Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place May 14, 2019May 13, 2019 Dawn Morning of the first day of the Wahi Pana Art Creation Event at Kawainui Wahipana. I was nervous about how the weather would be, how many artists would actually show up? Would they all be out there safe and without incident? I had prayed for so long and so earnestly, I couldn’t believe God would let us all down when he had planted this vision so strongly into my heart and mind. One by one, artists appeared, and my phone buzzed as others checked in on Instagram. Here I am! I’m here! by noon of the Friday morning, I could relax, I knew Wahi Pana was protected and blessed and whatever lay ahead, it would all work out to the divine timing and planning of the divine. Out of sheer relief and joy I had a burst of energy and created no less than 2 oils, 4 sketches and 5 watercolors and 6 ceramic pieces that weekend at wahipana in Kawainui and Makaha. The exhibition will open on May 31 and the opening reception will be Saturday June 1st from 2 to 4pm at the HoMA Art School Main Gallery. I’ve been so busy getting it up I haven’t had time to take care of my own private art making and teaching or communications. This is just a quick check in to let everyone know you can also follow the project at wahi-pana.com if I am neglecting posting here or on facebook or instagram at dawnyoshimurastudio A public yet deeply personal project, Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place is helping me define my place in my world, the landscape of my birth and childhood.