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Community Mural Painting with Solomon Enos
Fri, March 25, 11:00 am–4:00 pm| Free
Join artist Solomon Enos (Kānaka Maoli) for a public painting session at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). Lend a hand in creating a mural in the museum’s North Gallery hallway. The mural will incorporate themes from MoCNA’s current exhibition, Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology, which documents international Indigenous artists’ responses to the impacts of nuclear testing and uranium mining on Indigenous land and the environment.
Stop by the museum and participate anytime between 11 am and 4 pm (MDT). Solomon Enos will develop the concept and design of the work in collaboration with students from the New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA). This event is appropriate for ages three and up.
About the Artist
Solomon Robert Nui Enos is a Native Hawaiian artist, illustrator, and visionary. Born and raised in Makaha Valley (O’ahu, Hawai’i), he hails from the well-known Enos ‘ohana. He has been making art for more than 30 years and is adept at artistic expression in various media, including oil paintings, book illustrations, murals, and game design. A self-described “possibilist,” Enos’ art expresses an informed aspirational vision of the world at its best. His work, which leans towards Sci-Fi and Fantasy, touches on themes like collective-consciousness, ancestry and identity, and our relationship with our planet—all through the lens of his experience as a person indigenous to Hawai’i.
Enos has exhibited in Biennial X (Honolulu Museum of Art), 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Queensland Art Gallery), CONTACT art exhibitions, etc. His work is held in private collections and in the public collections of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Hawai’i State Art Museum. He has led numerous community mural projects and has received art commissions for hotels, corporate offices, public buildings, and schools in Hawai’i. Enos’ latest works include murals and augmented-reality installations for Google and Disney.