Tattoo News - February/March 2008
ON THE WEB
The release of the book Mau Moko: The World of Maori Tattoo has generated a number of good articles and reviews in the New Zealand newspapers. See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=355&objectid=10484539 and http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10484537
The Smithsonian has a few interesting tattoo articles on their site, see http://www.smithsonianmag.com/search/?keyword=tattoo If the link doesn't work, cut & paste into your browser.
A great index of links to museums (most with substantial collections of traditional indigenous arts) is online at http://www.sftribal.com/tribal-art-resources.htm
The new Oceanic exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum is reviewed by the NY Times, see http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/arts/design/16ocea.html?ex=1195880400&en=67dd70f4be773968&ei=5070&emc=eta1
There are numerous articles on Hawai'i. as well as Hawaiian events in the SF area online at http://www.sfgate.com/hawaii.
IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show is Feb. 8-10 at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. This exhibition of artwork & artifacts of the world's indigenous cultures features pre-1940 tribal art & artifacts from more than 90 galleries & dealers from around the world. See http://www.fortmason.org/calendar/coming.shtml I'm there!
One of the best hula performance I have seen is KAHEKILI, a production largely choreographed by Hokulani Holt of Maui, and made possible by an NEA grant. See http://mauinews.com/magazine/2007/10/11/03Back1011.html There are a number of additional shows scheduled, including quite a few mainland performances. The schedule of both Hawai'i and mainland performances is online at http://www.mauiarts.org/Kahekili.html
Here's the dates of my upcoming tattoo trips.
Feb 11th - 18th: San Francisco Bay Area
Feb 23rd - Mar 9th: Los Angeles
Mar 13th - 23rd: Oceanside
Mar 28 - late April: home on O'ahu
early May: Oceanside
early June: SF area
My schedule for the Feb/March trip is relatively full, however, there is always a chance of availability due to cancellations. And I CAN do consultations. If you are interested, give me a call. I can be reached at home (808) 734-8677 if you call SOON, or while in CA (after Feb 7th) at (510) 802-2155. The next trip will be in May/June-- sign up EARLY! For details on signing up, see my website, http://tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/schedule.htm