December 8th, 2016 / posted by paularath
A fabric Christmas card with vintage rickrack

A fabric Christmas card with vintage rickrack

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 into the Louis Pohl Gallery on Bethel Street and rented one of my paintings for use on the show. How fun is that? And I will receive half the rent. (The other half goes to the gallery.)

I am embarrassed to say that I do not have a photo of the painting they borrowed, or I would show it to you in this blog. Sorry! I try to remember to keep photos of all of my art, but I don’t always succeed and this one is an unfortunate failure. It was a painting of the Kilauea caldera which I painted a couple of summers ago as the caldera was really sizzling. It’s very earthy and mysterious.

I love “Hawaii 5-0” and always watch it or DVR it if I’m going to be out. Now I will have to look closely at every scene with art in it!

Vntage Marimekko with contrasting stitching

Vintage Marimekko with contrasting stitching

Isn’t it great that the show supports local art in this manner?

As for my most recent art project, the last of my art cards are currently available at the Arts at Marks (through next week) and the Louis Pohl Gallery (through December 31). There are really only a few cards left, so if you’re interested, it’s best to get there soon.

– Paula Rath


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Norm Shapiro
December 8th, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Good news, they also rent houses if you are interested.

Elizabeth Kent
December 9th, 2016 at 7:09 am

Congrats! How cool is that?!

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