february, 2020

15feb11:00 am12:00 pm"Talk Story" with Kele Kanahelefree gatheringGecko Guide:Culturally Significant

Event Details

Saturday Feb. 15th at 11 AM – 12 PM

Join us as we “talk story” with Kele about life on the westernmost Hawaiian Island of Ni‘ihau. Kele may also show examples some of his incredible lei made with beautiful Ni‘ihau shells.

Kele Kanahele was born and raised on the island of Ni’ihau. Starting at age 5, he learned to make Ni’ihau shell lei from his grandma and grandpa- and completed his first 36″ pikake lei at twelve years old. He is a master Ni’ihau shell lei designer and has traveled around Hawai’i, the continental United States, and Japan to teach workshops. He also teaches ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i! He enjoys sharing his knowledge with students and seeing them successfully make beautiful lei and earrings.

Mahalo to the County of Maui and the Office of Economic Development for their support of the Hui’s Art with Aloha program.

Hui No’eau

2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, Hawaii 96768


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Avenue