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
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
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
SAVE THE DATE–Let’s paint together!! Save the date–I would like to have a paintout with fellow plein air painters…contact me if you are interested and let’s select a plan a and b site! Contact me if you are interested and if you have a suggestion for a location!
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
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
Alone is Not Lonely. 7x20in. trans.watercolor. A closing reception for the Hawaii Watercolor Society’s Annual Open Juried Show will be held at Linekona where awards will be presented to 3 artists. The juror Katherine Love will be in attendance to give a statement on her selections and curating the show. 25 works were selected from a field of 104 pieces from the islands and on the mainland. Hawaii Watercolor Society seeks to expose and educate artists and collectors aboutRead More