Monday, November 30, 2009

Alumni News - Abigail Romanchak

BFA and MFA alumni Abigail Romanchak is currently the Printmaking Chair for PIKO, Gathering of Indigenous Visual Artists and an elementary art teacher at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. She has also held workshops for children at The Contemporary Museum and Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center. Romanchak was among the artists featured in the Degrees of Distinction Alumni Invitational Exhibition.

She writes, "I see my prints as a way to empower and assert a Hawaiian sense of identity and to perpetuate Hawaiian culture through art. I believe that native cultures are jeopardized once they stop speaking to people in present day. As an artist I seek to perpetuate traditional cultures not through traditional means, but contemporary ones, so that it may endure for generations to come."

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