EYE ON ART

Kahala Life - - FINE PURSUITS - BY NADINE KAM

Hawai‘i set a na­tional stan­dard in 1967 when it be­came the first state to adopt a “Per­cent for Art Law,” man­dat­ing that one per­cent of con­struc­tion ap­pro­pri­a­tions for state build­ings must be set aside for art. In the fol­low­ing decades, the State Foun­da­tion on Cul­ture and the Arts amassed more than 5,000 pieces that be­came no­mads, given tem­po­rary hous­ing within state build­ings and pub­lic spaces, with no per­ma­nent home of their own. In 2002, the art pieces fi­nally found a home in the heart of Honolulu's busi­ness district. Wel­come to Hawai‘i State Art Mu­seum. While there, stop for lunch at Ar­ti­zen by MW, a café op­er­ated by MW Restau­rant own­ers Wade Ueoka and Michelle Kare-Ueoka.

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