and wonderful wishes for a most creative year,
from Pathways Arts.
Pathways Gathering Space is a seasonal fertile environment for planting seeds, sparking spontaneous collaborations with other artists and a home for sharing works in progress in an informal setting. Open in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, November through April for all to work & collaborate in an artistic setting.
During the summer months PathwaysARTS co-creates events with sister organizations in various locales on the Island.
Pathways is honored to support the Hokule’a on her visit to Martha’s Vineyard. Starting Tuesday June 28th she will arrive in Vineyard Haven at Packer’s Dock with a welcoming ceremony. Click image above to be taken to her Facebook page.
Tuesday she will arrive on this TENTATIVE schedule
1pm Hokule’a appears off West Chop under sail
2pm canoe under tow entering the breakwater
Wampanoag mishoon paddles out
Wampanoag and Hawaiian culture exchange.
2:45 – canoe moored to pier
2:45 – 3:15 – Hawaiian crew walk down pier to reserved space on land
in front. Exchange of greetings between Hawaiian and Wampanoag tribes.
Hokule’a captain/navigator speaks. Wampanoag representative speaks.
3:15 – 3:45 – secular welcome – Various speakers including, Sam Low, Melinda Loberg –selectman, Sue Costello, John Stevens and Melinda Defeo and Edgartown School kids present school grown food, and more…
Meet and greet on land – visitors and crew.
Music tentative list – Carole Vandal – native American flute, singer Faith Ako,
Keikilani Lindsey – Hawaiian music.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 2016
10:00 – 3:00 – Canoe Tours and exhibits at pier open to public
From 10am – 3pm Wednesday and Thursday there will be tents with videos and exhibits including:
Food Truck – Mangku (name of Balinese healer) – Food for sale to visitors featuring rice bowls with a local meat or fish and farm eggs. Japanese/Balinese menu.
Jacqueline Foster chef.
Sharing Tent – A mix of stories told by Hokule’a crew, hula, and music by a variety of
performers including Faith Ako, Mele Uhane, Carole Vandal with Earth Tribe Singers, Mark Lovewell, Steve Hart, Featherstone Ukulele Group.
Hokule’a Talk Story – various speakers
Wampanoag First People’s Tent
Hokule’a – Peace & aloha a’ina kids flags – sense of place children’s art projects expressing what they love about where they live.
Demonstrations of the Star Compass – the celestial navigation used onboard which will be given twice a day. Also exhibits about the Malama Honua Voyage.
Kids’ table – Hokule’a Malama Honua projects,
Wampanoag Cultural Exchange – 26 foot mishoon on display, exhibit explaining connection with other tribes in area – water routes to visit.
BiodiversityWorks– learn about MV wildlife species, rare species & their habitats including bats & otters. Learn to make seed balls to create pollinator “stepping stones”.
Cottage City Oysters – aquariums demonstrating how shellfish filter the water, displays of shellfish aquaculture gear, maybe even a touch tank.
Felix Neck Sanctuary – exhibit featuring marsh restoration and the Felix Neck living shoreline restoration project with hands-on material like coconut fiber mesh and local bivalve shells for guests to visualize the salt-marsh, the problems facing it and how the restoration project will help.
Island Grown Initiative – Aquaculture, hydroponics, farm to school, gleaning and more! Plus free maps of all farms on MV.
Sassafras Day Camp – Fire by friction demo, with their large community bow drill that requires several people to operate. Their nature museum; artifacts from nature that they utilize in fun learning games. Instruments for making music.
Special Exhibit – Michael Brolly will bring a skiff that he has equipped with a harp to play music for whales.
THURSDAY JUNE 30, 2016
.10:00 – 3:00 – Canoe Tours at pier
Exhibits continue same as above.
Entertainment/sharing continues as on previous day.