Exploring the Artists of Hawai‘i Now exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art | Sea Change

October 11, 2021

Come take a tour of the "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" exhibition!

NOAA recently announced that summer 2021 was the hottest on record. During this episode, Jenna is joined by Taylour Chang and Nā‘ālehu Anthony to explore the visually dynamic and spiritually arresting, Artists of Hawai‘i Now exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art, featuring  bold, boundary-pushing works from 18 artists. This exhibition couldn't be timelier. It provides an urgent and necessary call to act on topics that are challenging our world—Indigenous rights, the environment, and a range of social concerns.

Show Transcription
This transcription was generated by a computer. Please excuse any errors.
Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.