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Tetsuo Ochikubo, Yellow Blue, 1958, detail (Courtesy Jon Ochikubo)

The John Young Museum of Art at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is hosting several exciting exhibitions which run through December 4, 2022. The exhibitions feature pieces that represent various techniques and mediums of art.

One featured exhibition, The Graphic Works of Tetsuo Ochikubo, 1956–1970, opens on September 28 and is on view through December 4. It is the first solo exhibition to examine the work of Hawaiʻi-born artist Tetsuo Ochikubo (1923–1975) in almost 50 years, and the only one to focus exclusively on his printmaking. Featuring more than two dozen prints and previously unexhibited archival documents, the exhibition looks at printmaking as a central site of Ochikubo’s extensive artistic experimentation.

A recipient of a 1959 Guggenheim Fellowship to work in lithography and an early Tamarind Institute artist fellow in 1961, Ochikubo was among a select group of painters and sculptors who pioneered the art of lithography in American Post-War abstraction.

Visit the museum’s website to learn more about Ochikubo and the exhibit.

Other current and upcoming exhibitions at the museum include Shinea Moon: Memories of a Space Fairy (on view through October 2) and Liz Train: Woven Steel Frame Sculpture (on view October 5–30).

Shinea Moon: Memories of a Space Fairy explores the colors and shapes that exist alongside but separate from lived experiences and landscapes. Moon paints visions, dreamscapes and shamanic journeys.

Liz Train: Woven Steel Frame Sculpture will reunite the majority of Liz Train‘s woven steel frame pieces. Made between 1975–78 when Train was a master of fine arts student at UH Mānoa, the colorful, large-scale works inhabit a space between painting, sculpture and textile.

The John Young Museum of Art is open Wednesday–Sunday, 12–4 p.m. Admission for the exhibitions is free and no reservations are required.

For more information about these exhibitions, visit the museum’s website or email

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