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Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place Exhibition

May 31, 2019

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

Artists love other artists

I believe artists love other artists, and we always hope, always rejoice, when other artists move forward. I believe my special gift to share has to do with helping others understand that even when we feel alone, we are never truly alone and exercising our creativity in making art, enjoying beautiful art made by others, making things, enjoying handmade things by a skillful craftsman keeps us connected. Then we can embrace solitude and not run from it, relax and enjoyRead More

Color Yourself Happy with a Color Bridge

November 10, 2018

Color enhances our moods and in this all-inclusive two-hour workshop Watercolorist Dawn Yoshimura will share her simple color theory for creating happy, bright, harmonious colors using watercolor. Using a basic rhythm to paint intuitively and fluidly using 3 basic strokes–you’ll soon be painting gorgeous color creating your own original Color Bridge painting to take home and enjoy! The design is based upon Dawn’s painting “Mikata: My Ally” from her calligraphic abstract series ‘Color Bridges’ but each painting is a resultRead More

Artist’s worst nightmare?

What do you think? How do you understand the waivers you sign when entering a competition or exhibition? How do you ensure your work of art will survive transport and hanging in a show? I was recently happily juried into the Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Juried Show with respected  juror Don Andrews. The Heart of the Matter and Anchor was selected to be in the show of 58 works with 30 plus artists.  Anchor debuted at my solo show atRead More

Sharing my love of watercolor with teenagers

A Day at Farrington High School Home of the Governors. I was lucky to be invited to be a guest at Farrington High School yesterday to present my story as a local girl who studied art and lives off my creativity and to give a few lessons on watercolor. I had 80 minutes and three classes in a day. The school has fostered no less than 3 Hawaii State Governors over the years. I prepared about 20 minutes of talkingRead 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

HWS ‘Celestial Realms’ Invitational Show

July 31, 2017

This will showcase the work from HWS members who have served on the board or other programs sponsored by HWS. I am thankful for the strong support of the Palama Settlement Afterschool Enrichment program which we provide 5-week watercolor sessions during the school year alternating with clay sponsored by the Hawaii Potters Guild. We provide about 5-6 sessions per school year and have anywhere from 8-20 kids who come every Wednesday for our classes. I will be showing 2 paintings–oneRead More