Kahilu launches art exhibit

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
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“14+1: Hawai’i Printmaking Now” is the first exhibit at the Kahilu Gallery under the direction of Margo Ray and Scott Yoell of Ironwood Custom Framing and Design. It opened to the public Monday and will run through Oct. 14.

This invitational exhibition showcases a group of 15 artists from Hawai’i Island, Maui and Oahu working in print mediums including etching, lithography, screen print, woodcut and mono-printing. Their work reflects a regional approach to contemporary print that spans both Eastern and Western traditions in printmaking.

These 15 printmakers include Casey Neumann, Catherine Morgan, Charlotte Nairn, Erika Johnson, Kathleen Abood, Kevin Diminyatz, Marcia Ray, Michael Marshall, Miho Morinoue, Meidor Hu, Nora Yamanoha, Rob Molyneux, Sue Mailander, Tania Arens, Jerilee Negrillo.

The Kahilu Gallery is administered by the Kahilu Theatre Foundation. For 2011/2012, the Gallery Committee plans to create a place of potential, exchange, and appreciation for the visual arts. Janet Coburn, Managing Director of the Theatre further emphasizes, ” … in every instance, our goals remain central to the mission of the Kahilu Theatre, to provide for the cultural needs of the community by creating environments where one can experience and discuss ideas surrounding art and visual culture.”

This season the gallery will host numerous exhibitions. Among the shows scheduled for 2011/2012 are Wayne Levin’s Papahanaumokuakea (The North Western Hawaiian Islands) Series; Voyagers Exhibit by Nicholas Devore III; a Contemporary Hawai’i Craft Exhibition curated by the AGGRO Culture Collective; and the Social Justice Photography of artist Sally Lundburg. In addition, the theatre will continue to host its annual juried Photography Competition and Keiki Art Show.

The Kahilu Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is complimentary. For more information please contact the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 885-6868 or Margo and Scott at [email protected]. The Kahilu Theatre Foundation is supported by the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the State Legislature; by the National Endowment for the Arts; by the grants from various charitable foundations; Hawaii Tourism Authority; County of Hawaii Department of Research & Development; and by individual and corporate donations.

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