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Message from the President
Aloha Hawaii Craftsmen Members,
Both Fiber and Raku Ho’olaule’a are open for registration. I hope you all are as excited about these two events as I am. We’re thrilled to have Tom Klobe jurying the fiber show and I’m looking forward to his lecture “Models of Collaboration”. We are also thrilled to have Scott Young jurying for Raku this year and the exhibition at Jeff Chang Pottery and Fine Crafts in Windward Mall. Both of these programs rely extensively on the efforts of volunteers so please get in touch with the program chairs for volunteer opportunities.
Hawaii Craftsmen is partnering with Foodland again in with their Give Aloha Program. Foodland will make a donation based on your purchase and you can make a donation to your favorite local charity group Hawaii Craftsmen to help support our operating expenses (this newsletter being one of the many operating expenses covered). We are also on Amazon Smile and you can designate HC as a charity group that Amazon will make a donation based on a percentage of your purchases.
Many of you have been learning of the Honolulu Museum of Art School’s restructuring and the gallery space that has been used extensively by community groups including Hawaii Craftsmen for both the Fiber show and the Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition. Many of you have shown in that space in the past, both with HC and with other groups. For this year both Fiber and ASJE will show in the main gallery at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. In 2019 the Honolulu Museum of Art School will only be showing student work and faculty work in that space.
With exhibition spaces on the decline in Honolulu in general, this restructuring on the part of the Museum School has been shocking and has been a topic of concern for many. The policies of the Museum are out of our control. Hawaii Craftsmen and interested community groups have banded together and are in the process of seeking new venues for exhibition. The Honolulu Museum and their extensive connections have been assisting us in locating suitable spaces but we would be remiss to not search out venues independent of the Museum. If any of you have any leads on exhibition spaces including spaces that may be permanent spaces please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you know of any community group affected by the new exhibition policy please share my email with them so that we can connect.
Lastly I’d like to share a copy of Kay Mura’s obituary from the family. Kay was inspirational for me. She was always encouraging. She had an opinion and let you know it, but in my experience was always open to listening. She was a community builder and had the power to encourage and inspire others to give in ways they could to support Hawaii Craftsmen. I will miss her.
Sayoko Kay Mura (December 13, 1942 - July 4, 2018)
Sayoko Kay Mura was born in Jerome, Arkansas (Japanese Internment Camp) and grew up in Denver, Colorado. She was the first in her family to go to college and won a full ride to Pomona College where she earned a BA in Art History. She went on to earn an MA in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate U. and an M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Hawai’i. She came to Hawai’i as an East-West Center grantee in 1967. Kay was a Professor of Art at the University of Hawai’i Leeward Community College for 36 years where she taught ceramics and sculpture.
Kay was an active exhibiting member of the Honolulu arts community and produced art of great whimsy and humor, sometimes with mythological influences. She felt that a sense of humor is essential to one’s spiritual, psychological and physical well-being. The recurring theme in her art was about relationships with the self and with others, both human and animal. Her work is in the collections of the State of Hawai’i, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Contemporary Museum and numerous private collections throughout Hawai’i and the U.S. Mainland. She also completed several recent large scale public art pieces commissioned by the State of Hawai’i for Kapalama School and by Price Charities of San Diego, California, for the Rosa Parks Elementary School.
Upon retirement Kay served as President of Hawai’i Craftsmen for several years and recently embarked on a home remodeling project and began researching and writing her family history.
Rheumatoid arthritis had been a part of Kay’s life since she was 15. Many friends were awed by her ability to accomplish so much in spite of it. She never thought of it as a disability and was an excellent craftsperson adept at using tools. Creative thinking was another tool she applied well toward managing the ongoing challenges of living with RA.
Kay is survived by her daughter Mariko Davidson and son-in-law Marco Morawec, sister Kiyoko Mura-Smith, and many loving family and friends.
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Fiber Hawaii 2018
AUGUST 25TH - SEPTEMBER 9TH
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
Fiber Hawai'i is offered every other year. This exhibition encourages participation from artists in all media who wish to explore fiber related work. In this case fiber as a media as well as fiber as an idea is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture about their work or developments in the field, which is free and open to the public. When appropriate, a workshop is also offered.
Enter Fiber Hawaii 2018!
Warping, weaving, pulping, printing quilting, sewing, felting, fusing, welding, carving, waxing, stitching…. Whew! I hope you have all been working on your pieces for the Fiber Hawaii exhibit! August 20, entry intake day for the Fiber exhibit is fast approaching! Be sure and register online at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org before bringing your entry down to the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery!
Check the prospectus for complete details on entry.
Even if you don’t enter the show please join us for the opening reception August 24 from 5:30- 8:00 PM. There will also be a walk trough of the exhibit by juror Tom Klobe at 5:00. Tom Klobe will give a lecture titled “Models of Collaboration” on August 30 at 6:30 in room 101 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. This lecture will be preceded by a potluck dinner/reception at 5:30 PM. I hope you will join us for what promises to be an inspiring lecture!
Thank you to those of you who have already volunteered to help! We still have space for more volunteers if you have been hesitating to get involved. Dates we still need helpers are: August 21, 4-6 PM for return of not accepted entries
August 22, 23, 24: Installation helpers
August 24: Reception helpers
September 9, 4:30-6:30 PM – Take down of show, return of work, pack neighbor island work
Contact us at email@example.com or Maya Portner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or our office manager John Friend at email@example.com
HAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN INVITES ARTIST SUBMISSIONS TO FIBER HAWAII 2018
EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS, MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT COMPLETED ARTWORKS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN THE EXHIBITION
SLIDE LETURE WITH TOM KLOBE
MODELS OF COLLABORATION
AUGUST 30th 6:30 pm
(POTLUCK AT 5:30 pm)
Please help us prepare and accommodate all attendees at this venue by registering below.
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery
1111 Victoria St. Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Juror Tom Klobe will share an overview of significant fiber arts exhibits he organized over the years, with a focus on the importance of collaborative efforts. Reflecting on this work Klobe says, “The concept of collaborations must become more integral to our planning and our manner of working in the 21st century. We must work to bring individuals, departments, institutions, communities and even countries together. We must see relationships and build bridges. There is strength in collaborative efforts. Institutions benefit from the collaborative planning, shared costs and publicity that working together generates. Leverage, visibility and impact are attained by joining forces. Collaborations build community confidence that, in turn, often brings increased corporate and government funding for museums and cultural organizations. Above all, working together brings people together. New ideas are generated, new courses are plotted, and new futures are proposed .”
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Raku Ho'olaule'a 2018
SEPTEMBER 21ST - SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2018
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
We hope you are having a productive summer and are busily making new work for the September Raku Ho`olaule`a ceramics festival at Camp Mokule`ia. It won’t be long before the free public activities that precede the festival begin so please review all the details in the prospectus. If you’ve previously taken part in the Raku Ho`olaule`a, you’ll see the festival has moved from Memorial day weekend to September when hopefully more students and others can join the fun. We are super psyched that Scott Young will serve this year as the guest artist and juror at the festival. Scott is a native of Hawaii and participated in several previous Raku Ho`olaule`a festivals — including the very first one back in 1977. Scott will join us from his home in California where he has exhibited and taught ceramics for many years. Welcome home Scott! We are also pleased to announce that the $500 Ginny McGargahan Award of Excellence, sponsored by the Timothy Y. C. Choy Fund of Hawaii Community Foundation, will be once again be presented to a deserving artist for an artwork created at during the festival. If you are interested in taking part but are not currently affiliated with one of the six participating groups of potters, please contact us by email phone so we can make that happen...the more the merrier!
Valerie Yokoyama and Terry Savage, Co-Chairs
2018 Raku Ho`olaule`a
The Japanese Tea Ceremony
August 25, Saturday, 10am-12pm
Please help us prepare and accommodate all attendees at this venue by registering below.
Each year Raku Ho’olaule’a is preceded with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony presented by the Urasenke School of Tea in the Jakuan Tea House of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, East-West Center Garden. This demonstration is open to all.
With a lineage going back 400 years, the Urasenke School of Tea was founded in Kyoto, Japan. Presently it is a worldwide organization dedicated to “Chado, The Way of Tea” and the four Zen principles of Wa, Kei, Sei, and Jaku - Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility. The school provides jurors and guidance in the selection of objects for exhibition in the traditional category, as well as a tea ceremony demonstration , and we are grateful for their continuing participation.
The Tea Bowl Workshop
August 25, Saturday, 12pm-5pm
Please help us prepare and accommodate all attendees at this venue by registering below.
Following the Japanese tea ceremony demonstration, Master potter Ed Higa will lead a free, hands-on workshop where participants shape and carve their own tea bowls. The workshop will begin with an introduction to tea ceremony implements and forms intended to explain work that will be eligible for the Traditional category in the exhibition.
51st Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition
OCTOBER 25th - NOVEMBER 11th, 2018
HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
The Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition of traditional and contemporary crafts brings a juror of national or international reputation to the state to jury entries on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hilo, and Kona. The juror also presents a slide lecture at each site on his/her view and interpretations of either his work or the contemporary craft scene. Exhibiting artists and members of Hawai'i Craftsmen act as docents during the exhibit, which lasts for 3 weeks.
HAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN INVITES ARTIST SUBMISSIONS TO THE 51st ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION 2018
EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS, MEMBERS AND NONMEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT UP TO SIX COMPLETED ARTWORKS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSIONS IN THE 51st ANNUAL STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITION
CaFE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1st, AND CLOSE ON OCTOBER 1st, 2018
Second Saturday at HISAM
September 8th Second Saturday at HISAM!
Hawaii Craftsmen will be leading an art activity at the Hawaii State Art Museum (HISAM) Second Saturday event on September 8th. Saturo Abe’s copper sculptures on display at the museum are the inspiration for the hands-on sculptures participants will construct out of cardboard pieces. Art activities will take place from 11 AM – 3 PM and are open to all ages. The galleries will be open from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Volunteers are needed to help with leading the activity! Many families come with small children and they may need a little help getting started but this is an easy activity. The first shift will start at 10 AM to help set up materials etc. and run until 1:00, the second shift will run from 1:00 – 3:00. You can also help by collecting toilet paper tubes and other cardboard shapes. Parking for the day is $3 at Ali’I Place across the street from HISAM or free parking is available at the City and County underground lot at Beretania and Alapai or metered parking at Iolani Palace for $1 per hour.
Contact Liz Train at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
Is your work in an upcoming exhibit? Do you know of a lecture or event that might be of interest to our membership? Please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com by August 14th for inclusion in the next newsletter.
ART IN THE EVERYDAY COMMUNITY QUILT PROJECT
A TASTE OF TEA & POTTERY
SPOTLIGHT: PATTI PEASE JOHNSON
HONOKAA 1ST FRIDAY FASHION SHOW
• Big Island Grown Designer Colors of Life • Hands of Tibet • Hamakua Naturals • Pretty Please Boutique
• Hele Surf & Skate • The Fairies Dream Shoot
Big Island Grown on Main Street carries my brand. Colors of Life Fashions will be first up with 15 designs.
Here's some sneak preview photos during a clothing fitting session. For over 16 years, I've been painting on silk. And I love making abstract art. That is what my fashion line is about for me, taking art creation and putting it on the body. Beauty can simply be an outward expression of color and flow, creating elegance like these signature one-of-a kind collection stylings from the Colors of Life brand.
Each fashion show I do really gives me lots of challenges, not only stretching my painting skills, but also my seamstress skills.
Colors of Life brand creation is being in a happy place for me. I hope for other women to enjoy wearing these creations. I've come a long way from my roots in a small town of southwestern Minnesota, but stayed true to two things I enjoyed as a kid: drawing scribbling lines and movement on paper, then filling in the spaces created, and from the beginnings of a sewing design journey by making clothes for my troll collection.
Constantly creating newness inspires me. I don't know what the next piece will bring, even if it's a simple scarf. I have painted hundreds of scarves, but each one starts as a white, empty piece of silk, so the journey is fresh.
Commissions are always welcome. You pick your choice of three colors for a hand-painted silk item, or we can work together to choose your fabric for a custom designed outfit.
Big Island Grown owner Michelle Hartman is one of 7 models, shown here wearing the "Breeze Wave", a hand-painted chiffon silk flowing coverup.
More one-of-a-kind fashion designs by Colors of Life from the Zonta Intl. Hilo Chapter Fashion Show 2017.
Rey is wearing a unique floral design, featuring my time honored wrap skirt style I've been wearing for years with a tank top. It's all about the designer sewn on embellishments.
Victoria has her color energy flowing in this traditional poncho of crepe silk and capri pants. The poncho is one design of the 4 piece tunic line I've been creating for over a decade.
Elaine is wearing what may become a signature style added to my line. The wrap skirt can be worn by different sizes, just a matter of multiple buttons on the waistband, and the tank top embellishments create flow and elegance, with a comfortable fit.
MOBILES, AND MORE MOBILES
"Renewal Of Ocean & Land"
"Lava Yin Yang"
Currently at Hilo's Wailoa Center for the juried Abstract Show.
"Dwelling In The Ocean"
"I Got A Good Feeling"
TRUNK SHOW 3-Hour Event Sat. Aug. 11 Honokaa Big Island Grown
Sat. Aug. 11, 11-2pm
“HAWAII CRAFTSMEN CELEBRATES FINE CRAFT AS A VITAL AND ENRICHING PART OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE AND SUPPORTS THE CREATIVE GROWTH OF OUR MEMBER ARTISTS AND THE EDUCATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO THE VALUE OF THE CRAFTS.”
AUGUST 3 – AUGUST 30, 2018
Abstract Only! Exhibit is coming to Wailoa Center August 3-30, 2018! Sponsored by the Hawai’i Island Art Alliance and hosted by Wailoa Center it will feature 104 works of art by 67 artists from Hawai’i Island, Oahu, Maui, Japan, South Carolina and Illinois. The artists’ reception and awards will be presented to the public on Friday, August 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Wailoa Center will be open Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. when our Abstract Only! Juror, Patrick O’Kiersey will be presenting a talk about his artwork which is on display in the Fountain Gallery and he will walking around the Main Gallery talking about his selections for this year’s exhibit. Both of these events are free and opened to the public.
Patrick O’Kiersey, this year’s juror had the difficult task of selecting art for this exhibit from a field of 214 entries to the final number of 104 selected works of art. O’Kiersey who lives in the Ahualoa area of the Big Island originally came from the Chicago area and later worked in San Francisco before retiring in Hawaii. O’Kiersey states a brief history of his art career, “I’ve always been drawn to the landscape, to the natural world in my environment. Initially I wanted to draw pictures of what I saw. Over time the process of working formed links that were far more than pictorial. I use visual media, charcoal or paints, to access this connection, these links. Now the pictorial and the abstract form a continuum for me. There have been mentors at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the California College of Arts and Crafts and The San Francisco Art Institute. Finally, I studied with Jay DeFeo for my M.F.A. (1985, Mills College, Oakland). I exhibited at Triangle Gallery in San Francisco for twenty years and have been reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle. I've been living on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island since 2006 and am enmeshed in the natural world that I've been, in essence, seeking.
Wailoa Center is a Division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is free and opened to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center is closed most Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays. For additional information please call 933-0416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit wailoacenter.com
STATE OF ART NEW WORK
Friday August 3rd, 2018
6:00 - 9:00pm
free and open to the public
Hawaii State Art Museumm
No. 1 Capitol District Building
250 South Hotel St.
JULY 13 – AUGUST 4, 2018
VOLCANO ART CENTER NI‘AULANI CAMPUS
19-4074 OLD VOLCANO RD, VOLCANO, HI 96785
Volcano Art Center’s 2nd Biannual Quilt Show, “Quilts in the Forest – Where the Path May Lead,” opens July 13, 2018 and continues through August 4, 2018 at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus. The show is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, July 13, from 5 – 7pm.
“Quilts in the Forest – Where the Path May Lead” is open to all full-time and part-time residents of the Island of Hawai‘i, whether they are amateur or professional quilters. This year’s show hopes to inspire quilters to explore new and innovative ways in quilting. 40 quilts by 26 quilters will be on display for three weeks.
During this time, a special quilt program will include quilt classes and quilt-themed Monday night movies:
July 14 – Master quilter Roberta Muller will lead two classes on Needleturn Applique’ and Basic Hawaiian Quilting, 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm
July 16 – Movie Night – “How to Make an American Quilt”, 7pm, Hale Ho‘omana
July 21 – Tropical Flowers Sashiko and Applique’ and gallery walk lead by Mariah Bath, 10am – 4pm
July 23 – Movie Night – “The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend”, 7pm, Hale Ho‘omana
July 28 – Fabric and Fiber Pop Up Store with artists and crafters - Andrea Pro, Kathy Lukens, Catherine Wynne, Linda Sackett, Irene Tye, Cynee Wenner and more – textile art, silk scarves, baby blankets, quilts and much more 10am – 4pm
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
Woman’s Kimono (left)
Japan, Second Quarter 20th Century
Silk, crepe weave, stencil-printed warp and hand-tie-dyed weft kasuri (ikat)
Purchase, 1998 (8922.1)
Woman’s Kimono (right)
Japan, Second Quarter 20th Century
Silk, plain weave, stencil-printed warp and hand-tie-dyed weft kasuri (ikat)
Purchase, 1999 (9070.1)
This exhibition is part of the museum's observance of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese—gannemono (first-year-folks)—in Hawai‘i.
As an island nation surrounded by the sea, Japan reveres water. Japanese textiles featuring water motifs—such as ponds, rivers, whirlpools, waterfalls and waves—are popular and prevalent. In Japanese culture, this primary force of nature represents the passage of time as an endless flow—one that is fluid, flexible and resilient as well as sacred and pure. Interpretations vary from naturalistic renderings to stylized abstractions, marking a single moment in this eternal rhythm, as a reminder that all things are in a state of flux.
In this exhibition of luxurious kimono, garments and textile fragments, you can see that water is more than a graphic element—many motifs are named, linking them to cultural values charged with hidden meanings. Woven, dyed and embroidered renderings include large powerful crested waves, kata-onami,which denote vitality; koi swimming upstream, which are associated with strength and perseverance; and swirls of water, or Kanze mizu, named after the Kanze family of Noh actors, which are a conventional treatment of flowing water. Concentric circles form arches that resemble overlapping waves known as seigaiha, or “blue sea wave,” signifying auspicious surges of good luck, are preserved on an 18th-century fragment and echoed in a 20th-century kimono. Originally found on ancient Chinese maps as a marking for the ocean, this emblem can be construed as a device to promote peace, analogous to one provided by a calm sea.
Landscapes inform a sense of place as maple leaves gently floating downstream, turning the water red, bring to mind the Tatsuta River. Alluding to fall’s melancholy seasonal change, this references a poem by the legendary poet Ariwara no Narihira (825-880). Dragonflies start their life in water and are abundant in summer and autumn, so paired water and dragonfly motifs are commonly found on women’s summer kimono, three of which will be on view. Because dragonflies can only fly forward, they also signify agility and authority and the name, tombo, meaning “victory insect,” was linked to samurai strength and bravery.
We are making sure that we have all members' current contact information to keep everyone informed and up to date on Hawaii Craftsmen events and opportunities. We are also tracking members' preferred art medium to help us make decisions about what programs to provide. Please take the time to sign in at Hawaiicraftsmen.org, update your contact information, and adjust your membership level or status as needed, so we can serve you better!
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Request for Hawaii Craftsmen Historical Documents
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As a volunteer organization, Hawaiʻi Craftsmen relies on the active participation of its members in volunteering for a wide range of tasks that help us deliver our programs to members and the community. Please consider volunteering as a coordinator or member on one of the following committees. To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEE
Committee members should have interest/experience in membership development and will assist in membership outreach, building greater active membership, and soliciting updates of member contact and interests information.
Committee members should have interest/experience in organizing volunteers; gathering data on volunteer skills, interests, and expertise; and working with program chairs and event coordinators to contact, solicit, and schedule volunteers.
Committee members should have an interest/experience in fundraising, particularly in working with donors and corporate sponsors. Members will be tasked with developing sponsorship packages, with outreach to potential donors and corporate sponsors, and with soliciting gifts in kind and/or monetary donations for programs and events.
To sign up to volunteer, please visit our volunteer web page.
The board is currently seeking nominations for the Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. These positions require excellent leadership, organizational and people skills, as well as a strong understanding of fine craft arts.
Please send your recommendations/nominations (self-nominations are welcome) and brief biographical information of potential candidates to email@example.com
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