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About the Artists

About the Artists he 11th Festival of Pacific Arts, "Culture in Harmony with Nature," was hosted by Solomon Islands in July 2012. For two weeks, the purpose-built festival village, exhibition spaces, performance venues, and four satellite villages were filled with song, dance, and celebration. Solomon Islanders from throughout the archipelago traveled to Honiara to participate and witness the breadth of arts from across the region. The hosts showed exceptional hospitality while also enjoying each moment of the festivities. The festival showcased canoe building and navigation, carving, culinary arts, fashion, film, fire walking, floral arts, healing, photography, pottery, tapa making, tattooing, weaving, painting, sculpture, and mixedmedia installations. Visual arts were everywhere--throughout the festival grounds, at the public market, and in local shops--but the premier exhibition was in the Solomon Islands National Art Gallery. The curators, Brian Afia and Laura Linda Keyaumi, opted for salon-style presentation, grouping artworks by country with the exception of works by Solomon Islands artists, which were spread throughout the exhibition rooms. Sculptures and mixed-media installations were surrounded by constant streams of both visitors and artists provoked to consider and challenge the range of art. The works included in this issue are by no means representative of the entire http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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he 11th Festival of Pacific Arts, "Culture in Harmony with Nature," was hosted by Solomon Islands in July 2012. For two weeks, the purpose-built festival village, exhibition spaces, performance venues, and four satellite villages were filled with song, dance, and celebration. Solomon Islanders from throughout the archipelago traveled to Honiara to participate and witness the breadth of arts from across the region. The hosts showed exceptional hospitality while also enjoying each moment of the festivities. The festival showcased canoe building and navigation, carving, culinary arts, fashion, film, fire walking, floral arts, healing, photography, pottery, tapa making, tattooing, weaving, painting, sculpture, and mixedmedia installations. Visual arts were everywhere--throughout the festival grounds, at the public market, and in local shops--but the premier exhibition was in the Solomon Islands National Art Gallery. The curators, Brian Afia and Laura Linda Keyaumi, opted for salon-style presentation, grouping artworks by country with the exception of works by Solomon Islands artists, which were spread throughout the exhibition rooms. Sculptures and mixed-media installations were surrounded by constant streams of both visitors and artists provoked to consider and challenge the range of art. The works included in this issue are by no means representative of the entire

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 2, 2013

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