Art School Holiday Sale
November 18, 2016 10:00am-November 27, 2016 04:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Friday, November 18, 5:30-8pm
Holiday Sale Party:
Friday, November 25, 5–8pm
Closed November 24, Thanksgiving Day
The Honolulu Museum of Art School’s annual sale of work by instructors and students, to benefit its studio facilities, opens Nov 18, and runs through Nov 27, with new items being added to the sale daily.
The Honolulu Museum of Art School runs studios for metal work, ceramics, glass fusion, and weaving, which aren’t cheap to operate. Every year the students and artists who use the facilities sell their creations and generously offer 30 to 100 percent of their proceeds to the school to help maintain the studios. Now in its tenth year, the benefit sale is a great source of one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.
On sale will be 2,500 items by nearly 100 artists. The Art School can’t put them all on view at once, so new items wil be added as space opens up—so it’s worth making repeat visits. Participating artists include Brenda Ching, Andy Cole, Ashley Huang, Bud Spindt, Liz Train, Michiyo Uchibori, Kaori Vaughn, and Jon Vongvichai.
Cases and tables feature jewelry from the metals studio; glass sculpture, plates, containers, and jewelry; baskets and weaving from the textile studio; and ceramic sculpture, plates, sake containers and cups, ikebana containers, vases, cups, and beads.
The sale kicks off Nov 18 with an opening reception that features light pūpū and entertainment. Then on Nov 25, it throws a Holiday Sale Party, in conjunction with the Honolulu Printmakers’ Impressions Print and Book Fair, also held at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, and featuring pūpū and printmaking demos. Both events are a chance to meet the artists behind the work on sale.