ITO: Interisland Travelwrights an Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop by Sig, Nalani and Kuha‘o Zane of Travel Goods, Fashion & Art

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Turning its curatorial eye on towards the Big Island, Interisland Terminal’s next program highlights the Hilo-based creative and design powerhouse triumvirate Sig Zane, Nalani Kanakaole, and Kuha‘o Zane.

Kuhao, Nalani and Sig Zane at the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards after Kuhao won for Best Graphics for an Album Cover

This program will highlight the unique and beloved approach of that the Zane Family brings to their creative work as cultural practitioners, designers of contemporary aloha attire.  It is an approach that truly rooted in Hawai‘i.

The inspiration for the exhibition title and concept, “ITO,” comes from the idea of “Interisland Living.” Of this, Sig says, “Hilo to Kaunakakai, between Lihu‘e to Hana, or going to Lana‘i and then to Honolulu, each unique locale offers its own stamp in your passport of memories.  Traversing between islands are a distinct part of Hawaiian life as in the past and especially today.”  Son, Kuha‘o adds, “ITO is our point of origin!  Home base, return to sender, the three-letter cluster that ends a mirage of airport codes on our return flight.  ITO is the code, representing our “Point A”- Hilo, Hawaii.”

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This exhibition will feature installations by each member of the Zane ‘Ohana.  All three will be leading talks and discussions about both their individual and collaborative creative work.  A pop-up shop of Sig Zane Designs will run concurrently, and will debut a new, limited-edition line for the occasion.

Sig Zane Designs

Thurs June 2 – Sun June 12, 2011
Regular store hours will be 10:30am – 7:30pm, daily
At the Waikiki Parc Hotel
2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Free, validated parking at the Waikiki Parc hotel will be provided for all ITO visitors and event attendees

Program related special events include:

June 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
ITO:  Early Board – Opening Night, ticketed event

June 4, 5:00 – 7:00pm
ITO:  Nalani – Discussion of installation with artist

June 5, 4:00 – 6:00pm
ITO:  “Piano & Bubbles” – Champagne Talk Story, ticketed event

June 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
ITO:  Sig – Lecture / Q & A at Hau Terrace at Halekulani, ticketed event

June 10, 5:00 – 7:00pm

ITO:  Kuha‘o – Discussion of installation with artist

For more information, please visit www.interislandterminal.org

Bo Lozoff Tonight at the Volcano Art Center

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The Volcano Art Center presents Bo Lozoff on Saturday May 21 at 7:00 pm at Niaulani Campus in a tribute to Bob Dylan. Tickets are $15.00 for adults. Bo Lozoff’s fans and admirers range from Mister Rogers – who called Bo one of his heroes – to Outlaw Biker Magazine, which called him “one righteous dude.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written forewords to two of Bo’s books. Utne Reader named him “one of America’s 100 spiritual visionaries.” Bo is an accomplished singer/songwriter with three CDs, Stumbling Toward The Light (1986), Whatever It Takes (2004), and Eyes So Soft (2006).

Bo Lozoff

Bo Lozoff

“Bo has quite a reputation as a musician and as a showman in Hawaii and across the world, it is going to be quite a night of music and fun at Volcano Art Center as we celebrate Bob Dylan’s 70th Birthday. Do not forget to pull out your denim for this gig as Volcano is gonna be rocking.” stated Concerts and Performances Coordinator David Wallerstein.

Bo Lozoff has been intermittently writing and performing his songs for almost forty years in the background of his career as director of Human Kindness Foundation. Three of the songs on Bo’s 2004 CD, “Whatever It Takes,” won awards in the Billboard World Song Contest of 2004, and two others won awards from the NC Songwriter’s Coop Competition for 2004. His 2006 release, “Eyes So Soft,” is a powerful live performance of songs written during his life on the road, speaking and performing across the country. The reviews and awards are already coming in for cuts from this new album, including one of his tunes being selected for a compilation CD and another being named a finalist in the international “We Are Listening” songwriting contest.

Bo’s unique work with prisoners around the world has drawn fans as diverse as the Dalai Lama, Mister Rogers, and Outlaw Biker Magazine. Bo’s first book, “We’re All Doing Time,” has been hailed by Village Voice as “one of the ten books everyone in the world should read.” Utne Reader named Bo “one of America’s 100 spiritual visionaries.”
Bo plays both solo performances — voice, guitar and harmonicas — and is sometimes joined by friends on guitar, violin, fiddle, keyboards, or vocals so you never know what fun and excitement is going to happen onstage at a Bo Lozoff concert.
Tickets are $15.00 and 10% off for members of Volcano Art Center. Please call David Wallerstein at 808-967-8222 for tickets or visit the Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for information and to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available the evening of the performance 1 hour before scheduled concert time at theater Box Office.