Intersections- Considering Imbalance award winners and Juror’s Talk/Closing Reception
67-1186 Lindsey Rd, Waimea
Phone: (808) 885-6868
Reception: Thursday June 28, 2018 5-7PM
Kahilu Exhibits third annual juried show announced its award winners from a selection of 21 Hawai’i state artists. The artists who received recognition are 1st Place- Lauren Hana Chai, ‘Idolization’; 2nd Place- Valerie Y.O. Kim, ‘Conversations 6’; and 3rd Place- Gina Hartig Williams, ‘Run Off’. The theme of this year’s exhibitions was Intersections- Considering Imbalance. The juror, Andi Campognone, selected a wide variety of artworks in both media and content from this year’s entries. The juried exhibition will run through June 30, 2018.
Artists selected for the exhibit are: Amber Aguirre, Patricia Brock, Lauren Hana Chai, Ellen Crocker, Tara Cronin, Heide Cumes, Gina Hartig Williams, Thomas Huffman, Amy Justen, Valerie Y.O.Kim, Michael Marshall, Pablo McLoud, Jackie Mild Lau, Susan Mori, Gwendolyn O’Connor, Joseph Okonek, Joy Ray, Joseph Ruesing, Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Helen White, and Scott Yoell.
Andi Campognone has more than 25 years of arts experience as a curator, administrator and art maker. She is the current Museum Manager/Curator for the Museum of Art and History in the City of Lancaster, California. She is also an active member of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture where she leads an annual artist professional development workshop at Donkey Mill Art Center, Kipaipai. She volunteers as a regular speaker and mentor to art students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is on the advisory boards of Start Up Art Fair, Los Angeles Arts Association and the State of Hawaii’s Public Art Program Panel.
She will be giving a presentation in the Kahilu Galleries at the closing reception June 28 from 5-8 PM, the event is free and a no-host bar will be open.
Her presentation: Does your art tell your story?
I would like to speak about art as anthropology. From ancient cave paintings to Rodin Crater, how art reflects the physical and cultural development, biological characteristics and social customs and beliefs of humankind. I will present a slide show of images of contemporary artists that effectively tell the story of early 21st Century America. The presentation will be a fun and interesting look at contemporary art.
The Kahilu Galleries are free to the public and open Monday – Friday 9am- 1pm and during all Kahilu Theatre Performances.