Student Projects

Student Projects

Graduate Student Projects

Jesi Bennett – “Hōkūleʻa Mālama Honua,” Exhibit, Honolulu Museum of Art

Jesi Bennett

Jesi Bennett, a graduate student in American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa,  co-curated the exhibit titled “Hōkūleʻa Mālama Honua” with Annemarie Aweau Paikai, Hawaii Pacific Resource Librarian at Leeward Community College. The exhibit was part of a month-long celebration that was organized by the Honolulu Museum of Art to commemorate the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage and its return to Oceania.
“A lot of exhibitions talk about Hōkūleʻa as the catalyst for the Hawaiian renaissance, which is important, but in this space we’re looking at the contemporary voyage that’s happening. So looking at the Worldwide Voyage and its message of Mālama Honua, so how do we take care of the Earth and our environment, and with this exhibition, it’s a small space but I’m hoping that my co-curator, Annemarie Aweau Paikai, and I have put on a dynamic show where people can touch things, see things, and connect to Hōkūleʻa and the Worldwide Voyage in ways that maybe they canʻt do at home,” explains Bennett. “We have a selfie station, we have videos playing and photography and all of it is to hopefully inspire people by the voyage and also have them think more critically about how they’re living sustainably in their own space.”
The exhibition was held from May 6th to May 29th, 2016.

Links to the Oiwi TV article and interview with Jesi

http://oiwi.tv/hokulea/hokulea-malama-honua-exhibition/

https://vimeo.com/165977707

Undergraduate Student Participation

Paul Iseri and Briana Wagstaff, two undergraduate students in the Spring 2016 Museum Interpretations course (AMST 457/ART481) assisted Jesi by creating an exhibition flyer, handout, and poster for the exhibition entrance. The Museum Interpretations course offers students the option to choose a practical project or a research project as part of the final course requirements.

Erika Enomoto – “In and Out of Harajuku: Fashioning Culture and Identity,” Panel, Honolulu Museum of Art

Erika organized and moderated the panel, “In and Out of Harajuku: Fashioning Culture and Identity”. The panelists of “In & Out of Harajuku: Fashioning Culture and Identity” discussed a range of issues associated with Harajuku’s subculture fashion and raise by the exhibition “Harajuku: Tokyo Street Fashion” (Honolulu Museum of Art, 11/19/15 – 4/3/16).

Panel Discussion: Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm
Room 101, Art Building
2535 McCarthy Mall, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

PANELISTS

Sara Oka, Textiles Curator and Exhibition Curator of Harajuku: Tokyo Street Fashion, Honolulu Museum of Art

Angela Ni, Junior Graphic Designer, Honolulu Museum of Art; Co-Founder of JfashionHI, member of the Hawaiʻi Lolita community

Akino Oshiro, UHM MA Sociology Student, Harajuku fashion enthusiast and former participant

Christine Yano, UHM Professor of Anthropology, noted scholar of Japanese “kawaii” culture

MODERATOR

Erika Enomoto, UHM art history student; intern and gallery Docent of Harajuku: Tokyo Street Fashion, Honolulu Museum of Art

Undergraduate Student Participation

Briana Wagstaff, an undergraduate student in the Spring 2016 Museum Interpretations course (AMST 457/ART481) assisted Erika by creating a flyer for the panel discussion. The Museum Interpretations course offers students the option to choose a practical project or a research project as part of the final course requirements.

Jason Foberg – Cooking Program Video, Lyon Arboretum

Working with University of Hawaiʻi Museums and Collections

Jason Foberg created a video for Lyon Arboretum’s cooking program. The class, Soups and Stews, was taught by Alyssa Moreau. Alyssa featured cooking with beans, grains, and vegetables that enhanced the flavors of the fall season. Recipes included Oden Stew with root vegetables, and Taro Stew and homemade broth. Alyssa demonstrated the use of a pressure cooker, enabling shortened cooking time and preserving valuable nutrients. Alyssa provided recipes, samples, and a cooking guide and discuss the nutritional benefits of the foods prepared, and the best storage methods for future use.

Kristin Remington – “Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from Angkor Period”, Exhibit, John Young Museum of Art 

Kristin Remington, a graduate student who received her M.A. in South & Southeast Asian Art History and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies in 2017, curated the art exhibit “Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period,” showcasing Cambodian art from both the John Young Museum of Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art. The exhibit ran from March 6, 2016 to May 6, 2016 at the John Young Museum of Art.

Undergraduate Student Participation

Paul Iseri, an undergraduate student in the Spring 2016 Museum Interpretations course (AMST 457/ART481) assisted Kristin by creating an exhibition flyer and postcard announcement for the exhibition. Two other undergraduate students, Brye Kobayashi and Lauren Tabor helped to edit a diagram used Kristin’s exhibition. The Museum Interpretations course offers students the option to choose a practical project or a research project as part of the final course requirements.

Undergraduate Projects

Guide by Cell Tour, Lyon Arboretum

Guide by Cell Tour, Curator’s Choice Exhibit, UHM Museum Consortium

Theresa Cantero – Education & Outreach Video, Lyon Arboretum

Paul Iseri – Exhibit Announcement, “Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art From Angkor Period”, John Young Museum of Art

Brye Kobayashi – Children Signage, Lyon Arboretum

Brye Kobayashi & Lauren Tabor – Plant Specimens, Lyon Arboretum

Chapin Sussman – Ulu Garden Video, Lyon Arboretum

Briana Wagstaff – Flyers, multiple events, Honolulu Museum of Art