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Call + Response, 2020 Juried Exhibition

Call + Response

Juror: Healoha Johnston

March 13 - April 19, 2020
Kahilu Theatre Galleries

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 from 5-7 pm

citiscape, Roen Hufford

As part of our visual arts program, Kahilu Exhibits annually presents a juried exhibition of Hawai’i state artists.  We select a different theme each year as well as a juror from outside the theatre who has a relevant and significant career in the visual arts. Healoha Johnston, this year’s juror, has selected the theme, Call + Response. Johnston will choose work from online entries through Cafè (callforentry.org). The first, second and third place winners are, Scott Yoell, Roen Hufford and Melissa ChimeraThe Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Awards Acquisition Selection Committee selected works by Roen Hufford and Melissa Chimera for their permanent collection.

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka'Aina I Ka Pono, Patricia Uehara
Participating artists are: Melissa Chimera, Yvonne Yarber Carter, Heide Cumes, Bailey Ferguson, Stephen Haynes, Gary Hoff, Roen Hufford, Valerie Y.O. Kim, Michael Marshall, Susan Mori, Joy Ray, Chelsea Tarnas, Patricia Uehara, Jay West and Scott Yoell. 

Grampa's Church, Valerie Y.O. Kim

Juror Healoha Johnston hails from Kuli‘ou‘ou, Hawai‘i and is a Curator at the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center. Her research interests include exploring transdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art and locating connections between historic visual culture and contemporary art with a particular focus on the socio-political underpinnings that inform those relationships. As an art historian, Johnston has curatorial experience working in contemporary art galleries, arts and culture non-profit organizations, NOAA’s Pacific National Monument program, and the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Reaching Into the Darkness, Joy Ray

From the juror:At a time when connections between people and the elements are being rekindled on a measurable scale—think Maunakea and Hōkūleʻa and the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage—this exhibition encourages artists to call attention to urgent issues or to respond to the most pressing concerns of our time and place. Artists are asked to submit work that challenges established paradigms, asserts bold perspectives on current events, or seeks to make visible latent yet vital networks. Much like a call to action, this exhibition appreciates the critical role​artists play in shaping popular understanding of the world around us and invites artists to comment on the present moment through their work.”

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The Kahilu Exhibits program is generously sponsored by Mollie & Jim Hustace, Keolani Keawe, Pau Pizza, Kamuela Hardwoods, Woodbury Inspection Group and the Fairmont Orchid.


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