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HWS Members Show 2020

The Hawai’i Watercolor Society Members Juried show opened on March 2020 and was supposed to be held at the space Arts at Marks Garage. Due to COVD19 it was held online instead and can be viewed online at the HWS website. It will remain online until the next shows come up, The Little Picture show which for now, is planned to be hung at Marks and the upcoming Open Juried Show Transparency in Translation a collaboration between the Glass FusionRead More

Color Bridges

I got some positive feedback when I got to present my Color Bridges at the Community Main Stage at last year’s Honolulu Biennial and it gave me encouragement to continue to follow my instincts on not only creating them but also sharing them both as finished works of art and as a method to learn to use color. Color Bridges are my calligraphic abstracts I paint using harmonic color to express a prayer to the beholder. There is joy inRead More

KĀNEHŪNĀMOKU

This statement was written by Dr. Jan Beckett, whose photography and my paintings were hung in collaboration and support of the vision of KĀNEHŪNĀMOKU at the State Capital entrance January 20th through February 7, 2020. Mahalo to Kumu Glen Kila of Marai Ha’a Koa who first introduced me to the mo’olelo and wahipana of this area. I look forward to learning more about the Silva stories too. KĀNEHŪNĀMOKU: A Wai‘anae Cultural Landscape is an exhibit in memory of Albert Silva,Read More

Chemistry of Water

October 18-November 22, 2019 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Main Gallery Hawai’i Watercolor Society’s Open Juried Show opens on First Friday to the public. Besides Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place, an exhibit sponsored by the Artists of Hawaii Association (AHA) earlier this year, I will have a few works in this open juried show that I wrote the proposal on the concept for on behalf of the Hawai’i Watercolor Society. The concept was to bring together twoRead More

Mauna Kea

The debate on whether or not the TMT project should move forward has been fraught with emotion and strong viewpoints. I knew there were protesters regarding the project and was not that informed but in general, not knowing anything, I would have answered anybody asking, that I was for the advancement of science and to put Hawai’i on the map as the premier place for advancement must be a good thing, right? I had recently been to a conference whereRead More

Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place

No Big Thing @Nohea Gallery

Nohea Gallery opened last year after having been forced to move from Ward Warehouse, they opened up at the Hyatt, but the shop is tiny and cannot do justice to all the wonderful art they have had over the years. I am fortunate that they have been so supportive of my art since my return home and was honored when asked to join their mini show last week. The show is up through the month of May but there areRead More

Color Bridges Workshop at the HUB

ON April 21, 2019 I ran a interactive session to present my Color Bridges theory of harmonic color and how it can be created and used to enhance or lift our moods and environment. It was part of the public programming of the HUB, one of 10 locations around the city for installations. I’ve been making Color Bridges for some time now. I realise many don’t really understand my fascination with them—making them, sharing them, etc. But I take comfortRead 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

Chuukese Folk Tales

I started working on this project last year, when a grant was submitted to produce a collection of Chuukese folk tales gathered from the Chuukese community in Honolulu. Palama Settlement, where I volunteer and lead a keiki After School Enrichment watercolor program has been meeting the challenges to support their community over the past century. Hawai’i is a place where many immigrants have landed on these shores, some by choice, some feeling like this was their only choice for aRead More