Kahilu Theatre’s fourth annual juried exhibition opens next week

As part of Kahilu Theatre’s visual arts program, Kahilu Exhibits annually presents a juried exhibition of Hawaii state artists. A different theme is selected each year as well as a juror from outside the theatre who has a relevant and significant career in the visual arts.

“Transformative Forces: Creation through Destruction” was the theme artists were asked to respond to this year, and the juror, Carl F.K. Pao, selected artworks in a wide variety of media and content.

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First, second and third place winners will be announced at the opening reception as well as any purchase awards made by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, whose Awards Acquisition Selection Committee will be visiting the exhibit the morning of March 14.

The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. March 14, and the exhibition will run through April 27.

Participating artists are: Patricia Brock, Lynn Capell, Pat Dinsman, John Ferdico, Bailey Ferguson, Gary Hoff, Amy Justen, Barbara Kurgan, Susan Mori, John Mydock, Janice Gail, Ana O’Connor, Abbie Rabinowitz, Joy Ray, Margo Ray, Joseph Ruesing, Melissa Schelling, Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Sophia Siddiqui, Dominic Tidmarsh, Patricia Uehara, Kuniko Watanabe, Jay West, and Paul F. Yount

The juror, Carl F.K. Pao, was born and raised on the island of Oahu, where he graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1989. He earned a BFA at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received his MFA with first-class honors in 1999 from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, Aotearoa. He returned to Hawaii in 2000 to take a full-time teaching position at the Kamehameha Schools High School kapalama visual arts department.

He recently transferred to the Kamehameha Schools Hawaii campus in Keaau.

The Kahilu Exhibits program is sponsored by Pau Pizza, Kamuela Hardwoods and the Woodbury Inspection Group.

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The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and during all Kahilu Theatre performances.

Info: Visit kahilutheatre.org.