The annual MANA Invitational Art Show at Hilo’s Wailoa Art Center opened to enthusiastic artists and art lovers on April 4, 2022 and ran for four weeks, scheduled to overlap with the internationally renowned Merrie Monarch hula festival.
Twenty-six Hawaiʻi artists were asked to share their manaʻo (ideas and thoughts) and mana (spiritual life force energy) through their artworks. Catherine was invited to participate, and three of her oil paintings were exhibited in the show! Woodworks by four Kupuna Kane (honored male elders) were also on display in the Center’s Fountain Gallery.
Designers Nelson and Kainoa Makua of Na Makua were the organizers and creative inspiration for the show, with support from the State of Hawaiʻi’s Wailoa Art Center and the Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance.
Photos of the exhibition’s opening celebration are pictured below. Enjoy!
Photos by Tom Peek.