Monday, March 31, 2008

Shanty Building day one..


... to the new Intersections Visiting Artist & Scholar Program blog. Visit this site for the latest updates on Michael Hoyt's residency, Norae Shanty karaoke events, and upcoming Intersections residencies and events.

Michael Hoyt: Minnesota (n)ice: bridging communities through soulful exchange. In residence at the UHM Art Department March 31 - April 18, 2008

Public Lecture:
Tuesday, April 1 @ 7:30pm
@ UH Manoa Art Building Auditorium

Hoyt's Norae Shanty will be open to the public between April 4 to 18. The Shanty is co-sponsored by the ARTS at Marks Garage and will be open to the public during First Friday, April 4th, 2008.

Michael Hoyt is a visual artist with national exhibition record in painting and installation art. He grew up in Minnesota and received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Hoyt has received grants and awards from the MN State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation and has been a past artist in residence at Roanoke College in VA.

As an Asian-American artist, Hoyt attempts to illuminate the hyphen, and aspires to create work that represents the enormous richness, contradiction, and vitality that defines the American experience, in order to stimulate debate, raise awareness, and build bridges within and beyond community.

Hoyt is currently the Executive Director of the Minneapolis based Kulture Klub Collaborative, an innovative arts organization that partners youth experiencing homelessness with artists and artistic practice, bridging survival with inspiration.

many thanks to:
The ARTS @ Marks Garage with Hawaii Arts Alliance
The Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Michael Hoyt's Norae Shanty project construction begins today in the Art Building courtyard..stop by to help with the building or sign up for a karaoke visit. Schedule coming soon...