Art in Public Places Collection: Recent Acquisitions (March 2023)

March 16, 2023
View looking down into a shallow glass bowl made from a flat square of glass in shades of blue, yellow, and black.

On March 15, 2023, the SFCA Board of Commissioners approved the acquisition of seven artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. All of the works were nominated by committees visiting Hawaiʻi exhibitions. A list of artworks recently approved for acquisition (purchase or gift) can be viewed on our Art in Public Places Program page, along with information about how to invite a committee to an exhibit and a link to the Art in Public Places Collection online photo album of artworks.

These artworks will be eligible for placement in hundreds of state government sites across Hawaiʻi, including libraries, schools, and the State Art Museum.

2023 Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition (Downtown Art Center)

  • “Confrontation in the Garden of the Chinese Poet” ceramic sculpture by Suzanne Wolfe

2022 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition (University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo)

  • “Bessemer Bubbles” intaglio and monoprint by Katya Hutchinson, 2022
  • “Touch” block print with beeswax and stitching by Carrie Phillips Kieser, 2022

2022 Hawaiʻi Nei Art Exhibition (Wailoa Center)

  • “ʻUaʻu Over a Bioluminescent Sea” hand-pulled, hand-colored block print by Caren Loebel-Fried, 2022.

He waʻa he moku. He moku he waʻa. (Kahilu Theatre)

  • “Beaches are Open” porcelain sculpture by Amber Aguirre, 2020
  • “Colors of Kindness” handwoven linen and wool by Susan Mori, 2022
  • “Disagreement” fused glass by Lawrence Yager, 2022

Photo: “Disagreement” fused glass by Lawrence Yager, 2022. Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Acquired from the “He waʻa he moku. He moku he waʻa” exhibit at Kahilu Theatre (Hawaiʻi Island).

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