Hawaiian Crafts
Posted on August 18th, 2020 by paularath

Jerry and I decided to change our walking itinerary today. Instead of walking in various neighborhoods in Nuuanu Valley, we combined our walk with a few errands, including a trip to FedEx and UPS in Downtown Honolulu. It’s such a foot-friendly city and has sidewalks, something sorely lacking in our valley. While Downtown, we decided
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Posted on April 22nd, 2020 by paularath

While museums and galleries are shut down during this treacherous time, art is finding its way out into the world in all manner of innovative ways. Leave it to artists to find a way to have their work seen, in spite of the quarantine. One outstanding example is Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College, where
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Posted on April 14th, 2020 by paularath

This photo was taken, clearly, “before.” I suspect we will be referring to the “befores” and “afters” in our lives for awhile now. Jerry took it at the opening reception for the Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui Show, “Suitable for Framing: An Exhibition of Fiber Arts,” on January 16, just two months “before.” I was thrilled to
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Posted on January 1st, 2020 by paularath

If friends have noticed I haven’t seemed totally engaged with the holiday season this year, it’s true. Something else has been much on my mind: textile art. I wouldn’t say I have been obsessing over it, but, well, it has occupied a chunk of my waking hours. I have been working on three pieces I
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Posted on December 6th, 2019 by paularath

For more than 15 years, since 1998, I started shopping for Christmas in August, at the Made in Hawaii Festival. That’s because I compiled a special gift list and wrote a Black Friday centerpiece story for The Honolulu Advertiser, with a focus on buying only made in Hawaii gifts for friends and family. While it
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