Traditions of the Pacific lecture series
Traditions of the Pacific is an ongoing educational program that explores the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific through dynamic lectures, workshops, fieldtrips, and films. Everyone is welcome to attend, and Bishop Museum members receive special postcard mailings and free/discounted tuition for these events. Not a member?
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Ka‘ohinani O Ke Kai: The Bounty of the Seas
A Night with Sig Zane
Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM (HST)
Mahalo for your interest in Traditions of the Pacific. This lecture has exceeded capacity, and we are no longer accepting reservations (nor is standing room available). Please join us to shop the Sig Zane pop-up sale from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Hawaiian Hall Atrium, or visit www.sigzane.com. Bishop Museum membership is required to shop Sig Zane. Join online at www.bishopmuseum.org.
Welina! Embrace history and collection as we talk story of limu and kupe`e with artists and practitioners Sig and Kuhao Zane, father and son team from Keaukaha, Hilo, island of Hawai`i. Following the presentation, peak into select treasures from the Museum's vast cultural and biological collections in a special one-time display in the Hawaiian Hall. In the Atrium, Bishop Museum members are invited to preview and purchase Sig Zane's latest hand-screened prints as he premiers his newest limu and kupe`e designs!
- View limu specimens from Bishop Museum's unparalleled ethnobotanical collections, including species discovered by Bishop Museum's beloved Dr. Isabella Abbott. As the world's leading expert on Hawaiian seaweeds, the late Dr. Abbott authored 8 books, 150 publications, and discovered over 200 limu species during her career.
- Gain insight to Sig Zane's artistic process and his son, Kuhao's kuleana as seventh-generation practitioners, and their story behind their limu prints, inspired by their family matriarch, Aunty Edith Kanaka'ole, and her beloved song, Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai. (5:00-6:00 p.m.)
- The shells in the Museum's collection are from the 19th century. Listen to the stories of gathering the shells, making lei, and the deeper meaning of its adornment for hula dancers.
- Shop the new Sig Zane Collection* in Bishop Museum's Atrium premiering a special edition of limu and kupe'e designs. Must be a Bishop Museum member to make a purchase or become a member and enjoy the benefits of membership!
- Explore limu's role in nutrition, traditional healing, and spiritual well-being and embrace limu as a symbol of individual, community, and environmental health.
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