Hawaii Arts Seen

From an Island artist’s point of view

Posted on May 19th, 2020 by paularath

During the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying interviewing prospective scholarship candidates for our Palama Settlement student scholarships. (Sadly, we’re on Zoom this year.) It’s always one of my favorite times of year, as I get to catch up with students we have been helping the past year, as well as meeting new
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Posted on April 30th, 2020 by paularath

These are alarming and confusing times, and it can be challenging to imagine the end of this set of circumstances. And yet, people all over the world are learning new ways of living and employing innovative ways of thinking. As an added bonus, we are relating to one another in creative new ways. (I never
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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 April 9th, 2020 by paularath

It’s far too easy to swim into a sea of angst in these days of self quarantine. It can sneak up on you at the most unexpected times, sometimes even when you’re just sitting in your comfy chair, reading. If and when this starts to happen, there’s a technique that Jerry has learned to employ,
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