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Ho'ololi is a new public art program encouraging community participation & building fellowship between artists and environmentalists.
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The Hui is tremendously proud to have secured an opportunity to work with world-renowned environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty for a September 2011 artist residency.

During his month-long stay, the artist will work directly with the community to develop, plan and create a site-specific Stickwork installation using saplings of invasive tree species. Who's invited? Anyone interested in volunteering: visitors, schools, teachers, gardeners, firefighters, tap dancers, and YOU!

The process:

A) 2-3 days collecting invasive plants such as strawberry guava from protected land preserves, under the guidance of our friends at places like Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve and the HI State Department of Land and Natural Resources;

B) 1 day working as a team to develop word associations and visual notes that will inspire the look & feel of the sculpture design; and

C) 3 full weeks of hands-on building & installation.

During this time, the Hui will also be offering arts-based workshops in photography, video editing, plein air painting, and more- as many opportunities as we can come up with to ensure the broadest possible participation in this exciting event.

The resulting sculpture will mark the launch of the Hui No`eau Environmental Art Garden: Ho`ololi. This new public art program aims to cultivate community and raise awareness about Hawaii's endangered ecosystems by inspiring conversation, encouraging public participation, and building fellowship between artists and environmentalists. The installation created by Dougherty and his team of Hui volunteers will enjoy a lifespan of approximately 3 years, offering countless opportunities to experience and share the Stickwork sculpture.

Building bridges between art and themes of social awareness, architecture, accessibility, volunteerism and teamwork, this remarkable opportunity will use the arts as a mechanism for strong community building, will guarantee access to a high quality visual arts educational experience, and will invite people from all walks of life to develop a space for community art. Let's get together and CREATE something!

Your support enables Hui No'eau to develop, plan and provide educational and outreach opportunities for local schools via field trips, hands-on workshops, school visits and a chance to work alongside this world-famous teaching artist as students learn about the importance of environmentalism.

This is an arts for social change project- using the arts as a catalyst for engaging each other in a communal dialogue- in a BIG way!

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