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Art from the heart

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Keolanui Keola, 8, held his artwork “Wa Kahiko,” while it was on display at the downtown Bank of Hawaii last month. The bank, in collaboration with Family Programs Hawaii, is presenting “HeART of our Keiki,” a unique art exhibit offering a glimpse into the lives of children in foster care in Hawaii. About 50 pieces of artwork created by foster children ages 2 to 18 will be exhibited at the Arts at Marks Garage and the Plaza Club this month.

  • I want people to know about caring for the trees and learn that the older Hawaiians cared a lot about the land and the trees. Now it is our turn to give the Hawaiians back something.”
    Artist of “The Deer and the Tree”

  • This represents feelings of happiness and being grateful to be at Ho‘omalu O Na Kamali‘i. I want people to see something beautiful in this.”
    Artist of “Grateful”
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  • Its complex layers and angles mirrors the artist.”
    Artist of the untitled signature piece for the “HeART of our Keiki” exhibit

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