Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yoko Hattori: MA Exhibition

Tracing Memories
, MA Thesis exhibition of Yoko Hattori [ BFA Alum] will be opening March 1st 7-9 pm at the Conkling Gallery at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Exploring different mediums, merging digital and traditional printmaking techniques, and using everyday objects Yoko explores the idea of the human body as a capsule of memories and skein of thoughts. Tracing Memories will be up from March 1 - 5, 2010.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jeannie Randall

MFA Student Jeannie Randall is having a solo exhibition, Money Shots, opening at Next Door on First Friday March 5th from 6-9 pm. Money Shots is a multi-media collection of recent work, including screen prints, digital archive prints, and video. Next Door is located at 43 North Hotel Street Honolulu, HI.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Draw-a-thon at Arts at Marks Garage

On February 5th [First Friday Art Walk], Arts at Marks Garage hosted a Draw- a- thon to raise funds for the Drawing and Painting Program. Sixty students volunteered their time for the event. Outside students were showcasing their talents by offering portrait drawing for a suggested donation of $5. Inside students and community members were offered the space to practice their life drawing skills. Special thanks to Christopher Kendrick-Stanford, HRH Fleur, and Thomas Galliato who volunteered their time modeling for the event.
With enough students on the wait list to fill two sections of Advanced Drawing I and Intermediate Life Drawing II, but not enough money to cover modeling costs,there was a goal of raising $834. Exceeding expectations, close to $1,500 was raised by the end of the night.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Elizabeth Curtis: Orvis Artist in Residence at HAA

MFA Student Elizabeth Curtis is the newest Orvis Artist in Residence at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Elizabeth's project, The Visitors, calls upon willing museum visitors to become the subjects of her photographic portraits. Elizabeth started her six week residency on January 23rd, and will be at HAA Gallery 31 every weekend until February 28, 2010.

Jason Lowe: Thesis Exhibition

MFA Student Jason R Lowe has his thesis exhibition, Exit Does Not Exist, opening Sunday February 21st from 3-5pm at the Commons Gallery, Art Building, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Exit Does Not Exist runs from February 21-26, 2010. Commons Gallery Hours are 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Ryan Takaba

BFA alum Ryan Takaba has a slew of upcoming exhibitions and events. April 2 - 5, 2010 Ryan's work will will be exhibited in the NCECA Invitational at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA.
May 7-9, 2010 he will be part of a studio tour event, Art of the Pot, in Austin, TX.
May 15th, 2010 will be the opening of a solo exhibition at one9zero6 in San Antonio, TX.
June 4th, 2010 Ryan will also have a solo exhibition opening at the Philadelphia Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. Ryan is currently living in San Antonio, TX and working at a non profit art school, The Southwest School of Art and Craft.

Hao In Kuan and Yong Hao Yan awarded Certificates of Excellence

Yong Hao Yan's Entry

Hao In Kuan's Entry

Hao In Kuan and Yong Hao Yan, current BFA students, just awarded the Type Directors Club's ' Certificate of Typographic Excellence.' Their work will be published in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography31, as well as shown at the 56th Awards Exhibition in New York. Of the nearly 1500 entries, from 32 countries, only 245 were selected. These winners will also be included in the exhibitions touring cities in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Russia, and Spain.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

John Koga and Lawrence Seward at Cedar Street Gallery

"A Buddy System of Creativity"
2-person exhibition at Cedar Street Gallery (through February 28)

John Koga and Lawrence Seward (alums)
review by Joleen Oshiro

Koga is also the Chief Preparator at the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu). Seward is represented by the Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York City)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Corinne Kamiya

BFA Alum Corinne Kamiya has new work in an upcoming group exhibition: Distimacy, at Camel Art Space in Brooklyn, NY.
"The works in this exhibition on one level or another engages distance and intimacy, while occasionally embodying both. In all of these works distance is what we have when we come to the work, intimacy is what we give to it by participating in it and internalizing it. All of this takes place in space, through the eyes, and in the mind. The artists in this show deploy their visions within this field and bring to it a range of ideas about perception, meaning, content, and form." says exhibition curator Matt Murphy.
Distimacy exhibition dates are February 12 -28th 2010, and the opening reception is February 12 from 6 -9 pm.

Friday, February 5, 2010

J Robert Reed

MFA student J Robert Reed was one of twenty finalist in the MYARTSPACE Art Scholarship. MYARTSPACE 2009 Art Scholarship received submissions from more than 3,000 art programs from over 75 countries.