a guide to loving water
he mana ke wai, he wai ke mana
What does water say and what will it teach us?
Join Donkey Mill Art Center along with Artist-in-Residence James Jack, as we invite the community to engage with water in the land and listen to the stories and wisdom which water shares with us today. This open ended exploration of water will continue with an exhibit at the Donkey Mill from May 26 to July 3. Your participation is critical to making this unique art come to life!
As part of the project, Sensing Wetness, the community of Kona and beyond were invited to share observations, knowledge and experiences with water by responding to nine prompts. We encourage you to observe these stories, words and recollections of others, connect with them and select a piece or a part of a piece that interests you. Use this information to create a new, re-imagined version of this knowledge.
James Jack is an American Asian artist living in Singapore. He engages layered histories of place to achieve positive change through community-led initiatives woven together with raising sensitivity to ecological networks. His works have been exhibited at Honolulu Museum of Art, Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Setouchi International Art Festival, Busan Biennale, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. He currently teaches at Yale-NUS College.
For more information, visit www.donkeymillartcenter.org or call (808) 322-3362. Donkey Mill Art Center, open Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10:00am – 6:00pm, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, HI 96725.This program has been made possible by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.