Wednesday, March 26, 2008

About the project...

Minnesota based artist Michael Hoyt is the University Hawai'i Manoa Intersections Program Artist In Residence for April, 2008. Hoyt will work with UHM art department students to build a Norae (karaoke) Shanty that will be temporarily installed in public venues thru ought the island of Oahu.

UHM Intersections Program and The ARTS @ Marks Garage announces the following events:

Public lecture by Michael Hoyt, Intersections artist in residence.
UHM Art Building Auditorium
April 1 @ 7:30pm

Michael Hoyt's Norae Shanty will be installed outside Marks Garage. Visitors will be invited to share in the unique and evocative process of singing karaoke, actively creating the emergence of new pathways for connecting to diverse peoples and communities through divergent, yet supportive, means of communication.

Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI April 4, 2008, 5pm to 9pm

Michael Hoyt¹s Norae Shanty will also be open to the public between April 4th and April 18th at locations to be announced.

Michael Hoyt is a visual artist with national exhibition record in painting and installation art. He grew up in Minnesota and received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Hoyt has received grants and awards from the MN State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation and has been a past artist in residence at Roanoke College in VA.

As an Asian-American artist, Hoyt attempts to illuminate the hyphen, and aspires to create work that represents the enormous richness, contradiction, and vitality that defines the American experience, in order to stimulate debate, raise awareness, and build bridges within and beyond community.

Hoyt is currently the Executive Director of the Minneapolis based Kulture Klub Collaborative, an innovative arts organization that partners youth experiencing homelessness with artists and artistic practice, bridging survival with inspiration.

Intersections website:

Special thanks for sponsorship from:

The ARTS @ Marks Garage
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts The Laila-Twigg Smith Art Fund Hawaii Arts Alliance

Wendy Kawabata
Assistant Professor of Art
Chair, Intersections Visiting Artist and Scholar Program Department of Art and Art History University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822

1 comment:

christopher said...

Yea! Norae Blog!
I want pictures of you biking in a grass skirt.