Reiko Brandon: My Textile Journey
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room
Fiber artist Reiko Brandon will bring the audience on a journey beginning almost four decades ago, when she arrived at the East-West Center as a young Fulbright student from Japan. Reiko has been strongly influenced by the cultural and physical environment of Hawai‘i, especially in her early work, while her later pieces bridge influences from across the Pacific. After earning an MFA in fiber art from the University of Hawai‘i, Reiko subsequently made a trip back to Japan. This journey brought the influence of her native culture back into her work, while a parallel career track in theatre set and costume design brought forth the kinetic qualities and installation possibilities of fiber. The result was the unique blend of a contemporary art approach with Japanese and island themes, techniques, materials and processes we associate with her art today.
FIRST FRIDAY: Hawai‘i Opera Theatre
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Galleries close at 8:45 p.m.)
Aria di sorbetto, Messa di voce, Vibrato… If you’ve heard these terms before, you can surmise that in March, the Hawai‘i State Art Museum will feature opera, specifically, the Hawai‘i Opera Theatre (HOT). However, you don’t have to understand it to love it! Join us on March 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum for an evening of beautiful music.
Singing that evening will be members of the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio of Hawai‘i Opera Theatre, who also appear on stage in HOT productions in the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. Pianist Eric Schank will accompany them.
Hawai‘i Opera Theatre, established in 1960, is recognized for its vibrant and creative productions and artistic excellence. Artists who have graced stages from the New York Met to opera houses throughout Europe and Asia compete for up to three years in advance to perform on the HOT stage along side Hawai‘i’s best local artists. With its recent commemoration of 50 years as Hawai‘i’s only professional opera company, HOT is one of the largest performing arts organizations in the state. Additionally, the company’s outreach programs impact thousands of young people around the state each year.
The Hawai‘i Handweaver’s Hui
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room
Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room
FIRST FRIDAY – SAVE THE DATE!
Art at the Capitol
Friday, April 4, 2014
Mark your calendar for Art at the Capitol coming up on First Friday in April. Take this once-a-year opportunity to peruse the 900+ works of art of the Art in Public Placescollection that are currently on display in various offices of the Hawai‘i State Capitol Building.
The UHM Academy for Creative Media Students – Animation
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, April 29 2014 | 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. | First Floor Multipurpose Room