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Downtown Art Center First Friday Presents -Stranger Together: Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2023 & The Art of Kathy Chang & Anika Kuntze &
Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m
Downtown Art Center
1040 A Nuuana Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96717
Current Main Gallery Exhibition
Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2023 On View September 30 - October 28, 2023 in the Main Gallery
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Saturday, September 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Hawaii’s premier statewide exhibition – held annually since 1967 – the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition features traditional and contemporary craft from across the state of Hawaii. This year, juror Beth C. McLaughlin, Artistic Director and Chief Curator at Fuller Craft Museum, has visited each island to make public presentations and selected the very best work to be included in the exhibition. Visit hawaiicraftsmen.org for a full list of exhibiting artists and more information!
Current Courtyard Gallery Exhibition
Stranger Together: The Art of Kathy Chang & Anika Kuntze On View September 19 - October 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 19 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
First Friday Reception: Friday, October 6, from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Downtown Art Center is proud to present ‘Stranger Together,’ a duo exhibition featuring Hawaii artists Kathy Chang and Anika Kuntze.
Although many of their pieces are collaborations, this exhibition will feature solo works by each of the two artists as well.
Anika Kuntze is a Honolulu-based artist who immigrated here from Berlin, Germany in 2017. Her unique art can best be described as surreal visionary art. Her main focus is on discovering the rich and interesting worlds inside and outside of oneself. She uses various mediums to represent the elements and materials Mother Earth has to offer. Experimenting and playing is a crucial part in her creative process.
With contrasting tools and colors she creates "in-between spaces“ and leaves emotional and associative responses fully up to the viewer. By focusing in and out of microstructures and the disorientation it leaves one with, not knowing what’s up and what’s down, she hopes to evoke the question: "Where and essentially who am I?"
To see more of her work, visit the artist on Instagram at instagram.com/snikker73.
Kathy Chang is a painter born and raised in Hawaii, known for a distinctive body of work featuring her iconic “rainbow kids.” When she is drawn to paint certain images, she tries not to question why, but follows the nudge. For Kathy, there is a message that is revealed and she hopes that the viewer also takes away something that resonates with their own personal story.
Just as with children, who live in a world of stories, symbols and metaphors before grasping literal language, Kathy uses this form of communication. She fills her paintings with this visual language. To see more of her work, visit the artist on Instagram at instagram.com/k.stanette.
To find out more about both of these artists, and to see samples of their work, please visit their shared website, art.snikker.de.
About the Downtown Art Center (DAC):
Located in the Chinatown Gateway Plaza building at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., Second Floor, the nonprofit Downtown Art Center is an evolving gallery and workshop space for Oʻahu's arts scene. DAC strives to become a thriving center for the arts by providing display space for local artists and art organizations, workshop classrooms, performances, and more. Support DAC and help it grow at donorbox.org/downtownartcenter!
Parking for DAC is located at nearby municipal parking lots (onsite at Chinatown Gateway Plaza, parking entrance off Bethel Street) or at Mark's Garage (entrance at 22 S. Pauahi St.). DAC is easily accessible by public transit as well; get directions, routes and timetables at www.thebus.org.
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