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SXSW Meet ‘n’ Greet Event

 

 

 

 

 

This event was featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser. The world’s largest and most prestigious Interactive, Music and Film Conference and Festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW), is holding a set of five interisland “SXSW Meet ‘n’ Greet Events” with the purpose of attracting Hawaiian creative talent to its 31st event to be held in Austin TX March 9-18, 2018.

Here are the Meet ‘n’ Greet dates:
Honolulu – Monday August 76-8pm at Box Jelly  307a Kamani St, Kaka’ako.

Kahului Maui – Monday August 145:30-8pm at Kupa’a Building Room 104 on the UH Maui Campus – just off Ka’ahumanu Ave. -co-sponsored by Music Studies at UHMC.

Hilo – Wednesday August 166-8pm at Naniloa Grand Hotel-93 Banyan Dr.

Kona – Monday August 216-8pm at the Ulu Lounge in the Sheraton Keahou Kona Resort & Spa on Ehukai Street within Ray’s On The Bay restaurant.

Lihue – Thursday August 246-8pm at the Kauai Beach Resort – 4331 Kauai Beach Drive.

 

Reservations are required. RSVP by email to tripp@sxsw.com, online at fb.com/sxsw.hawaii or call (512) 669-3321. Find out more about South by Southwest at sxsw.com.

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Artists in Residence, in Conversation: A Recap

 

 

 

 

Last Wednesday, in collaboration with Fishcake, the BoxJelly kicked off a fun evening of raffle prizes and info-packed conversation with its inaugural artist in residence, Amelia Samara and Laurie Sumiye, our second artist in residence and newly appointed coordinator of the program. Through this presentation- style conversation, audience members learned more about this unique opportunity and what it takes to become our next artist in residence.

 

The two artists started by introducing themselves: Amelia grew up in many places, a factor which she attributes to shaping her work and interests. She remarked that while in school, there was perhaps a disproportionate amount of emphasis on the conceptual aspect of art while very little to no attention on the business side.  After graduating with BFA in Fiber Arts from University of Hawai’i, she tried to grapple with how to actually make a living as an artist coming from a background where “making beautiful art for the sake of just making beautiful art is not encouraged.”

 

Born and raised in Mililani, Laurie Sumiye took an 18 year hiatus from the islands until returning to the Big Island where she began a documentary focused on an endangered native Hawai’ian bird called the Palila. During her time away from Oahu, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Art and Communication, worked in web design and advertising, and then earned a filmmaking degree at Hunter College.

 


 

 

 

 

Both artists agreed that this residency provides the unique opportunity to understand the professional side of your career as an artist. With a very supportive network of people from both the BoxJelly and Fishcake, you will have people to talk to and bounce ideas off of. The program provides a chance to explore and develop your practice, but also works within a mindset that reassures you that it is okay to create something to sell. Amelia commented that it was a pretty intuitive process, which she entered without knowing exactly what she wanted to do, although artists are required to submit a proposal as part of the application process. While Laurie noted that the program helped keep her on track, by setting deadlines (now 3 months, instead of 6) it also helped her engage with an audience, and connect what she is interested in with a local audience. She now feels that she is at a point where where her art making is a sustainable career, and left the audience with a statement: “It’s possible to live in Hawai’i, to make a living doing what you love *and living in Hawai’i*. You don’t have to go somewhere else, and there’s support for what you do [here], that was my biggest revelation.”

 

Applications are due June 15 at midnight. More information about the program can be found here.

 

The event was live streamed on Facebook, watch now:  link: https://www.facebook.com/fishcake.hawaii/videos/10155274611678632/

 

Below is an outline that highlights the types of questions asked in the conversation and by the audience along with it’s corresponding times in the live stream recording:

 

14:40 — What was the process like of having an exhibition at the BoxJelly and the selling work at Fishcake?

 

18:30 — The most surprising thing?

 

22:40 — What’d you do after the residency and how did it help you move forward in your practice?

 

24:50 — Did you find that in being in this space, in this community, affected your art at all?

 

28:24 — Tension between commercial aspect of selling vs. conceptual, conversation-sparking art. Is there one?

 

29:39 —How Laurie chose birds as her subject.

 

36:39 —What would be useful to know for applying if you had not done this before? Whats required of the artists?

 

43:00 — Lessons learned as program alumnae. If you could do things differently knowing what you do now, what would you do differently?

 

48:09—Pricing work?

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Hogan Entrepreneurship Program

The Hogan Entrepreneurship Program is designed to equip students to hit the ground running when they leave Chaminade University. Participating students are taught new skills, provided extensive connections and trained with the mind set to start new things where their careers may lead them. On Wednesday October 5th, the Hogan Entrepreneurship Program will be coming to BoxJelly for their annual event with Rechung Fuijihira, owner and founder of BoxJelly, as a key panelist to discuss his experience as a leader in the program and and as an experienced entrepreneur.
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Brushes + Mimosas

Brought to you by Kat Araujo Studio, Brushes + Mimosas is a lettering event paired with brunch snacks and mimosas! Come learn the art of calligraphy and leave with your own lettering kit (included in the price).

August 27 from 11:30 to 1 pm at the Box Jelly. Tickets are for sale for $40. Use code EARLYBIRD for 10% off (only available to the first 10 people) Use the link below to sign up.

http://squareup.com/store/kataraujostudio

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Sunday Fishmarket

This weekend fishcake brings you sunday fishmarket, featuring local designers, retro furniture and vintage accessories paired with an afternoon of palm and taro card readings. Stop by our neighbor shop fishcake this Sunday, 8/7!

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old friends, new poems @ fishcake

On July 24, fishcake will be hosting award winning poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye joined by local counterparts from Bamboo Ridge Press Wing Tek Lum, Juliet S. Kono, and Lois Ann Yamanaka to present old friends new poems, readings from their respective works. This event is free, open to the public and will begin at 2:30p.READ MORE

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Hacker Hour with OccamSec

OccamSec, an information security company, invites you to join their office hours next Tuesday July 26. The “Hacker Hour” event will focus on expanding general knowledge on internet and information security while giving advice on new projects and security concerns. Come ask questions, share ideas, and learn from others working in the field. See all you hackers at 4pm!

 

For more information, visit OccamSec Hacker Hours.

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Code for Hawaii Meet up

Join Code for Hawaii for their bi-monthly Project Night at BoxJelly! Meet like-minded folks from the greater Code for America community, talk about the latest in coding, and pitch new project ideas to collaborate on. The Code for Hawaii meet up is open to the public and will meet at BoxJelly from 6:00p – 8:00p on Wednesday, July 13th.

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