What a great week for the local art scene here on Oahu! The party for the new HI on Art movie went very well and was a lot of fun! I wanted to thank everyone for coming! If you missed it, you can still see the movie! The movie is at hionartmovie.com
I want to tell you a little about it so that when you see it, you can enjoy it to the fullest. This is a dreamy movie that glides through many gorgeous scenes featuring local artists and performers. Normally, we are each accustomed to movies with a linear plot or one that might skip around, but it has a plot. Even documentaries usually go through chronologically and describe in chronological order how they discovered each point they are making in the film. For this movie, you don’t want to look for a plot. It is not a typical film experience. It’s more of a moving piece of art. Imagine you are an observer floating along with a group of Oahu artists and you watch them as they talk, paint, film underwater scenes, and surf. The camerawork is very beautiful, and the people have interesting things to say in no particular order. Do you remember how it feels to be 3 years old watching your family work and live? Do you remember what it was like to hear them talk to other adults? This is how I felt when I watched the movie. It is visually gorgeous and full of wisdom that is gained through letting go and just relaxing into the scenes. If you know what it is like enough to let go and let it wash over you, I think you will really enjoy it.
As a fun note, you can watch for two scenes that I was a witness to filming. About 3/4 the way through, my talented daughter Sora talks about her aspirations and skills in the musical realm. It features many Oahu artists, musicians, and more, and at the end, both of Sora and I can be seen laughing and toasting in the background as Jae experiences a dream sequence
Thank you to Fred Vanderpoel and Sonya Serene for giving our art community a wonderful movie and party to send us into the holidays in festive spirits!