Gala Opening Reception


This is a listing of older East-West Center events (newer listed first).  See Events to get the list of current or upcoming events.

Exhibition: “Living Angkor”

When: Sep 30 2007 (All day)
Where: East-West Center Gallery
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Admission free
Textile Demonstration and Music -- Weaving/typing demonstrations by artists from the Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles; music by Anthony Rina Deth.

Spectacular Angkor Wat in North Central Cambodia is one of the great monuments of the world. This exhibition will focus on the living aspects and continuity of culture found in Angkor and its environs today. For many Cambodians the monuments of Angkor are the continuous link to ancient Khmer culture despite the horrible devastation during the "killing fields" period, 1975-79.

The exhibition will feature several 13th and 14th century sculptures and will also depict how these are sometimes transformed into modern Buddhist worship.  Motifs found in traditional textiles, puppets, and masks that are found within the 13th century friezes will be displayed.  Images by National Geographic photographer Paul Chesley will depict both the monuments and the contemporary Cambodian people.

Special Events:
Unless otherwise specified, all in the EWC Gallery, admission free

Sunday, October 7, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Film Showing: "Time for Justice"

Two Films about the upcoming Khmer Rouge Tribunal, introduced by Dr. Phil Estermann. Presented by Asian International Justice Initiative, a collaboration between EWC and UC-Berkeley.

Sunday, October 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Discussion: "Contemporary Cambodia"

Discussion of contemporary Cambodia by two Hawaii students.  David Aoyagi (Mid-Pacific Institute) and Maria Walczuk (Connections Charter High School, Hilo), who participated in the EWC AsiaPacificEd "Partnership for Youth" Program.  The students' participation was sponsored by Global Youth Center--Hawaii.  Moderated by Dr. Namji Steinemann.

Sunday, November 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Cambodian Music
Anthony Rina Deth and friends.

Friday, November 9, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cambodian Roundtable Symposium
Place: John A. Burns Hall 4005, EWC
UH and EWC researchers will discuss academic projects in Cambodian studies.

Sunday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Conference: "New Initiatives in Southeast Asia and Cambodia"
Place: UH Korean Studies Center, 1881 East-West Road
Academic papers by UH and other experts on Cambodia and cultural conservation of interest to the general public.

Sunday, November 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Public Lectures: "Living Cambodia"
Brief presentations on conservation efforts in Cambodia with emphasis on the "living culture" of the country.

The three preceding events are a collaboration of the UH Historic Preservation Program and the EWC.  For further information: Teri Skillman, 956-5531 or [email protected]

Sunday, January 13, 2008, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Dance performance-demonstration
Featuring Thavro Phim, noted Cambodian performer and EWC alumnus.

EWC contact: Michael Schuster, Curator, EWC Gallery (808) 944-7543
email: [email protected]

These East-West Center Arts Programs are made possible by generous support from the Hawai`i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai`i Charities, the Cooke Foundation, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, and generous contributors to the EWC Foundation, including members of the EWC Arts `Ohana.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday noon-4 p.m. Closed Saturdays and holidays. Admission is free. Visitor parking on the adjacent UH campus is $3 and is usually easily available on the upper campus after 4 p.m. weekdays; Sunday parking is normally free and ample.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Michael Schuster
Phone: 808-944-7543