Restoring the King

Glenn WhartonGlenn Wharton, the author of the forthcoming UH Press book The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai‘i, was back in Kapa‘au on the Big Island to celebrate Kamehameha Day (June 11). His visit was covered in the North Hawai‘i News:

The Painted King is Wharton’s account of his efforts to conserve the Kohala Kamehameha statue, but it is also the story of his journey to understand the statue’s meaning for the residents of Kapa‘au. His book will be published in September.