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.
‘Ohana first — the Marina and Ryan Tolentino are a husband and wife team who have leveraged a family passion into the blossoming legacy of Tolentino Honey Co. They live by an entrepreneurial spirit inspired by their children, the land, and providing wholesome nutrition for their community.