Hawai‘i Craftsmen 2017: 50th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition

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October 25, 2017 - November 10, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art School


Exhibition Overview

Emerging and established artists from across the state will be featured at the 50th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition from Hawai‘i Craftsmen. Showcasing both traditional and non-traditional fine crafts, 2- and 3-dimensional art in categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media.

Hawai‘i Craftsmen celebrates fine craft as a vital and enriching part of contemporary life and supports the creative growth of our member artists and the education of the general public to their value.

Artwork by Harue McVay and photography by Jon Rawlings

Exhibition hours: Tue–Sat • 10am–4:30pm, Sun • 1–5pm

Opening reception: October 24 • 6:30–8:30pm

Juror: Magdalene Odundo
World-renowned Kenyan-British artist, Magdalene Anyango Namakhiya Odundo, OBE, was born in Nairobi in 1950 and received her early education in India and Kenya. She studied Graphic Arts at Nairobi Polytechnic in Kenya and the Cambridge College of Art in the U.K. She changed her focus to ceramics while studying for her BA at West Surrey College of Art and Design (now University for the Creative Arts). She subsequently received an MA from the Royal College of Art in London. Following her university studies, Magdalene pursued field research in traditional hand-building techniques in Nigeria, Kenya, and New Mexico. She then taught at the Commonwealth Institute in London from 1976 to 1979, at the Royal College of Art in London from 1979 to 1982, and was subsequently appointed as Professor of Ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, England, from which she recently retired.

In 2008, Ms. Odundo was awarded the African Art Recognition Award by Detroit Art Institute and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. In 2014, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Florida and an honorary award from the University for the Arts in London in 2016. Odundo’s work can be found in major museums and private collections worldwide.

Lecture: On October 20, Magdalene Odundo offers a free lecture about her work and process at the Doris Duke Theatre. More info.