Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance A Member of PA‘IPA‘ILIMA the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network To acknowledge and applaud important events Summmer 2006 Volume XII, No. 2 Chinatown Summit oped the Downtown-Chinatown Gallery ages and supports community efforts to Walk Map for FIRST FRIDAYS. The first preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural The Mayor’s Chinatown Summit was edition, 3 years ago, had about 8 sites. The heritage. Chinatown Honolulu is the held on June 22, at the Hawai‘i Theatre current map has 34 arts sites along with 41 seventh urban neighborhood in the na- Center. It showcased an array of speakers restaurants plus 34 other food venues. tion to receive this designation which on the state of Chinatown and thoughts requires a track record of working with • Neighborhood Identity about how to develop this culturally rich municipal government to promote the Neighborhood identity is a fluid concept and historic district. area’s cultural and natural heritage. Ob- dependent on several factors including Representing the Alliance and our com- historic architecture limited by a 40-foot tained by Honolulu Culture & Arts Dis- munity project, The ARTS at Marks Garage, height and common walls between build- trict, support came from the neighbor- Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau shared community ings, the resident population and its charac- hood board, Mayor Mufi Hannemann. opinion on a variety of citizen concerns ter, dependence on continual immigration, City Council Member Rod Tam, the Of- gathered at Talk Any Kine Festival and other unique area businesses with their customer fice of Economic Development, the His- outreach events. Alliance CEO, Marilyn base, and community self-perception. toric Hawaii Foundation and the State Cristofori presented “Arts in Chinatown” Historic Preservation divisions. • Community Voice to give an overview of how arts & culture The benefit of this desgination is access An important part of the neighborhood has made an impact on the area.The Al- to federal funding for promotion. A des- identity is to hear the community voice. liance focuses on three key areas relevant ignated site can be on the agenda of any The Alliance’s Talk Any Kine Festival was to cultural preservation and arts promo- Presidential visit. It is part of the nation- a vital and popular event for residents tion in Chinatown: the Creative Economy, al trend to combine historic neighbor- and business owners. In addition to com- Neighborhood Identity and Community hoods with arts and culture to strength- munity gatherings, the Alliance develops Voice. The Alliance supports the recent en neighborhood identity. The Alliance arts programs to connect with families Preserve America Neighborhood Designa- helps its community partners maintain in the neighborhood, to help enrich the tion obtained through the work of the Ho- authentic experiences that represent the social fabric of the area and to provide nolulu Culture and Arts District (HCAD). cultural richness of our island home. a platform for community interaction. • Creative Economy Alliance programs include Families in the Arts and culture are major assets to the Park scheduled every FIRST FRIDAY, 4 to economic and human livability of any city. 5:30 p.m. where special arts-making activi- In Honolulu, nonprofit arts are a $180.7 ties are offered for children and their care- million industry attracting audiences, in- takers. The Alliance sponsors ongoing vi- spiring business development, supporting sual and performing arts classes that serve jobs and generating government revenue. nearby housing sites–Kukui Tower, Hale Pauahi, Kekaulike Courtyards, and Har- Research shows us that arts-rich schools bor Village. Organized cultural trips help provide education that far outstrips those introduce residents to the assets of their without arts on every level of measure- own area. These programs engage residents, ment. The arts build social capital, leading change how the neighborhood is perceived to aesthetic, pleasant and livable neighbor- thereby influencing how it will develop in hoods and create bridges between often the future. very diverse cultures. • Preserve America Neighborhood Through our project The ARTS at Marks Garage the Alliance contributes to promot- Preserve America Neighborhood Designa- ing the downtown community. We devel- tion is a White House initiative that encour- Teaching the arts ARTS FIRST: An Essential Arts Toolkit, 2nd Edition Summit Education Day Recap The Hawai‘i Essential Arts Toolkit is Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most a grade level guide designed for use Creative People, by Robert and Michele and the Arts’ 2006 International Cul- by elementary classroom teachers. Root-Bernstein. The Root-Bernsteins tural Summit’s Arts Education day took Scarcity of instructional time and identified thirteen thinking tools. place on May 13, 2006 at the Hawai‘i the pressures of an already crowded Convention Center. Keynote speaker In our professional development work curriculum necessitate an approach with teachers in Oahu’s Windward Dis- Eric Booth focused on the unique and to the arts as an integral part of el- catalytic piece the arts provide to acti- trict, we selected three combinations of ementary classroom learning. This the Root-Bernsteins’ tools: 1) observing, vate learning in the classroom. He re- guide focuses on the most essential 2) recognizing and forming patterns, kindled the commitment and passion arts content for every child in Hawai‘i that many in the audience have for arts 3) representing – a combination of body elementary schools. thinking, modeling and transforming. education. He applauded Hawai‘i’s To effectively link essential arts learn- We discovered that non-arts teachers teaching artists as being among the best in the nation. ing to other classroom instruction, the quickly understood the power of using Toolkit consolidates the Hawai‘i Stan- these tools in their classrooms. A plenary session with Deb Brzoska dards for dance, drama/theatre, music, Through observing, students examine and Dan Kelin introduced the newly and visual arts under three overlapping details closely, yielding deeper under- revised ARTS FIRST Essential Arts “big ideas”: standing of the subject. Patterning is Toolkit. Participants were introduced 1. How the Arts are Organized (Ele- involved with the discovery of nature’s to the “thinking in threes” concept of ments/Principles of the Arts) laws and the structure of mathematics, the Toolkit and experienced an arts in- 2. How the Arts Communicate but also the rhymes and rhythms of tegrated lesson in drama and language language, dance, music and the formal arts. After lunch, breakout sessions in By studying the process of the arts, intentions of the artist. Representing dance, music, visual arts, and writing students build literacy and develop involves creating metaphors and analo- were offered. critical thinking, analysis, and interpre- gies, expressing ideas bodily, playing tive skills. characters, and dimensional thinking Coming together on a day such as this 3. How the Arts Shape and Reflect Cul- – the imaginative ability to take a thing revitalizes and invigorates educators, ture. Through the study of the arts, stu- mentally from a flat plane into three artists, and supporters of arts educa- dents gain a greater understanding of dimensions. tion alike. their own culture as well as prepare for The 2nd Edition of the Toolkit Dance lesson for teaching artists and global citizenship. combines these ideas in easy–to–use educators on Education Day at the In designing the Toolkit, Hawai‘i artists classroom lessons, International Cultural Summit, May 13, 2006. and educators spent many years think- templates, ing deeply about arts education. We and other The new Toolkit will be resources. available online August 1 at www.hawaiiartsalliance.org, and can be downloaded as a pdf. asked, “What do the arts do for chil- dren that nothing else does so well?” One of the texts that moved our think- ing forward was Sparks of Genius: The 2 Hawaiʻi’s Teaching Artists A group of advanced level teaching art- Lee, Arts in Education Coordinator are the Best in the Nation ists gathered at Shangri-La on May 12, at (808) 586-0768. The Guidelines & 2006 for a one-day retreat to report and Application Forms for Artistic Teach- Hawai‘i’s teaching artists have been reflect on their work in arts education. ing Partners are also available online at trained to develop arts integrated stan- National arts education consultants Deb revacomm.com/prototype/sfca/html/pro- dards-based instruction and to men- Brzoska and Eric Booth facilitated the grams/arteducation.asp. tor classroom teachers. Our teaching day’s discussion. artists fill the void at the elementary school level Upcoming Professional where there is a lack of Development for Teachers arts specialists. Reserve these dates! The interaction between classroom teachers and art- Visual Literacy in the Gallery with ists gives teachers opportu- Neida Bangerter and Paul Wood. Using nities to fully comprehend the HiSAM art collection as inspiration, the elements and princi- explore the use of visual arts and writing ples of the arts and to learn as vehicles to enhance your student’s effective arts instructional ability to think visually and communi- practice. A model that has cate ideas! proven effective in Hawai‘i Neida Bangerter is a teaching artist on is to have both artists and Bottom row (l to r): Lisa Louise Adams, Deb Brzoska, Susana Browne, Eric Booth, Dan Kelin, Maui providing programs and services classroom teachers attend weeklong Neida Bangerter, Kathy Chock, Vivien Lee 2nd in professional development for teach- summer Institutes to gain a working row (l to r): Vicky Robbins, Maggie Costigan, ers, artists, schools and organizations. knowledge of the Essential Arts Tool- Carolyn Wright, Noni FloydStanding (l to r): Mau- kit. At each Institute, teachers attend liola Cook, Mardi Swatek, Norma Chun, Denise Paul Wood is a Maui-based writer who hands-on sessions led by teaching Miyahana, Marcia Pasqua, Paul Wood, James Mc- uses creative-writing techniques to boost Carthy, Liz Train, Cheryl Treiber-Kawaoka, Jamie student performance in basic literacy artists that are focused on integrating Simpson, Lei Ahsing skills. His original teaching system, arts content with benchmarks in other called “imagination coaching,” works core subjects. If you are a professional artist or an arts for all students and is particularly effec- organization that exemplifies artistic ex- tive with lower elementary grades. Both Teachers also receive an artist mentor cellence and enjoys engaging students presenters are on the Artistic Teaching to assist them in the development of in- in the creative process, you may qualify Partner roster with the Hawai‘i State tegrated arts lessons that will be taught as an Artistic Teaching Partner (ATP) Foundation on Culture and the Arts. in their classrooms. Following lesson with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on planning, the mentor first demonstrates Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) Arts in Place: Hawai‘i State Art Museum arts instruction in the classroom, then Education Program. Artistic Teaching Dates: Saturday, October 28 & co-teaches an integrated lesson with the Partners are eligible to present stan- November 5, 2006 teacher, and finally observes the teach- dards-based fine arts residencies of Times: 9:45 am – 4:00 pm er, providing helpful feedback along 10 sessions or more in public schools the way. (such as the Artists in the Schools Program) or At the recent Hawai‘i State Founda- in private schools, pres- tion on Culture and the Arts’ 2006 ent professional devel- International Cultural Summit, Arts opment workshops for Education Day, keynote speaker Eric teachers and teaching Booth touted Hawai‘i’s teaching artists artists, and mentor teach- as being some of the best in the field. ers and emerging teach- This speaks highly of the excellence of ing artists. For eligibility artist educators who are committed to requirements, selection providing quality arts education experi- process and application ences to Hawai‘i’s children. forms, contact Vivien Building community through the arts THE ARTS AT MARKS GARAGE public restrooms will help address the is- sue. Imagine walking to your favorite Viet- Community Speaks Out namese restaurant and having to walk past a urine-soaked entryway ... it’s not a pretty With the help of many active community picture! This is an issue that the commu- members in Chinatown, Marks organized a nity faces daily. Besides public restrooms, community-gathering event on a Saturday many also feel that this neighborhood afternoon, a time when many residents could use more trash bins. were able to participate. • On the topic of traffic safety for pedes- “Talk Any Kine Festival” enabled China- trians—particularly students and seniors, town residents to come together at the they would like to see crosswalks and side- Smith/Beretania park on March 18 and walks improved. Several intersections are share their vision about the issues that reported to be especially dangerous be- impact their neighborhood and quality cause drivers don’t always stop at the red of life. light for pedestrians. Many mentioned the need to improve traffic signals for both pe- About 300 people attended and 70 people destrians and cars. volunteered with facilitating and record- • Regarding safety, almost everyone feels ing. We found that 75% of those who at- safe walking around the neighborhood • Lastly, the community would like to see tended live and work in Chinatown—they during the day, but more than half of more beautification projects taking place, include immigrant residents (children, them said that they still feel unsafe during such as fixing and painting the buildings, adults, seniors) and business owners, as the night. Many think that there are still planting more trees, and even creating well as the homeless. These are the people too many drug activities. more public spaces. • Another finding shows that If there is one thing that we would like you the majority of the residents to remember, it is the faces of the China- choose to live in Chinatown, town community; from the children who not only because of its afford- walk to school everyday ... to their popo ability, but also because of the who buys their vegetables in the open proximity to the workplace, market every morning; it is their vision to school, market, social services have a livable pedestrian friendly neighbor- and public transportation. hood—safe and clean, as well as affordable. Speaking of affordability, 80% --- Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau think that unused 2nd floor areas should be turned into af- Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau is the Community fordable rental units. Most of Facilitator for The ARTS at Marks Garage, a them would like to see property community project of Hawai‘i Arts Alliance. owners given financial incentives to reno- who walk to their workplace, to school, to Her work is to carry Marks’ vision to bring vate their buildings. the market in Chinatown everyday. Note many voices to the table to discuss the needs that this group represents nearly 10% of • When asked about the neighborhood and goals of the residents of Chinatown, and the resident population of Chinatown. identity, most already perceive the Chi- to cultivate this social network. She was a natown area as a “New Urban Neighbor- presenter at the Mayor’s Chinatown Summit The question was asked: What is the com- hood,” which means a mix of different and was able to share community feedback munity’s vision of Chinatown? It’s really themes, businesses and activities. With gathered at Talk Any Kine Festival – an all day about creating a LIVABLE NEIGHBOR- this perception in mind, the community event on March 18, that brought the residents HOOD. What does it look like? One of welcomes and supports special events such of this diverse neighborhood together for fun the biggest concerns is the cleanliness of as the Chinese New Year, First Friday, and dialog, facilitated through creativity and sidewalks. More than 30% feel that having Night in Chinatown, and many others. arts activities. 4 Promoting the arts Hawai`i Creative Industries are likely a very conservative estimate. - An Economic Picture There are many more creative individu- als, groups, and businesses that form the This Creative Industries report offers a breadth and width of our creative commu- research-based approach to understand- nity. We encourage anyone in this arena ing the scope and economic importance to sign up with Dun & Bradstreet through of the arts in Hawai‘i. The Alliance serves the Americans for the Arts website as part of as Hawai‘i’s “state captain” to the national their “Sign up and Be Counted” campaign. arts advocacy group, Americans for the You can find a link to Americans for the Arts Arts, and received this latest data about our on our website at www.hawaiiartsalliance. creative industries. org. If you need more information about signing up for a D&B number, please call The creative industries are composed us at 533-2787. of arts-centric businesses that range from nonprofit museums, symphonies, and theaters to for-profit film, architec- ture, and advertising companies. The creative industries are the high-octane fuel that drives the “information econo- my”— the fastest growing segment of the nation’s economy. Nationally, there are 548,000 businesses in the U.S. involved in the creation or dis- tribution of the arts that employ 2.9 mil- lion people—4.3 percent of all businesses and 2.2 percent of all employees. The creative industries have remained strong in comparison to business trends nation- ally. Between 2004 and 2006, a time when total number of U.S. businesses dropped 0.2 percent, arts businesses decreased just 0.12 percent. Similarly, while employment nationally fell 5.6 percent during the same time period, arts employment dipped just 3.7 percent. The source for these data is Dun & Bradstreet, the most comprehen- sive and trusted source for business infor- mation in the U.S. As of January 2006, Hawai‘i is home to 2,809 arts-related businesses that employ 12,397 people. These arts-centric busi- nesses play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy. They employ people, spend money locally, generate government revenue, and are a cornerstone of tourism and economic de- velopment. The statistics here provide a look at Hawai‘i’s creative industries, and Hawaiʻi Arts Alliance The Kennedy Center Board of Directors 2005-2006 Alliance for Arts Education Network Gail Mukaihata Hannemann, Chair Joseph Kim, Chair-Elect Hawai‘i Arts Alliance is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Peter Biggs, Chair-Elect Arts Education Network (KCAAEN). Peter Apo, Past Chair The Pa‘ipa‘ilima Newsletter is pub- Janis Reischmann, Treasurer lished four times annually and distrib- Louise King Lanzilotti, Secretary uted to Alliance members. Articles You might get caught in trafﬁc, but don’t by individual contributors are the Susana Browne personal opinions of those contribu- be caught without this special license Ginine Castillo tors and do not necessarily reﬂect plate! Already have one? Give the gift the opinion of the Alliance. 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