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Friday Nights at the de Young: “Ink on Skin” Tattoo Showcase | SF
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
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Friday, October 9, 2015
Friday Nights at the de Young | Fall 2018Wilsey Court6:30 pmGuest Lecture: “E wehe ana i ka maoli (Uncovering What is Real) – Undressing the Savage” by Sulu’ape Keone NunesKoret Auditorium7:15 pm
Sulu’ape Keone Nunes is one of the leading experts on Hawaiian culture, customs, and kākau (tattooing).
Nunes uses only traditional Hawaiian tools in his works and his protocols for practice are rooted in a long genealogical lineage. He studied under the late Su’a Sulu’ape Paulo (Samoa) in the use of traditional Polynesian implementations and under several Hawaiian kupuna (elders) in tattooing traditions. Nunes is also an educator and community leader, and he lectures and works internationally.Wilsey Court8:10 pm
Sulu’ape Keone Nunes, Kawika Au, Keli’i Makua, and guest tattoo artists show their designs in a tattoo showcase featuring works on skin and clothing. Guest artists include: Lomani Gaunavinaka; Humble Beginnings Tattoo (Sef Samatua, Chris Gonzalez, and Melissa Manuel); Andrew Kealoha; John Palega; and Soul Signature Tattoo (Joel Albanez and C.J. Gopez).Kimball Education Gallery4:30 pm
September 2, 2015–October 4, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm* and Fridays 4:30–8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, September 25, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshmentsPiazzoni Murals Room6:00 pm
Explore traditional and contemporary tattoo designs and motifs through the works of Sulu’ape Keone Nunes and Pacific Islander tattoo artists from around the Bay Area.Buchanan Court6:00 pm
Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.
This week’s art table project is inspired by tattoo art of the Pacific Islands.