Rising Waters film screening, part of global Climate Impacts Day & Pasifika Living Arts Showcase!

Please join us for EndOil’s screening of the film, Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands this weekend at the Pasifika Living Arts Showcase at Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) in Long Beach! The showings will be on both Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6, both days at 1 – 2:30pm.
If you were unable to make our Rising Waters screening in February, please join us!!
FREE for the whole family!
Date: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6, 2012
Time: 1:00- 2:30pm
Location: MoLAA Screening Room ( Across the street from PieAM)
Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum 695 Alamitos Ave,Long Beach, CA 90802
Our screening of Rising Waters on Saturday, May 5 is part of a Climate Impacts Day, a global day of action to “Connect the Dots” on the impacts of climate change around the world. We have joined thousands of global neighbors on 350.org organizing climate impacts events! We will be taking a group photo to add to the thousands of photos documenting Climate Impacts Day by highlighting impacts on the Pacific Islands and showing what we’re doing in Long Beach! More on 350.org and Climate Impacts Day here: http://act.climatedots.org/event/impacts_en/search/#  (search under “Los Angeles”)
Before and after the film, stay for PIEAM’s Pasifika Living Arts Showcase, a weekend full of traditional arts, performances, workshops.  Attached below is the full schedule for the Showcase. 
We hope to see you this weekend!
Thanks, ‘Amelia and Gisele, EndOil and Communities for Clean Ports

 

 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE 2012 Pasifika Living Arts Showcase

Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6, 2012

Event @PIEAM, 695 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach 90802

and MOLAA, 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach 90802

FREE EVENT ENTRY AND FREE PARKING

 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

PIEAM Gallery

11:00-3:00pm              Tattoo Demonstrations, Tricia Allen

11:00-5:00pm              Museum Tours

12:00-5:00pm              Face Painting, PNG Group of Southern California

12:15-1:55pm              Ukulele Workshop

1:55-2:30pm                Kula A’o Ukulele O’Hoku

4:15-5:00pm                Cellophane Hula Skirt:  A Conceptual Perspective of Mele, Ukulele and Hollywood Hula

 

PIEAM Media Room

Continual                     Then There Were None Screening

Courtesy of Pacific Islanders in Communications

 

PIEAM Sculpture Garden

12-5pm                        Food Booth: Ke Po’okela Cultural Foundation

Beverages sold exclusively by PIEAM.  All proceeds support educational programs.

2:30-3:30pm                Hula presentation by Lamme Malunao

 

MOLAA Sculpture Garden

12:00pm                      Opening/Welcome, Master of Ceremonies, Tui Letuli

12:05-12:50pm            Ava Ceremony, Samoan Ali’is

12:50-1:50pm              Marshallese Dance Workshop, Marshallese Youth of Orange County

1:50-2:35pm                Mele Hula Workshop, Kalei Daoang

2:35-3:05pm                Island Drums, Sefa Pumphry

3:05-3:50pm                Papua New Guinea Workshop, PNG Group of Southern California

3:50-4:50pm                Samoan Fire Knife Workshop,

Community Bridges, Ford Theatre Foundation

 

4:50pm                        Closing & Blessing (Tui Letuli)

Continual                     Singing Performance, Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts

12:00-5:00pm              Food: TGIS and Café Viva

 

MOLAA Lecture Room

1:00-2:00pm                Samoan Artifacts:  A Conversation with The Ala Family

2:30-3:30pm                Chamorro Artifacts: A Conversation with The Fejeran Family, Foundation for Chamorro: Arts Crafts, Artifacts & Education

 

MOLAA Kitchen

1:00-2:00pm                Coconut Candy Making, Guam Communications Network

2:30-3:30 pm               Palusami Making, Gutu Lauti

4:00-5:00pm                Poi Pounding, Na Mamo

 

MOLAA Balboa Studio

12:00-5:00pm              Contemporary Youth Art Exhibit, Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts

 

MOLAA Screening Room

12:00-1:00pm              Skin Stories screening, Courtesy of Pacific Islanders in Communications

1:00-2:30pm                Rising Waters Screening, Courtesy of End Oil

3:00-5:00pm                A Tattoo Tour of Polynesia Presentation, Tricia Allen

 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

PIEAM Gallery

11:00-5:00pm              Tattoo Demonstrations, Tricia Allen

11:00-5:00pm              Museum Tours

1:00-1:45pm                Kid’s Cultural Workshop

1:45-2:30pm                Cellophane Hula Skirt:  A Conceptual Perspective of Mele, Ukulele and Hollywood Hula

2:30-3:15pm                Kid’s Ukulele Workshop

3:30-3:50pm                Ukulele Performance, Hoku Bray

 

PIEAM Media Room

Continual                     Then There Were None Screening,

Courtesy of Pacific Islanders in Communications

 

PIEAM Sculpture Garden

12:00-5:00pm              Food Booth: Ke Po’okela Cultural Foundation

Beverages sold exclusively by PIEAM.  All proceeds support educational programs.

4:00-5:00pm                Mele Hula Workshop, Kalei Daoang

 

MOLAA Sculpture Garden

11:00-1:00pm              Ukulele Strumming, Long Beach Ukulele Club

1:00-1:05pm                Welcome, Master of Ceremonies, Tui Letuli

1:05-1:35pm                Worship Hula, Kahanu Coleman

 

1:35-2:35pm                Fish Net Throwing Demonstration, Uncle Chuck Maples

2:35-3:20pm                Marshallese Weaving Demonstration, Likkien Ralpho and Christina Kalles, Marshallese Youth of Orange County

3:20-3:50pm                Island Drums, Sefa Pumphry

3:50-4:50pm                Tahitian Dance Workshop,

Community Bridges, Ford Theater Foundation

4:50-5:00pm                Closing & Blessing

Continual                     Singing Performance, Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts

12:00-5:00pm              Food: TGIS and Café Viva

 

MOLAA Lecture Room

1:00-200pm                 Samoan Artifacts: A Conversation with the Ala Family

2:30-3:30pm                Chamorro Artifacts:  A Conversation with the Fejeran Family, Foundation for Chamorro: Arts Crafts, Artifacts & Education

 

MOLAA Kitchen

1:00-2:00pm                Poi Pounding Demonstration, Na Mamo

2:30-3:30pm                Coconut Candy Making, Guam Communications Network

4:00-5:00pm                Palusami Making, Gutu Lauti

 

MOLAA Balboa Studio

12:00-5:00pm              Contemporary Youth Art Exhibit,

Pacific Talent Academy of the Arts

 

MOLAA Screening Room

12:00-1:00pm              Selections from Pasifika Living Arts Showcase 2011

1:00-2:30pm                Rising Waters Screening, Courtesy of End Oil

3:00-4:00pm                Skin Stories screening,

Courtesy of Pacific Islanders in Communications

 

 

 
 

Some Featured Artists

 

Samoan Fire Knife Workshop, Community Bridges, Ford Theatre Foundation

The Ford Theatre Foundation, through its Community Bridges program, is pleased to bring to PIEAM at the Pasifika Living Arts Showcase a special two-day J.A.M. (Jazzed and Motivated) Session with Samoan fire knife dance guru Tui Letuli and his daughters¸ the internationally acclaimed dancers, Anuhea and Taimane.

 

Saturday, May 5th at 4 PM Fire Knife Dance – Using practice sticks, experience one of the most exciting forms of Polynesian entertainment.

 

Sunday, May 6th at 4 PM Tahitian Dance – Learn to tell a story the Tahitian way using chants, dance, beats and rhythms.

 

Free to the public, J.A.M. Sessions invite the audience to sing, dance and make music with local artists. Conceived to create positive multi‐cultural community experiences through active participation in the arts, the program began at the Ford Amphitheatre in 2008.  www.fordtheatres.org

 

 

Tricia Allen is a tattooist with an extensive background in Polynesian history.  Her first book, Tattoo Traditions of Hawai’i, won the Reader’s Choice award in the Hawai’i Book Publishers Association in 2006 while her recent work, The Polynesian Tattoo Today won both the Reader’s Choice award as well as first place in the Special Interest category. Allen’s approach to the art is unique in that she has tattooed over 7500 members of the Polynesian community, yet has an academic background. She completed her Master’s thesis at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 1992 on the early practice of tattooing in the Marquesas Islands. Having completed her Masters degree in Anthropology, Allen began her doctoral research in the islands, researching the revival of the arts in the Pacific. Her work has taken her to Samoa, Aotearoa, New Caledonia, the Society Islands, the Marquesas and Rapa Nui, as well as numerous museums and institutions abroad.

 

 

Hoku Bray has studied with legendary traditional artist, including Kapu Bray, Singer, Hula Instructor, Comedian, Actress and Musician; David Bray, Chanting Master, Hula Instructor and Kahuna; Ilima Montgomery of Hula Halau O’ Ilima; the late Mary Kaye of the Mary Kaye Trio; Dawn Blasco, Director of Segovia Chamber Players, and Bill Tapia, the phenomenal and very much loved 103-year-old ukulele legend, as well as others.  Hoku will be conducting the following workshops:

 

Ukulele Workshop: Participants will learn to understand chord charts, lead sheets, strumming and songs

Kula A’o Ukulele ‘O Hoku (Ukulele School of Hoku) will perform mele from the vintage era of tlhe Hawaiian repertoire.

 

Cellophane Hula Skirt:  A Conceptual Perspective of Mele, Ukulele and Hollywood Hula:  This conceptual perspective will ‘bring forth compositions and quotes of Hawaiians who lived the era of change between the 1870’s and the 1970’s.  Hoku Bray will paint melodic images of this timeframe through storytelling and mele.

 

Kalei Daoang was born and raised on the Island of O’ahu.  He is third generation of hula dancers in his family. He received his first formal training under the direction of John Pi’ilani Watkins (noted choreographer, song writer and Kumu Hula).  Currently, Kalei is under the guidance of Kumu Hula Mapuana De Silva of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima where his being prepared for the ‘uniki journey to Kumu Hula.  Kalei established his own hula halau Ka Lei ‘Ilima Hula Studio where he has taught for over 15 years.  Additionally, he has participated in several hula competitions across the country and is featured in Discovery Health Channel.  “My main purpose is insuring that the hula continues to live as my kupuna (ancestors) have passed it down with little or no change,” says Kalei.

 

 

7th Street Bridge Open

The Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) recently announced that the 7th Street Bridge, which has been closed for the past year, finally re-opened this Saturday, April 28. The bridge was closed, along with sections of the 22 and 405, to accommodate new carpool lanes.

 

 

Free Event parking

644 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Auxiliary parking at 636 Cerritos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813

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