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Art Maui 2011 Symposium set

By Staff | Jan 13, 2011

Joëlle C. Perz is this year’s featured artist. Last March, Art Maui’s board of directors selected this piece called “Native Imprint” as the Art Maui 2011 publicity image.

KAHULUI — The subject of this year’s Art Maui Symposium is “The Art of Entry: Online Submissions and Opportunities in a Digital Age.”

The symposium will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Alexa Higashi Meeting Room at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC).

Art Maui will bring together Inger Tully (curator of exhibitions at the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu), Neida Bangerter (MACC exhibition curator), Rui Sasaki (formerly with the Honolulu Academy of Arts) and artists Ed Lane and Gwen Arkin to discuss the ever-growing opportunities and challenges available to artists on Maui in the digital age.

The panel will come from both the artist’s perspective as well as from the noted curators, with their thoughts and suggestions as to how this can help an artist grow a career.

Art Maui will also have a workshop after the panel discussion that will walk artists through the online entry process for the upcoming Artists of Hawaii 2011 Exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, which is now 100 percent by online submissions only.

For more information on the symposium, contact Tim Garcia at gtimmaui@yahoo.com.

The 33rd Art Maui Exhibition is scheduled to open to the public beginning Sunday, March 6, at the MACC’s Schaefer International Gallery.

Since its inception in 1979, Art Maui has grown to become one of the most prestigious juried art exhibitions in the State of Hawaii.

The exhibit features works by local artists in a wide range of media, including sculpture, painting, video, jewelry, photography, ceramics, quilting and woodworking.

Receiving day for all artist submissions will be held on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online registration available at www.ArtMaui.com will save time on receiving day.

Jurying will take place on Feb. 25-26 by this year’s esteemed juror, Hiroki Morinoue.

Morinoue studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he received his bachelor of fine arts degree. He also spent time in Japan studying with a master woodblock printer.

The skills he acquired there are evident in his direct, elegant and fluid woodcuts and monoprints. Morinoue works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and prints.

In all of his work, there is a compelling sense of place — he is a patient observer of nature, its rhythms, cycles and patterns, and these observations become poetic images in his work.

Morinoue has shown widely in the U.S. and Japan. He has completed several major public art commissions, including projects at the Honolulu Public Library and Hawaii Convention Center. His work is represented in the collections of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Honolulu Academy of Arts; The National Parks Collection, Maryland; Ueno No Mori Museum, Tokyo; and others.