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2020/21 Exhibits Season
 

Kahilu Theatre Galleries are free and open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1pm – 5pm 

 
EXHIBITS
 

Kahilu Theatre Galleries are free and open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 PM – 5 PM

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, contact 885-6868 or email Margo Ray, Kahilu Exhibits Coordinator at gallery@kahilutheatre.org.
 

Currently on view:

Lynn Martin Graton Thresholds, Journeys with Fibers and Fronds  April 22 - June 21, 2021

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo exhibition, Thresholds, Journeys with Fibers and Fronds by Lynn Martin Graton, from April 22 to June 21, 2021 in the Simperman and Hamakua Galleries of the Kahilu Theatre. The exhibit features both woven textiles and coconut fiber basketry. In the Simperman Gallery, Graton is expanding upon traditional loom weaving techniques to create textiles that echo ancient traditions of meditative scrolls and fabrics that define sacred spaces.


Exhibitions - 2020/2021 Season

Kipaipai Fellows 2020| Sept 25 - Nov 8, 2020 

Kipaipai Fellows 2020 will be an all-media curated exhibition from September 25 -November 8, 2020 installed in the newly renovated Simperman Gallery and the Hamakua Gallery at the Kahilu Theatre. Museum Manager and Curator at the Lancaster Museum of Art and HistoryAndi Campognone will curate the exhibit.

Participating artists are: Joy RayCudra CloverAlex CouwenbergMichael ShewmakerScott YoellMargo Ray, Gina HartigDina ClineMichelle Schwengel-RegalaLaurie SumiyeBailey FergusonCaroline KillhourValerie KimStephanie SachsMarcia PasquaDonna Zarbin Byrne, Diana Nicholette Jeon, and Jodi Endicott.
 

The Eternal Canoe:Honoring the Legacy of Kāhuna Kālai Waʻa Raymond Bumatay and Live Wa'a Carving Event, Dec 8 - 16, 2020

Kahilu Exhibits presents a virtual exhibition and live wa’a (canoe) carving event at Kahilu Theatre with Alika Bumatay and Alexis Ching in honor of Alika’s late father, Kāhuna Kālai Wa’a (master canoe carver) Raymond Bumatay, on December 8 & 9 and 15 & 16 from 10am-4pm. This event was  the continuing process of carving a replica inspired by the outrigger canoe Queen Kapiolani gave to the Smithsonian in 1888. The process was started by a group of women canoe carvers led by Ray and Alika Bumatay at the 2019 Merrie Monarch festival. The program was sponsored by the Recovering Voices program of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian American Women History Initiative and will be continued during these sessions at Kahilu Theatre. 


Heidi Buscher The Artifacts of Belonging; Myth, Memory and the Human Story
Feb 25 - Apr 10, 2021

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo exhibition, The Artifacts of BelongingMyth, Memory and the Human Story by Heidi Buscher, from February 25 to April 10, 2021 in the Simperman and Hamakua Galleries of the Kahilu Theatre.  The exhibit features a series of new, mixed-media paintings on canvas. A virtual tour of the exhibit is now available to watch for free on Kahilu.TV. 

Lynn Martin Graton Thresholds, Journeys with Fibers and Fronds  April 22 - June 21, 2021

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo exhibition, Thresholds, Journeys with Fibers and Fronds by Lynn Martin Graton, from April 22 to June 21, 2021 in the Simperman and Hamakua Galleries of the Kahilu Theatre. The exhibit features both woven textiles and coconut fiber basketry. In the Simperman Gallery, Graton is expanding upon traditional loom weaving techniques to create textiles that echo ancient traditions of meditative scrolls and fabrics that define sacred spaces.


Ming Li Jiang, Solo Exhibition, September 3 - Oct 31, 2021

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, September 3 - Oct 31, 2021

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.

Brilliance of Now, 2021 Juried Exhibition, Nov 12 - Dec 19, 2021

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. Application details will be available on CaFÉ(callforentry.org) in August of 2021. 

 
 
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