Fine Arts

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Hō‘ikeākea Gallery

Our brand new art gallery was designed to showcase works from our students, faculty, and artists from Hawai‘i and beyond.

The gallery name, Hō‘ikeākea, was inspired by a Hawaiian Studies exhibit in the Leeward CC Library. Hō‘ike (to show, to exhibit, to reveal), contains the word “‘ike” which has deeper meanings that convey knowledge, feeling, recognition, experience, and revelations from the gods (to name a few). Ākea (broad, expansive, spacious) is also a short form for the god Wākea, of Papa and Wākea, the couple that connects all of Polynesia. Thus the word Hōʻikeākea means the broad expanse of knowledge—to exhibit, reveal and inspire.

Gallery Hours and Location

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Special access may be requested by calling (808) 745-5993

Free Admission and Parking – please park in visitor stalls (marked in green) in Lot 1A and Lot 3
Leeward Community College, AM 101 (map to gallery)

Now Showing

Facing Future: Faculty Exhibition Past & Present
September 8 – October 14, 2023

Exhibition Opening Reception: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2023
Location: Art Building, AM 101, Leeward Community College

Hō’ikeākea Gallery is proud to present an exhibition featuring works by current and former art faculty members of Leeward Community College, showcasing the breadth of creative expression and the multitude of avenues of inquiry explored by the department educators.

With: Nanci Amaka, Reem Bassous, James Goodman, Mike Harada, Philip Jung, Yutaka Kawahito, Scott Kawamura, Isaac Kim, Kosta Kulundzic, Alan Leitner, Shigeru Miyamoto, Erika Molyneux, Robert Molyneux, Wayne Muromoto, Brandon Ng, Don Oberheu, Maya Portner & Tom Walker

Poster with headshots of art faculty

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Art Faculty

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