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By Hadley Nunes

Lana Lane Studios creatives offer perspectives on their professions in the arts and creative industries to students from the Kamehameha Scholars program this month.

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Serving as a college and career guidance program within Kamehameha Schools Community Education Division, the K Scholars program serves students in grades 9-12 (and their first year of post-secondary education). Participating students attend DOE schools, including Native Hawaiian charter and immersion schools, private schools, and homeschool. Meant to be an outreach program serving the broader population, the students participating in this program do not attend Kamehameha Schools. Their mission is to support Native Hawaiian students in achieving a higher education degree, entering the career of their choosing and cultivating their ability to be civil leaders.

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Drawing and free-hand brainstorming are often an essential part of the creative process for many of the professionals at Lana Lane Studios. During our afternoon workshop, after meeting with creatives in their studios, our visiting students will participate in a hands-on bookmaking workshop facilitated by our in-house printmaker Cherish Prado-Sherman of JIWA JIWA Press.

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Students will also participate in making a healthy snack using local ingredients with Alex Hubbard, owner of The Cut (Connecting Us Together) — a creative kitchen space with an
acronym that accurately describes it’s mission.

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Each student will take home their own handmade book that they can then use to dream up new ideas, sketch, plan projects or take notes on their own inspirations. From the practical to the visionary aspects of creativity, we will offer a realistic picture of what we do and how we got to where we are as professionals in our field.

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Participating artists include painter and educator Noelle Enright; culinary activist Alex Hubbard; musician and educator Nick Kaleikini; graphic designer Gavin Murai; filmmaker and photographer Vincent Ricafort; fashion photographer Mason Rose; painter and curator Hadley Nunes; and printmaker Cherish Prado-Sherman.

For more information on the K Scholars program, visit:

https://apps.ksbe.edu/kscholars/

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