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May General Meeting: Hawaiian Feather Art with Joy O'Hearn

  • Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium 7688 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR, 97219 United States (map)

About the program

Joy Pomaika'i Hau'oli O'Hearn began learning Lei Hula / feather lei about eight years ago.  She studies the art form under Paulette Kahalepuna, a Lei Hulu master.  

Joy uses mostly dyed goose feathers, some pheasant, peacock, and Lady Amherst in her pieces.  It takes many hours cleaning, cutting, and hand tying each feather on.  

With Aunty Paulette's permission and support, Joy is able to teach, sell her pieces, and speak about Lei Hulu.  Come learn about this fascinating and beautiful Hawaiian art form! 

The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with library and social time.  Don't forget to check out the orphan table and material sales.

We will call to order at 7:00 p.m. for Guild announcements, member sharing, and the monthly program.  


About the presenter

Joy O'Hearn was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, to a Japanese mother and Native American father.  She now lives in Ridgefield, Washington, with her husband and three dogs.

Who can attend

The Guild's monthly programs are free and open to all Guild members. Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join.  Not a member?  Join the Guild today!