Hawaii Craftsmen Newsletter
Out of the 35 pieces on display in the Accession 2014 show, 7 were acquired by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts from Hawai’i Craftsmen exhibits.
Popcorn Bowl?, Cliff Johns
Dragon Trellis, Cudra Clover
(Tea) Pot O’ Gold, Johanette Rowley
New Age: Waikiki, Shigeru Miyamoto
Pondering the Truth, Joey Chiarello
Flames of Fire, Russell Wee
Fiber Hawaii 2012
Prayer Wheels & Sacred Mantras, Charlene Hughes
Located in the back of the Diamond Head side gallery of the Hawaii State Art Museum, Accession 2014 is on view until Saturday, February 7. Among the rest of the pieces in the exhibit are several from Hawai’i Craftsmen members, including Ghislaine Chock, John Mydock, Nathan Ditzler, Mary Ann Leigh, Licia McDonald, Rick Mills, Karen Lucas, and Patricia Greene.
The Hawaii State Art Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission is free.
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ARTIST PROFILE: Kahi Ching, Hana Hou Magazine
Kahi Ching is profiled in the Native Intelligence issue of Hana Hou (December 2014/January 2015). The article isn't available online yet, but the coconut 'umeke (“Starseed IV”) described in the article was in the 2008 Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition, and a photo can be seen in the SFCA online catalog.
ART EXHIBITION: FROM THE SUMMONS OF ART, PATTI PEASE JOHNSON
February 21 to March 22 with opening reception Feb. 21, 5-7pm.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: The Volcano Art Center Gallery presents From the Summons of Art, an exhibit featuring the art of Big Island artist [and Hawai’i Craftsmen board member] Patti Pease Johnson, who uses intuitive responses to colors and shapes of Hawaii in silk, clay, pastel, and watercolor. The artist takes a multimedia excursion, plus challenges some possible combinations. The over 30 new artworks include abstractive wall art and fashion wearables to expressionism of landscapes and plant material to functional and non-functional clay pieces. All HVNP events are free, although park entrance fees apply. Open 9-5 daily. Call 808-967-7565 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org
ART EXHIBITION: THE WHITE SHOW (HEE/IZUMI/VONGVICHAI)
January 25 – March 13, 2015
Daven Hee, May Izumi, and Jon VongvichaiThree Hawaii born artists and friends come together to explore their interpretation of “white” and how it relates to their work. Each will explore the interpretative transparencies about how a color and its many incarnations will manifest itself into literal or figurative transformative qualities as we examine all aspects of white. By adopting the names of ‘perfect’ white paints from various manufacturers and applying them to their handmade work, they hope to work with contrast, texture, and content possibly achieving and suggesting the idea that perfect can also be imperfect.
Theresa Marie Heinrich’s ceramic and mixed media sculptures are highlighted as part of an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc. Theresa Marie Heinrich, an imminent graduate of the UHM Department of Art and Art History, expects to receive a BFA degree in May, 2015. Based on her experiences with jewelry-making, encaustic wax, and acrylics, she began creating mixed media collages in 2004. Her interest in translating the exotic energy and materials of tropical locations led her to spend time in Brazil and Costa Rica. She states, “My work is a celebration of the maximal, the baroque, and the obsessive. In my practice I embrace the present, the void, the moment between our thoughts and our feelings. Calculated to elicit unexpected results, my processes imbue each work with meaning.”
ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel
Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission Complimentary parking with hotel validation
ART EXHIBITION: 13 WOMEN at the Pegge Hopper Gallery
13 artists: Reiko Brandon, Allyn Bromley, Kandi Everett, Sally French, Lynda Hess, Kloe Kang, Emily McIlroy, Mary Mitsuda, Marcia Morse, Esther Shimazu, Yida Wang, Suzanne Wolfe, and Maile Yawata.
Artists' Reception Thursday, January 22, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Pegge Hopper Gallery
1164 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu (Chinatown)
Exhibit runs January 20 - February 21, 2015
ART EXHIBITION: CONVERSATIONS WITH WOOD
Conversations with Wood: A Gift of Contemporary Wood Works from the Collection of Ruth and David Waterbury
David and Ruth Waterbury’s collection of contemporary wood art, formed over the last 30 years, is considered one of the best in the country. This year, the Waterburys donated 30 works from their collection to the museum, supplementing two works they had given earlier. It’s fitting that part of their collection has found a home here—the Minneapolis residents learned about turned wood when they encountered a work by O‘ahu artist Ron Kent during one of their annual winter stays in Hawai‘i. Their gifts on view in this exhibition demonstrate superb craftsmanship, artistry, and diversity of techniques, and reveal the changing approaches to the medium, from simple turned vessels to sculpted and constructed works. On view are works by such prominent wood artists—national and island-based—as Gerald Ben, Derek Bencomo, Sharon Doughtie, Giles Gilson, Michelle Holzapfel, Robyn Horn, Todd Hoyer, Ron Kent, Stoney Lamar, Mark Lindquist, Michael Mode, Liam O’Neill, Rude Osolnik, Betty Scarpino, Hayley Smith, and Alan Stirt.
Through 2/22/2015 at The Honolulu Museum of Art.
Call for Applications: HSFCA Folk & Traditional Arts Grants
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts announces the call for applications for Folk
& Traditional Arts Grants for fiscal biennium 2016 and 2017. SFCA offers two types of grants - Apprenticeship Grants and Culture Learning Grants - to support folk and traditional arts across the cultural communities of our islands. Application instructions and forms will be available on the HSFCA website by January 5, 2015. The postmark application deadline is Monday March 2, 2015. It is strongly suggested that applicants discuss their project with staff before submitting the application; contact phone is 808 586-0771 (Denise Miyahana, Arts Program Specialist). For more information, please read the January 2015 SFCA newsletter.
Scholarship: Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarship at Penland School of Crafts
2015 Call for Applications deadline February 17, 2015
The Laila-Twigg Smith Art Scholarship is a full scholarship for a legal resident of Hawai'i who is a practicing artist, graduate student, or undergraduate student. The recipient will receive full tuition, room, and board for a two-week summer session at Penland. For details, please read the announcement.
Hawai'i Craftsmen is seeking board members (including officers) for 2015 and 2016. For more information, please contact Mark White, board President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're also looking for volunteers to help organize and plan the Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition for 2015. Interested? Please contact program chair Barbara Thompson at email@example.com.
March 19 - 29: 'Aha Hana Lima workshops with Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz of Two Tone Studios (glass blowing), Catherine Nash (paper making), and Sara Ransford (paper clay sculpting). Dates are approximate; we'll update information on the 'AHA 2015 page when final dates are set.
June 4 - 27: Raku Exhibit at the ARTS at Marks Garage gallery. Dates are approximate; we'll update information on the Raku 2015 page when final dates are set.
October 15 - November 18: Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery with guest juror Lowery Stokes Sims, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC. Dates are approximate; we'll update information on the ASJE 2015 page when final dates are set.