Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Niho Kozuru at Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Niho Kozuru's (MFA alum) work is included in Northeast Prize Show at Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

Reception: Friday, May 29, 6-8pm
May 14 - June 25, 2009
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11- 5pm
Tel: 617.876.0246

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sven Anderson Asst Prof at SUNY Oneota

After Sven Anderson received his BFA from UHM in 1983 he went onto attain his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1985. He also studied printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris France. He is now an Assistant Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneota.

Anderson was honored to be named an "Apple Distinguished Educator" for 2000-02. The first class of 50 educators from Apple Computer's Higher Education award program.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Yida Wang at Ya Chao Gallery, Shanghai, China

Yida Wang’s (Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting) works have been included in a group exhibition entitled “YES – Recent Works by Eight Female Artists” at Ya Chao Gallery, 1/F Building 4-B, No. 50 Mo Gan Shan Road, Shanghai, China (May 9 - June 10, 2009)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Corinne Kamiya picked as an artist to watch by Boston Globe

Corinne Kamiya (BFA alum) picked as an artist to watch by Boston Globe.

The daughter of a Hawaiian papaya farmer, Kamiya worked in bronze until she organized an exhibit of pieces cast in wax. Watching them melt changed her life. "Everything was destroyed," she says. "We knew it would happen. It was so beautiful."

Kamiya is currently working toward her MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work has also been included in 20 going on 21 at the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kate Lingley - 2009 UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

photo by Makoto Kiryu

Congratulations to Kate Lingley, Assistant Professor of Chinese Art History. Kate is a 2009 recipient of the UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching.

Kate is in her 6th year with the department. She was educated at Harvard University, the University of Chicago and Peking University. Her research has focused on the social history of art in the early medieval period, particularly on issues of self-representation and the patronage of Buddhist sculpture. This has led her to a broader interest in costume, personal adornment and the representation of the self in all periods of pre-modern China.

With Gallery Director Lisa Yoshihara, Kate co-curated the Excelling the Work of Heaven exhibition as well as co-authored the catalog and website.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Glass Program hosts Mid Pac Elementary School

Glass Program hosts Mid Pac Elementary School
Beginning Glass students Damion Rosburgh and Eric Klevansky shown in photos working with the children.

Leigh Oshiro (Mid Pac teacher) writes, "When we got back to our classroom a group of boys went straight to the sandbox and began to pretend to blow glass. They used shovels as their poles and pretended there was hot melted glass at the end. They would stick it into an oven and turn the shovel. They would then bring it out, roll it, blow it, or put it in a bucket a water. Truly amazing."

Carl Lindstrom + Yvette Hammond launch online magazine based in LA

Carl Lindstrom (BFA alum) + Yvette Hammond (BA alum) launch ReVamp, an online magazine based in LA. They are doing double/triple duties as the editors, writers, photographers, etc. Jessica Oshita (also BFA alum) is also on Revamp's team.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


ART UPSTAIRS: Emerging Hawai‘i Artists
Honolulu Academy Arts Center at Linekona (second floor)
1111 Victoria Street
May 9 - 29, 2009
Opening Reception: May 13, 2009 / 430-630pm
Artists: Allison Uttley – Alyssa Olivier –Boz Schurr –Brian Chih-Chiang Lo – Elizabeth Curtis –Emily McIlroy –Jason Lowe – Jennifer Rubin – Joseph Hans – Lauren Adelman – Robert Reed – Ryan Greenly –Sara Hertenstein – Shannon Leitch

Friday, May 8, 2009

Graphic Design Workshop wins HOW magazine award

Alban Cooper, Anna Fujishige, Etusko Ono, Megan Wong, students in the Graphic Design Workshop at UH Manoa, have won a Merit Award from the national Promotion Design Awards, sponsored by HOW magazine. The award-winning piece, 2008 State of Hawaii Environmental Council Annual Report, will be featured along with other winners in the 2009 October issue of HOW magazine.

HOW magazine strives to serve the business, technological and creative needs of graphic design professionals. Associated with its sister publications Print and I.D. Magazine, it showcases noteworthy design projects and profiles designers who are influencing the profession both in the U.S. and internationally.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"3R: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" at Art Academy Center

Weaving made from used fishing nets (Mary Babcock)

Faculty Mary Babcock and current students Beatriz Haymer, Alyssa Olivier, Rex Vlcek, and Wanda Wong are in the exhibition "3R: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" at Art Academy Center, opens Thursday May 7, 2009 (see review of show)