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Julianne Kalksma is an ocean engineering graduate student at the University of Hawaii with aspirations of protecting our coastal environment through science and storytelling.
She will present " Exploring Estuaries" where we can better understand the environmental and cultural importance of our diverse and dynamic ecosystems, while growing an appreciation for the landscape that many times colors our canvases.

How we perceive information, and choose to tell ourselves and others stories about them to enhance understanding and connection to our environment are common challenges to both artist and scientist. Enjoy the exhibition of Hawaii Watercolor Society's Open Juried Exhibition when you come to listen to Julianne's presentation.

This talk, a part of a lecture series hosted by the Hawaii Watercolor Society to complement their Chemistry of Water exhibition which seeks to inspire lovers of science and art.

Mark your calendar for the four lecture dates and come to interesting presentations on the theme of Color of Water and see the Chemistry of Water exhibit on view till Nov 22 at HoMAs (Linekona). Also: Come out this Friday to see the opening of the Little Picture show at Arts at Marks 5-8pm

The concept of Chemistry of Water was to create a STEAM space, where art and science could meet--literally in the same space. Bring a friend and stop by the HoMAS Main Gallery to see the show and stay to listen to one of our lectures.

Chemistry of Water challenged our artists to interpret the theme and showcase watercolor as a medium of expression and technical innovation and excellence. This is HWS' Open Juried show and our juror, Paul Jackson, AWS, NWS is a nationally recognized artist and teacher. In the gallery space, a lecture series with top experts in their respective fields will present on the theme of 'Color of Water'. Each lecture is 1 hour--30 min of presentation with time for Q&A and to view the show. We have an exploration table set up for to examine samples of various watercolor textures/techniques and magnification tools to see samples up close.

Nov 5 11-noon Dr Nathan Becker, PhD Tsunami modelling from NOAA, NWS and our tsunami warning system.
Nov 12 11-noon Dr. Ruhul Amin PhD, Ocean Color of Water Seen From Space
Nov 12 2-3pm Julianne Kalksma, Exploring Estuaries
Nov 19 11-noon Celia Smith Ph.D, Color of Limu (impact of ocean temperature)

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The Hawaii Watercolor Society is open to anyone interested in the art of watercolor. Our mission is to nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals.

All HWS members receive a monthly newsletter in the mail. The HWS Newsletter is a great source of information for shows, watercolor workshops, paint outs, and exhibitions.

Annual membership dues are $40 dollars a year. To join us, please download membership application form print out, fill in and mail with enclosed check.

The Hawaii Watercolor Society was founded in 1962 by Hon Chew Hee. He was honored as Artist of the Year by the Hawaii State Legislature in 1986. In 1987, the Society dedicated it's 25th Silver Jubilee Exhibition to him. Given Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his service to the society, Hon Chew Hee passed away in 1993. In his memory, a Best in Show award is given at the biannual Hawaii Watercolor Society's shows.

In 1991, in recognition of their long service to our organization, HWS gave Honorary Life Membership status to Karin Latham and Jeanne Robertson.

In 2004, in recognition of their long service as Workshop Chairs, HWS gave Honorary Life Membership status to Helen C. Iaea and Rita J. Gustie.

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