Friday, April 29, 2011

MFA Students present Performance Art at TCM

This Saturday April 30 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm MFA students Shiori Abe, Alex Dorcean, Abi Good, Michael Hengler, Sheri Lyles, Jessica Orfe, Daniel Randerson, Chad Steve, Jonathan Swanz and Ryan Wuestewald with Professor Mary Babcock present a series of performances at TCM.
The works, including both solo and collaborative investigations, are a response and extension of the dialogue inspired by the current exhibition, 9769 Radio Drive, by Steven and William Ladd.

The Line Up
10:00 am:
Skin Like Honey/Ant Infestation/ Humans like Bees like Ants - Jonathan Swanz
In Situ - Jessica Orfe

1:00 pm
Paradox - Sheri Lyles

2:00 pm
Ant March/ Looking Up - Shiori Abe, Alex Dorcean, Abi Good, Michael Hengler, Sheri Lyles, Jessica Orfe, Daniel Randerson, Chad Steve, Jonathan Swanz and Ryan Wuestewald with Professor Mary Babcock

Analog Sunshine Recorders at Peace Cafe

Photography collective, The Analog Sunshine Recorders have a new exhibition opening tonight at Peace Cafe.
This new show, Come Together, features 37 artists who each shot a roll of 35 mm film. The group met and put all 37 rolls into a bag and each roll was redrawn and double exposed by a different artist. This new body of work highlights what came out of the artist's visions coming together.

Opening Reception: April 29, 2011 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 29 - July 1, 2011
Peace Cafe 2239-C S. King St

Participating artist are: Ikaika Akana, Kara Akiyama, Jaime Balugo, Megan Bent, Andrea Charuk, Ualani Davis, Eva Enriquez, Melody Evaparadorn, Jordan Harrison, John Hook, Darcey Iwashita, Ashley Katamoto, Chris Kim, Austin Larson, Evan Lonley, Yosuke Moriya, Nathan Nachtigall, Natalie Nakasone, Brandon Ng, Aaron Nicholson, Jessica Orfe, Zach Orput, Christiaan Phleger, Nina Pullella, Vincent Ricafort, Chris Rohrer, Gary Saito, Liana Sano, Travis Sasaki, Bronson Shimabukuro, Rachel Spain, Chad Steve, Nicole Sterman, Peter Suzuki, Crystal Tezuka, Amanda Vernon, and Leanne Yamamoto.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pacific Rim and Basin Art: Works by BFA 2011 students curated by Gaye Chan

Travis Sasaki

Department Chair, Gaye Chan curated the online exhibition, Pacific Rim and Basin Art, featuring selected works from BFA class of 2011 students:
Sonia Castro, Ualani Davis, Eva Enriquez, Brady Evans, Yumiko Glover, Aaron Nicholson, Chris Rohrer, Travis Sasaki, Maura Takeshita, Thomas Teroka, Crystal Tezuka, and Kimberlie Wong. The exhibition is featured on Jacket 2 an online publication based out of Philadelphia, PA. Click here to view Pacific Rim and Basin Art.

Laura Ruby at Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery

Lecturer, Laura Ruby has an exhibition opening at Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery titled I'm Always Thinking of Chaucer.
Ruby's series of prints incorporates and interweaves Geoffrey Chaucer's medieval Canterbury Tales - his narration, his story's pilgrims, and the stories those pilgrims told, with the contemporary stories that poet Tony Quagliano told of contemporary literary and jazz pilgrims.
I'm Always Thinking of Chaucer will be on display from May 1 - July 15, 2011
Opening reception is May 1, 2011 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, April 18, 2011

MFA students present "Emerging Artist Talks" at thirtyninehotel

Seven emerging artists from the MFA program will be presenting about their current studio practice. Come hear the stories behind the work and gain insight into how these artist's process, research, and personal experiences shape their visual language.

Artists: Megan Bent / Roxanne Chasle / Dustin Hart / Kumi Nakajima / Jessica Orfe / Chad Steve / Katie Small

April 28, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm
thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St.

Megan Bent, Self Portrait, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Radio Tiny interviews 6 BFA students

Radio Tiny will be showcasing six BFA students. To be taped LIVE on Friday April 22nd 7:00-8:00 am shown on OC16. Starring - Alex Clinthorne, Ualani Davis, Brady Evans, James Kurzeka, Emily Sewell and Thomas Teraoka.

Radio Tiny broadcasts live via OC16 TV, on Radio K108 (1080 AM) and live streaming on

(artwork on left by Ualani Davis)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Travis Seifman in Kennedy Theatre's The Vengeful Sword

MA student Travis Seifman, is serving as Production Dramaturg in The Vengeful Sword, an upcoming Kabuki production at Kennedy Theatre. Seifman draws from his art historical scholarship to assume a major role in production by providing cast and crew with historical/cultural background on their characters and the setting. Seifman is also playing a small role in the play itself.
The Vengeful Sword opens on April 8, 2011.
On Saturday April 23rd Travis will be presenting a pre-show chat "The Real Story Behind the Play."