Honolulu – Senator Tokuda’s Art Review (STAR) Program will once again be displaying the artwork of students from Windward O‘ahu at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. The artwork from students attending King Intermediate School and Kailua High School can be viewed in the chamber level of the State Capitol throughout the month of March and will feature various mediums of artwork.
The art on display shows us what amazing things can happen when our students are in the capable hands of highly effective teachers that seek to educate the whole child,” stated Tokuda. “As we hit the halfway point of our legislative session, it serves as an important reminder of why we are here and who are the beneficiaries of the work that we do.”
The STAR Program was established by Senator Jill Tokuda in 2007 for the purpose of showcasing the artistic expressions of students from Windward O‘ahu and providing them with a venue to share their art with the community.
Since the spring of 2007, the STAR Program has displayed the artwork of over 1,500 Windward students from public and private schools on the windward side. These schools include ‘Aikahi Elementary, Ben Parker Elementary, Castle High, Enchanted Lake Elementary, Hakipu‘u Learning Center, Hawai‘i Youth Correctional Facility, He‘eia Elementary, Kailua High, Kal?heo High, Ka‘elepulu Elementary, Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau, K?ne‘ohe Elementary, Kapunahala Elementary, King Intermediate, Le Jardin Academy, Maunawili Elementary, Mokapu Elementary, P?‘?hala Elementary, Olomana School, Trinity Christian School, Windward Community College and Windward Nazarene Academy.
In 2012, the STAR Program displayed approximately 250 art pieces that were created by over 225 student artists from the windward community.
The public is welcome to view the artwork at the Hawaii State Capitol, Chamber Level, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (excluding holidays) and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.