DISplace Exhibition Opening Night

DISplace Exhibition Opening Night

This virtual event took place on November 12, 2020.


Celebrate the opening of DISplace with music and personal stories between Hawai‘i and the Pacific Northwest with Five Oaks Museum

About this Event

DISplace shines light on the widely unknown connection between Hawai‘i, the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that continue to flow between these two regions.

In keeping with the museum’s approach of providing a platform for culturally embedded storytelling, Guest Curators Lehuauakea (they/them) and Kanani Miyamoto (she/her) are themselves a part of this living history: both are mixed-Native Hawaiian, have family roots in Hawaiʻi and are now based in Portland, OR. Miyamoto and Lehuauakea have created a multi-faceted online exhibition that combines deep historical research with contemporary artworks and personal stories sourced directly from today’s regional communities.

The opening event, on November 12th, 2020 from 5:30-7pm PST, will be a virtual celebration and chance to hear more from the curators, storytellers, and artists themselves. This special event will also feature:

Performances from Hālau Ka Lei Haliʻa O Ka Lokelani, Kanohana Band: featuring K-Boy and Miss Killa, and Family stories from Kate Roland (Naukana)And for the full experience, share a meal with Lehuauakea and Miyamoto by picking up some delicious food from one of the regions 80+ Hawaiian and Island Style food vendors, such as event sponsor 808Grinds!

DISplace is sponsored by 808Grinds, and Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, with additional funding from The Collins Foundation & the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.


Recording forthcoming.