Capitol Modern: The Hawaii State Art Museum

First Friday

Nov 4, 2022 • 6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM. All museum galleries and the Sculpture Garden will be open. Come visit the exhibits and enjoy performances in the garden. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. NOVEMBER FIRST FRIDAY LINEUP 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Alecia 7:45pm – 7:55pm: Fashion Show by Rated R 8:00pm – 9:00pm: Ragamuffs

ABOUT FIRST FRIDAY AT HISAM

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries and the Sculpture Garden will be open! Come visit the exhibits and enjoy performances in the garden! Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

NOVEMBER FIRST FRIDAY LINEUP

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Alecia
  • 7:45pm – 7:55pm: Fashion Show by Rated R
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm: Ragamuffs

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Alecia Kanamu is an artist to watch. She is an RnB & Soul singer/songwriter from Wahiawa, Hawai‘i. She showcases her raw vocal abilities and alluring harmonies in her debut single, “Always Find My Way.” The singer spends her time in Hawai‘i and LA recording and performing. Audiences can look out for new music expected to be released in the upcoming months. Check out her Instagram @aleciamusic or YouTube to follow her journey.

Rated R credits its birth to the union of Ryan Gravela (Designer) and fiancé Nathaniel Whittaker (Business Manager). Based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Rated R draws inspiration from Japanese street wear, the British punk movement of the 70’s, drag, sci-fi, and pop culture.

Sustainability is one of the core values of the brand. Rated R often uses unconventional materials, repurposed hardware, and upcycled garments together in each one of a kind design. Their thoughtful mix of prints and color pays homage to the vibrant, diverse nature of our unique home. Ryan charges Hawaii’s laid back island vibe with attitude and sass, while remaining respectful to its rich contemporary and native cultures.

Rated R explores fashion through a chaotically focused lens that is unapologetically audacious, thoughtfully driven, and most importantly, authentically fearless. The inspiration for this fashion show comes from a character that was created by Ryan named APEX. Orphaned in space at a young age, Apex is a highly trained assassin traveling across the galaxy on a secret mission to her home planet to discover why she was orphaned and who is responsible.

The aesthetic of this collection encompasses the totality of every sci-fi story, movie, comic book and video game that has left a significant impression on the way Ryan interprets what fashion is or could be.” For more info, click here (https://ratedrhawaii.com/pages/apex).

Ragamuffs: Stemming from the DIY music scene in Honolulu, HI, Hailey Fines aka Ragamuffs reached unexpected heights with her original indie rock/bedroom pop music. She has navigated towards her goals using her quirky, relatable, and authentic charm that listeners can feel in recordings and at live shows. Today, Ragamuffs’ releases collected a growing 3.8M streams on Spotify alone. She also gained music placements in the Amazon Prime series, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and a few local commercials. Having a track record of previously opening for Mac DeMarco and recently performing as an official SXSW 2022 artist, Ragamuffs and her 4-piece live band continue their journey as they will soon be opening for Hellogoodbye, Men I Trust and Japanese Breakfast this July. She hopes to inspire other creatives and show that anyone can achieve their dreams by being themselves and continuously diving into uncomfortable situations.

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