Kahilu Theatre Presents Photo Exhibit: The Leaping Place


The Leaping Place will run from August 31-October 21, 2018 at the Kahilu Theatre

Kahilu Exhibits will present The Leaping Place, a large format photography exhibition by Matt Shallenberger from August 31- October 21, 2018.  There will be an opening reception and walkthrough with artist Matt Shallenberger Friday, August 31, from 4-6pm. A no-host bar and light pupu will be on offer.

The Leaping Place is a series of large-format landscape photographs, meant to illustrate two stories:  first, of the artist’s family, who immigrated to Hawai’i from the Portuguese Azores in the 1880s, and second, of the Kumulipo, the ancient Hawaiian creation chant. Named after the places from which departed souls begin their journeys to the underworld, the project aims to discover connections between different Hawai’i communities, exploring the landscapes of their diverse pasts and shared present.

Matt Shallenberger (b. Kailua, 1978) is self-taught as a large format landscape photographer, having studied classical literature and history.  Each of his projects begins as an attempt to reinterpret, through photography, an existing piece of poetry or mythology – most recently, the Hawaiian ‘song of creation,’ the Kumulipo.   His work has appeared in numerous publications, and an exhibition of his Hawai’i landscapes took place this spring at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  Information on awards and publications can be found on his website, alongside all portfolios, and details about a book of his Hawai’i photographs to be published in September 2018.

The Kahilu Galleries are free to the public and open Monday – Friday 9am- 1pm and during all Kahilu Theatre Performances.


If You Go

The Leaping Place
Kahilu Theatre Galleries, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, (Tel) 808.885.6868
August 31 – October 21, 2018

Opening Reception – Friday August 31, 4-6pm
No host bar and light pupu will be on offer.

Artist Walkthrough- Friday August 31, 5pm

Visit the Kahilu Theatre online: http://kahilutheatre.org


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