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ALUM ERIN YUASA CURATES EXHIBITION AT CHOZEN-JI

SHOWS BY DANA BREWER + HANA YOSHIHATA TO OPEN

Two Shows to open by recent BFA alums
DANA BREWER + HANA YOSHIHATA

November 16, 2017 – February 09, 2018
First Hawaiian Center

Between Ocean and Sky: Hana Yoshihata
Hawai’i-island artist Hana Yoshihata is inspired by her experiences on traditional voyaging canoes such as the Hokule‘a. Working on sheets of paper placed flat on the floor or table, Yoshihata applies sea and fresh water, and adds ink and paint, allowing them to flow together and dry freely. She often combines this technique with detailed brushwork of linear patterns and forms, resulting in sensual, layered surfaces that evoke coastal and submerged topography, or the vastness of the night sky.

Petrichor Fall: Dana Brewer
Dana Brewer draws inspiration from the natural world and from the power of heat and gravity used in the creation of her glass forms. Her installation designed for the First Hawaiian Center gallery features multiple blown glass leaves and is reminiscent of the shape and movement of a waterfall.


COVER ART BY TOMMY HITE + ZOE LIU

Works by TOMMY HITE + ZOE LIU have graced covers of contemporary experimental poetry books.


Cover art by TOMMY HITE
Memory Cards by Susan Schultz (Equipage Press)


Cover art by ZOE LIU
Zero Distance by Liang Yujing (TinFish Press)


UPDATE : LAUREN TRANGMAR

UPDATE : Alum LAUREN TRANGMAR
In 2015, just after graduation, Trangmar was invited to take part in the prestigious 2015 ARTISTS OF HAWAI‘I exhibition, whereupon she further developed her BFA project. More recently, this expanding project resulted in a commercial commission for International Marketplace store, Kula & Ko. – a wallpaper design that draws inspiration from 18th century ‘Toile de Jouy’ designs and vintage aloha shirts. The illustrations tell the story of Kula and Kō’s place within Hawaii’s history of pineapple production from plantation time to the present day baking of it’s specialty pineapple cake bars. Typographic elements were incorporated into the design to aid in communicating fun brand related facts.

Art Directed by Middle Management’s Ryan Yamamoto and Matthew Honda (also UH alumni).

More about LAUREN


ADDISON + JOELYN + GEOFFREY WIN AIGA AWARD

Congratulations to BFA alums Addison Carroll, Joelyn Dalit, and Geoffrey Siu for being honored as one of three of the top student designs at AIGA’s 2017 Hawaii’s Five-O Design competition. The winning project is the work they designed for the 2016 BFA Design Showcase “AMPLIFIED”.


GLASS ART SALE!!!


KATE LINGLEY LECTURING AT HARVARD!!

ProfessorKATE LINGLEY will be delivering an invited talk at Harvard University as part of “Longmen Grottoes: New Perspectives” symposium, Oct. 26, 2017.


PERCY LAM + ZOE LIU IN HONG KONG ART EXPO

Alums PERCY LAM + ZOE LIU are among the 70 artists featured in the ARTNEXTEXPO in Hong Kong on October 6 to 9.

See PERCY’s ARTNEXTEXPO page + his website

See ZOE’s ARTNEXTEXPO page + her website


BRADLEY CAPELLO + DUNCAN DEMPSTER

Alums BRADLEY CAPELLO + DUNCAN DEMPSTER are having a two-person show at ARS Art Gallery

Opens Weds, October 4 at 6-9pm

ARS @ 3116 Monsarrat
Opens Thursday, Jan. 5th from 6pm-9pm


Professor Tseng Yuho AKA Betty Ecke 1925-2017

I am not sure how many of us had the pleasure of knowing Tseng Yuho, also known as Betty Ecke. Ecke taught Chinese Art History at our department from the 1970s to 1986. She passed away a couple of weeks ago, and the Honolulu Museum posted a lengthy blog entry about her life. One of her artworks is on view at the current exhibition Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West at the Honolulu Museum of Art.



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University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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