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Craig Schwanfelder and Michelle Schwengel-Regala

Solo Exhibitions

Craig Schwanfelder, Half Court - Full Court

Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Ka Lae and Beyond

January 30 - March 6 , 2020

Kahilu Theatre Galleries

Opening Reception and Artist Walkthrough: Friday, January 31 from
5-7 p.m.

Half Court - Full Court, Ainaola Park, Hilo , Craig Schwanfelder

Craig Schwanfelder will be exhibiting photographs of basketball courts from his ongoing series Half Court – Full Court in the Simperman Gallery of the Kahilu Theatre.  Using in-camera multiple exposure, this series presents the viewer with the experience of standing at center court and looking at both basketball hoops simultaneously. “Basketball hoops can be found everywhere and are accessible to people from all walks of life”, says Schwanfelder. Over the past five years he has photographed all types of courts, including ones at neighborhood parks, community recreation centers, grass courts, and at schools. This ongoing project has resulted in a portfolio of images that highlight the remarkable diversity of settings for a game that unifies people worldwide.

Half Court - Full Court ,Kealakehe Intermediate, Craig Schwanfelder

Craig Schwanfelder is a Bay Area photographer. He studied commercial and the technical aspects of photography at the International College of Professional Photography in Melbourne, Australia and finished his BFA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. Schwanfelder has family on Hawai’i Island and has travelled here regularly over the last decade. While in Hawai’i, he has photographed basketball courts throughout the State, many of which will be exhibited in his solo exhibition at Kahilu Theatre.

Half Court - Full Court, Truckee River, CA, Craig Schwanfelder

Ka Lae and Beyond, a solo exhibition of mixed media work by Honolulu artist Michelle Schwengel-Regala, is inspired by her first visit to Ka Lae (South Point, Hawai‘i island) in 2004 where she learned that if you were to go due south from there, you would not encounter any land masses until reaching Antarctica.  This instantly bridged a gap for her, reframing the idea of the ocean from being a barrier, to being a link between Hawai’i and Antarctica. In 2017 she left O‘ahu with the National Science Foundation to live at McMurdo Station, Antarctica for seven weeks.  During that time she encountered more connections between these seemingly disparate regions and participated in 33 scuba dives as part of her mission to translate the scientific work of the station via her art.

Ice Core, Michelle Schwengel-Regalga

With her background in science, science illustration, and fine art, Michelle creates art that looks at the world’s natural history, interprets it through art, and shares it to encourage curiosity. Ka Lae and Beyond is a mixed-media expedition to tropical and polar regions, exploring the phenomena which shape these locations and their life forms.

Lava Bombs, Michelle Schwengel-Regala

Michelle Schwengel-Regala is a fiber artist and scientific illustrator who has worked with natural history museums in the US and Sweden and is currently a research resident at the Bishop Museum. She studied Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from the University of California Santa Cruz.

Scuba Diving in Antarctica with Croceted QR Code, Michelle Schwengel-Regala

Half Court – Full Court and Ka Lae and Beyond will run from January 30 to March 8, 2020 at the Kahilu Theatre.

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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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