Capitol Modern: The Hawaii State Art Museum


First Friday

Every 1st Friday

Feb 2, 2024 • 6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at Capitol Modern. Join us to celebrate the title reveal for Hawai‘i Triennial 2025! Come visit and enjoy performances in the garden. The Lēʻahi Gallery and our Sculpture Garden will be open. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.


In the Sculpture Garden

Musical Guests:

DJ Mermaid


In the Cafe

Lei making with the Lei Bar

First Friday: Celebrating the Title Reveal for Hawai‘i Triennial 2025

About the Artists


Punahele is a Native Hawaiian from Mākaha, Hawaiʻi who stands against anything that is harmful to ʻāina (land, water, or the planet). He is an Artist/Educator and Hip Hop practitioner who uses music to create a soundtrack to Hawaiian struggles and frontlines to advocate for change. Punahele is a four-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and Hawaii’s firstever IRON MC Champion and has been teaching community songwriting and poetry workshops to incarcerated and “at-risk” youths for over 10 years. The music he creates aims to build Black and Indigenous solidarity in Oceania and beyond.

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