Hawaii Arts Seen

From an Island artist’s point of view

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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Posted on October 25th, 2016 by paularath

  When the Gallery at Ward Centre closed, there were 18 artists without a place to show their work.  Each of them is finding a new pathway to creativity, as well as new places to show their art.  In some cases, they are even finding new places to live. I was sad to say aloha
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