The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the
Arts unveils two new art exhibitions on Friday September 9th –
accession: Recent Acquisitions from the Art in Public Places
Collection and GIFTED: Donated Works of Art from the Art in Public
Places Collection. Live from the Lawn has been moved to coincide with
the exhibition opening and will feature ‘ukulele and kī
hō‘alu master Ledward Kaapana.
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CULTURE AND THE ARTS NEW WEBSITE
accession: Recent Acquisitions from the Art in
Public Places Collection highlights extraordinary recent additions to
the exceptional work collected by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture
and the Arts. On view through July 21, 2012 in the Diamond Head Gallery,
accession includes artists such as Patti Gallagher-Jones, Kloe Kang,
Abigail Romanchak, Fred Roster, and Jason Teraoka.
“Throughout the year, members of the Acquisition
Award Selection Committees visit galleries and exhibitions across the state to
find exciting new work,” said Mary Begier, HSFCA Commissioner.
“We especially enjoy attending open, juried shows, and Neighbor Island
annual exhibits as we can see a broad spectrum of artists and support regional
exhibitions at the same time.”
Also opening on September 9th is GIFTED: Donated
Works of Art from the Art in Public Places Collection which consists of
works of art that have been donated to the collection prior to 2009. While many
of these works have been displayed at state offices and buildings, GIFTED
marks their first appearance at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. Featured
artists include Jean Charlot, Isami Doi, Juliet May Fraser, Huc Luquiens, Jan
Peter Stern, Reuben Tam, and Murray Turnbull.
“Since its inception in 1967, the Art in Public
Places Collection has amassed a treasure trove of late twentieth and early
twenty-first century art in Hawai‘i,” said HSFCA Executive Director
Ronald Yamakawa. “These exhibitions showcase both breadth and depth and
are a great opportunity for the public to view what is truly their art,
all under one roof.”
The Hawai‘i State Art Museum features artwork
from the Art in Public Places Collection, which includes over 5,000 works of art
by more than 1,400 artists. The museum is located in the No. 1 Capitol District
Building at 250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, in downtown Honolulu
across from the State Capitol Building and ‘Iolani Palace. Hours of
operation are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always
Photo: Randy Freediving followed by Giant Ulua, Midway, 2009 by Wayne Levin
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