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Na Maka Hou: Looking at the world from a new perspective KAHAKULAUK UPÜILA D I G I TA L M E D I A A R T S P RO G R A M Volume I, Issue 8 April-May , 2011 DMA Open House II Showcases Student Work Calendar of Events the programs. April 8: Hilo High Visita- ―Our aim for these Open tion House programs is to show- case our course offerings April 12: Resume Work- and to invite the public to be shop 12:30-2:00, Counsel- a part of the Hawai‘i Com- ing Center munity College ‗ohana,‖ stated DMA Coordinator, April 14: Mock Interview Meidor Hu. 2:-00-4:00 MPA-2 ―It is really neat to see students and instructors work- April 15: SOUPER FRIDAY ing side by side at the Open 10:30– 2:00 385C House events to introduce Stacyn Lopez and Kiana Cook discuss their Art 107D Photography assign- potential students to the fun April 22: NO SCHOOL ment. things that can be done with GOOD FRIDAY these computer programs, ― The second DMA Open funding support from Alu said Mililani Hughes, the pro- House is scheduled for Sat- Like Inc., eligible Native Ha- April 23: DMA OPEN gram‘s educational specialist urday, April 23 from 9:00 waiians students can enroll in and a DMA student. At the HOUSE 9:00—12:00 noon, am to 12:00 noon in the Art 112 and 115 on tuition last Open House, over 20 Café college cafeteria. waivers this summer. DMA students and instructors The twofold purpose of Students and instructors volunteered to help with the May 4: Last day of Instruc- the event is: first, to expose will demonstrate the use of event, a tangible demonstra- tion the community to the DMA several software programs tion of student and faculty courses and second, to pub- essential for digital media commitment to the program. May 13: HAWCC COM- licize the exciting summer art works. The interactive, Many new students in our MENCEMENT— session opportunities for hands-on learning centers program were at our first KANAKA’OLE STADIUM new students. Thanks to enable experimentation with Open House. May 14: HAWCC COM- DMA Faculty and Students to Travel to Peru in August MENCEMENT—KONA Congratulations to faculty the convention, ―Living our nous groups in Hawai‘i and May 16: Semester Ends, members Danny Miller and Indigenous Roots,‖ the also on the mainland. Grades due in by 12:00 Violet Murakami on the ac- HawCC presentation will Students who will also be noon ceptance of their presenta- focus on how cultural knowl- presenting include Kopa tion proposal for the upcom- edge and sensitivities have DMArt Faculty Meeting Nae‘ole, Richard Casey, and ing World Indigenous Peo- been important in rendering ple‘s Council on Education authentic perspectives in Kayla Leong. Hawaii Life 9:00—12:00 noon Styles faculty member, Noe 385C Convention in Cusco, Peru on filmmaking. Mr. Miller has Noe Wong Wilson is an ac- May 31: First Day of Sum- August 14-18, 2011. had a number of experi- tive part of the WIPCE plan- mer Session I ences in working with indige- Based on the theme for ning committee. Na Maka Hou : Looking at the world from a new perspective Student Recognition Ceremony, Commencement Celebrate Success From Summer 2010 until Program graduates are Spring 2011, an estimated invited to attend the cere- 24 students completed the mony to see if they will re- program requirements for the ceive one of these prestigious DMA Certificate of Comple- DMA awards. tion. Graduates and their sup- Hawai‘i Community Col- porters are also encouraged lege will present a recogni- to attend the commencement tion ceremony to be held on ceremony which will be held Wednesday, May 4 at the on May 13 at the Edith UHH Cafeteria at 6:00 pm. Kanaka‘ole Stadium begin- ning at about 7:00 pm. The DMA program will Graduates check in at 5:30 Graduating students James McElvaney (L) recognize two students who and Kyle Santos(R) confer with Meidor Hu pm. There will be a re- best exemplify the standards about graduation. hearsal at 12:00 noon on the of the program. 13th. IT IS STILL NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT ART Parente and Hu Serve as Judges for Local Art Shows PIECES FOR THE Faculty members serve school to high school on this is not easy. ― I was very im- UHH—HAWCC the community as promoters island. pressed by the strong selec- STUDENT ART of art shows as well as tion of paintings which were The other judges for this judges. Recently, Lecturer submitted,‖ she said. EXHIBIT...DEADLINE IS show were Gretchen Grove Steven Parente served as one and Steve Irvine, both very Lecturer Tobias Brill won FRIDAY, APRIL 8. of the judges for the Hawai‘i fine artists in their own right. third place for his piece, Department of Education‘s SUBMIT WORK TO ―More ways to skin a cat.‖ Young at Art Show which was This month, Meidor Hu 395 FROM 10:00- held at the East Hawai‘i Cul- served as a judge for the The East Hawai‘i Cultural tural Center in mid-March. East Hawai‘i Cultural Center‘s Center is located at 141 2:00. Spring Art Festival. Judging Kalakaua Street in downtown The art show included SHOW OPENS ON a wide variety of art pieces Hilo. work from students from pre- APRIL 28 AT THE CAMPUS CENTER!! Canadian Filmmaker Discusses Work at HawCC Sarah Abbot, an artist sues of being, human rights, in many different parts of the doing experimental docu- and the environment. world. mentary and narrative films, She has won awards for Ms. Abbott founded mis- was a guest speaker in the her films, the latest from the pon — A Celebration of In- Art 209 Image in Motion city of Regina for her film, digenous Filmmaking, which is class on March 7. Out in the Cold. Her visit a non-profit film festival and She is on sabbatical leave provided a rare opportunity advocacy collective. from the University of Regina for students to see the work She was hosted by in Saskatchewan, Canada. of this exceptional artist who HawCC DMA instructor, Vio- She is very interested in is- has had experience working let Murakami. Page 2 Volume I, Issue 8 Community Members Bring Industry Applications to Class DMA Board of Directors dents to get involved in the classroom helps students to member, John Mason talked film industry on this island. understand the many intrica- to students in Art 209 about cies of business and art and Cody Anderson, owner of the film industry on this island. the standards of excellence Bolo Graphics is a home- As the film commissioner, his that are expected by the grown product of our island, work is to attract filmmakers public. having graduated from Wai- to our island. In the past, the akea High School and then Some real life applica- Film Office has worked with the California Institute of the tions help students to gain a several feature film produc- Arts in Santa Monica. His broader understanding of the tions that have come to Ha- presentation to the Art 293 field of work and their need wai‘i Island including Indiana students focused on portfolios to muster the skills, experi- Jones, the Tempest, and and the graphic design indus- ence, social and communica- Predators . A couple of try in general. tion skills that add up to suc- DMA interns worked on these cess. The course instructor for John Mason, Film Commissioner for Ha- Having professionals from wai‘i Island explains the purpose for his films. He encourages stu- 209 is Violet Murakami. office in promoting filmmaking. the industry come into the HO’OLALE I KA Bollywood Film Festival in Hilo in April at UHH ‘AI A KA U’I. The UHH English De- day, April 13 . Life in campus from 5:30 –9:00 PUKUI 1094 partment and the stu- Mumbai exposes people pm. dents of English 469 are to the conflict between SHOW WHAT The English students will sponsoring a film festival development and the give a short introduction YOUTH CAN DO. of modern Indian films principles of Gandhi. It to each film highlighting that focus on issues such will be followed by three the key issues of interest as gender, class and na- other films each consecu- to the audience. tional identity. tive Wednesday: April 20, April 27, May 4. Admission is free, but The first film, Lage seating is limited to the Raho Munna Bhai, will The screenings are in first 50 people. be shown on Wednes- UCB 114 on the UHH Students Use Leaves to Create Native Birds Bang, bang, bang!! What paper. The images of native with Hawai‘i Life is that racket all about? In- birds were the basis of the Style students to illus- structor Sharon Ryba‘s Art art work. Students had to trate the rains of 115 students are creating research native birds and Hawai‘i Nei. HLS native bird images using choose an appropriate bird. instructor Kihei Na- leaves collected by students. hale‘a provided help The students enhanced the and the Hawaiian To get the color and tex- pictures by using water color perspective and cul- ture of the leaves, students to add to the colors left by tural value of rain. Jenifer Turner pounds the leaves to cre- used soft mallets to pound the pounded leaves. the essence of the leaves into ate an image. The students also worked Page 3 Na Maka Hou: Looking at the world from a new perspective KAHAKULAUK UPÜILA D I G I TA L M E D I A A R T S P RO G R A M Hawai’i Community This publication is published once a month for the students and staff of the Digi- College tal Media and Art Program at Hawai‘i Community College. 200 W. Kawili Street Hilo, HI 96720 Contact Ed Specialist Mililani Hughes for news tidbits at 974-7533. Office: 1175 Manono Street Building 385C Phone: 808-974-7533 The Digital Media Arts Program at Hawai‘i Community College is partially E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org funded by a grant from ALU LIKE, Inc., through the U.S. Department of Education under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policies of, nor endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education or ALU LIKE, Inc. Help Wanted: We’re on the web! A photographer to donate ser- www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/digital media vices for the PATCH Provider Appreciation event: We’re on FACEBOOK! 5/7/2011. Call Meshell Marti- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=152979024714380 nez @ 961-3169 Diminyatz, Ohara Open Art Show at idspace in April Lecturer Kevin Dimin- fully integrate what is outside yatz and UHH student Alan the gallery into the gallery Ohara will have a show itself, ― said Diminyatz. entitled ―Blind Curve‖ at The reason for the title of the idspace gallery in Kur- the show is because Dimin- tistown. yatz is doing blind contour The inspiration for drawings of Freedman‘s Diminyatz‘ work is the col- pieces. ―By blind, I mean lection of Stephen Freed- that my eyes scan the interior man‘s sculpture. and exterior lines of the ob- ject while my hand records ―Whenever I go to what I am seeing, ― he openings at the gallery, I added. take great pleasure in walking the grounds, being Alan Ohara is a senior in with the garden and the the UHH art program. He is immense canon of his work often seen on the HawCC present there. I thought it campus in the printmaking would be cool to do some- studio. His work includes an thing site specific and hope- animation of drawings.
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