Be Aloha Series — Be Aloha
Grammy nominee, Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner, mamabird, and entrepreneur — Kimié Miner is one of Hawai'i’s most lauded singer-songwriters. Filled with perpetual light and a commitment to community, Kimié is an inspiration to many as she works to empower the next generation of local musicians and moms alike, all while grounded in authenticity.
Kamakakēhau embodies aloha. Not just as an accomplished entertainer and song writer in Hawai’i, but as someone who lives by his kuleana of perpetuating the cultures of both his ancestral roots and the ʻāina he was raised. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kamakakēhau adopted the culture that brought him to Hawai’i at only 6 weeks of age and now shares his mana’o with the youth of our community through 'ōlelo Hawai'i, the Hawaiian language.
Oʻahu’s Reise Kochi is best known for his distinctive leatherwork, which frequently makes an appearance in fashion spreads, collaborating with Hawaii’s most exciting creatives and on the runway. Self-taught and keenly aware of the power of intuition, he is known for his ability to combine elegance with edgy. Most recently, Reise has also ventured into working with lei, creating bespoke pieces rooted in his own, family traditions and Hawaiian flora.
Josh Tengan brings an unmatched level of unaffected, probing intellect to all the exhibitions he has curated for nearly a decade. Josh Tengan continuously adds to scholarly dialogue and has an unwavering commitment to elevating the voices of Hawaii’s most groundbreaking artists.