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CHARLIE COHAN IN CANBERRA
July 17, 2014

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Charlie Cohan is conducting workshops in Australia at Canberra Glassworks and Megalo Print Studio + Gallery. [Read more]

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DIANE CHEN AT CAPE ANN MUSEUM
July 10, 2014

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MFA student Diane Chen continues to explore shards as material. She just completed “Strong Breezes and Passing Clouds,” a four panel artwork that will be on permanent display at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts. [more]

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ATIS PUAMPAI AT TREEHOUSE
July 8, 2014

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SLIT by Atis Puampai (BA 2014) at Treehouse from 7/12-8/9/14.

To created the images in his series SLIT, Puampai has modified his camera by employing a technology typically used for bullet forensics or finishing line photography where the film advance behind a narrow slit that acts as the camera’s shutter.

Opening reception on Saturday, July 12, 7-9pm. Live music by Silence the Giants in our courtyard.
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250 Ward Ave. Suite 233

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JESSI DEVERA on Smithsionian
July 4, 2014

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BA student JESSI DEVERA is selected as a featured photographer on Smithsionian Online Exhibition.

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A DEBRA DREXLER SUMMER
June 29, 2014
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As usual Professor Debra Drexler spends her breaks from UHM busily working and showing in New York. This summer is no different and her numerous exhibition activities include:
- Feral Objects, group show at the Creon Gallery / April 16 – May 14
- A solo venue as a part of the Fridge Art Fair, May 8 – 11
- Defying Gravity, a solo exhibition at Java Studios Gallery / July 22- August 11.
And MOST impressively…
- The Intuitionist, group show at the Drawing Center / July 11-August 24

The Intuitionists is a collaborative artist project inspired by Colson Whitehead’s 1999 novel of the same name—a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationships between progress, technology, and difference. Participating artists are invited to submit artworks responding to a word or phrase from the novel. Drexler’s word was ‘silence’. The two images included in this post are her contributions to this exhibition, “To Believe in Silence” and “Speaking in Chemicals”, graphite and acrylic on mylar, 14″ x 11″(2014)

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Japan Times Reviews John Szostak’s Recent Book
June 23, 2014

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The Japan Times’ review writes of the importance of Professor John Szostak’s recently published book, “Painting Circles: Tsuchida Bakusen and Nihonga Collectives in Early 20th-Century Japan.” Szostak compellingly reminds us that before Tsuchida Bakusen’s work was written into the canon of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) it was considered transgressive at the time of their making. Read more…
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MFA alum Jean Pitman’s latest project at the Wexner Center for th Arts
June 23, 2014

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MFA alum Jean Pitman has been working as the youth programs educator at the Wexner Center for the Arts for a few years. Recently she has creatively applied her skills and experience as an artist to implement a public art project with Weiland Park’s teenagers, not to mention expanding art’s relevance to the broader society. [more detail]

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PROFESSOR EMERITUS CLAUDE HORAN PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 11
June 13, 2014 photo by Francis Haar 1973

Claude Horan (29 October 1917 – 11 June 2014) is responsible for establishing the ceramics area at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1947. After a sabbatical in 1967 during which he learned glassblowing, Horan also set up a glass blowing studio adjacent to ceramics in 1968. Horan’s students include Toshiko Takaezu, Henry Takemoto, Chiu Huan-tang and Harue Oyama McVay who later became a professor of ceramics at the department. In 1978, he retired as a Professor Emeritus.

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ERIN YUASA AWARDED 2 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES / ANDERSON RANCH AND OX-BOW
May 19, 2014

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UHM Alum Erin Yuasa will have the opportunity to immerse herself completely into her studio practice over the Fall semester because she has been awarded TWO residencies. One from Anderson Ranch’s 2014-2015 Artist-in-Residency Program selected by a jury of established working artists – Nina Katchadourian, Jacques Kaufmann and Richard Saxton. The second one is from Ox-Bow which includes a NEA-funded stipend.

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RONA BENNET (AWBER) WINS GOVERNOR’S DESIGN AWARD
June 6, 2014

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Rona Bennett (formerly Awber) – BA 1996, is pictured above on the left with her business partner Lan Chung. Bennett and Chung are the creative force behind their clothing line Fighting Eel. Launched the summer of 2003, Fighting Eel has since expanded to three retail stores located on O‘ahu, including one at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. In 2012, they even started a sister-line called Ava Sky. The pair was chosen as the recipients of the Governor’s Fashion Award for Established Designers of the Year for 2013.

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