The next exhibition in which I have works is Aloha Ho'omaluhia XXXII, and it is right here at home in Kane'ohe, Hawaii. I was invited to participate in 2001, (when I was still a student at KCC, which was pretty amazing since all of the other invited artists were established, and most were faculty at colleges here on O'ahu) and I have done so every year but 2015. This year, I am showing Nature Girl (pictured above) and Woodlands Girl; both are from my series entitled Self-Exposure.
Aloha Ho’omaluhia has been an annual event since 1984, when a group of artists responded to the beauty of the gardens as well as to the construction of H3, which threatened to disturb the equilibrium of the garden. Since then, the exhibition has continued to celebrate the sublime beauty of nature while simultaneously addressing the fragility of our ecosystem and examining the complex relationship of humanity and nature.
Aloha Ho’omaluhia is a special exhibition because each participating artist offers unique and innovative perspectives on the issues relevant to the Botanical Garden and the proximity of H3. The result is a spectrum of artwork, ranging in media, that partakes of both the indoor gallery space and the outdoor gardens.
The opening reception is Sunday, May 1 from 4:00 to 6:00. Unfortunately, I don't think I am going to be able to make it, as last December I purchased tickets to see The Book of Mormon, and both happen that afternoon. I may make it during the last half hour, but I won't know until that afternoon.
It's got a great line up of Hawai'i artists, including: me, David Behlke, Tammy Cotton-Jennings, Kauka de Silva, Jodi Endicott, Ka-Ning Fong, Philippe Gross, Carl Jennings, Kloe Kang, Toni Martin, Marcia Morse, Stephen Niles, Joseph Stanton, Russell Sunabe, Sharon Sussman and Elizabeth Train.
Aloha Ho'omaluhia XXXII
Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden
Visitor’s Center Gallery
45-680 Luluku Road • Kaneohe • HI • 96744
May 2–29, 2016, 9am to 4pm d