Two new pieces of contemporary artwork by local artists on display at Thomas Square are just the first of a new program to feature Hawaii artists.
The two site-specific works — “Ho‘okumu — Moana (The Source — The Deep Ocean),” by Bernice Akamine, and “16 Cube Truss (About Building Systems),” by Sean Connelly — were commissioned by the city at a cost of about $35,000.
The new “Art at Thomas Square program” is intended to enhance the visitor experience at the park while engaging the public with thought-provoking artwork. The two new pieces will be on view along the South Beretania Street side of the square for one year and then rotate with other works by local artists.
“Art at Thomas Square is part of a vision we had for this historic park,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell in a news release last week, four days before he turned