Stephanie Loke Schoening

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Stephanie Loke Schoening is an artist who currently lives in Kapolei.  Originally from ‘Aiea, she is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and attended Leeward Community College, where she took art and Hawaiian language classes.  Health issues prevented her from returning to school, but she says that in a way, these challenges unleashed her creativity.  She is particularly grateful to the art program at the Kroc Center, which she calls an important resource for the West Side and, most especially, for the huge Native Hawaiian population of the area.

Stephanie encourages anyone thinking of writing or creating art:

Go with it! Pick up a brush, a pen, a camera. There is so much beauty around you. Don’t take it for granted.

Credit: Photos courtesy of ‘Iokepa Badis

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