Ola Ko'u Akua Wahine!
"Flaharty’s costumes are living works of art, rooted in antiquity, and brought to life by the IONA dancers in our community."

Oh My Goddess! (Ola Ko’u Akua Wahine!) aims to impact our local community and
re-energize the hospitality industry with the creation of a ground breaking new work featuring contemporary representations of the four Hawaiian goddesses Pele, Hi‘iaka, Namaka, and Poli’ahu. Oh My Goddess! revitalizes the Hawaiian notion of mana wahine, the inherent strength of women, while showcasing Hawaii’s unique connection to the environment–giving ancient stories new life for Hawai’i’s people and those beyond our shore.

Stay tuned! We are hard at work on the next three costumes and are looking at September 2022 for the World Premiere!

Costume Design:
Cheryl Flaharty

Costume Construction:
Cheryl Flaharty and Dee Laris (plus a few sweet menehune)

Program Mentors/Collaborators:
Kini Zamora, Kim Taylor Reece, Ryan Sueoka, and Mary Charles.

Program Supporters:
Stan and Fluffy Zisk, Mary Charles, Sheila O’Keefe, Elizabeth Wong, Judy Bishop, City & County of Honolulu.

Our first creation, Namaka, Goddess of the Sea was premiered on March 28th at the Hawaii Symphony's Ho'ala concert. Please join us in bringing the rest of the goddesses to life with your support.

Contributions in support of Oh My Goddess! / Ola Ko‘u Akua Wahine! can be made to:
Nova Arts Foundation • PO Box 670 • Kailua, HI 96734