Past Honolulu Event: VOL 19

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Art of Cutting

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Over the last 50 years Sooriya Kumar has developed artwork not just for
sacred sites around the world, but for a multitude of private residences in numerous countries and many public buildings including an indoor copper mural sculpture for the Honolulu International Airport that is designed to welcome our visitors to the islands.

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Cutting Pages

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Charlene Asato joins us from the Big Island and has enjoyed creating with paper for many years. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form and artist’s books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy.

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Snipping the Fabric of Time

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Justin Davies is an educator and artist. He likes to work in a range of media which he uses to integrate historical, scientific and aesthetic perspectives. His work is also influenced by his love of film and by his studies in biology and history.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 23, 2014.

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On the Cutting Edge

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Brenda Reichel talks about lapidary art, which learned from her grandparents, she is a trained bench jeweler, and current president of GIA, Graduate Gemologists. She has worked along with US Customs, FBI, Hawaii State Archives, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, and has been the Gemologist Instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art for the past 18 years. She talks about an importance of cutting stones by hand and shows different tools that are used to cut stones in order to make them look beautiful.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 26, 2014.

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Japanese Swords

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Al Furuto is an actor, stuntman and collector of Japanese Swords for the past 30 years. He is a part of the Japanese Sword Society, where he served as president, and is the current vice president. He offers some insight into the process and rich history of sword production.

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Paper Models

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Chris Ritson's work serves to create dialogue with the environment and imagine new ways of interacting with nature. His art speaks to cultural anxieties and relationships with nature, and analyzes the myths and prerogatives specific to a psychology of the self.

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Cutalogue of Textiles

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Sara Oka is Curator of Textiles at the Honolulu Museum of Arts. Before working at the museum, she taught art and bookbinding at various institutions and coordinated public art programming for the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts. She talks about the inventory of her collection of textiles from all around the world. She shows pictures of different types of clothes and designs on them, from different parts of the world.

Sooriya Kumar
in Waianae
Charlene Asato
in Big Island
Justin Davies
artist in Honolulu
Sara Oka
in Honolulu
Brenda Reichel
Lapidary Artist in Honolulu
Al Furuto
in Honolulu
Chris Ritson
in Honolulu