Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Alum Spotlight: Tonia Moreno

Up-and-coming artist and BFA alum Tonia Moreno is making a name for herself in the Honolulu art community as one of the artists featured in UH Manoa's new art partnership with the Waikiki Parc hotel and Halekulani.  Moreno's current glass art featured in the museum is titled "Aura's Whisper" and "Milk and Metal."  Moreno's passion for glass art began in high school and continued during her time at UH.  In a feature article with Ka Leo, the UH school paper, Moreno was quoted saying:

"I like glass because of the many qualities it can have an the countless ways you can work with it.  It is a material unlike metal or wood or ceramic.  The intensity of the heat and fluidity of the glass in its molten state are what intrigued me."

To see Moreno's art in person, visit her exhibition at Parc Promenade Gallery/ Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby at 2233 Helumoa Road in Waikiki.  Her artwork will be on display until May 30.

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