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As part of The Visible Hand: Hawai’i Craftsmen’s Statewide Exhibition we are excited to announce a series of free presentations, workshops, and panel discussions to be held across the state.

AUGUST 15 , HAWAI’I ISLAND      Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

AUGUST 16,  MAUI                                 Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

AUGUST 17, KAUA’I       Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

AUGUST 20, O’AHU  Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

SEPTEMBER 8, O‘AHU   Workshop: Hands On Raku

SEPTEMBER 8, O’AHU         Panel Discussion: Curated Artists from Hawai’i Hands: State of the State

SEPTEMBER 15, O’AHU          Workshop: Hands On Magic Islands

SEPTEMBER 15, O’AHU   Panel Discussion: Sustaining and Supporting Craft in Hawai‘i:
   What does the future hold?

SEPTEMBER 22, O’AHU   Workshop: Hands On Fiber  (Registration required)

SEPTEMBER 22 ,O’AHU  Panel Discussion: Marketing Art and Crafts in Hawai‘i: How is the market changing?

SEPTEMBER 29 ,O’AHU   Panel Discussion: Modern Craft Through the Lens of Contemporary Art and Design

HAWAI’I ISLAND
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

2:45-3:30 pm

Volcano Arts Center
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI


Admission: free

MAUI
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

5:00-5:45 pm

UH Maui College
Heona Art Building Ceramics Classroom,
310 W Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI


Admission: free

KAUA’I
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

5:00-5:45 pm

Kaua’i Society of Artists
3-2600 Kaumaulii Hwy
Lihue, HI


Admission: free


O’AHU
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Juror Presentation: Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator, Craft in America Center

5:30 - 6:30 pm


Honolulu Museum of Art School, room 200
1111 Victoria St
Honolulu, HI

Admission: free

O’AHU
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Workshop: Hands On Raku
10am-3pm

This half day event will give attendees the chance to glaze a ceramic tea bowl under the direction of Hawai’i Craftsmen members, and watch it being fired using the Raku Process. After it has cooled, you can take your finished tea bowl home with you!

Master Raku artist Ken Kang will be on hand to talk about the history of the Raku process, its intimate relationship to the Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chanoyu), and how the techniques have been adopted by contemporary artists.

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Materials fee: $15 per bowl



Master Raku artist Ken Kang pulls a bowl out of the fire

Panel Discussion: Curated Artists from Hawai’i Hands: State of the State
2:30pm-3:30pm

Exhibition curated artists Patricia Gorelangton (O’ahu, quilt and fiber), Chenta Laury, (Maui, kapa and fiber) and Jonathan Swanz (O’ahu, glass and mixed media) will discuss their respective creative trajectories and challenges they encounter as practicing artists in Hawai’i.

Honolulu Museum Art School Main Gallery
1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Admission: free

O’AHU
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Workshop: Hands On Magic Islands
10am-2pm

Held in conjunction with Family Sunday at the Honolulu Museum of Art, this creative experience is perfect for families, keiki and kapuna of all ages. 

Unlock your creative spirit and experience the pleasure and focus of creating with your hands. Under the direction of Hawai‘i Craftsmen artists, participants will get the chance to create and populate some magical islands using a variety of craft media. When you are finished, you can take your creations home with you!

Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S Beretania St., 
Honolulu, HI 96814

Admission: free


Young artists building a Magic Island

Panel Discussion: Sustaining and Supporting Craft in Hawai‘i: What does the future hold?
2:30pm-3:30pm

This panel discussion examines what Hawai‘s arts and educational institutions are doing to ensure continuance and growth of art in a rapidly changing and challenging cultural climate. Panelists include Maja Clark, Executive Director of Donkey Mill Art Center, Big Island; Jaimey Hamilton Feris, Associate Professor Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Mark Mitsuda, Academy Art Instructor, Punahou School; and Aaron Padilla, Director of Education and Public Engagement, Honolulu Museum of Art.


Honolulu Museum Art School Main Gallery
1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Admission: free



O’AHU
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Workshop: Hands On Fiber
(registration required)
10am-1pm

This half-day workshop will explore the history of fiber methods and their place in contemporary art. Under the direction of Honolulu Museum of Art School instructor Liz Train, workshop attendees will have the chance to explore basketry coiling techniques and create their own handmade fiber work to take home.

About the Instructor

Liz Train grew up on Kauai and received BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Hawai‘i with a major in fiber. She has exhibited extensively throughout the state, completed several site specific commissions, and is in the collections of the SFCA and the Contemporary Museum. Liz has taught in many environments including the University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Temari, the Hawaii State Art Museum Art Bento program, Artists in the Schools and the Contemporary Museum Education department.A past president of Hawaii Craftsmen, she created the Fiber Hawaii biennial exhibit in 1982 and has chaired many of the fiber exhibits since then. She currently teaches weaving, batik and mixed media fiber classes at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Honolulu Museum of Art School, room 101

Materials fee: $10

Class limit: 15 (registration required)

REGISTER 

Example of basketry coiling technique. Photo: Liz Train

Panel Discussion: Marketing Art and Crafts in Hawai‘i: How is the market changing?
2:30pm-3:30pm

Three of Honolulu’s successful craft marketers will discuss how markets for fine craft are changing and strategies they have used to carve out their unique niches in the marketplace. Panelists will include Maura Fujihara, co-owner of Fishcake; Cori Mackie, Manager Honolulu Museum Shop; and Maile Meyer, founder of Na Mea and Aupuni Space.

   


Honolulu Museum Art School Main Gallery1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Admission: free



O’AHU
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Panel Discussion: Modern Craft Through the Lens of Contemporary Art and Design
2:30pm-3:30pm

Honolulu Museum Art School Main Gallery
1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Admission: free

This panel will focus on the importance and relevance of contemporary craft to the fields of architecture, design and exhibition. Panelists include Gaye Chan, Chair of Department of Art and Architecture, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Bundit Kanisthakhon, Architect, Tadpole Studio and Associate Professor of Architecture at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Janice Li, Architect,  and Associate Vice President, Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo; and Sara Oka, former Curator of Textiles, Honolulu Museum of Art.


HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,  THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERSHAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN 1110 NUUANU AVE, HONOLULU, HI 96817info@hawaiicraftsmen.org • 808-521-3282

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