March 10, 2023
Mixed Media Artist Sherin Guirguis Begins Residency at Shangri LaGuirguis Transforming Shangri La's Playhouse into Artist Studio to Create Original Artwork
February 27, 2023
Shangri La Hosts US, Japan, Republic of Korea Trilateral DialogueCenter for Islamic Art, Culture & Design Collaborates with East-West Center to Host Official Dialogue Between Allies
January 18, 2023
News Release: Abdul Matin MalikzadaShangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design announces its next Artist-In-Residence, Abdul Matin Malikzada, from January 21 to 28, 2023. Malikzada is a seventh-generation potter from Istalif, Afghanistan - a celebrated epicenter of ceramic production in the country's east. During his residency, Malikzada will begin work on two unique ceramics for Shangri La, representing Istalif’s pottery traditions as contextualized by Shangri La and incorporating clay sourced from Oahu with the help of local ceramicist, Kahikino Noa Dettweiler, of the Hawai’i Potters’ Guild (HPG). The convergence of Malikzada and Dettweiler and their ceramic traditions will explore themes of materiality, making, and personal connections to place and culture. During the week of his residency, Shangri La will host community workshops with HPG and other Master Class demonstrations and lectures at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and Mid-Pacific Institute.
January 13, 2023
Shangri La Featured on Hawaiʻi Public RadioMeredith Artley, Executive-in-Residence and Interim Executive Director and Sam Gill, President and CEO of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation sit down with Hawaiʻi Public Radio in this recent interview.
January 5, 2023
Press Release: Meredith Artley Joins Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & DesignShangri La welcomes Meredith Artley, its new Executive-in-Residence and Interim Executive Director.
December 2, 2022
Press Release: #8x8_shangrila_23The Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design opens #8x8_shangrila_23 on January 7, 2023. For the third year in a row, this highly influential exhibition features new work by eight visual artists and eight performing artists living in Hawaiʻi. The theme of the exhibition is “continuum,” calling attention to common threads linking the artists, their works, Shangri La and Hawaiʻi.
October 26, 2022
News Release: Jordan NassarShangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design announces a new exhibition of an original work by Palestinian American artist Jordan Nassar. Created during his residency at the museum, the work, Lē‘ahi , is a 4-by-6-foot tile panel featuring hundreds of 3/8-inch glass mosaic tiles forming the view of Lē‘ahi from Shangri La. Lē‘ahi is also known as Diamond Head and is one of Hawai‘i’s iconic landmarks. The artwork was created during Nassar’s residency at Shangri La and is the artist’s first, large-scale tile mosaic. The bold composition follows Nassar’s stylized use of tatreez – a form of traditional Palestinian embroidery that he uses to express Palestinian visions of memory and homeland. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 5 to May 27, 2023.
June 8, 2022
News Release: Zeshan BShangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design announces Zeshan B will be an artist-in-residence in 2022 from July 5-10. The Chicago-based singer and songwriter will center his residency around community engagement and empowerment, sharing his unique blend of American soul with cultural influences from India, Pakistan and the American civil rights movement. During his residency, Zeshan B will host community workshops and perform in two live concerts.