February 24, 2011
March 18, 2011
Academy Art Center at Linekona
This local exhibition features prints by artists from all over the state.
This year’s juror is Koichi Yamamoto, assistant professor of art at the University of Tennessee. Born in Osaka, Japan, Koichi moved to the U.S. in 1983. He has studied and exhibited in a wide range of places: Oregon, Alberta, Canada, Poland, Slovakia, Denmark. Asked why so many places, he says: “I think it was rooted in curiosity as well as dreaming and believing in my passion. Somehow it ended up this way. I did not plan it.”
In describing his approach to printing, he says, “my ideas for solving the remaining problems will be unbounded. In Japanese, there is a concept called mujinzou. It means although a physical item is finite, ideas about it are infinite. Imagination is one resource of which I never have a shortage.”
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm, Sun 1-5pm
Thursday, February 24; Tuesday, March 1; Wednesday, March 2 10am–7pm
Slide lecture by juror Koichi Yamamoto
Sunday, February 20, 4pm, free
Community Room, Academy Art Center
Demo-Graphics: The Embellished Print
Sunday, March 6, 1–3pm, free
Printmaking Studio, Academy Art Center
The Honolulu Printmakers 75th Anniversary catalog is available in the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop and online.