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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 Margo Ray, Kahilu Exhibits Coordinator at gallery@kahilutheatre.org.

CURRENT EXHIBIT:  Duncan Dempster-smallclusters and Kamran Samimi- UNEARTHED June 13 - August 19, 2019 

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Exhibitions - 2018/2019 Season

The Leaping Place  Matt Shallenberger | Aug 31-Oct 21, 2018

The Leaping Place is a series of large-format landscape photographs, meant to illustrate two stories:  first, of the artist's family, who immigrated to Hawai'i from the Portuguese Azores in the 1880s, and second, of the Kumulipo, the ancient Hawaiian creation chant. Named after the places from which departed souls begin their journeys to the underworld, the project aims to discover connections between different Hawai'i communities, exploring the landscapes of their diverse pasts and shared present.  


and the remaining ashes are facts  Amanda Lee | Oct 26 - Dec 21, 2018

Amanda Lee is a multi-media artist, a poetic printmaking activist, who is fascinated with the possibilities that exist in the space that fills a pause, the thing in between, be it emotional or physical, the space that many of us overlook on our way there from here.


The Voyager Exhibit 2019 | Jan 1-Jan 27, 2019

Each year, the Waimea Ocean Film Festival produces The Voyager Exhibit, in collaboration with
Na Kālai Waʻa, the organization that manages the voyaging canoe Makaliʻi. The exhibit is an
interactive tool and centerpiece for talks and discussion. In 2019, the exhibit
focuses on aspects of the upcoming voyage of Makaliʻi through the northwest
Hawaiian Islands: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument; canoe plants; and, non-
instrument navigation.


Hānauna Kapa -Roen Hufford and Students | Jan 31 -Mar 10, 2019

Hānauna Kapa presents the regrowth and process of kapa making from its traditional roots of origin to the contemporary artists on Hawai’i island who create kapa today. The discoveries, experiences and creative growth of the community of contemporary kapa makers demonstrate that the creative spirit of the past is still very much a part of the fabric of Hawaiian life today. 

Transformative Forces: Creation through Destruction, 4th Annual Juried Exhibition | March 14-April 27, 2019

Transformative Forces: Creation through Destruction is an exhibition that explores the dual forces of creation and destruction that shape our lives and the world around us. As artists, we harness and reflect this dynamic transformative process through our individual practices.This will be the fourth annual, state-wide juried exhibition, this year juried by artist and educator, Carl F.K. Pao and will honor artists from across the state of Hawai’i. The call for entry is currently listed on callforentry.org, the dealine is February 15, 2019.


All Schools Exhibit: Waimea Education Hui  | May 2 – June 9, 2019

Curated in partnership with the Waimea Education Hui, the All Schools Exhibit showcases the artwork of students, parents and faculty from schools throughout North Hawai’i.


UNEARTHED Kamran Samimi | June 13 - August 19, 2019

Kamran Samimi presents different ways to observe the world around us.  While his materials and techniques vary, Kamran creates works of art which are both a tribute and response to the rich landscapes found throughout Hawai’i. Through the use of dissection, repetition, and abstraction, he seeks to uncover the essence within all things, ultimately encouraging mindful contemplation.

smallclusters Duncan Dempster | Jun 13 - Aug 19, 2019

The current concern of Dempster’s work is the depiction of personally resonant geographic space and place through non-linear modes of representation, and an attempt to balance literal perception with psychological responses to the landscape. For this body of work, he is focusing on the experience of places in and around the Hamakua and Kohala districts on the Big Island.


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