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Return to Kohala

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter recounts the events surrounding the return of the author (Glenn Wharton) to Kohala. Wharton described the slow stream of tourists who stopped, took pictures in front of the imposing ... More


The Community Takes Sides

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter narrates the events surrounding a project, which aims to encourage North Kohala residents to think about the sculpture in a new way—not just as a spiritual, educational, political, and ... More


Local Style

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the social landscape of the North Kohala residents. There are numerous Kamehameha descendants in the region, and people speak with intense pride about their connection to the ... More


How People Think about Their Sculpture

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses how people in North Kohala think about their figurative sculptures. These sculptures are images of akua (spirits, divinities) and manifestations of natural phenomena. Some are ... More


Decision

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter addresses the debate among the North Kohala residents on who would lead the conservation project for the Kamehameha sculpture. Most of the residents agreed that as a professional expert ... More


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