We’ve added an original painting by Avi Kiriaty to our archives space. The painting, entitled “ohana”, was dedicated to the memory of Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni – ‘Ulu‘ulu’s namesake and a dear friend of Senator Daniel K. Inouye. This very same painting used to hang in Senator Inouye’s Honolulu office and is currently on loan to ‘Ulu‘ulu from the Daniel K. Inouye Institute.
Upon loaning the painting to the archive, Mrs. Irene Hirano Inouye wrote:
“The story of Dan Inouye is the story of modern Hawaii and the story of the promise of America… I am pleased to loan the ‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaii the painting by Avi Kiriaty entitled “The Family (Ohana)”. As appropriate, I hope you will display it proudly and fondly in Dan’s memory. His life’s work can be captured in two simple words – freedom and fairness. Through this loan, I hope his legacy of leadership and an unwavering hope for the future will be carried forward.”
We mahalo Mrs. Irene Hirano Inouye and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute for sharing this beautiful painting with us! We also welcome you all to come visit us to view the painting (and our collections!).