The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center opened its annual Solo Artist Exhibition on Saturday, Aug. 10. This highly anticipated exhibition provides the community with intimate access to the participating artists, gaining a critical perspective on the way they work, and how and why their body of work came to be.
This year, the hui is proud to feature complete bodies of work by two extraordinarily talented Hawai'i-based artists--Jonathan Yukio Clark and Chenta Laury.
Clark will present a new series of mixed-media pieces, thoughtfully combining paint, silkscreen, textiles, wood, metalwork and gold leaf, focusing on the 'alala (Hawaiian crow) as a metaphor for the fleeting beauty of Hawai'i's native ecosystem.
“Geodes,” Chenta Laury
Laury's new series entitled, "Beneath the Surface," is an ambitious collection of two- and three-dimensional fiber works that represent the dynamic forms found in plants, corals and stones in a visually compelling exterior-to-interior relationship exemplifying nature's growth/life forces.
The hui's solo show is one of the only exhibitions in the state that offers local artists the unique opportunity to lead all facets of exhibition planning in a historic public gallery space. It has advanced careers, spurred community dialogue and continues to define the island's local visual arts movement.
The free exhibition continues through Sept. 20 during center hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven day a week.
An artist walk-through with Clark will take place at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24, and on Saturday, Sept. 7 at noon with Chenta Laury.
The arts center is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.
For more information, visit www.huinoeau.com or call (808) 572-6560.