It’s Your Art: Nanakuli Public Library

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Art in Public Places, Art in Public Places Collection, Blog Post, Email Newsletter, Relocatable Works of Art

Nanakuli Public Library photo by Glenn MiuraThe brand new Nānākuli Public Library opened on April 14, 2018, and the SFCA’s Exhibit Specialist team installed artwork in the library shortly afterwards.

Person hanging framed artwork

Three people looking at an artwork on a wall

Top: Zhi Situ installing a framed set of drawings, including Invisible Warrior / Christine Faye / pen and ink / 1999. Center: Senior Exhibit Specialist Teig Grennan installing Watermelon Wedgies / Sally French / acrylic, synthetic resin, wax pencil on wood panel / 2017. Acquired from the Art Kauaʻi 2017 exhibit. Bottom: Teig Grennan and Kamakani Konia (right) discuss the artwork with a librarian. This is the first time that the artwork has been on display.

The library is located at 89-070 Farrington Highway and is open Monday – Saturday. Learn more about the design and features of the library on the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System website: Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony of the New Nānākuli Public Library.

Artworks installed:

Retreat, oil painting by Winnifred Hudson
Seasons Changing, oil on canvas by Jeanne Lamosse
Kahuna Kalai Pohaku (Stone Sculptor), pen and ink drawing by Curtis Kahanu
Shadow Boxer, acrylic and oil on paper by Peter Almeida
Dragon Flies and Aloha Stars, applique quilt by Virginia Jacobs
Blue Pig, raku ceramic sculpture by Esther Shimazu
A Hole in the Heart, intaglio print by Pamela J. Zwehl-Burke
Exposed Protection, mixed media on plywood by Dorothy Faison
The Perfect Garden, reduction linocut, pop up, letterpress by Carol Schwartzott
Invisible Warrior, pen and ink by Christine Faye
Ka Hoʻokolokolo o ʻElepaio, pen and ink by Christine Faye
Kamapuaʻa at Kalalau, pen and ink by Christine Faye
ʻAlekoko, pen and ink by Christine Faye
Sentinence (Seed Form #8), solid formed glass, cast bronze by Rick Mills
Bananas in Flower, watercolor on paper by Pamela Hayes
Native? Watercolor on paper by Pua Hinano Campton
Ebony Drift, wood, turned and carved by Pat Kramer
Welcoming Figures, hand-built clay and acrylic painting by Heidi Preuss Grew
Watermelon Wedgies, acrylic, synthetic resin, wax pencil on wood panel by Sally French
Shell Abstract, batik by Donnette-Gene Wilson
Untitled, oil on canvas by Joan Gima
Papale (hat), lauhala by unknown artist

You can view the collection online! Search the online catalog by artist, medium, and more: Search the Art in Public Places Collection

Photo credits: top, Kamakani Konia. Center and bottom, Nathan Balcombe.