Waikiki Parc Features Janet TranJune 30, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Mānoa Campus, Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel, 2233 Helumoa Road, Waikiki
Janet Tranâ€™s sculptures are highlighted as part of an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄnoa (UHM), the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.
Public Reception: Thursday, June 30, 2016 / 6-8pm
Because of Honoluluâ€™s recent rapid urban growth, Janet Tran became interested in how the built environment influences human experience. She bases her works on recognizable structures, forms, and elements drawn from architecture, but jars our expectations by using unconventional materials ranging from leaves to cardboard. In this exhibition Tran playfully continues this investigation by merging modular modernist sculptures with plush.
Tran was recently awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄnoa (UHM).
This exhibition is an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄnoa, the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.
Guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas, received his Bachelor of Music degree from UHMâ€™s Department of Music, and will be attending Yale Universityâ€™s graduate program this September. He has studied with guitar virtuosos Benjamin Verdery, Frederic Hand, Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duoâ€™s Douglas Lora and JoÃ£o Luiz.
SPONSORS: University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄnoa Department of Art + Art History, College of Arts + Humanities, and Waikiki Parc Hotel â€“ Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH MÄnoa
Image: Manipulations, 2016, fabric, polyfill. Photographer: Chris Rohrer.
Daily operational hours of the hotel. Admission is free. Complimentary parking with hotel validation.
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-8364, firstname.lastname@example.org