Past Honolulu Event: VOL 22

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VOL 22

December 12, 2014
@ Honolulu Museum of Art School

PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 22 is this Friday. Come with family and friends for a pleasant evening of creative talks revolving around the theme, "Fire!". The lineup includes local scientists, educators, published authors, local artists, and an assistant curator from the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Ginger & Smoke will be joining us to provide food, and the Fall 2014 Young Artist Exhibition will be open for view in the Art School's main gallery during the event.

Speakers (in presenting order)

Justin Davies Fire from the Breathless Muck
Mark Mitsuda – A Life with Fire
Scott Rowland – Lava
Sooriya Kumar – Agni: Fire of the Soul
Linda YamamotoThe Crucible


Jon Vongvichai Fire and Life: Ceramics Behind the Curtain
ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanuiBorn in Fire, the Hawaiian Universe
Gareth Wynn–WilliamsFire & Sky & Life
Stephen SalelRestraining the Fire: Modern and Contemporary Japanese Erotic Art

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Fire from the Breathless Muck

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Former science teacher and practicing artist Justin Davies delves into the mythical “will-o’-the-wisp” atmospheric ghost lights seen at night over bogs and swamps. Justin gives us a scientific history of methane, oxygen, and carbons.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2015.

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Restraining the Fire

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Stephen Salel is the Robert F. Lange Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. He has recently co-curated a series of exhibitions on the topic of Japanese erotic art, and also co-author of the text Shunga: Stages of Desire.

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Agni: Fire of the Soul

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Sooriya’s name is the Tamil version of the Sanskrit Surya which stands for the Sun and Fire. The images to be shown in Pecha Kucha  - Fire will reveal the often unseen role fire plays in Sooriya’s life.

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A Life with Fire

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

In the mid 90’s Mark co-found Glass Design Group, a limited production studio glass studio in upstate New York.  In 1998 he returned to Honolulu to teach glassblowing at Punahou School, and is currently a board member of Hawaii Craftsmen.

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The Crucible

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Linda Yamamoto’s specialty and background is in metal casting, metal fabrication and sculpture. Her talk will use images of her art work to talk about her personal journey from Frank Sheriff to Linda Yamamoto.

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Fire and Life

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Upon completion of Jon’s BFA in Ceramics he came to work here at the Art School as an instructor and eventually become part of the full-time staff as the Ceramics Program Manager. Jon continues to create his ceramic works and is featured in exhibitions throughout the island.

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Fire & Sky & Life

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

“At the end of their lives, these stars celebrated their achievements by hurling life-giving elements into space, in a gently expanding display of intense, nebula beauty.”

Retired Professor of Astronomy from the University of Hawaii Gareth Wynn-Williams speaks about the stars and the universe. Gareth shows us what 34 years of fantastic astronomy lectures condensed to 6 min 40 sec results in.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 19, 2015.

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Born in Fire

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

ku‘ualoha is an Associate Professor of English at UH Mānoa, and the Chief Editor of ‘Ōiwi, a Native Hawaiian Journal. She is also author of “Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele”

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Lava Flows

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.

Sooriya Kumar
in Waianae
Justin Davies
artist in Honolulu
Stephen Salel
Assistant Curator, Honolulu Museum of Art in Honolulu
Mark Mitsuda
in Honolulu
Scott Rowland
Geology, Geophysics, University of Hawai`i at Manoa in Honolulu
Linda Yamamoto
in Honolulu
Jon Vongvichai
Ceramics Program Manager and instructor , Honolulu Museum of Art in Honolulu