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Annual show features art related to Hawaii

By Staff | Jan 8, 2015

The show features art by Kirk Kurokawa and many other artists.

MAKAWAO – Viewpoints Gallery will host its tenth annual “Celebration of Hawaii” invitational exhibit from Jan. 10 to Feb. 11.

The show features celebrated artists throughout Hawaii chosen for their unique awareness of Hawaiian culture.

A grand opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a Hawaiian blessing and an evening of hula performed by Kumu Hula Gordean Bailey and her Halau Wehiwehi O Leilehua.

This show is a benefit to all contributing Hawaiian organizations. All events are open and free to the public.

Participating artists include George Allan, Gabrielle Anderman, Edward Baldwin, Judy Bisgard, Chelsea Bryce, Joelle C., Chris Campbell, Mike Carroll, Michael Clements, Janet Davis, Ayumi Ditamore, Tracy Dudley, Joseph Fletcher, Betty Hay Freeland, Denby Freeland-Cole, Tim Garcia, Carmen Gardner, Bob Getzen, Jazz Glickenhaus, Dianna Grundhauser, Pegge Hopper, Lisa Kasprzycki, Carleton Kinkade, Kirk Kurokawa, Chenta Laury, Wilton Leauanae, Diana Lehr, Mary Ann Leigh, Kathy Long, Terry Lopez, Chris Lowry, Kainoa Makua, Beth Marcil, Amanda Opsahl McConnell, Jim Meekhof, Ralph Michaelis, Gabriella Molin, Jupiter Nielsen, Kevin Omuro, Harinani Orme, Suzy Papanikolas, Pratima, J.B. Rea, Gregg Smith, Rona Smith, Sarai Stricklin, Ian Tremewen, Eleykaa Tully, David Welty, Michael Wisner, Bill & Sally Worcester, and Mike Worcester.

The entire gallery is transformed into a comprehensive display of art related to Hawaii. Collectors from around the state and the world await this exhibit, which has become an annual pilgrimage for many.

Oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, wood, ceramic, stone, metal, fiber, photography, jewelry, glass and kapa have been transformed by some of the finest talents in Hawaii and coalesced into a collection of cultural importance.

Related events include a lecture by Timothy Paulokaleioku Bailey on the aha moku system on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m., and welfare of natural and cultural resources in Hawaii.

A Hawaiian Tea Time will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. Enjoy a delightful afternoon with live music, hula, Hawaiian teas and homemade sweets. Be part of the fun and dress up with vintage aloha wear and Hawaiian- style garments!

Viewpoints Gallery is located at 3620 Baldwin Avenue in Makawao. Call 572-5979.