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CURRENT EVENTS

FALL 2017

Jelly Beans-E  WHORL / JACQUELINE RUSH LEE
Installation on view September 6, 2016 – September 6, 2017

Jelly Beans-E  JOHN YOUNG COLLECTION
May – September 2017 / John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES MOMOE NAKAJIMA
June 8 – September 14, 2017 / Waikiki Parc Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  ART 358 UTILITARIAN SCULPTURE
August 21 – September 1, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  BEAUTY OF MOKUHANGA: DISCIPLINE & SENSIBILITY
木版画の美:修練と感性

August 21 – October 1, 2017 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  SHOOTING WALLPAPER: BRIGITTE ZIEGER
September 5 – December 1, 2017 / John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-E  REMINDER
September 10 – 15, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT
September 6, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES TAYLOR JOHNSON
September 21 – December 8, 2017 / Waikiki Parc Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT
October 4, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-E  (EXHIBITION TBA)
October 8 – November 3, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STEFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN
October 22 – December 1, 2017 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT
November 1, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-E  KOSTA KULUNDZIC
November 5 – 22, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  MEL CHIN PUBLIC LECTURE & WORKSHOPS (details TBA)
November 13 – 17, 2017

Jelly Beans-E  GLASS EXHIBITION
November 27 – December 1, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT
December 6, 2017, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-A  ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE
early December (dates/times TBA) / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  HARRY TSUCHIDANA: WORKS ON PAPER
January 16 – February 16, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  2018 BFA EXHIBITION
April 22 – May 11, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Information may be subject to change.


WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES MOMOE NAKAJIMA

Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE

MOMOE NAKAJIMA at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
June 8 – September 14, 2017
Public Reception: Thursday, June 8, 2017 / 6–8pm

Momoe Nakajima’s sculptures are highlighted as part of an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.

Momoe Nakajima, a Hawai‘i-based artist, is inspired by her connections to Japan and Hawai‘i. She states, “As the saying goes, ‘Home is where the heart is.’ Being born in Japan, yet raised in Hawai‘i, this sentiment holds special relevance. The distance between me and my Japanese heritage has grown, and while at times I experienced feelings of rootlessness, I’ve come to identify Hawai‘i as my home.”

Her recent works include several pairs of a ceramic figure and a jar. The jar accompanies and grounds the figure while providing guidance like an ‘aumakua, a Hawaiian personal or family god. Each pair reflects its bond through matching surface designs that feature plants and flowers from Japan and Hawai‘i. For Nakajima, they represent home, old and new, and past and present, as she continues to explore and define where she belongs.

Nakajima, the recipient of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Art + Art Historyv, UHM (2017), concurrently attended both UHM and Windward Community College (WCC). Although the commute was sometimes challenging, she is proud to call both campuses “her school.” Since 2014 she has held two art-related jobs at WCC—kiln and glaze technician at the ceramics studio and exhibition installation assistant at Gallery ‘Iolani.

In 2017 Nakajima was honored with the UHM Ceramic Faculty Book award. Her artwork has been presented at The Art Gallery, UHM, in SYSTEMS: 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition; and at Gallery ‘Iolani, WCC, in Confluence 4, (2016); Ka Waiwai Mohala, (2014); and Confluence 3, (2011).

Guitarist Christopher Hopper will provide music at the opening reception in this series of up-and-coming young artists’ exhibitions at the Waikiki Parc. Hopper studied guitar with Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards finalist Ian O’Sullivan and ukulele under Dr. Byron Yasui. In 2016, he received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the Department of Music, UHM. He has also studied with guitar virtuosos Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz. The recipient of a full scholarship in 2014, Hopper attended Benjamin Verdery’s master class where he studied with Verdery, professor of guitar from Yale University, and Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Dearman from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ). In 2015 Hopper was invited again to attend the master class, which featured former LAGQ member and founder Andrew York. An occasional performer at Hy’s Steakhouse, Hopper teaches guitar and ukulele to 20 students each week.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History, College of Arts + Humanities, and Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa

ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby
2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission
Complimentary parking with hotel validation

Image:
Momoe Nakajima
Put Down Roots, 2017 (detail)
stoneware
Photographer: Chris Rohrer


BEAUTY OF MOKUHANGA: DISCIPLINE & SENSIBILITY

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

BEAUTY OF MOKUHANGA: DISCIPLINE & SENSIBILITY
木版画の美:修練と感性

August 21 – October 1, 2017
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

EVENTS
free and open to the public

Thursday, September 28, 2017
3:00–4:00 p.m. In Search of Mokuhanga Light: Globalizing Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Gallery walk-through with Mr. Yasuyuki Sato, Director, Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory; and Mr. Hayato Fujioka, Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

4:00–5:00 p.m. Gallery walk-through with Mr. Ralph Kiggell, Vice-Chair of International Mokuhanga Conference and a juror for Beauty of Mokuhanga; and Mr. Hiroki Morinoue, Local Committee Chair
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

5:00–6:00 p.m. Light reception
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Artists’ materials & resources showcase
UHM Art Building, Room 308

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. International Artist-in-Residency & International Exchange Program showcase
Commons Gallery, UHM

Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Open portfolio, part 1; 1:00–3:00 p.m., part 2
Art Building, Room 373

3:00–5:00 p.m. Light reception
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The juried international exhibition Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility celebrates the Third International Mokuhanga Conference, which is being held outside of Japan for the first time. Mokuhanga, a traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique, is widely recognized through ukiyo-e prints that were popular during the Edo period (1603–1868).

Beauty of Mokuhanga features 107 woodblock prints and hand-printed artists’ books created by 68 invited artists from around the world. The diverse works include abstract to representational styles, vibrant to subtle hues, contemporary commentary and humor, and an unusual pair of plaited prints. This exhibition bridges time periods, places, generations, and disciplines through a celebration of the tradition of mokuhanga. It promotes the understanding of mokuhanga and its history, and encourages the study and practice of mokuhanga printmaking in the global art community. Artists represent the countries of Australia; Canada; Croatia; Finland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Macau, People’s Republic of China; the Netherlands, New Zealand; Norway; Poland; South Korea; the United Kingdom; and the United States of America.

The conference, scheduled for September 28 – October 1 at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, nurtures the discipline of mokuhanga and its special sensibilities, and also fosters its innovative uses.

Donkey Mill Art Center, the home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture on the Big Island, is organizing and hosting the third International Mokuhanga Conference and exhibition.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.

Gallery hours:
Mon.–Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays; Labor Day, Sept. 4.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.


ART 358 UTILITARIAN SCULPTURE

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

ART 358 UTILITARIAN SCULPTURE by students in Nick Hunsinger’s class
Aug. 21 – Sept. 1, 2017
Commons Gallery

Exhibition Information:

ART 358 Utilitarian Sculpture is a class focused on teaching students how to design and create functional objects out of wood. Students learn to take an idea from 2D sketches to a reality. The total functionality of the object is planned out, both in terms of usability and the environment to which it is meant for. The students are also introduced to advanced construction techniques including jig making and CNC milling.

The works in this exhibition stem from three projects done over the course of six weeks. The first project asked the students to come up with an object that improved their life in some way, using only a limited amount of material. The second project was a lamp that needed to incorporate a curved element. The third project required the students to build a piece of furniture styled after an adjective they drew from a bowl. The tight deadlines and daily work schedule required the students to think on their feet and solve problems quickly. These works are all the more impressive considering this is only the second time most of them have worked in the woodshop.

Artists
Hsin Fang Chang
Robert Flowers
Laurel Fongblatt
Emily Goodyear
Brandon Howes
Xiao Hu
Derwin Leiva
Mari Matsuda
Lucille Olechowski

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
Images courtesy of the Nick Hunsinger.


REMINDER

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

REMINDER by Ashley McCue & Todd Sato
Sept. 10 – 15, 2017
Commons Gallery

Exhibition Information:

Ashley McCue and Todd Sato present REMINDER, an exploratory collaboration that brings the inner self-sabotaging dialogue into the open through the manipulation of sound and video. Viewers will be transported into the feedback loop of a human mind filled with hopes, dreams, and insecurities. A video loop will play in the gallery all day as the sound of the installation morphs over time.

Artist Information:

Ashley McCue and Todd Sato are art students who have been studying with Peter Chamberlain, professor and chair of the electronic arts at the Dept. of Art + Art History, UHM.

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
REMINDER
Image courtesy of the artists.


ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STEFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

Isotopia Pacifica, Stéfane Perraud
 Collaboration with Aram Kebabdjian
October 22 – December 1, 2017
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Special events:
All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 22
2:00–3:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through with Stéfane Perraud
3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception

Tuesday, October 24
3:00–4:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through with Stéfane Perraud

Thursday, October 26
4:30–6:30 p.m., Public lecture by Stéfane Perraud, Art Building, Room 101

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) presents a contemporary art exhibition that highlights the collaboration of French artist Stéfane Perraud and writer Aram Kebabdjian and their recent work in the Pacific islands.

Isotopia is a fictional volcanic island invented by trans-media artist Stéfane Perraud and writer/collaborator Aram Kebabdjian. They describe an island with a military base somewhere between the 62nd and 63rd parallels—far from the normal sea routes—and populated by a few scientists, inhabitants, and a few visionaries. Perraud and Kebabdjian first explored this mirage in 2014 during an exhibition in La Malterie, in Lille, France. At the Galerie de Roussan, Paris, 2015, they hunted for isotopes on Isotopia.

In October 2017, the duo intends to investigate the possible links between Isotopia and the Hawaiian Islands. Perraud and Kebabdjian employ literary and sculptural machines that depict the immense power of the isotope and the legacy of the development of modern nuclear energy. Faux artifacts of the Cold War tests and secret bases in the Pacific are presented as clues to nefarious military operations—lost fleets of secret submarines, errant nuclear missiles, and a mega-reactor producing the un-seeable phenomenon of Blue Gorgon.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts;Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; Student Athletic Fee Committee, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.

Image:
Stéfane Perraud
Bleu Gorgone #02, 2016
Courtesy of the artist.

 

KOSTA KULUNDZIC

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

KOSTA KULUNDZIC by Kosta Kulundzic
Nov. 5 – 22, 2017
Commons Gallery

Exhibition Information:

In public view, Kosta Kulundzic will produce a large-scale drawing from start to finish in the Commons Gallery.

Artist Information:

Born in 1972, Kosta Kulundzic is a French artist of Serbian origin. His work, based on biblical texts, focuses on belief and mysticism in contemporary society. He has taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Val-de-Seine and the Université d’Orsay, Paris Sud XI.

Gallery hours : M-F 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
Closed: Saturdays; Veterans Day, Nov 10
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
Apocalypse selon Saint Georges
Image courtesy of the artist.


ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE 2017

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Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE 2017

December 6 – 10, 2017 (dates pending confirmation) / Commons Gallery

The annual Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale features great holiday gifts! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.

Hours: (dates/times pending confirmation)
Wednesday, December 6
4 – 7 pm

Thursday – Sunday, December 7 – 10:
10 am – 4 pm

Directions + where to park
Parking fees may apply.

For more information contact Professor Rick Mills at rlmills@hawaii.edu or 808-956-5258


2018 MASTER OF FINE ARTS THESIS EXHIBITIONS

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

SPECIAL EVENTS:
All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Opening reception

The graduate program at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is a comprehensive and diverse center for the graduate study of the visual arts and Asian and Pacific art history. The exciting thesis exhibitions are part of a demanding course of study, production, and review. MFA candidates concurrently present new and engaging works that demonstrate each artist’s caliber of ideas, skills, awareness of the global context within which art is created and circulated, and critically engaged artistic practice.

The artists, the titles of their exhibitions, and their areas of specialization are:

Robert Flowers
Terra Keck
Lucy Oleshansky
Nisha Pinjani
Atis Puampai
Khari Saffo
Chiho Ushio

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30;
Easter, Apr. 1.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 27 – 29.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.

 

2018 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
features works by BFA students in graphic design + studio art

April 22 – May 11, 2018
Commons Gallery (graphic design BFA)
The Art Gallery (studio art BFA)

Sunday, April 22
2–3 pm, Awards Ceremony, ART Auditorium
3–5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery

(TBA)
Gallery walk-throughs with the artists, The Art Gallery

The 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of nearly 30 forthcoming graduates from the BFA program in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Each student’s thoughts, concepts and manifestations near the completion of coursework towards a BFA degree are highlighted in this exhibition.

This group exhibition is a culmination of a semester-long focused exploration of professional studio practice. Their work in graphic design, drawing and painting, glass, ceramics, fiber, printmaking, photography, and sculpture show a diverse range of ideas and techniques. The Graphic Design program presents its students’ work in The Commons Gallery. The works of the students in the Studio Art program are featured at The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays

Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.



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