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Manga Exhibition Announcement!
August 10, 2013, 10:58 pm
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Roy Chang "Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki‘i" (detail)

Roy Chang
“Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki‘i” (detail)

Crossing Cultures: The Art of Manga in Hawai‘i

  • Sep 6- Oct 2, 2013
  • Gallery ‘Iolani, Windward Community College
    45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
    Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744
  • Gallery Hours: 1-8pm Mon, Tue/ 1-5pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun (closed Sat)


Gallery ‘Iolani presents Crossing Cultures: The Art of Manga in Hawai‘i.  This exhibition brings together Hawai‘i based artists and writers who use manga to explore their cross-cultural experiences—telling stories that examine the history and cultures of Hawai‘i.

The exhibition includes an overview of manga’s origins in Japanese art history including reproductions of scrolls and books that serve to influence the creative imagery of today’s manga being created in Hawai‘i. See original hand-drawn artwork by these Hawai‘i-based artists and learn about their art and storytelling techniques!  Displayed as a part of the exhibition and drawn just for this exhibit is a manga that chronicles its history and development into a worldwide phenomenon.

The featured works are:

In addition to the Crossing Cultures: The Art of Manga in Hawai‘i exhibition, special FREE public programs are scheduled as follows:

  • Curator’s Walk-Through and Artist Talks on Sundays, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 2 – 4 pm
  • Windward Ho‘olaule‘a on the campus grounds, on Saturday, September 28, 10am – 5pm Gallery ‘Iolani open to the public.  Manga printmaking workshop by the Honolulu Printmakers, noon – 2pm in front of the gallery
  • Make Manga Art Activity Room open daily in the gallery
  • Free brochure handout with essays on manga art and its development in Hawai‘i

This project is supported in part by grants from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.



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