Lesa Griffith

Passage to India+

Just went to see the Charles Bartlett works in the Jhamandas Watumull Gallery. I love his prints and drawings—he’s like...

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Where’s the Zajac?+

Up until today, a large, two-piece sculpture sat on the Diamond Head end of the front lawn of the Honolulu...

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David J. Merritt: The hypnotist+

In a corner of Artists of Hawai‘i 2009 is a video installation by David J. Merritt. It’s a neverending loop...

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Rirkrit Tiravanija in Artists of Hawai’i (sort of)+

For his work in Artists of Hawai‘i 2009, Stephen Niles drew one of New York artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s cook-for-you installations...

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Oscar winner to attend Rainbow Film Fest 5/24+

Dustin Lance Black, left, took the Oscar for best original screenplay for “Milk.” Now he drops into paradise for the...

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More than 1,000 people attended Artists of Hawai’i 2009 members opening+

Last night’s members’ opening of Artists of Hawai‘i 2009 was a fabulous climax to two years of work. In a...

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2 artists: Ryan Lee and Lian Lederman+

Today artists Lian Lederman, left, and Ryan Lee were in Gallery 28 installing their work in “Artists of Hawai’i 2009.”...

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Why do YOU go to the Honolulu Academy of Arts?+

I just spent four days at the American Association of Museum’s annual conference in Philadelphia. It’s a chance to exchange...

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New venue for Hawaii arts news+

Freelance writer Ray Pace has launched Honolulu Arts Beat, an e-zine that covers “music, entertainment and culture.” It has a...

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Meet ‘Herb and Dorothy’ at next Friends of Film Friday+

In November I posted an item about the Academy having the honor of being named the recipient of 50 works...

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