The public has a rare opportunity to hear professional ceramics artists from around the Pacific Rim talk about their work this summer at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
For the fifth time (and the first since 2006), the UHMānoa Ceramics Program brings artists together for four weeks of East-West Ceramics Collaboration at the Mānoa Art Building ceramics facility.
A dozen artists representing 10 nations on both sides of the Pacific work side-by-side by day and discuss their art in evening presentations leading up to an open house at the end of July. Organized again by UH Mānoa Professor of Art and Art History Suzanne Wolfe, the collaboration promotes international dialogue between artists who represent complementary and diverse traditions.
Free evening presentations by the artists take place at 7 pm. in the Center for Korean Studies Gallery. Sessions are scheduled—
- Tuesday, July 19 with NamSook Chang (Korea), Ayumi Shigematsu (Japan), Garth Johnson (United States)
- Thursday, July 21 with Ian Johnston (Canada), Rosario Guillermo (Mexico), Inchin Lee (Korea)
- Tuesday, July 26 with Zhang Jingjing (People’s Republic of China), Brad Taylor (United States), Suzanne Wolfe (United States)
Like Wolfe, Brad Taylor is a member of the Mānoa art faculty.
Also participating in the collaboration are Vipoo Srivilasa (Thailand and Australia), Sin-ying Ho (Hong Kong, United States) and Chang Ching-Yuan. (Taiwan)
The East-West Ceramics open house is scheduled 2–4 p.m. Saturday, July 30 in the Art Building Ceramics Courtyard. The public is invited to meet the artists and discuss the ceramic works in progress.
The collaboration will culminate in an exhibition at the campus Art Gallery in October.