Congratulations Sen. Thielen and Sen. Espero!

Posted on Apr 12, 2018 in Art at the Capitol, Blog Post, Outreach

Congratulations to Sen. Laura Thielen, winner of the Art at the Capitol Judges Award, and to Sen. Will Espero, winner of the Art at the Capitol People’s Choice Award!

Abstract portrait by Senator Laura Thielen

“Face the Day” by Senator Laura Thielen

Abstract portrait by Sen. Will Espero

“Face the Day” portrait by Senator Will Espero

Abstract portraits done by state legislators earlier this year in an SFCA sponsored art class were judged by a committee (Kristine Uyeno, KHON2 News; Lisa Shiroma, HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI; Eli Baxter, SFCA Curator) for the Judges Award. The portraits were also on display during Art at the Capitol for the People’s Choice Award judging. The winning legislator’s office will receive lunch at the Artizen by MW café, compliments of the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.