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Artist Talk at Honolulu Biennial The Hub Main Stage: Wahi Pana-A Sense of Place

There will be a free panel discussion on March 11 from 4 to 6pm at the Hub Main Stage at the Ward Center at 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. It is free, but you need to register because of limited seating. Take a friend to listen to the lively and thought provoking discussion. The Honolulu Biennial is focusing on the theme of Make Wrong Right Now and exploring themes of place, belonging and identity in a biennial that covers Oceania andRead More

Talk Story

Learning through the oral tradition is not only transferred from kumu (expert) to haumana (student) but also through the telling of stories. The retelling of stories in an amusing and engaging way was an admired gift as I grew up. People would exclaim in pleasure and anticipation if a favorite cousin or aunty was said to be coming to a party. “Oh! Deborah’s coming? Good! Good! She can talk story!” Listening to a gifted storyteller retell a story was asRead More

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place

“Wahi Pana” means a pulse of a place and many understand it to mean a place of reknown or historied place such as the site of the birth of Kamehameha in Kohala. But I also believe a wahi pana can also be a place that creates the sense of belonging, especially if it is one that is tied to the place of your birth or where you feel a connection to as part of your ohana (family). I wrote aRead More

2019 Reading Tips on books that will really change you

Warning: These are books you need to do by yourself in your own timing. Landmarks walks you through the Ignatian Journey of 4 weeks. If you are looking to deepen your spiritual practice. I was initially turned off by the crude drawings, being an artist, but I chose to see them as cocktail napkin drawings in a conversation with the author and it helped me get through the really deep things she had to share. For the person who wantsRead More

First Friday at Arts at Mark’s Garage

Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Member’s Show opens on First Friday in Honolulu’s Chinatown District. 2018 HWS selection My first apartment after finishing art college in the Bay Area was down here and the vibe is still the same–fragrant lei, food steam escaping as doors open or close to diners, colors, textures, sounds and smells all waft up on the tropical evening air for a festive feeling. The annual members show was juried this year by Tom Hoffman, who is also conductingRead More

AHA sponsors “How To Prep for Art Competitions” seminar

Many art events and organizations review work online nowadays so it is becoming a neccessary part of an artist’s toolbox to know how to prepare files to submit of your work. This seminar will cover best practices in preparing to submit your artwork for a show. Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) is the oldest art organisation in Hawaii and offers exhibition opportunities for its members in juried shows twice a year. This seminar is to help the volunteers who putRead More

All inclusive Color Bridges Workshop April 12

I hear some of the same comments by some who think watercolor is hard and I wish I could erase from the vernacular. Like “watercolor is so hard, it’s the hardest medium” and “watercolor doesn’t last, it fades not like oils”. I created this workshop to help share my love for watercolor as well as educate aspiring artists or collectors about watercolor as a medium that brings joy when painting with it as well as to appreciate the creative powerRead More

Bezalel’s Calling ready to receive visitors

Bezalel’s Calling is hung and ready for viewing at the Gallery on the Pali with the reception on Saturday March 3, from 6-8pm. It is my first solo show in Hawai’i and I was nervous about selecting the pieces and executing the concept itself. Luckily I had great support from framing and hanging and installation. Even if I have planned and done shows in the past, including solo shows, there is always so much planning and details to keep inRead More

Punahou Art Gallery 2018

Wanna see some art? There are 2300 pieces by 320 artists at this year’s Art Gallery at the Punahou School annual Carnival to raise money for their various programs. The Art Gallery proceeds go to support the scholarship fund with 50% to the school fund and 50% to the artist and they claim is the largest single art sale in Hawai’i in total dollar amounts. The carnival, itself, is the largest high school carnival in the country. It’s so big,Read More

Matchbox Plus XIII- Last chance to see my work this year

Otsukimi-part of Hanafuda series. encaustic. 2.5×3.5in Last show of the year for me! I am honored and humbled to be included in Cedar Street Gallery’s Matchbox Plus XIII miniature show this year. There is SOO much good stuff and the the show is so well hung! For those of you who have designed and hung a show, you know the challenges, but to hang hundreds of pieces from diverse styles, themes, etc. I really am impressed with Michael Schenk’s eyeRead More