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WESTON LAMBERT RECEIVES JOAN MITCHELL GRANT
November 21, 2014

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Just announced! WESTON LAMBERT awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Career Opportunity Grant!! See Lambert’s website.

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ENCORE!! ROBERT REED!
November 18, 2014

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ROBERT REED is the Hawaii Craftsmen // Fashion Meets Fiber 8:00 pm show – What happens when you mix up icons Grace Jones, Liz Taylor, Peggy Lee, Annie Lennox, and Audrey Hepburn in Robert Reed’s head? His new performance “Two Steps Fashion Forward, One Step Back!” A performance from artist Robert Reed in collaboration with Aisis Chen.

Thursday, November 20th // 5pm – 9pm
Honolulu Museum of Art School // 1111 Victoria Street

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MODIFIED!! WHAT A SHOW!
November 17, 2014

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MODIFIED — an exhibition at Commons Gallery features the work of ten BFA students in ART466 (with Professor Chae Ho Lee). Each student has created unique alphabets inspired by astronomical phenomena, Japanese woodblock print (ukiyo-e), Jewish/German Blackletter, Hispanic textiles, low poly graphics, Maori Kowhaiwhai patterns and origami folds. Non-Latin alphabets were also created and inspired by Japanese handwritten menus, 17th century Russian scripts and combining an Armenian alphabet with Hawaiian petroglyphs. The exhibition includes a series of large format color posters displaying each alphabet as well as a specimen of the alphabet’s letterforms in use. Each student also presents their alphabets either lasercut into vibrant acrylics and exotic woods, printed onto fabric, folded into paper or carefully woven with thread into a typographic sculpture.

COME SEE – November 16-26
List of Artists/Designers: Yurie Asai, Nirvana Balian, Jerica Harada, Caleb Hartsfield, Matthew Kubota, Matthew Marcella, Angela Ni, Trent Perry, Elena Poritskaya, Lauren Trangmar

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CERAMICS + GLASS SALE – 12/4 to 7 COME ONE COME ALL!!
November 17, 2014

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CERAMICS + GLASS SALE

December 4+5+6+7
10am to 4pm daily
Commons Gallery, ART Building

questions? ask Rick Mills rlmills@hawaii.edu or 808-956-5258

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GAYE CHAN KEYNOTE SPEAKER @ UC BERKELEY CONFERENCE DEC 8
November 17, 2014

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GAYE CHAN keynote speaker at UC Berkeley conference FEMINIST TRANSLATIONS/QUEER MOBILITIES: A SYMPOSIUM

Monday, December 8, 2014 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | 308A Doe Library & 602 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

The daylong symposium Feminist Translations/Queer Mobilities critically examines genealogy, temporality, acts of translation, and metaphors of mobility in feminist and queer theories of art and politics. It will attempt to give equal attention to artists and art objects as to theories, practices and methods, while presuming that the two domains are of course deeply intertwined. more information.

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DEBRA DREXLER’S SHOW OPENS IN NEW YORK ON NOV 12
November 9, 2014

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DEBRA DREXLER is one of three artists in Red, Yellow and Orange
at Van Der Plas Gallery in Manhattan.

from the Press Release, “Red, Yellow and Orange is an exhibition of abstract paintings by Ford Crull, Peggy Cyphers and Debra Drexler. Landscapes, figures and forms emerge and dissolve; sending messages from the unconscious, of spirituality and healing. American painting has always had a long-standing preoccupation with the sublime, defining the American character based on its relationship to the country’s wild, beautiful landscape. In New York today, there is a Renaissance of abstract painting, as painters reinterpret and reinvent the paradigms that have shaped the field. The work of Crull, Cyphers and Drexler represents the best of contemporary abstraction: which is skilled and confident while demonstrating courage and invention. The contemporary sublime puts us in touch with what is elementally human, by erasing personal boundaries and supplanting surety with uncertainty and awe. The work of Crull, Cyphers and Drexler assert the primacy of painting by offering an unabashedly transcendent experience through the medium of paint. Archetypes of shadow and light reveal themselves, red, yellow and orange reflected in the water of life.”

Van Der Plas Gallery
156 Orchard Street, New York, NY
November 12- December 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 12th, 6-9 pm
Wednesday –Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00pm and by appointment

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FULL HOUSE AT FIBER HAWAI‘I
November 7, 2014

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The department has a good showing at the current exhibition FIBER HAWAI‘I: IN, OF, OR ABOUT FIBER at Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery.

Award winners include:
Mary Babcock (Fiber Area Chair) – Award of Excellence, 2D
Anthony Watson (BFA) – Award of Excellence, 3D
Kellie Vaughan – Merit Award
Madeleine Soder (Instructor), Hawai‘i Craftsman Honorable Mention
Stephanie Sugimoto – Hawai‘i Craftsman Honorable Mention

A number of current students and alumni are also featured besides the awardees – Ualani Davis (BFA), Joy Enomoto (BFA), Percy Lam, Maya Lea Portner (MFA), Sean Ross, Tanyah Tavorn, Liz Train (MFA), Reiko Brandon (MFA). Apologies if we missed a few.

Closing event, “Fashion Meets Fiber” features additional student works.

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street, Honolulu
November 6 – 22, 2014,
hours: Tu-Sa 10am-4:30pm, Sun 1-5

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ABI GOOD GOOD NEWS
November 7, 2014

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ABI GOOD just received news that she was awarded an Artist in Residency at THE LAND/an art site in New Mexico in 2015. Congrats!

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GET YOUR FILL OF HASAN ELAHI – OCTOBER 29 + NOVEMBER 5
May 30, 2014

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HASAN ELAHI
Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:30pm
ART Auditorium

Lecture (with the UHM International Cultural Studies Program)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at noon to 1:15pm
BURNS HALL room 2012

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was recently invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, World Economic Forum, and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He will be an Artist in Residence at Shangri La from October 29-November 9, 2014 and a featured artist with the 2014 Honolulu Biennial.

co-sponsored with the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, UHM Center for South Asian Studies, and the UHM International Cultural Studies Program

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SALLY FRENCH IS BACK IN TOWN!
October 25, 2014

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Exhibition / SALLY IS IN THE BUILDING !
November 2 – 14, 2014
Commons Gallery

Sunday, November 2
3:30-5:00 pm
Opening Reception

Monday, November 3

    5:00 – 5:50
    Reception, Commons Gallery

    6:00-7:30 pm
    Art Talk
    Tainted Waters: Sampling the Mind-Spring of Sally French
    ART Auditorium

Gallery Hours / M-F 10 am – 4 pm, Su 12–4 pm
Closed Sat.; Nov. 4, Election Day; Nov. 11, Veterans Day
Admission to exhibition and talk is free. Parking fees may apply.

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