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Downtown Art Center - Mother's Day Craft Fair & New Art Exhibition (Elemental) Opens at DAC on First Friday, May 7, 2021
Downtown Art Center - Mother's Day Craft Fair & New Art Exhibition Opens at DAC on First Friday, May 7
MAY’S FIRST FRIDAY AT HONOLULU'S DOWNTOWN ART CENTER TO FEATURE A MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT FAIR AND NEW ART POP-UP EXHIBITION BY HULDA ESRASON AND SAUMOLIA PUAPUAGA
On Friday, May 7, 2021, the Downtown Art Center at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave, Ste. B (second floor), is proud to welcome back the return of First Friday, Chinatownʻs monthly art walk that celebrates art, culture and food. Come to the DAC between 5 and 7:30 p.m. for a special Mother’s Day Craft Fair featuring 20+ local crafters and artists with an eclectic collection of artistic goods perfect for the Mom in your life!
Upstairs, in its second floor gallery and performance space, DAC is proud to host a Mother’s Day Craft Fair with 20+ local vendors, including jewelry makers, visual artists, woodworkers and plant sellers. Vendors include Jenny Maii of Holiday Shoppe, Nathan’s Customs, selling fabricated and repurposed wood and surfboard art, wire-wrapped items by Karen Hironaga of Dreamweaver, and fused glass jewelry by Kyle Ino Designs. The Mother’s Day Craft Fair continues on Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DAC is also proud to present the First Friday opening reception and artist meet & greet for a special one-week pop-up art exhibition called Elemental, featuring canvases by Icelandic artist Hulda Esrason and Samoan artist Saumolia Puapuaga. Their works are very different; but these two artists complement each other with their bold uses of color and rigorous techniques, and the way that the forces of nature shape their works. Hulda grew up in Iceland, and her work is inspired by the desolate beauty of lava, ice, and harsh winds. Saumo is from Sāmoa, and evinces a lush richness in his work that brings to mind trade winds, ocean waves, and trees and traditional bark cloth. The name of the show, Elemental, reflects this: the scope of the artists' work contains everything from pure abstraction to more figurative works and even land/seascapes, but with the driving influence of the forces of nature throughout. Enjoy a glass of wine and talk story with the artists between 5 and 7:30 p.m., or visit the show, free and open for public viewing through Saturday, May 15.
Downstairs, the DAC shop, a retail gallery featuring all local artists and crafters, will also be open for guests to peruse, with unique paintings, textile art, photography, sculptures and more from some of Hawaiʻi's most creative minds.
About the Downtown Art Center (DAC):
Located in the Chinatown Gateway Plaza building at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., Ste. B, the nonprofit Downtown Art Center (DAC) 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.
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 29 Chaplain Lane). DAC is easily accessible by public transit as well; get directions, routes and timetables at www.thebus.org.
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