the oral defense.  It is open to the public.  The portable building is painted gray with yellow/orange windows and rails-part of the Hoʻokulaiwi project that mentors NH educators.  It is located between the College of Education and University Lab High School.

The dissertation topic is Contemporary Hawaiian Artists: A Discussion on Identity, Creativity, and Exhibition. I was gifted with the extraordinary manaʻo of five Hawaiian artists who agreed to be interviewed. Their names are Dalani Kauihou Tanahy, Noelle Kahanu, Kaili Chun, Imaikalani Kalahele, and Solomon Enos. In addition, many other Native Hawaiian artists and organizations are referenced in support the discussion.

Please, all are welcomed in either your aloha and spirit or in you presences.

Mahalo for all of these years of your support and encouragement,


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