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Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place Exhibition

May 31, 2019

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place

May 31, 2019
Dawn at Kawainui

yyo EXHIBITION 31 MAY – 5 JULY 2019 Honolulu Musuem of Art School Main Gallery What would happen if we knew more about the places we frequent? If we knew the mo’olelo of the wahipana, would our response or connection the location change? Would it affect how we respond in making art? 46 artists explore this interpreting seven different locations in Hawaii

Honolulu Biennial Artist Talk Hosted at The Hub

March 11, 2019

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) presents Wahi Pana: Sense of Place Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place will expand the eyes of kama’aina, kanaka ma’oli and malihini alike as they rediscover familiar locales through different eyes, learn new history, and nourish a sense of curiosity and respect for places not yet seen. Facilitated by Kamaka Pili, kanaka ma’oli, Aloha Authentic talk show host, KHON2 reporter. Speakers: ‘Uncle Joe’ kanaka ma’oli from Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, Kimberly Howsley President ofRead More

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place Art Creation Event March 8-10 2019

March 8, 2019

The second stage of Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place will take place between March 8th through 10th where selected wahi pana sites will see artists converge and work on their creations in response to the mo’olelo they have received about these sites. See the full list of sites. For more information about the project, see the website: www.wahi-pana.com The exhibition will open at Honolulu Musuem of Art School Main Gallery (Linekona) on May 31 and be on view untilRead 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

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

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

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

Matchbox Plus XIII Miniature Art Show

November 17, 2017

Miniature Art Show at Cedar Street Gallery I have 10 pieces in this show, 5 encaustic pieces in a series I call ‘Gohikari’ or 5 Bright based on the Japanese card game hanafuda which I loved playing as a kid and even in college. I switched out some details from the traditional Japanese to Hawaiian to reflect the nature I get to see everyday here in Hawai’i. The stork is replaced by the a’eo, or Hawaiian red legged stilt, theRead More

Small Wonders AHA Miniature Show at Ho’omaluhia

November 5, 2017

Ho’omaluhia en plein air watercolor 2.5×3.5in Note: this is hanging at Cedar Street Gallery, but this is the view from the gallery parking lot. Artists of Hawaii Association, the oldest arts appreciation association in Hawai’i is hosting its annual miniature show at Ho’omaluhia Botannical Gardens this month. Over 100 works by professional and amateur local artists are on view and for sale. I have 4 encaustic pieces, from my Jellyfish Float series. 2.5×3.5 inches framed in heavy koa 5x7in shadowRead More