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CINDY IODICE WINNER OF 7 FILM AWARDS

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BFA alum CINDY IODICE‘s film THE BRIDGE is an Official Selection of The New York Film & TV Festival, screening on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.

Shot on location in Honolulu THE BRIDGE has already won the following international film awards:
– Hawaii International Short Film Festival, Award for Best of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
– IndieFEST Film Awards, Award of Recognition (La Jolla, California)
– Reel Time International Online Film Festival Best Short Film Category Finalist (Perth, Australia)
– Reel Time International Online Film Festival Best Short Film Category Winner (Perth, Australia)
– Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network, Laurel of Excellence Award- (Tampa Fla.)
– The Accolade Global Film Competition, Award of Recognition (Los Angeles, California)
– Best Shorts Competition, Award of Recognition (Los Angeles, CA)

The film is a narrative fictional story about Pono, a tenacious seven-year old Hawaiian boy who lives with his family in a five-story tree house, deep in the rainforest of Hawaii’s Manoa Valley. By spending time with his native Hawaiian father and through the process of cultural transmission, the boy learns about his ancestral roots and Hawaiian history.

more about CINDY + THE BRIDGE
see TRAILER

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LOL!! CHEN CHAN CHEN ON [CHEN CHAN CHEN]

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CHEN CHAN CHAN • 陳 陳 陳
a 3-person exhibition at HoMA featuring UHM artists
GAYE CHAN / CONSTANCE CHEN LIU / DIANE CHEN KW

Check out the VIDEO on Honolulu Museum’s blog of an impromptu conversation between the three artists.

CHEN CHAN CHEN is on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery until March 21, 2017.

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DREXLER + FULOP OPENS AT HPU ART GALLERY

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Two Person Exhibition at Hawai‘i Pacific University Art Gallery
CHROMA CURRENT | DEBRA DREXLER (faculty member)
PLANT PORTRAITS IN HONOLULU | EDINA FULOP (Spring 2016 Artist in Residence)
OPENING RECEPTION: SUN. NOV. 20 4:00-6:00 PM
EXHIBITION DATES: NOV. 20, 2016 – JAN. 13, 2017
GALLERY HOURS: MONDAY – SATURDAY 8 AM – 5 PM
ADDRESS: Hawaii Loa Campus 45-045 Kamehameha Highway

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MFA JAN DICKEY ON DESIGN TALK

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MFA student JAN DICKEY will be interviewed by Matt Gilbertson of Design Talk radio on KGU AM 760.
Hear it live – Friday, November 18 at 4pm
Stream later at Design Talk.

The interview focuses on Dickey’s painting practice – some background on his life/art education, and his current project: cover the earth. The interview also in includes a three song music playlist curated by Jan Dickey, including “You Want it Darker” by the late Leonard Cohen.

MORE about JAN.

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[VISITING SCHOLAR] GLENN ADAMSON COMING SOON

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photo credit: Sipke Visser

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GLENN ADAMSON

Round Table Discussion “Tradition: What’s the Use?”
Wednesday, November 30 / 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater
with Jaimey Hamilton-Faris, professor of Critical Theory and Contemporary Art, UHM; Yamamoto Tarō, painter and professor of Fine Arts, Akita University of Art. (a part of concurrent exhibition IMAYŌ)

Public Lecture
Thursday, December 1 / 3:00-4:15 pm
Room 101, ART Building
book sale + signing to follow lecture
(Books will be available for sale from the UH Bookstore)

“Production Values: Narratives of Making in Contemporary Art”
Today’s artists have an unprecedented level of choice with regard to materials and methods available to them, yet the processes involved in making artworks are rarely addressed in books or exhibitions on art.

In this lecture, preeminent craft theorist and historian Glenn Adamson will draw from his new book Art in the Making (co-authored with Julia Bryan-Wilson). He will share stories from contemporary art, which collectively demonstrate that the materials and methods used to make artworks hold the key to artists’ motivations, their attitudes to authorship, uniqueness and the value of objects, the economic and social contexts from which they emerge, and their approach to the perceived opposition between materiality and conceptualism in art.

Glenn Adamson is a curator and theorist who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art. He was until March 2016 the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He has previously been Head of Research at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum – UK), and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. His publications include Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan Wilson); Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); and Thinking Through Craft (2007).

Recommended Readings:
• Introduction + Chapter 6 [Cashing In] from Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing 2016 (by Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson)

co-sponsored by Mark and Carolyn Blackburn

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FACULTY SEARCH IN SCULPTURE

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The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is conducting a search for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the specialization of sculpture. Particularly seeking candidates with a specific interest in teaching and practicing sculpture relevant to the context of Hawai’i and the Asia Pacific; has a fluid practice that incorporates both the material and conceptual languages of contemporary sculpture; and ideally has a vision for the future of sculpture and art in general. For more information see http://hawaii.edu/art/about/search2016-2017.html

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JOHN SZOSTAK TALKING IMAYO AT HARVARD!!

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JOHN SZOSTAK was invited by Harvard to present a talk entitled Tradition Redux: The Presence of the Past in Japanese Contemporary Art.

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DEBRA DREXLER / NEW YORK SOLO

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upcoming solo exhibition
DEBRA DREXLER / VENUS RAISING
curated by Enrico Gomez
November 2, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday Nov 2, 2016, 6-8pm
Artist Talk and Walkthrough: Sunday Nov 6, 2016, 2-4pm

The Majestic
222 Montgomery Street, Jersey City
201.435.8000

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JAMES JACK NEWS

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MA alum JAMES JACK is EXTREMELY active on several fronts.

EXHIBITION
Exhibition Wasuremono: Things Left Behind
James Jack & Kotaro Ushijima
October 5- November 21, 2016
Kyushu University, Shiiki Hall
Fukuoka, Japan

ARTIST TALK
October 22, 17:30-19:00
National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiyuki Oshita
James Jack
Marcello Nishiyama

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PUBLICATION
Social Climates of Sunset House
Released October 2016
Dialogue featuring:
Shinichi Anzai
James Jack
Yoshiaki Kawata
Ryosuke Kondo

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EXHIBITION
Setouchi Triennale 2016
Sunset House: The House as Language of Being
Fall Season: October 8- November 6

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EXHIBITION
Stories Told by Art Over 100 Years
James Jack. Philosophy of Dirt: Nokonoshima. 2016. Installation view.
October 8 – November 13
Fukuoka Prefectural Art Museum

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EXHIBITION
Gen Gen Ten
October 22 – November 13
New works featuring 100 samples of dirt on paper gathered over the past year by James Jack are included in this unique exhibition.
Iwaki Alios Center 1F & Moritakaya Art Center 1F
Iwaki City, Fukushima

EXHIBITION
Stories of Khayalan: Works on Paper by James Jack
Exhibition extended to October 29th
Passages Bookshop
Portland, Oregon

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WENDY KAWABATA / UPLAND AND FURROW / AUCKLAND

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WENDY KAWABATA

Sanderson Contemporary / 25 October to 06 November 2016
Opening Reception Tuesday, 25 October, from 5.30pm

KAWABATA’s latest series of paintings Upland and Furrow are accumulations of geometric shapes that form improvised grids. The works demonstrate a delicate geometry that relates to quilt design, a craft the artist has explored alongside her painting. Quilt-making has the peculiarity of being both prescriptive and flexible, which is reflected in the way these paintings are largely unstructured, yet point to an underlying grid composition. Kawabata’s affinity with handicraft has been an enduring aspect of her practice, as she regularly channels traditionally domestic techniques into fine art applications.

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