(09/5/10 - 12/10/10)
In Hawai'i, Filipinos make up about 14 percent of the population but this statistic does not include those with mixed heritage backgrounds. Filipinos identify as Ilokanos, Visayans and Tagalogs, to name a few. They are a small representation of all the ethnic groups that make up Filipinos. With 7,107 islands, 175 languages and over 300 dialects, the Philippine archipelago is a smorgasbord of cultures. It begs the question, "Who are the Filipinos?"
This exhibition attempts to answer this question by giving a glimpse of the rich and long tradition of weaving, brass casting and jewelry making that reflects the diversity of the Philippines.
Co-Sponsor by Iris Gil Designs, Center for Philippine Studies, American Friends Service Committee,Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity (SEED), Congress of Visayan Organizations, UH Manoa Ilokano Program & Timpuyog: Ilokano Student Organization, and Filipino & Philippine Literature Program
(01/01/10 - 05/22/10)
A word from one of the founders, Fred Barbaria:
There was a time when there was no internet, no personal computers, no CDs (or MP3s), no local NPR (National Public Radio Station), no live network television except for a football game or two. FM radio had been stereo for only seven or eight years and local radio stations were fighting for the top 40 audience. Educational radio had been dormant for 10 years. This was Honolulu in 1966.
Ken Kuniyuki and I hatched the idea of starting a student-run radio station when we were University of Hawaii engineering students. Ken was a member of the ASUH Senate. I had gotten the radio bug at KCD, the University of California at Davis campus radio (AM carrier current) station, from 1964 to 1965 before I moved to Honolulu...
Read the rest of this excerpt at the exhibit in the bridge gallery.