Made in Hawai’i

Made in Hawai’i
“House of Tea” raku sculptural teapot by Jerome Heck
Image: [Hawaiicraftsmen.org]

Re-treating Art

Made in Hawai’i / Seems like there are retreats for everyone: triathletes and yogis, bikers and scooter riders, horse and fishing enthusiasts, even ceramicists, where artists share ceramic-making tips and techniques with each other, living and sleeping and eating this age-old art form during a long smoky weekend.

That was at Camp Mokuleia, held in Waialua this past May, and for the past month the resulting works have been exhibited at The ARTS at Marks Garage. But in a matter of days (July 28), the 36th Annual Raku Hoolaulea Exhibition will close. Soon, however, a new statewide juried exhibition will take place at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, where juror Jo Lauria, a respected art and design historian and independent curator, will take on the task of choosing among the work of Hawaii’s best craftspeople.

Whether you’re looking for art inspired by an outdoor gathering on one of Oahu’s perkiest beaches or art inspired by something much more reclusive, Hawaii Craftsmen offers contemporary and traditional work in exhibitions built to stir our emotions and challenge our imaginations.

The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., closes Sat., 7/28, free, [artsatmarks.com]
Honolulu Museum Art School Gallery, 1111 Victoria St., opens Thu., 8/30 and runs through 9/20, free, [hawaiicraftsmen.memberlodge.org]