Hawaii Arts Seen

From an Island artist’s point of view

Posted on June 1st, 2018 by paularath

Uniqlo is one of the few chain stores I shop in when on the mainland or abroad. Usually I seek out local designers and boutiques that are unique to the destination, but with Uniqlo, well, I love so many things about them, especially their collaborations. Remember when Uniqlo and Iolani Sportswear, the Kawakami family-owned iconic
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Posted on December 30th, 2016 by paularath

Earlier this month, our dear friend Akihiko Izukura had a gorgeous show at the Tenri Gallery in New York City. It was called “Impermanence.” The centerpiece of the show was a silk tea house where people could actually sit inside a cocoon-like dwelling and enjoy Japanese tea and moments of silence in the midst of
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Posted on December 8th, 2016 by paularath

Have you ever wondered where the hit TV show “Hawaii 5-0” gets all the art you see on the walls of various sets – houses, hotels, offices etc.? Well, now I know: they rent it! I know this because a woman from 5-0, whose job it is to forage for the show’s art, recently came
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Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by paularath

When Jerry is asked to create a project, he goes all-out. It must be the surgeon in him – to always strive to go above and beyond what’s expected. So when I asked him to create a cornucopia for the Palama Settlement Thanksgiving party for the keiki, he created a cornucopia to end all cornucopias.
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Posted on November 12th, 2016 by paularath

For about five years or so, the Hawaii Potters Guild has been teaching classes to the elementary school students at Palama Settlement. The classes are held on Wednesdays, in five-week sessions, because the keiki get out of school early on Wednesdays and it gives them a productive way to spend the afternoon – and keeps
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