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University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery - CURRENT AND COMING EXHIBITIONS
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
DEPARTMENT OF ART + ART HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I AT MANOA
ART EXHIBITION: WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES MOMOE NAKAJIMA
June 8 -- August 3, 2017 extended to September 14, 2017
Public Reception: Thursday, June 8, 2017 / 6--8pm
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel
Momoe Nakajima, a Hawai‘i-based artist, is inspired by her connections to Japan and Hawai‘i. She states, "As the saying goes, ‘Home is where the heart is.' Being born in Japan, yet raised in Hawai‘i, this sentiment holds special relevance. The distance between me and my Japanese heritage has grown, and while at times I experienced feelings of rootlessness, I've come to identify Hawai‘i as my home."
Her recent works include several pairs of a ceramic figure and a jar. The jar accompanies and grounds the figure while providing guidance like an ‘aumakua, a Hawaiian personal or family god. Each pair reflects its bond through matching surface designs that feature plants and flowers from Japan and Hawai‘i. For Nakajima, they represent home, old and new, and past and present, as she continues to explore and define where she belongs.
Guitarist Christopher Hopper will provide music at the opening reception in this series of up-and-coming young artists' exhibitions at the Waikiki Parc. In 2016, he received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the Department of Music, UHM. He has also studied with guitar virtuosos Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo's Douglas Lora and João Luiz.
SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Art + Art History, College of Arts + Humanities, and Waikiki Parc Hotel -- Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa
ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby
2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission
Complimentary parking with hotel validation
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UHM DEPARTMENT OF ART + ART HISTORY
Put Down Roots, 2017 (detail)
Photographer: Chris Rohrer
MORE EVENTS @UHMANOA_ART
through June 2, 2017
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