Dates: May 27,28, 29
Time: 7am-3:00 pm
Location: Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kāne‘ohe
Upon arrival, call 808-255-5453 for directions to specific harvest location. Harvesting will be done in different parts of the property throughout the day.
Information: Sean Connelly, moc.liamgnull@yllennocwnaes, 808-255-5453
O‘ahu artist Sean Connelly seeks volunteers to help harvest strawberry guava for his upcoming installation Land Division, which opens at the museum Aug. 14. The installation comprises thousands of cut invasive tree trunks organized into a large, dense sculpture that comments on the history and future of land use and development in Hawai‘i.
Now’s your chance to be involved in a museum art installation—you can work alongside Connelly and museum staff at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden, May 27-29, from 7am to 3pm, weather permitting. If you were one of the people who generously helped harvest strawberry guava saplings for Patrick Dougherty’s installation Footloose in 2012—and enjoyed it—this project is for you!
To accommodate people’s busy schedules, we encourage people to come and go as they need.
The more people who can stay for longer periods of time, the easier and faster the harvest will be. We have a limited number of tools and equipment, so any additional chainsaws, handsaws, axes, and rope that people can lend will be helpful.
It is hard work, and conditions will be muddy so please wear proper shoes and pants. Food, coffee, and beverages will be provided, and all volunteers will be acknowledged in the credits of the show.