Hawaii Arts Seen

From an Island artist’s point of view

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by paularath

“A great picture is something that awakens a very different reaction from each person who looks at it.” – Hugh Edwards There’s an exciting new show at The Honolulu Museum of Art through June 8 and it’s not to be missed. Please don’t do what Jerry and I sometimes do and say “Oh, sure, we’ll
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Posted on December 13th, 2013 by paularath

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center is one of Maui’s very special places. A treasure trove of art and artisans, the serene Upcountry cluster of buildings is an art school and art center that benefits the entire Maui community. Always innovative, the Hui invites artists and curators to show, and sometimes to stay. (It’s not exactly
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Posted on November 14th, 2013 by paularath


Posted on November 12th, 2013 by paularath

Our first ever Palama Settlement gala event, called Malama Palama, was held Saturday night at The Modern Honolulu. I co-chaired the event with Bruce Greek, a fellow Palama board member. We started planning Malama Palama a year ago, and, as a first time event, there were a few inevitable stumbles along the way. That said,
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Posted on November 6th, 2013 by paularath

    My favorite shopping opportunities are the special sales that artist and artisan cooperatives put on. The work is always original and you get to meet the hands that made it. The vibe is collegial and warm, and the venues are pleasant and inviting. So here’s a must-see sale for me and those like
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Posted on November 2nd, 2013 by paularath

Linda Ryan, one of the featured artisans and collectors in this Sunday’s TEMARI Trash & Treasure Fair (see details below), has a passion for all things Japanese. Her first love is mingei, which she describes as “the rural textiles used in every day living in the countryside in Japan.” These garments are often fashioned from hemp
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Posted on October 31st, 2013 by paularath

  Emerging artist Jared Yamanuha will be hanging his first solo show this week at In4mation, 1154 Nuuanu Avenue. It will be up through the month of November. It’s a must-see for First Friday. The show, called “Omiyage,” features photographs of iconic Hawaii brands, such as Hawaiian Sun, Liliha Bakery, Leonard’s, Long’s and Hurricane Popcorn, which
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Posted on July 30th, 2013 by paularath

The Arts Business Institute is planning two Hawaii workshops on Maui September 9 – 10, and in Honolulu September 12 and 13. It’s a great opportunity for artists in all fields of art to learn how to grow their arts businesses beyond our islands. On Oahu, the workshops will be held at Ward Warehouse and
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Posted on July 16th, 2013 by paularath

Readers often ask what I’m up to these days, now that I’m semi-retired. Of course I’m very involved with volunteer work for Palama Settlement (I’m co-chairing their first ever gala, to be held November 9 at The Modern Honolulu) and Hawaii Fashion Month (on the Steering Committee), but I’m also painting a lot more. As
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Posted on July 13th, 2013 by paularath

23rd Annual Hawaii All-Collectors Show Vintage Fashion from Around the World & Across Time The Hawaii All-Collectors Show is Hawaii’s original annual vintage collectibles and antiques show and sale. It features 150 booths and Honolulu’s largest selection of vintage and antique Hawaiiana under one roof. For the fashion lover, vendors from Oahu, the Neighbor Islands, the Mainland and Japan
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