The Painted King Book Launches

The Painted KingNew York art conservator Glenn Wharton will visit Hawai‘i to launch The Painted King: Art Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai‘i, which recounts his experiences conserving the original King Kamehameha statue in Kohala.

Sunday, November 20, 2 pm:
The North Kohala Community Resource Center will sponsor a panel with the author at the Senior Center in Kapa‘au on the island of Hawai‘i.

Tuesday, November 22, 3-4:30 pm: 
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Room 412
Dr. Wharton will give a brief presentation on his book, followed by comments from UH faculty Karen Kosasa and Ty Tengan. Professor Geoffrey White will moderate the discussion.

Tuesday, November 22, 6:30-8:30 pm:
Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i Arts Alliance will join UH Press in celebrating The Painted King with a short talk by the author, followed by a booksigning and refreshments. The Arts Alliance supported Wharton’s work on the monument.