Kilohana Art League

The Kilohana Art League was formed in 1894 as Honolulu’s first art association. On May 5, 1894, the woodcarver Augusta Graham, the sculptor Allen Hutchinson, and painters D. Howard Hitchcock and Annie H. Park created a forum where local artists could exhibit together and allowance ideas. Other members included Alfred Richard Gurrey, Sr. and Bessie Wheeler.

"Kilohana" is a compound word derived from two Hawaiian language words: kilo meaning to observe intentionally or to spy out, and hana, meaning work. The Kilohana Art League was disbanded in 1913, and its funds were transferred to The Outdoor Circle.

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