Visionary Artist and Prolific Illustrator, Solomon
Enos, Is the Featured Speaker
At the January 19th Luncheon Meeting of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
Dubbed as the next Herb Kane, Solomon Enos, artist, illustrator and cultural
activist, will be the featured speaker at the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce's
luncheon meeting on Thursday, January 19, at the Pacific Club's Cleghorn
Room. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be
served at noon. Cost for members is $15, and $20, for guests.
Reared in Makaha, Solomon Robert Nui Enos is one of four sons of artist and
community leader, Eric Enos, the co-founder and executive director of Ka'ala
Farms, a non-profit that promotes sustainable practices based on the Hawaiian
ahupua'a system. Ka'ala Farms, which also houses a Cultural Learning Center,
was Solomon's playground. He is a graduate of Wai'anae High School.
According to his parents, Solomon has always been creative and a free spirit.
As a two-year old he was a Lego wiz, and at age 3, his favorite art tools were
a hammer and nails. Today, at age 29, Enos wants to revolutionize the way people
think about art, especially Hawaiian art. His fresh and free-wheeling paintings
and illustrations have already made an impact on the art world here in Hawaii.
Always exuberant and energetic, Enos is an enthusiastic and tireless creator.
His distinctively Hawaiian and futuristic art pieces can be found at such venues
as Border's Books and Music in Ward Centre, Native Books Hawai'i, Wai'anae's
Aloha 'Aina Cafe, Makaha Marketplace and at Hale Noa, the Hawaiian 'Awa Bar
in Kapahulu. You can also visit his online gallery at www.SolomonEnosGallery.com.
In October, the Bishop Museum Press released "Na Ahua Hawai'i,"
a children's picture book about Hawaian gods that Enos illustrated. Additionally,
he has just completed his most ambitious assignment yet, illustrating the epic
of Hi'iakaikapoliopele, sister of the volcano goddess Pele, in collaboration
with Hawaiian-language professor and award-winning songwriter Puakea Nogelmeier.
"Solomon Enos is one of our young Hawaiian innovators whose fascinating
perspective on the creative and cultural process should not be missed,"
stated NHCC President Warren Asing. "We encourage all of our members and
the general public to join us for this exciting program," said Asing.
For more information about the event, please call Kimo
Guequierre, NHCC program committee chair, at 808.540.4637 or via email.
Checks can be made payable to NHCC and mailed to P.O. Box 597, Honolulu, Hawaii
96809. Reservations are encouraged by Monday, January 16th .
Founded in 1974, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce strives to encourage
and promote the interests of Native Hawaiians engaged in business and the professions.
NHCC members participate in a variety of areas, including economic, social and
NHCC's mission is to strengthen Native Hawaiian businesses and professions
by building on the foundations of relationships, resources and Hawaiian values:
Aloha, Malama, Ho'okipa, Laulima, 'Imi'ike, Lokomaika'i,
Pono, Ho'omau, Ha'aha'a and Lokahi.
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