Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum is the first museum dedicated to Pacific Island arts and cultures in the contiguous United States. We're located at 695 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802.
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Visit us online at http://www.pieam.org.

Operating as usual

New work in progress by JP @jpxinsta here at PIEAM!
06/25/2021

New work in progress by JP @jpxinsta here at PIEAM!

New work in progress by JP @jpxinsta here at PIEAM!

The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) has opened our doors, inviting all to view PASIFIKA TRANSMISSIONS, the firs...
06/10/2021

The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) has opened our doors, inviting all to view PASIFIKA TRANSMISSIONS, the first indoor public presentation at the venue in over a year. The indoor exhibit PASIFIKA TRANSMISSIONS, honors the ancestors’ pieces with works from the 9 indigenous diaspora Pasifika artists featured in the Pasifika Transmissions virtual series.

Image Description: Mirror patterns designed by Roldy in circle and line shapes. @hafaroldy

The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) has opened our doors, inviting all to view PASIFIKA TRANSMISSIONS, the first indoor public presentation at the venue in over a year. The indoor exhibit PASIFIKA TRANSMISSIONS, honors the ancestors’ pieces with works from the 9 indigenous diaspora Pasifika artists featured in the Pasifika Transmissions virtual series.

Image Description: Mirror patterns designed by Roldy in circle and line shapes. @hafaroldy

This morning JP @jpxinsta and mentee Lucy Montelongo were featured along with their art on CBS! Check out the video link...
06/03/2021

This morning JP @jpxinsta and mentee Lucy Montelongo were featured along with their art on CBS! Check out the video linked in our bio to learn more about the work created by Southern California artists for the “Couriers of Hope” virtual art exhibit.

Thank you to @portcitycreativeguild, @cassyissosassy, @cbsthismorning, @lilialuciano, @jpxinsta, @lucille._.p, & @stefbombstar

✨Save the date✨✨FRIDAY 5/28/21✨👉🏽Please note day and time change👈🏽Tune in for our last program of the season! Chamoru ar...
05/23/2021

✨Save the date✨
✨FRIDAY 5/28/21✨
👉🏽Please note day and time change👈🏽

Tune in for our last program of the season! Chamoru artist Mariquita "Micki" Davis will share works and story inspired by her time spent with the åcho' atupat, a Chamoru slingstone.

✨Livestream at 10:30 AM PST✨
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

✨Save the date✨
✨FRIDAY 5/28/21✨
👉🏽Please note day and time change👈🏽

Tune in for our last program of the season! Chamoru artist Mariquita "Micki" Davis will share works and story inspired by her time spent with the åcho' atupat, a Chamoru slingstone.

✨Livestream at 10:30 AM PST✨
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

Can you feel the love❤️ Of course JP @jpxinsta with us ... but someone had to take our cute photo 📷🤙🏾 we are all fully v...
05/20/2021

Can you feel the love❤️ Of course JP @jpxinsta with us ... but someone had to take our cute photo 📷🤙🏾 we are all fully vaccinated and we are family, so yes we can have this group hug 🤗

Can you feel the love❤️ Of course JP @jpxinsta with us ... but someone had to take our cute photo 📷🤙🏾 we are all fully vaccinated and we are family, so yes we can have this group hug 🤗

Community, thank you for your prayers and patience. We are reopening Wed., May 19. Public hours: Wed-Fri, 11am to 4pm. N...
05/13/2021

Community, thank you for your prayers and patience. We are reopening Wed., May 19. Public hours: Wed-Fri, 11am to 4pm. No weekends yet. Limited capacity in accordance with recent COVID safety standards.

On view now:
Outdoor exhibit: ALA MAI!
Art panels by JP, his son Leone & friends. Art installed on exterior fencing of our garden along Alamitos Ave. & Gumbiner Park

Indoor Exhibit:
PASIFIKA TRANSMISSIONS
Featuring the radial love ❤️created by the 9 Pasifika Transmissions indigenous artists: Roldy Ablao, Sid Duenas, Kiki Rivera, Amelia Butler, JP (Jason Pereira), Aloa'a Moni Pili, Melodie Turori, Samantha Tagaloa, & Mariquita "Micki" Davis. Also big love to Alfred Bordallo @alf.bordallo & Eseel Borlasa @misseseel for supporting all the artists & Aunty Fran.

Biba Ancestors 🌊
WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO EACH OTHER!

Community, thank you for your prayers and patience. We are reopening Wed., May 19. Public hours: Wed-Fri, 11am to 4pm. No weekends yet. Limited capacity in accordance with recent COVID safety standards.

On view now:
Outdoor exhibit: ALA MAI!
Art panels by JP, his son Leone & friends. Art installed on exterior fencing of our garden along Alamitos Ave. & Gumbiner Park

Indoor Exhibit:
PASIFIKA TRANSMISSIONS
Featuring the radial love ❤️created by the 9 Pasifika Transmissions indigenous artists: Roldy Ablao, Sid Duenas, Kiki Rivera, Amelia Butler, JP (Jason Pereira), Aloa'a Moni Pili, Melodie Turori, Samantha Tagaloa, & Mariquita "Micki" Davis. Also big love to Alfred Bordallo @alf.bordallo & Eseel Borlasa @misseseel for supporting all the artists & Aunty Fran.

Biba Ancestors 🌊
WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO EACH OTHER!

Coming out today😎🏝Collaborative Art by JP @jpxinsta & his amazing son Leone 🤙🏾Art part of Ala Mai! An Awakening of Menta...
05/11/2021

Coming out today😎🏝
Collaborative Art by JP @jpxinsta & his amazing son Leone 🤙🏾

Art part of Ala Mai! An Awakening of Mental Health Awareness outdoor exhibit. Art panels are installed on exterior fencing of the garden along Alamitos Ave. & Gumbiner Park by artist-in-residence JP & friends.

This program is a part of the “Bridging Wellness” series of community pop-ups generously supported by WE RISE LA in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. “Bridging Wellness” is a collaborative effort by Angels Gate Cultural Center, Arts Council for Long Beach, Compound LB and 10 other organizations and artists in the Harbor [email protected] @artslb

We recognize the obligation we have in our neighborhood where PIEAM resides, we are part of this community... know we go...
04/29/2021

We recognize the obligation we have in our neighborhood where PIEAM resides, we are part of this community... know we got you🤗

Ala Mai! An Awakening
of Mental Awareness is an outdoor exhibit featuring art panels installed on exterior fencing of the garden along Alamitos Ave. & Gumbiner Park, to be experienced and enjoyed by our neighborhood community & guests.

On view May 1-31, 2021

Works of art by JP @jpxinsta
& his artist friends
Crisselle @crissellem, Genesis J Leuta @pineapplepalm17, & Lucy Montelongo @lucille._.p

This program is a part of the “Bridging Wellness” series of community pop-ups generously supported by WE RISE LA in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. “Bridging Wellness” is a collaborative effort by Angels Gate Cultural Center, Arts Council for Long Beach, Compound LB and 10 other organizations and artists in the Harbor Region. WE RISE encourages wellbeing and healing through art, connection, community engagement and creative expression throughout May, Mental Health Awareness Month. WE RISE includes Art Rise, a series of 21 art experiences; Community Pop-Ups, hyperlocal activities across Los Angeles County neighborhoods; and a robust Digital Experience, offering original programs that can be enjoyed from anywhere. All installations and activities are meant to be participated in online or viewed from a distance individually or in small groups, in order to remain COVID-safe while fostering community connection and collective healing. @whywerise @artslb

✨Save the date✨✨Sunday 4/25/21✨Multimedia artist Samantha Tagaloa (@afrospam) will share her experience working alongsid...
04/21/2021

✨Save the date✨
✨Sunday 4/25/21✨

Multimedia artist Samantha Tagaloa (@afrospam) will share her experience working alongside the Gaw, a form of money used in the Yap islands.

Livestream at 2 pm PST
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

✨Save the date✨
✨Sunday 4/25/21✨

Multimedia artist Samantha Tagaloa (@afrospam) will share her experience working alongside the Gaw, a form of money used in the Yap islands.

Livestream at 2 pm PST
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

Join us Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:00AM to 6:00PM for Cal Poly Pomona Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center's @cppa...
04/18/2021

Join us Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:00AM to 6:00PM for Cal Poly Pomona Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center's @cppapisc CLIMATE WOKE! 🌎🌊

A full day of events where we engage in art, dialogue, and strategy-building with fellow Broncos as we learn about climate change, its impact on marginalized communities and ways to fight for climate justice from an intersectional lens.
 
• Opening Ceremony 9-9:30am
• Un-Dam the Klamath Panel 10:30-11:50am
• Compost at CPP Panel 12-1pm
• Art & Activism with Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum with Aunty Fran & JP 1:30-3:30pm
 • Closing Ceremony 4-6pm
 
For any questions and/or accommodations please contact: [email protected]

Register on myBAR
https://cpp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvfuuqqD0oH9QqPtD9zfCf-cKnJccsxcNX

Our newest "Volun-told" @sambellee🌺🙌🏼
04/15/2021

Our newest "Volun-told" @sambellee🌺🙌🏼

Our newest "Volun-told" @sambellee🌺🙌🏼

Save the date: 3/28⚡️Pasifika Transmissions Presents⚡️ Melodie Bergquist-Turori and the Masi⚡️Melodie Bergquist-Turori i...
03/25/2021

Save the date: 3/28

⚡️Pasifika Transmissions Presents⚡️ Melodie Bergquist-Turori and the Masi⚡️

Melodie Bergquist-Turori is a Pasifika artist, educator, and student. She was born in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and raised in San Diego. Melodie’s heritage comes from the Cook Islands, Sweden, and Germany; her Cook Islands family lines come from Aitutaki and Pukapuka. Melodie has been paired with the Masi, a traditional cloth from Fiji, made from the inner bark of the Mulberry Tree. Melodie’s Transmission comes from a pairing inspired by a recent response to the alarming rise in racially charged violence, “In this Pasifika Transmission I reflect on what it means to remember, to move beyond, and to live more presently.”
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Sunday 3/28
Livestream at 12 pm PST
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

#listentoyourancestors

Save the date: 3/28

⚡️Pasifika Transmissions Presents⚡️ Melodie Bergquist-Turori and the Masi⚡️

Melodie Bergquist-Turori is a Pasifika artist, educator, and student. She was born in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and raised in San Diego. Melodie’s heritage comes from the Cook Islands, Sweden, and Germany; her Cook Islands family lines come from Aitutaki and Pukapuka. Melodie has been paired with the Masi, a traditional cloth from Fiji, made from the inner bark of the Mulberry Tree. Melodie’s Transmission comes from a pairing inspired by a recent response to the alarming rise in racially charged violence, “In this Pasifika Transmission I reflect on what it means to remember, to move beyond, and to live more presently.”
🐚🍃🌳

Sunday 3/28
Livestream at 12 pm PST
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

#listentoyourancestors

"I wish you could experience the full power of this Pasifik Feminine Divine in its entirety. It isn’t just the restorati...
03/16/2021

"I wish you could experience the full power of this Pasifik Feminine Divine in its entirety.

It isn’t just the restoration of the Dilukai. It’s the combined power of the Poluwat women at her back beautifully painted by the talented @jpxinsta

It’s the scraping and sanding and oiling of the dilukai by daughters of the moana, lovingly guided by our CHammoru Aunty @fran_aunty

It’s the offering and invitation to join the circle created by @hafaroldy

It’s the ocean that binds us together, a transmission from past to present to future, the reminder that water contains memory and through it runs our lineage to the gods, to the very earth itself.

We stand in the presence of women, of creators, of mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, in the presence of love.

She faces the East greeting the Sun, welcoming all who enter @pieam_arts reminding us that we are home." @xcelsior_56
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#pasifika #pasifikatransmissions #LongBeach #Micronesian #Melanesian #Polynesian #OneOcean #collaboration #art #akua #ancestors

"I wish you could experience the full power of this Pasifik Feminine Divine in its entirety.

It isn’t just the restoration of the Dilukai. It’s the combined power of the Poluwat women at her back beautifully painted by the talented @jpxinsta

It’s the scraping and sanding and oiling of the dilukai by daughters of the moana, lovingly guided by our CHammoru Aunty @fran_aunty

It’s the offering and invitation to join the circle created by @hafaroldy

It’s the ocean that binds us together, a transmission from past to present to future, the reminder that water contains memory and through it runs our lineage to the gods, to the very earth itself.

We stand in the presence of women, of creators, of mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, in the presence of love.

She faces the East greeting the Sun, welcoming all who enter @pieam_arts reminding us that we are home." @xcelsior_56
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#pasifika #pasifikatransmissions #LongBeach #Micronesian #Melanesian #Polynesian #OneOcean #collaboration #art #akua #ancestors

🙌🏽Save the date 🙌🏽 🗣3/07🗣Noon PST⚡️ 🪘 ⚡️For next Sunday’s Pasifika Transmission Ālaoi'a Moni Pili will present a piece ...
03/02/2021

🙌🏽Save the date 🙌🏽
🗣3/07
🗣Noon PST

⚡️ 🪘 ⚡️
For next Sunday’s Pasifika Transmission Ālaoi'a Moni Pili will present a piece that honors the pahu that currently resides at PIEAM. Ālaoi'a will share his experience uncovering the legacy of this particular pahu.
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Sunday 3/07
Livestream at 12 pm PST
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

#legafa #pasifikatransmissions

🙌🏽Save the date 🙌🏽
🗣3/07
🗣Noon PST

⚡️ 🪘 ⚡️
For next Sunday’s Pasifika Transmission Ālaoi'a Moni Pili will present a piece that honors the pahu that currently resides at PIEAM. Ālaoi'a will share his experience uncovering the legacy of this particular pahu.
⚡️🪘⚡️

Sunday 3/07
Livestream at 12 pm PST
Pasifika Transmissions on Facebook

#legafa #pasifikatransmissions

Island City in the community house today. Superstars ✨Producing 🎬Streaming 🎧Where the Beach meets the streets! @islandci...
02/26/2021

Island City in the
community house today.
Superstars ✨
Producing 🎬
Streaming 🎧

Where the Beach meets
the streets! @islandcitymediagroup

Island City in the
community house today.
Superstars ✨
Producing 🎬
Streaming 🎧

Where the Beach meets
the streets! @islandcitymediagroup

#Repost @jpxinsta Couriers of Hope exhibit showing now in downtown Long Beach, go check it out: 228 E. BroadwayAlso avai...
02/21/2021

#Repost @jpxinsta
Couriers of Hope exhibit showing now in downtown Long Beach, go check it out: 228 E. Broadway

Also available to view online at portcitycreativeguild.com

#Repost @jpxinsta
Couriers of Hope exhibit showing now in downtown Long Beach, go check it out: 228 E. Broadway

Also available to view online at portcitycreativeguild.com

#Repost @hafaroldyHafa hafa everyone! Hope you are all feeling safe and held today. I just wanted to share some exciting...
02/19/2021

#Repost @hafaroldy

Hafa hafa everyone! Hope you are all feeling safe and held today. I just wanted to share some exciting news with you all!

This coming spring, @guma_gela and I will be part of the next issue of @pacificusmag! Omg omg!

Their spring issue will be focused on fashion and Guma’ Gela’ is super honored and grateful to be a part of this upcoming space. From photoshoots to hand dyed clothing, late sewing and outdoor adventures, we have been working hard to create new ways that we can embody and celebrate the places where we come from. BIBA!

The magazine is doing preorders right now until March 15, so please go and order if you can. This shows how much the magazine will print, so your interests helps to build and grow this new amazing magazine!

Check out their IG for more info, and to see some of the other wonderful Pacific creatives who will be a part of this upcoming issue. Get yours today! ✨🎊🤩
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Photography: @oliverboy92
Clothing: White linen dress with painted black letters of Pågan, an island in the Northern Marianas.
Accessories: Red stockings, hand stoned lace gloves and painted red mask. Mask is also printed with a motif from Gadao’s cave on Guahan (carving made by @vergel.studio). Gold tropical leaves also by them.
Illustration: the House of Taga on Tinian in the Mariana Islands.
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Also check out and support the other amazing Guma’ Gela’ crew who will be holding it down for the islands:
@rockin_roquin @byclayjosh @jessievergel ✨🎊🌸

#Repost @uogpress .Today marks the beginning of the first month of the CHamoru Lunar Calendar: Tumaiguini. Tumaiguini me...
02/13/2021

#Repost @uogpress
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Today marks the beginning of the first month of the CHamoru Lunar Calendar: Tumaiguini.

Tumaiguini means this is the way. During Tumaiguini, the måhi måhi make their way to Guåhan in abundance, coming close enough to the island for us to catch them despite rough waters.

After the whirlwind of 2020, may this new year serve as a reminder that there is always a way forward. Amidst hardship and loss, there is an abundance of love and nourishment that can be found in the tåno and tåsi that have always made our island home live up to its name Guåhan, which means we have.

#Repost @uogpress
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Today marks the beginning of the first month of the CHamoru Lunar Calendar: Tumaiguini.

Tumaiguini means this is the way. During Tumaiguini, the måhi måhi make their way to Guåhan in abundance, coming close enough to the island for us to catch them despite rough waters.

After the whirlwind of 2020, may this new year serve as a reminder that there is always a way forward. Amidst hardship and loss, there is an abundance of love and nourishment that can be found in the tåno and tåsi that have always made our island home live up to its name Guåhan, which means we have.

Save the date: 1/31🙌🏽Pasifika Transmissions kicks off the new year of programming with beloved Samoan muralist and desig...
01/27/2021

Save the date: 1/31
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Pasifika Transmissions kicks off the new year of programming with beloved Samoan muralist and designer JP and his son, Leone. JP will be sharing his story of the Polowat Sail and the inspiration for his new mural.
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Sunday 1/31
12 pm PST
@pasifikatransmissions on Facebook

#Repost @empoweredpi We invite you and your family to an evening of Pacific Islander poetry with distinguished poets, st...
12/16/2020

#Repost @empoweredpi

We invite you and your family to an evening of Pacific Islander poetry with distinguished poets, storytellers and leaders to honor the important work and contributions of the renowned Samoan poet, novelist, and playwright, Albert Wendt.

The program, Our Moana Nui: We are Pacific Islander Studies is sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library and organized by Pacific Islander leaders and activists. One of the core Pacific Islander protocols and values that we center in all our programs is our sacred relationship with our relatives, the Indigenous peoples and stewards of the land. We recognize that California is occupied and unceded Indigenous land, and in San Francisco, we honor the Ramaytush Ohlone, and in the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley), we honor the Lisjan, Ohlone Tribe. We also sincerely thank our California Indian relatives for welcoming us to your land and for supporting our Pacific Islander communities.

This program is part of a series of events advocating for our Pacific Islander communities through petitioning the California Department of Education to reinstate Pacific Islander Studies and Arab American Studies in the Ethnic Studies curriculum. We want our histories and important contributions to be represented in the curriculum that is taught in our public schools. We know that these systemic changes can create hope and empower the minds and spirits of our youth.

This is also our response to the growing hopelessness and depression that many of our Pacific Islander and Indigenous youth have expressed during this time of crisis. It’s our humble offering of support and love for young people.
@empoweredpi

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