2016 Fiber Hawai‘i: In, Of, or About Fiber | Hawaii Craftsmen

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August 24, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Honolulu Museum of Art School

Exhibition Overview

Opening reception: August 23, 5:30-8pm
Join us for a walk-through of the exhibit with our juror at 5pm

Fashion show:
August 23, 7pm (During reception)
Juror’s lecture: August 20, 5pm

This Hawaii Craftsmen juried exhibition encourages participation from artists in all media who wish to explore fiber-related work, and sometimes includes a component for traditional ethnic works as well as contemporary styles.

Juror: Glen Kaufman
Kaufman is co-author of Design on Fabrics, a seminal book in the area of surface design. He is past president of the Surface Design Association. He continues to write, with articles for the Surface Design Association journal and other publications in the U.S. and Japan. Many of his works can be found in permanent collections nationally and internationally, and he continues to maintain a studio where he explores new works.

Juror's lecture:
August 20, 5pm, FREE

Honolulu Museum of Art School

After many years of creating individual works, each with a specific focus, Kaufman became more concerned with a conceptual use of space: installation art. Although generally not site-specific, these works include multiple elements that are meant to convey a message, a feeling, an atmosphere. Much of the work presented in his lecture has been inspired by his many years of exposure to Japanese culture, including dance. Kaufman says, “I have been fortunate in developing a collaboration with a Japanese butoh dancer who performs in the gallery space, adding an additional sensory impact to the work.” In addition to his own work Kaufman will include images of installations by Japanese artists.

The program is sponsored by Hawaii Craftsmen.