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Paradise Painter’s Show at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery
August 2, 2019 - August 30, 2019
Paradise Painter’s Show
Ho’omaluhia Garden Gallery (near the Visitor’s Center)
45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI
August 2 – 30, 2019 (dates on postcard include set up and takedown which will be partial days of display – I will fix that in the re-issue coming August 1)
Featuring the art of five artists, this annual art display at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden is one of the largest of the year for me. This year will feature over 20 original paintings, and a couple of giclees (canvas prints), debuting several new paintings both large and small. There is no reception for this show, but I will be happy to give you a tour upon request. Please contact me, and we can arrange to meet at the gallery. I will be happy to tell you about my own work and what I know of my talented colleagues as well. Jaime Mendame will be painting on site on Fridays from approximately 10 am – 1 pm during the duration of this show, and he is very fun to watch.
Notably for me, this show will offer the first chance to see the paintings “Hauwahine Guardian of Kawainui” and “Sunset at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine” displayed together. These are two major works that were inspired by the process of the Association of Hawaii Artists’ recent exhibit, “Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place” that recently finished display at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Main Gallery. Oahu artists were invited to learn the history of a sacred and storied place of legend (a wahi pana), and then encouraged to use the new information to capture the spirit of the location in art. This is the first time both related works created about Kawanui’s beautiful Na Pohaku o Hauwahine area will be shown together. Only “Hauwahine Guardian of Kawainui” was completed in time for the museum exhibit, but the two paintings depict the everyday beauty and the legendary meaning of the same place, respectively and I feel they are deeply related to each other.
Also debuting at this show, the painting, “Anianiau with Orange Ohia”, a personal favorite bird painting of the endangered honeycreeper from Kauai (featured on the postcard above). Another major work, “Birds of Kalalau” is present at the entry wall, and several small original affordable works as well. Some paintings will sell during the show, so please take the opportunity to go see it early if you want to see every piece.