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CURRENT + UPCOMING SCHEDULE
 
 
SUMMER 2016 SCHEDULE
 
 
Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES PERCY LAM
April 7 – June 24, 2016 / WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E  KALO
May 16 – 27, 2016 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  ALLOYS OF THOUGHT
May 29 – June 24, 2016 / Commons Gallery

 
 
 
FALL 2016 SCHEDULE
 
 
Jelly Beans-E  AESTHETIC SURPLUS KOMPANY PRESENTS . . .
August 22 – September 16, 2016 / The Art Gallery
Sunday, August 28, 2016
2:00-3:00 pm, Gallery Walk-through
3:00-5:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E  IMAYŌ: JAPAN’S NEW TRADITIONISTS
October 2 – December 2, 2016 / The Art Gallery
Sunday, October 2, 2016
3:00-5:00 pm, Opening reception

October 13, 2016 – January 8, 2017 / Honolulu Museum of Art

 

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[SATELLITE EVENT] PERCY LAM

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Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE

PERCY LAM at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
April 7 – June 24, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 / 6-8pm

Referring to his recent works Percy Lam states, “I was born and raised in Hong Kong. When I immigrated to the United States and settled in Honolulu I became fascinated with PEZ candy dispensers. I collected them and began using them as a way to anchor myself in my new surroundings. I found this material interesting because its form reminded me of the buildings of Hong Kong. I tried to fit into the new culture, but felt that I was outside of it. In order to make sense of this, I first sewed the PEZ wrappers together to create a canvas for a more traditional Chinese landscape. I have continued to use PEZ candies and wrappers to create metaphors for my life-changing experience of immigrating to a foreign land.” Lam received his BFA degree from the Department of Art + Art History, UHM, in 2015.

Lam’s recent group exhibitions include Hybrid Forms & Interdisciplinary Practice, 2015, in Chicago, and Fiber Hawaii, 2014. He was the recipient of the Dianne Sullivan Memorial Scholarship, 2014, from the Department of Art + Art History.

Guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Department of Music, UHM, 2015, and will attend graduate school this fall. He has studied with guitar virtuosos Benjamin Verdery, Frederic Hand, Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz. The recipient of a full scholarship in 2013, Cardenas attended a ten day master class with Benjamin Verdery, professor at Yale University, and was one of a few selected to perform a solo recital. He has been teaching and performing professionally since he was sixteen

to learn more about percy’s work.

Image:
Percy Kam Lok Lam
Pezity: HSBC Main Building, 2016
PEZ candy on Chinese wood table
12″ H x 5.5″ W x 5.5″ D
Courtesy of the artist.

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KALO

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

KALO
MAY 16 – 27, 2016
Commons Gallery

KALO, an art installation of 87 kalo plants created by Bernice Akamine, honors the The Hui Aloha ‘Āina—or signers of The Hui Aloha ‘Āina Anti-Annexation Petitions of 1897–1898—and all po‘e aloha ‘āina. KALO was created using pōhaku donated by community members from the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i for the corm of the individual plants, along with copies of the pages of The Hui Aloha ‘Āina Anti-Annexation Petitions on the back and maps of the islands on the front of each plant’s leaves.

KALO was created with funding from a 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Native Hawaiian Fellowship.

By appointment or exterior viewing / M-F 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 12 – 4 pm;
Closed Sat.
Admission to exhibition is free. Parking fees may apply.

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ALLOYS OF THOUGHT

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

Alloys of Thought
May 29 – June 24, 2016
Commons Gallery

Alloys of Thought features mixed media works created by students in advanced sculpture, ART400-002, taught by Gaye Chan and Fred Roster. The artists used metal, ceramics, wood, glass, plastic, and even sound in their pieces.

Artists’ statement:
To create something, one sometimes start with an idea. Other times, however, the objects emerge of their own volition. The artworks in this exhibition are some of each.

Image:
Work by Janis Lee.
Courtesy of the artist.

By appointment or exterior viewing / M-F 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 12 – 4 pm;
Closed Sat.
Admission to exhibition is free. Parking fees may apply.

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AESTHETIC SURPLUS KOMPANY PRESENTS . . .

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

AESTHETIC SURPLUS KOMPANY PRESENTS . . .
features works by Peter Chamberlain, professor of electronic art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
August 22 – September 16, 2016
The Art Gallery

Sunday, August 28
2-3 pm, Gallery walk-through with the artist
3-5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery

September 1, 2016
3-4 pm, Gallery walk-through with the artist, The Art Gallery

Aesthetic Surplus Kompany (A.S.K.) was established in 1976 by Peter Chamberlain, a.k.a. Captain Random, in Vancouver, B.C., Canadada [sic]. Its manifesto stated that art is a verb, not a noun. Art can be witnessed when it is happening in real time. After that, what we tend to refer to as art is more realistically a commodified document of the act(ion)—more appropriately referred to as aesthetic surplus. Simple.

Emphasizing that premise, this exhibition will maintain the integrity of offering witness to real-time creative activity, primarily through either performed or feedback-responsive audio and video systems that modulate data from sculptural props. Aesthetic surplus from such activity will also be presented when real-time activity is not practical.

Ultimately, the challenge to Chamberlain will lie in his ability to actively manipulate the space into a constantly evolving and provocative experience for 23 straight days—a marathon of improvisational activity. Details will be announced as they materialize.

More info on Peter Chamberlain.

Images:
Peter Chamberlain, 1976, 2016.
Courtesy of the artist.

Gallery hours:
Mon.-Fri. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays; Labor Day, Sept. 5.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

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IMAYŌ: JAPAN’S NEW TRADITIONISTS

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

IMAYŌ: JAPAN’S NEW TRADITIONISTS
features works by 6 contemporary Japanese artists whose works are inspired by historical art and craft traditions. Unique works are presented at two venues.

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
October 2 – December 2, 2016

Honolulu Museum of Art
October 13, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Events: TBA

Imayō: Japan’s New Traditionists is an exhibition that examines how historical art and craft traditions inspire Japanese artists in their search for new modes of expression today. The exhibition features art by Kimura Ryōko, Yamamoto Tarō, Ishii Tōru, Tanada Kōji, Mitsuta Haruo, and Someya Satoshi, all of whom who share interest in and extensive technical knowledge of Japan’s painting, textile, lacquer, wood carving and metal casting traditions as practiced before the onset of high modernity in the twentieth century. While these artists admire and embrace aspects of traditional Japanese art, they do so as 21st century artists with global ambitions, a tension ironically referenced with the exhibition title word imayō, an out-dated Japanese term that originally means “in the contemporary style.”

The exhibition unfolds at two venues—The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Oct. 2 – Dec. 2, 2016) and the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) (Oct. 13, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017). For an optimum experience, viewers are invited to visit both venues, each of which has its own special dimension and unique works. TAG features the artists’ most recent works, some of which were commissioned specifically for this exhibition, whereas HoMA displays works by Imayō artists side-by-side with historical artworks of the sort that inspires, selected from the museum’s collection.

An extensive program of artist and specialist lectures, hands-on workshops, and gallery talks will also take place, the schedule to be announced.

This exhibition is curated by John Szostak, professor of Japanese art history, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Image:
Imayō logo.
Designed by Chae Ho Lee.

Hours & Admission:
The Art Gallery:
Mon.-Fri. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays; Election Day, Nov. 8; Veterans Day, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; non-instructional day, Nov. 25.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Honolulu Museum of Art:
Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Closed: Mondays; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; Christmas, Dec. 25.
Admission: Adults – $10; Age 17 and under – free; Members – free.
Free days: Bank of Hawaii Family Sundays: Third Sunday of the month, 11am-5pm;
First Wednesday of every month

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VISION: 2016 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITIONS


Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION
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VISION: 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
features works by BFA students in graphic design + studio art

April 24 – May 13, 2016
Commons Gallery (graphic design BFA)
The Art Gallery (studio art BFA)

Sunday, April 24
2-3 pm, Awards Ceremony, ART Auditorium
3-5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery
Music by Aaron Cardenas

April 25, 27, 29, 3-4 pm
Gallery walk-throughs with the artists, The Art Gallery

VISION: 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of nearly 35 forthcoming graduates from the BFA program in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). VISION suggests each student’s thoughts, concepts and manifestations near the completion of coursework towards a B.F.A.degree. The students have endeavored to create their most challenging and ambitious artworks 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.

Guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Department of Music, UHM, 2015, and will attend graduate school this fall. He has been teaching and performing professionally since he was sixteen.

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FRAGMENTS & EMPIRE: CAMBODIAN ART FROM THE ANGKOR PERIOD

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FRAGMENTS & EMPIRE: CAMBODIAN ART FROM THE ANGKOR PERIOD
March 6 – May 6, 2016
John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

SPECIAL EVENTS:
All events are free and open to the public.
Location for all events: John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opening reception
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Gallery walk-through with Kristin Remington, curator,
Fragments & Empire

Friday, March 11, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lecture: A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation, by Dr. William R. Chapman, Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Professor, Department of American Studies, UHM

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Film Screening & Discussion: Phnom Penh, Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the City
Discussion to follow by Erin Gleeson, curator and co-founding Artistic Director of SA SA BASSAC in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Dr. Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Associate Professor of Art History and Critical Theory, UHM, and Dr. Paul Lavy, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History, UHM

Sunday, April 10, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: John Young, Artist as Collector, with Roger Bellinger, Co-Founder of the John Young Foundation and Victor Kobayashi, Professor Emeritus and Founding Dean of Outreach College, UHM

Fragments & Empire examines Cambodian (or Khmer) art of the Angkor Empire, which dominated much of mainland Southeast Asia from the ninth through the fifteenth centuries. It includes examples of sandstone architectural fragments, ceremonial bronzes, and stoneware vessels associated with the styles of the imperial capital as well as their transmission into peripheral regions in modern-day northeastern Thailand.
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ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY GLASS + CERAMICS SALE

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Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY GLASS + CERAMICS SALE
Ceramics Handbuilding Studio

Pre-sale: May 5, 2016 / 5 – 7 pm
Sale: May 6, 7, and 8, 2016 / 10 am – 4 pm

The Annual Mother’s Day Glass + Ceramic Sale features great gifts! Find the perfect gifts for Mom and new graduates and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.

Directions + where to park
Parking fees may apply.

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

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ART 336 WEARABLE ART

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

ART 336 Wearable Art
March 28 – April 8, 2016
Commons Gallery

Using the body as a core, students in Madeleine Söder’s ART 336 Wearable Art class explore conceptual ideas, exploit the construction of clothing, and transverse the landscape of the human figure. Most of the projects completed are non-functional wearable sculpture.

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