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HOLUALOA FOUNDATION FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
December 13, 2010

I never considered myself as an artist until I worked with the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture as a volunteer. I was introduced to the process of artmaking instead of the product. Therefore, as I gingerly experimented with paper making I gained an understanding of the history of Hawaii as it was influenced by Polynesians who set out to settle in a new home. Other media related to fiber arts and concepts that led to artmaking continues to influence my life. The mission of this organization to enrich lives of persons of all ages and abilities through art education is indeed applicable to my life.

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The results of this organization has enabled me to meet artists of a wide range of media that I have come to appreciate. A painting or piece of pottery is no longer just that. Instead I can appreciate the messages of the artist.

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I would research ways of reaching more children and youth.

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Volunteer & I helped children find academic success as they too were introduced to fiber arts. .