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Kahilu Exhibits presents solo and thematic group shows and features local and global works of art from both emerging and established visual artists. Educational outreach includes school visits, artist talks, workshops, and publications that encourage the visual arts to be a catalyst for creativity and growth.

Our Exhibition Committee selects artists for solo and group exhibitions,  via a proposal 
and review process, once each year. Please join our mailing list to stay informed about our calls for proposals. For information on current exhibitions,  contact 885-6868 or email Sally Lundburg, Kahilu Exhibits Coordinator at gallery@kahilutheatre.org

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: The Leaping Place  August 31-October 21, 2018

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Exhibitions - 2017/2018 Season

Hinaluaʻikoʻa: Bernice Akamine  |  Aug 3 – Sep, 2017

Bernice Akamine is a nationally recognized Hawaiian contemporary artist and cultural practitioner. This solo exhibition showcases new sculptural work, Hinaluaʻikoʻa, and her traveling installation Kalo.

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui: Fiber Journeys of Hawai‘i Island |  Sep 14 – Oct 21, 2017

Award-winning selections from the 2017 juried exhibition, held at The Honolulu Museum of Art School, comes to the Kahilu Theatre and will be joined by Hawai’i Island weavers. Sponsored by Jim and Susan Mori, Joan Namkoong, and the Hawai’i Handweavers’ Hui.

Serenely Proliferating: Kaori Ukaji | Oct 26- Dec 20, 2017

An installation of works by Hawaiʻi Island-based artist Kaori Ukaji. Ukaji has had solo exhibitions in Hawai‘i, New York, Australia, and Japan. This show travels to Kahilu from the East Hawai’i Cultural Center.

‘Ukulele Wood Guild Exhibit |  Nov 16 – Nov 19, 2017

This exhibit in the Kahilu’s Main Lobby will complement the 15th annual ‘Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival and will feature handbuilt ‘ukulele and festival memorabilia.
Voyager, 2018  |  Jan 1 – Feb 10, 2018
Held in conjunction with the Waimea Ocean Film Festival, this exhibition honors Hōkūle‘a’ epic three year Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, completed in June of 2017

Solo Exhibitions: Ellen Crocker & Cal Hashimoto  |  Feb 15 – Mar 29, 2017

These solo exhibitions will feature Ellen Crocker and a retrospective of works by the late Cal Hashimoto, and will reflect their mutual interest in the art disciplines of Japan.

All Schools Exhibit: Waimea Education Hui  |  April 5 – May 6, 2017

Curated by the Waimea Education Hui, the All Schools Exhibit showcases the artwork of students, parents, and faculty of our town.

INTERSECTIONS: Considering Imbalance |  May 10 ­– Jun 30, 2017

The third Annual Kahilu Juried Exhibition is asking artists residing in the state of Hawai'i to enter work that responds to the title of the exhibit. Responses dealing with environmental, political and social imbalance are encouraged but not required.  All Media is considered, and cash prizes will be awared to the first, second and third place winners. We are pleased to announce that Andi Campognone will be our Exhibition Juror. Andi is the Museum Manager/Curator at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), in Lancaster, California. Deadline to apply: April 22, 2018 - APPLY HERE

The Essence of Hawai`i / July 5- August 11
This exhibition features The Essence of Hawai`i statewide photo contest in the Simperman Gallery and the renowned surf photographer Zak Noyle in the Kohala Gallery. The Essence of Hawai`i asked contestants to submit photographs that captured oneʻs love for the islands. A total of 640 images were submitted from professional photographers, amateur photographers, students, visitors and all residents who are "like-minded image creators" of Hawai`i. 


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