• Pu`ukohola Heiau

    Pu`ukoholā Heiau

    National Historic Site Hawai'i

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 04/19/2013, 04/20/2013, 04/21/2013, 04/22/2013, 04/23/2013, 04/24/2013

    Location: Visitor Center Time: 7:45 AM to 4:45 PM Fee Information: FREE Contact Name: Ben Saldua Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 808-882-7218 ext. 1004

For National Park Week 2013, the national parks of on the Kona side of Hawaii Island invite you to a special "moving" exhibit featuring the artwork of 5th grade students from Parker School (Kamuela, Hawaii). The students of the 5th grade class are presenting their studies of famous Herb Kāne paintings.

We are proud to honor Herb Kāne as he continues to influence future generations with his precious works of art.   Artist-historian Herb Kāne (June 21, 1928 - March 8, 2011) generously supported the National Park Service throughout the years with vivid imagery of Hawaiian culture prior to Western contact. His beautiful art brought to life the many stories, people and places within National Parks in Hawaii. The fine detailed elements of his artwork were enriched by his extensive research and ensured historical accuracy. Mr. Kāne was always gracious in allowing the Hawai'i National Parks,  Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site; Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park; Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park; Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and Haleakalā National Park to display his artwork in the many publications and exhibits illustrating each park's unique purposes and values.  

"Herb Kane has always been an inspiration to me.  Growing up in Hawaii and being an artist myself, I am constantly striving to convey my love for these islands.  Herb Kane had a vision to perpetuate Hawaiian culture and to share the vivid and historically correct images of the past through his paintings.  At Parker School, the 5th Grade class has a Hawaiian Studies unit and I wanted to incorporate that in my art curriculum.  I chose to share my appreciation and admiration of Herb Kaneʻs work and style with these students by allowing them to recreate one of Kaneʻs original works using acrylic paint on canvas board." -Lisa G. Hummel  Parker School Visual Arts Teacher Grades K-8  

The late United States Senator from Hawaiʻi, Daniel Inouye, was quoted as saying, "When you saw a Herb Kāne painting, you were energized and motivated to learn about the past. …His artwork captured both ancient and modern-day Hawaiʻi and help preserve Hawaiʻi's unique culture for future generations."  

As you visit the National Parks of Hawai'i, look for the works of this gracious man.