Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Micah Kamohoali’i

Kumu Hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi is the Cultural Director for the Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Association and is an accomplished and a renowned Kumu Hula of Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu. His hālau is rooted in the Hawaiian culture and language while immersed in the traditions and practices of the Kamohoaliʻi family, and the Waimea people of Hawaiʻi Island. Hālau Nā Kīpu’upu’u received highly acclaimed honors for their authentic hula drama presentations entitled: Mauliauhonua – The chiefly descendants of Waipiʻo Valley, Hulilaualiʻi – The royal calabashes of Waimea, and currently touring the state of Hawaiʻi in 2015 Hānau Ke Aliʻi – Born is the chief.

Kumu Hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi holds a degree in Theatre from the University of Southern California, a degree in Hawaiian Lifestyle with concentration on Hula, Hawaiian Studies and Language, Cultural Heritage Management, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi. He is celebrated for being a native Hawaiian artist, producing works in many mediums such as lei making, feather working, photography, printing, paintings, clothing, film production, and most famously his traditional Hawaiian Kapa. He is featured in numerous galleries in Hawaiʻi, and recently honored as a 2014 fellowship recipient from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.