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Welcoming Artist Stuart Nakamura! and Great Hawaii ShakeOut 10-18-2018

posted Mar 15, 2019, 2:52 PM by Steven Smith   [ updated May 9, 2019, 2:38 PM ]

Welcoming Artist Stuart Nakamura!

WMS' 'ART IN PUBLIC PLACES' GRANT PROJECT is moving forward as we welcomed artist-sculptor Stuart Nakamura (orange shirt) to campus Oct. 17.  Stuart is the artist that our WMS AIPP grant team selected to create a major piece for our campus. Stuart expected to return in February 2019 to meet faculty-staff and community members to learn more about our “sense of place” to guide his creative endeavors. Last week’s meeting was to get acquainted, discuss the overall project timeline and contemplate where the art piece - most likely something 3-D - might be located. A lot of brainstorming has already occurred with our AIPP grant team and there’s more to come. This project includes a 16-day commitment over the course of the three-year project by the artist -- or perhaps an on-island artist, which is a new option -- to work with WMS teachers and students. More to come about this. Teacher rep on the AIPP grant team is now Catherine Shafer -- she replaces Katie Arrayan. Questions? Suggestions? Feel free to talk with Catherine, Janice, Pat or Patti or 8th grade student rep Jaena-Ann Kaiue. (Jaena-Ann had scooted back to class before we took this picture while walking outside the STEAM Learning Center to share both the Waimea “sense of place” - our mauna and pu’u, and the adjacent Mala’ai school garden.  Welcome Stuart!)

Great Hawaii ShakeOut

The Great Hawaii ShakeOut (, an annual earthquake awareness and
preparedness event held on the 3rd Thursday in October, is an opportunity to practice protecting
yourself during an earthquake.  
Steven Smith,
Mar 15, 2019, 3:05 PM