Juried by Noelle Kahanu
and Ngahiraka Mason, CONTACT 2015 is the second-annual exhibition of contemporary art exploring the notion of "contact" as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands, its people, and their experiences.
Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu is a writer, artist and curator born, raised and educated in Honolulu.
She worked at Bishop Museum from 1998 to 2014, where she served as cultural inventory specialist, project manager, and director of community affairs.
Noelle oversaw the annual Native Hawaiian Arts Market and has developed more than 20 exhibitions incorporating the works of more than 100 native artists.
was on the project team that guided the historic renovation of Hawaiian Hall (2009) and Pacific Hall (2013) and was instrumental in the 2010 landmark exhibition E Ku Ana Ka Paia, which brought together the last three Ku temple images in the world.
Kahanu is currently an assistant specialist in Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian programs in the American Studies department at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.