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Hawaii: Bishop Museum to host prestigious arts market

Hawaii: Bishop Museum to host prestigious arts market
The painting "The Most Important Things," shown in a detail above, is one of the works of Oahu resident Meleanna Aluli Meyer, one of the artists being honored this month at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. (Bishop Museum)

The works of more than 30 artists will be displayed later this month at the prestigious Native Hawaiian Arts Market at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.

Visitors will be able to see the artists' creations, including jewelry, paintings and weavings, at the May 24 and 25 event.

The market, loosely based on popular Indian markets of the American Southwest, is part of Maoli Arts Month, or MAMo, which celebrates the depth and diversity of Hawaii’s native arts community.
Throughout May, several artists will be recognized as MAMo Masters. Their works, in various media, will be displayed in the Bishop Museum, which was founded in 1889 to commemorate Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

The honorees for this ninth annual event include Oahu painter Meleanna Aluli Meyer. One of her works, "The Most Important Things," was presented to the Dalai Lama during his 2012 visit to Hawaii.

The arts market will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. A paid museum admission is required. Tickets cost $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors (65 and older) and $14.95 for youth (ages 4-12).

Info: Bishop Museum, (808) 847-3511.

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