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Big Blend Radio: Artist & Musician Allison Leialoha Milham in Hawaii

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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s TOAST TO THE ARTS & PARKS show, featuring book artist, singer-songwriter and musician Allison Leialoha Milham, the current NPAF artist-in-residence at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, plus,Tanya Ortega - Founder of National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF).

Milham is originally from California, but is of Hawaiian descent and has family ties to the islands. Milham is a gifted professional musician, who also has an advanced degree in book arts from The University of Alabama. She has combined these two areas in an unusual project combining research, printing, bookbinding and recordings of the compositions of Hawai’i’s beloved last Queen. Her record and letterpress printed project, “Uluhaimalama – Legacies of Lili'uokalani” is a careful selection of some of the 200 compositions that Lili'uokalani and others composed while under house arrest and smuggled out.

Milham’s own work is held in multiple public collections including Yale University Arts Library and The Library of Congress and is represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers and Brooklyn in NYC.

This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. The NPAF is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the national parks through creating dynamic opportunities for artwork based in the natural and historic heritage of America. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors.

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