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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 on CaFÉ(callforentry.org). Please join our mailing list to stay informed about our calls for proposals. For information on current exhibitions, call 808-885-6868 or email gallery@kahilutheatre.org.

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Exhibitions - 2021/2022 Season

Brilliance of Now, Juried Exhibition, January 13 - March 4, 2022

As part of our visual arts program, Kahilu Exhibits annually presents a juried exhibition of Hawai’i State artists. We select a juror each year from outside the theatre, someone who has a relevant and significant career in the visual arts. We are proud to announce that the juror of this year's exhibition is Mina Elison, Communications Director and Curator at the Donkey Mill Art Center.

"Brilliance of Now invites visual media artists of Hawai’i to explore life and existence in this moment. Rooted in our DNA and memories of the past, the mind oscillates between what has already occurred and thoughts of the future. With   evolving realities and shifting perceptions, one is always in a state of flux and change. Validating the concept that "now is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" is the understanding that we are not who we once were, and we are not who we will be in the future. As creative beings, how can we honor the space we are in right   now? What has emerged from acknowledgment of places “traveled” through emotions such as disbelief, wonder, joy and grief? What has been broken and where is there growth? What has been learned and what forgotten? In this time, how does one recognize and celebrate the brilliance of now?" — Mina Elison (Juror)

Brilliance of Now — Invited Artists 
(in alphabetical order)

Amber Aguirre
Jill Backus
Kathleen Baumgardner
Andy Behrle
Richard Bodien
Howard Bradley
Luluka Brown-Spielman
^Lynn Capell
Bailey Ferguson 
Lynn Martin Graton
Kendyll Howard

^Roen Hufford
Kristen Jordan
*Valerie Kim
Cris Lindborg
**Kainoa Makua
Nelson Makua
Parker Mason
Beth McCormick
^Elizabeth Miller
^Susan Mori
Patrick Okiersey
Rachel Orr
Patti Pease Johnson
***Margo Ray
Jack Reilly
Diane Alice Repp
Alexis Wilson Russell
^Georgia Sartoris
Barbara Schaefer
Michelle Schwengel-Regala
Roslin Sinclair
Patricia Taylor
^Dominic Tidmarsh
^Eileen Towata
Patricia Uehara
J. Jay West



* First Place
** Second Place
*** Third Place
^ Honorable Mention

Ming Li Jiang, Solo Exhibition, March 16 - May 12, 2022

Ming Li Jiang was born in Shanghai China in 1954 and graduated from Fine Arts College of Shanghai University, where he became an instructor upon graduation. A member of the Shanghai Artists’ Association and the Shanghai Print-Maker Artists’ Association, he has been Director and Judge of Shanghai Young Artists’ Association & Exhibition. He emigrated to the United States of America in 1989 and has worked as Art Director of Painting and Design for numerous local companies, including prominent Aloha print & textile companies. Jiang established his own design company Kalama Collection LTD in 2000. He will present a solo exhibition of new, gestural, carved, and painted wooded panels.

Peter Durst, Solo Exhibition, March 16 - May 12, 2022

Peter Durst has been a potter, ceramicist, and sculptor for almost 50 years and has exhibited his work nationally in galleries, art centers, museums, private collections and public spaces. After receiving a BA from Allegheny College and a JD from NYU School of Law, he became interested in pottery and discovered the Anderson Ranch in Snowmass. Colorado. After working there for 2 years, getting a ceramics education and developing his skills, he moved to Denver and opened his first studio. He has maintained Durst Studio, Gallery, and Sculpture Garden since 1990. He has been a long-time visitor to the Island of Hawaii, and since 2010, a part-time resident. He maintains a studio in Napoopoo and teaches ceramics at Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.


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