Join internationally known artist Beth McCormick in an exploration of the history, variety, and beauty of featherwork in the Pacific Basin. McCormick joins host Manu Josiah and Hālau LeiManu in a family-oriented presentation which blends music, storytelling, science, history, and culture. The one-hour program is on Saturday, February 16, at the Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Malalo o ka Pō Lani program at 6:00 pm in the facility’s lecture hall.
Hālau members will use hula, stories, and chants to share the Hawaiian perspective on these symbols of prestige and rank, and their use in Hawai`i in ancient times. McCormick will share her research on how cultures around the Pacific Basin have used feathers, her own experience as a feather artist, and perspectives on some directions the art of featherwork is taking for the future.
Each month, a different Cultural Practitioner shares perspectives on an aspect of Hawaiian culture, history, and or arts relating to the natural history of Maunakea. The “Malalo o ka Po Lani” cultural program is held on the third Saturday of every month in the Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station’s presentation room at the 9,300 ft eleveation on Mauna Kea. For more information on programs at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station please visit our web site: www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis or call us at (808) 961-2180.