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CURRENT EVENTS

SPRING 2017

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

Jelly Beans-E  ULA LEO / ‘IMAIKALANI KALAHELE + CORY TAUM
March 3 – May 5, 2017 / John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES MICHAEL CONNOLLY
April 6 – June 2, 2017 / Waikiki Parc Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  SYSTEMS : 2017 BFA EXHIBITION
April 23 – May 12, 2017 / The Art Gallery + Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A   MOTHER’S DAY CERAMICS + GLASS SALE
April 27 – 30, 2017 / ART Ceramics Studios

Jelly Beans-A   MUSIC @ART – Lunchtime Concert
Wednesday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 pm / ART Breezeway

Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES MOMOE NAKAJIMA
June 8 – August 3, 2017 / Waikiki Parc 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  
ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STEFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN
October 22 – December 1, 2017 / The Art Gallery

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

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2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018 / The Art Gallery

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2018 BFA EXHIBITION
April 22 – May 11, 2018 / The Art Gallery


WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES MOMOE NAKAJIMA

Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE

MOMOE NAKAJIMA at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
June 8 – August 3, 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, 2016 (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

Sunday, October 1 / The Art Gallery
3:00–5:00 p.m. Closing reception

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).

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.

Featuring 100 mokuhanga prints and hand-printed artists’ books by 68 artists from around the world, this exhibition presents the history of mokuhanga, and promotes the study, practice, and appreciation of mokuhanga printmaking in the global art community.

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.


ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STEFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

Isotopic 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
4:30–6:00 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; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.

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


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.


SYSTEMS : 2017 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

SYSTEMS: 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
features works by BFA students in graphic design + studio art

April 23 – May 12, 2017
Commons Gallery (graphic design BFA)
The Art Gallery (studio art BFA)

Sunday, April 23
2–3 pm, Awards Ceremony, ART Auditorium
3–5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery
Music by DJs from the Maximum Joy Collective, spinning vinyl from the 1970s and ’80s

April 24, 26, 28
3–4 pm, Gallery walk-throughs with the artists, The Art Gallery

SYSTEMS: 2017 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—each one has endeavored to create his or her most challenging and ambitious artwork yet.

This group exhibition is a culmination of a semester-long focused exploration of professional studio practice. Their pieces 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.

Image:
SYSTEMS: 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Designers: 2017 BFA graphic design students
Faculty advisor: Chae Ho Lee


MOTHER’S DAY CERAMICS + GLASS SALE

Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

MOTHER’S DAY CERAMICS + GLASS SALE

April 27 – 30, 2017 / ART Building, Ceramics Studio

The annual Mother’s Day Ceramic + Glass Sale features great gifts for your mother, grandmother, aunt, or grad! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.

Hours:
April 27:
4 – 6 pm

April 28 – 30:
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


WHORL / SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION BY JACQUELINE RUSH LEE

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

WHORL
September 6, 2016 – September 6, 2017
A site-specific installation by Jacqueline Rush Lee.
The artist will create a new work amidst the bamboo grove near our art galleries. The work is loosely based on her recent series Elemental whereupon she inserts books into tree branches and stumps. After initial installation, Whorl will work in collaboration with nature over the period of one year.
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ULA LEO by ‘IMAIKALANI KALAHELE + CORY TAUM

Jelly Beans-M  MUSEUM

ULA LEO by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele + Cory Taum
March 3 – May 5, 2017
John Young Museum of Art

Ula Leo is a collection of work by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele (Hawai‘i-based artist and poet) and Cory Taum (Hawai‘i-based artist) that considers the relationship between urban development, environmental degradation, cultural memory, and resistance. This multi-generational exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, poetry, and artist videos addressing specific sites, spaces, and landscapes of O‘ahu and illustrating stories from a Hawaiian perspective.

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS + DUAL OPENING:
Sunday, March 19 / 1:00-4:00pm @ John Young Museum of Art + Commons Gallery
Dual opening Ula Leo by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum + Diamond Head by Drew Broderick with Gan Uyeda at Commons Gallery.
1:30–2:00 Artist conversations with ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum at John Young Museum of Art
2:30–3:00 Artist conversation with Drew Broderick at the Commons Gallery

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Thursday, April 20 / 12:00-2:00pm @ John Young Museum of Art
A discussion on the art and life of ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum with Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu (Hawai‘i-based curator, scholar, and artist)


‘Imaikalani Kalahele, Twin Sisters, 1980

Cory Taum, Pua’a Hiwa, 2016

This exhibition and its related events are part of UHM ART: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY IN HAWAI‘I SERIES that highlights local and international artists who address social-cultural concerns associated with space, place, and environment in O‘ahu. Programs consider diverse approaches by artists including mapping and map-making and visual story-telling.

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.

Gallery hours (Starting March 3):
Mon. – Fri. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Closed: Sat. – Sun.and Public Holidays
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu



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