Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Janell Nakahara Uses Her Talent to Boost Hawaii's Youth

      From a young age Janell Nakahara found an interest for art and anthropology.  Since discovering her love for art in the third grade, Nakahara found a way to follow her passion to UH Manoa where she graduated with a degree in Art History.  Now Nakahara is sharing her love of art and history with Hawaii's youth through the Honolulu Museum of Art's Art to Go outreach program.

The program titled "Philosophy and Art" is a new project in conjunction with Ala Wai Elementary School.  Kids have the chance to build self confidence and explore their creativity during the 12 week course that runs after school.  In a recent interview featured on the Honolulu Museum of Art's blog Nakahara explains how art helped her emerge from her shy childhood.  Her personal experience helps drive her to spark art interest in Hawaii's youth.  Click here for the full interview about Nakahara and the positive impact she is having on our community!