Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-02 07:19:53 –
The Bernice Bishop Museum in Honolulu has attracted hundreds of islanders to celebrate the annual Micronesia Festival 2021 since 2018.
“We are celebrating almost every island and cultural group in Micronesia,” said Mary Therese Perez Hattri, one of the festival’s organizers and acting director of the Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center in Hawaii. Says. “I’m very happy to say that the campus is full. This event was sold out twice. We found that 400 tickets were sold mid-week. They slotted (timed) slots. Opened 25 tickets in all slots (every hour for admission) and found to be sold out again today.
This year’s festival was promoted as a hybrid event that incorporated online sessions in addition to the museum’s events and exhibitions.
Online sessions include:
- A panel on the community’s reaction to COVID-19 with Anita Hoffschneider, a Honolulu Civil Beat reporter born and raised in Saipan.
- Put the spotlight on Palauan art.And
- A panel of poems by Innocenta Sound-Kikku in Chuuk, Emehliter Kihleng in Pompeii, and Teresita Perez in Guam.
At the museum’s Asserton Halau, visitors were watching the exhibition “Daughter of Micronesia,” which she curated for the festival, while Casey Bejad stamped her festival passport. Bejad, a 22-year-old student at the University of Hawaii and Hattori’s event assistant, is from Tamuning.
Earlier in the day, she emphasized some of the paintings, ceramics, traditional clothing and other works of art. The artists on display are: Aubrey Younger Mariano’s pottery is heavily influenced by ancient Chamorro Ipao and Latte era pottery. Born in Palau, raised in Saipan, Chuuk and Pompeii, he taught himself a charcoal artist, Resette Yamase. Alisa Barcinas learned the technique of weaving modern sculptures with coconut leaves under the Chamorro Master Weaver Philippe Sabran. etc.
The Great Loan allowed visitors to buy art and jewelery in their tents with representatives from various islands.
In a tent on Pompeii Island, Bomina Soswa shows visitors a bowl of freshly woven coconut leaves, and members of the Kiribati Student Association at Brigham Young University-Hawaii are sitting behind the Kiribati tent and knitting a large tatami room. did. Thirty minutes later, they started preparing for the dance performance and helped each other change clothes.
In a tent in the Marshall Islands, Consul General Isabella Silk proudly exhibited jewelery made of cypraea shells presented by the mayor of Ebon Atoll. She pointed out a wooden model with shells to represent the island that traditional navigators would use for directions.
Just beyond the tent, Jeremy Quenga from Zigo was busy barbecuing, while other members of his family were ordered by the dark blue food truck Jeremiah Island Fusion. .. Tinactak was a special dish of the day, but it seems that the Fiesta plate and the side of the shrimp pate, chicken, steak, and shrimp keragen also popped out immediately.
The festival, which began at 9 am Hawaii time, ended at 2 pm, but visitors were encouraged to check out the ongoing Wayfinders program featuring traditional Polynesian navigation at the museum’s planetarium.
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