#koolau

Bezalel-Finding our artistic heritage

I’ve written before about searching for my artistic heritage in a cross-generational, cross-cultural personal history and how recently I’ve come to see Bezalel as my artistic ancestor and inspiration. As an artist, there are certain themes and symbols that are recurring and others that evolve along the way, building upon past experiences and knowledge collected along the way. A recurring image for me is the Ko’olau. I love when traffic is slow coming down the Likelike because I can openRead More

AHA Annual Aloha Show on view at Honolulu Hale

March 21, 2018 Exhibits, Hawaii, New Work

The annual juried members show for the Association of Hawaii Artists went up this month and is on view at the Mayor’s City Hall. There is a wide variety of art styles and techniques and the awardees also reflect that. The juror was Tony Martins, an art professor at the Windward Community College in Kane’ohe Hawai’i. I really enjoyed coming to the opening reception to just wander and look at the other work, eat pupus and mingle with other artists.Read More

My Help is in the Mountain by Nancy Wood

February 28, 2018 Living Aloha, Uncategorized

This is my favorite poem, given to me by a friend many years ago in Sweden. It captured my longing for home and the Ko’olau in Hawai’i and yet, comforted me in knowing, realizing, that I do indeed carry the Ko’olau within me. My Help is in the mountain Where I take myself to heal The earthly wounds That people give to me. I find a rock with sun on it And a stream where the water runs gentle AndRead More

Bezalel Calling at Gallery on the Pali 2/24-4/12-2018

February 26, 2018

Mo I Rana Norway II. Copyright. DawnYoshimura2017. Join me at the Opening Reception for “Bezalel Calling” at the Gallery on the Pali at The First Unitarian Church   March 3 2018 from 5 to 9pm. The show will be open to the public from February 25 through April 12 2018. Bezalel was the first artist named in the Bible, who God told Moses to find and entrust the commission of designing and building the Tent Tabernacle. At a week-long retreatRead More