Kahilu Exhibits will present Kipaipai Fellows 2020, a curated group exhibition from Sept. 25 to Nov. 8.
Lancaster Museum of Art and History Museum Manager and Curator Andi Campognone will curate the exhibit.
“I have invited all of the Kipaipai Fellows, including faculty, that work or live in Hawaii to participate in the Kahilu exhibit. I would like to see these artists go big — either in scale of work or in concept — to get the artists to stretch their practice. I want this show to be an additional exercise in the Kipaipai philosophy. I will be doing virtual studio visits with Hawaii artists leading up to the exhibit to select work,” said Campognone.
Kipaipai, meaning “to encourage and inspire,” is a professional development program cofounded and led by Campognone. The program focuses on professional practices in areas of gallery representation and museum exhibitions, self-promotion, use of social media in promotion, the importance of relevant critical writing, presentation, and identifying and strategizing personal and professional goals.
There are 21 artists in the exhibit from Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island. Participating artists are: Joy Ray, Cudra Clover, Alex Couwenberg, Michael Shewmaker, Scott Yoell, Margo Ray, Margaret Shields, Gina Hartig, Dina Cline, Michelle Schwengel-Regala, Laurie Sumiye, Bailey Ferguson, Caroline Killhour, Patricia Brock, Valerie Kim, Mina Elison, Stephanie Sachs, Marcia Pasqua, Donna Zarbin Byrne, Diana Nicholette Jeon, and Jodi Endicott.
The Kipaipai Fellows 2020 exhibit will be installed in the newly renovated Simperman and Hamakua Galleries at the Kahilu Theatre. The renovations are part of Kahilu Theatre’s state-fundedcapital improvement project.
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has approved a visit by an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) on Sept. 28 to consider the purchase of artwork from the exhibit for the Art in Public Places Collection.
Kahilu Theatre will also document the exhibition and will be presenting ongoing digital content for those that cannot view the exhibit in person.
The Kahilu Galleries are free and open to the public for gallery viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting Sept. 26 and continuing for the duration of the exhibition. Viewers are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing; no more that 10 people at a time will be allowed in the galleries located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road in Waimea.