Sunday, July 31, 2011

Emily McIlroy - MFA Thesis Exhibition

Between Two Waters, Emily McIlroy's MFA Thesis Exhibition, will be on display from August 29-September 9 at the Commons Gallery. A reception will be held in conjunction with the opening of the UH Manoa Faculty Exhibition on Sunday, September 4 from 3-5pm.

Friday, July 29, 2011

News on Marion Cadora

MA student Marion Cadora's project Re-historicizing Contemporary Pacific Island Art is featured in ARTstor's blog showcasing new interdisciplinary teaching ideas using ARTstor.

ARTstor offers more than 1 million images for your study and research, and has been growing fast by adding more collections and features. I plan to conduct a few ARTstor workshops in the beginning of semester, which will cover some new features they have added such as the search filtering system. Please stay informed, and encourage your colleagues and students to attend.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Intersections Presents: Emre Hüner - Save the Dates!

Intersections and Shangri La Presents: Emre Hüner
in residence from August 11-26, 2011.

Public Art Lecture:
UHM Art Building Auditorium
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 @ 6 pm

Video Screening:
Thursday, August 25th, 2011 @ 6 pm

Both events are FREE

Emre Hüner was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1977. He is known for his drawing and animation installations of futuristic, fantastical, layered worlds. In his highly acclaimed video animation Panoptikon (2005), plants emerge as sensate beings that seem to take over the world. The imagery -- culled from the internet, books, photos, films and more -- comments on the relationship of our natural, technological, and political worlds. His aesthetic language expresses this relationship through the juxtaposition of man-made scientific objects and nature. He has exhibited at the Istanbul Biennial (2007); Manifesta 7 (2008); the New Museum’s Younger than Jesus (2009), Apex Art (2009), Stroom den Hague (2010).

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Bud Spindt - The Gallery at the Ward Center

An exhibition of Bud Spindi's new sculptural works in glass opens at the Gallery at Ward Centre on July 31st, from 2pm - 5pm. Exhibition runs until August 25, 2011.

1200 Ala Moana Boulevard
(808) 597-8034
Open Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm; Thu 9am-5pm;

Thursday, July 14, 2011



FENDI launchs Fatto a Mano, a design-focus platform in Hawai‘i, with UHart featuring MFA alumni Eli Baxter and Aaron Padilla .

Selected competitively among a pool of UHart alums and current MFA students, Baxter and Padilla will work intimately with FENDI’s Craftsmen from Rome on site at two FENDI Honolulu locations. Jointly they will build, cut, assemble, sew, and create contemporary design pieces that fuse each artistss concepts with FENDI’s style and materials.

Eli Baxter’s cerebral installations consisting of recycled bicycle tire rubber and FENDI Selleria leather explores scientific and philosophical concepts while focusing on raw materials and handcrafted details. Eli creates spatial experiences through her conical, floral and intricate ‘creature-like’ installations that cleverly mix her modern methods with Italian artisanship.

Aaron Padilla manipulates natural wood segments into elegant woven and knotted sculptures. By constructing and deconstructing these pieces, Aaron organically incorporates FENDI Selleria leather to create modern designs with mixed textures.


Eli Baxter at FENDI Ala Moana – August 12, 12-6 + August 13, 12-8
Aaron Padilla at FENDI Royal Hawaiian – August 14, 12-6 + August 15, 12-8
In honor of Baxter and Padilla's alma mater, 20% of the private events sales will benefit our department.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kirsten Simonsen in Drawing Expanse

Kirsten Simonsen in Drawing Expanse at Space for Art, San Diego
June 11-July 17, 2011

Curated by David White & Karen McGuire, the exhibition is an overview of the expansive potential of drawing in the contemporary art practice. Drawing continues to evolve as a medium, encompassing flat work, sculpture, performance, photography and video. From the most traditional, to the most experimental, all forms of drawing share the common language of mark making, gesture, notation, and line. Drawing Expanse will illuminate the myriad ways in which drawing continues to influence and affect us.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

East-West Ceramics Collaboration V

East-West Ceramics Collaboration V
For the fifth time, the UHM Ceramics Program brings together international ceramics professionals for four-weeks at UH Mānoa's ceramics facility. Please join us for the following events:

Pacific Rim Artist Presentations

Thursday July 14, 2011; 7 pm
Richard Parker (New Zealand)
Vipoo Srivilasa (Thailand and Australia)
Sin-ying Ho (Hong Kong, USA)
Chang Ching-Yuan (Taiwan)

Tuesday July 19, 2011; 7 pm
NamSook Chang (Korea)
Ayumi Shigematsu (Japan)
Garth Johnson (USA)

Thursday July 21 2011; 7 pm
Ian Johnston (Canada)
Rosario Guillermo (Mexico)
Inchin Lee (Korea)

Tuesday July 26, 2011; 7 pm
Simone Fraser (Australia)
Zhang Jingjing (People's Republic of China)
Brad Taylor (USA)
Suzanne Wolfe (USA)

All artist presentations will be held at the UHM Center for Korean Studies auditorium. (Please note this change of venue from previous years. The auditorium at the Art Building is undergoing repairs.)

East-West Ceramics Open House
Saturday July 30, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Art Building Ceramics Courtyard
meet the artists and discuss the ceramic works in progress

All events are free and open to the public; parking fees may apply
for information - Suzanne Wolfe at 956-5264 or