2009

‘Stomp’ing out furlough Fridays+

The kids enrolled in the Academy Art Center at Linekona’s Exploring Art of Furlough Fridays classes (so popular we had...

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Estria + Prime painting at Academy 12/19+

The Academy is honored that Estria and Prime will paint a freezer container at the Academy Art Center at Linekona...

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Harajuku in Hokusai’s day (+ aloHAA goes bilingual!)+

Tokyo’s Harajuku district is the place to see the latest street fashions on the city’s hipsters. It’s a crowded urban...

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Why Hokusai’s got the blues+

Katsushika Hokusai used a lot of blue dye in his “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” prints. Honolulu Academy of Arts...

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A different spin on process painting…+

“Document your work!” Something art instructors preach to students from the very beginning. For some reason though, it seems to...

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‘The Lost Symbol’ at the Academy in January+

A fan of Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster—an exploration into the mysteries of Freemasonry? (As Maureen Dowd wrote in The New...

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Talented staff: Aaron Padilla in ‘Degrees of Distinction’ @ UH+

There’s little over a week left to see “Degrees of Distinction,” an exhibition of alumni work at the University of...

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Can’t stop going in Gallery 27+

Staff are abuzz about Curator Theresa Papanikolas’ and Installation Designer Larry Maruya’s reinstallation of the Clare Boothe Luce Gallery (aka...

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Mirror image? Hokusai’s idealized Mount Fuji+

At first glance, Katushika Hokusai’s woodblock print “Reflection in Lake Misaka in Kai Province,” part of the series “Thirty-six Views...

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Stephen Little on ‘The Great Wave’+

The undisputed star—or at least most recognizable work—in the exhibition “Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is the venerated...

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He paints too+

Not only is Honolulu Academy of Arts Director Stephen Little an authority on Chinese art and the author of books...

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Introducing Boz Schurr+

If you hadn’t noticed, there is a new Artist in Residence in Gallery 31 Art Studio. Her name is Boz...

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Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Views from the Top+

The day opened with a bang—students from The Pacific Buddhist Academy of Hawaii performed taiko drumming in Central Courtyard. The...

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The party’s over+

    The Art Studio is again dark (for just one weekend) as Allison Uttley has packed up her work...

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Bridging the Balloon Gap+

In school, I had a professor use the term “Art Gap” a lot during critiques. Not sure if the term...

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Talented staff: Maika‘i Tubbs in Hi’iaka show (just 4 more days!)+

When Maika’i Tubbs isn’t organizing Bank of Hawai’i Family Sunday, he is creating some of the most exciting art in...

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Before Mount Fuji, there was Kabuki+

In the exhibition “Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is a section of very rare early works by Hokusai,...

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Saint Damien as a young, dashing priest+

In honor of Saint Damien’s canonization, the Department of European and American Art has hung the Academy’s portrait of Joseph...

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Opening of Hokusai’s Summit+

“Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” has been incredibly gratifying for Academy staff. Putting the exhibition together was a...

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Puffy Pareidolia+

Yesterday, I popped in to see what Allison was up to.  There were more balloons, the shapes and scale of...

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Special ink: Tomioka Tessai’s fan paintings+

For Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, two of the most interesting works in...

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Larger-than-life ikebana: This weekend only+

Trees à la Sogetsu opened today at the Academy Art Center at Linekona, and the museum has been buzzing with...

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Academy crew gets schooled on Hokusai+

On Sept 23, Director Stephen Little gave a tour of Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji for staff. From...

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Super Saturday! Action in ‘Hokusai’s Summit’ and Artist in Residence studio+

Today is Museum Day, organized by Smithsonian Magazine, and people have been taking advantage of their free passes. So far...

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Check out the Academy’s new Artist in Residence+

There’s something bittersweet about balloons—they serve as fluffy milestones, marking times of achievement and worth, yet they also remind you...

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Best HNL show of the year?+

There have been great shows of Hawai‘i artists this year, such as The Contemporary Museum’s “20 Going on 21.” Now...

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Why it’s harder than ever for Hawai’i arts organizations+

“It’s much worse now,” says George Ellis, director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 1982 to Feb. 1, 2003,...

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Memorable Installation+

  What goes into an art loan? Joleen Oshiro reveals the backstory of the loan to the Senate Appropriation’s Office Conference Room....

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William Kelso wows crowd at Doris Duke+

About 180 people filled Doris Duke Theatre for archeologist William Kelso’s free talk, and the history and archeology buffs weren’t...

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Scenes from the Joy of Sake+

Last Friday’s Joy of Sake at the Honolulu Academy of Arts opened with a sake ceremony, and continued with amazing...

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