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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 Camille Dugan, Interim Gallery Director, at gallery@kahilutheatre.org.

Check out our Virtual Gallery & Exhibit Tours on Kahilu.TV.


Exhibitions - 2021/2022 Season

Brilliance of Now, 2021 Juried Exhibition, November 12, 2021 - January 10, 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 who has a relevant and significant career in the visual arts. We are proud to announce 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 one 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)

Call for Proposals: Proposals will be accepted through Café through October 12, 2021

Ming Li Jiang, Solo Exhibition, February 10 - March 31, 2022

    Ming Li Jiang was born in Shanghai China in 1954, graduated from Fine Arts College of Shanghai University, where he became an instructor upon graduation. Member of the Shanghai Artists’ Association, Shanghai Print-Maker Artists’ Association, 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, February 10 - March 31, 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 Big Island of Hawaii and since 2010, a part time resident, where he maintains a studio in Napoopoo and teaches ceramics at Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.


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