NEXT EVENT VOL 21
PechaKucha Honolulu Nights are at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and will be held three times a year—with a theme.
Speakers - Titles posted as they are submitted.
Robert Reed – Hidden Glittered Skeletons in the Closet of My Soul
Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security
BY JOSH LANTHIER-WELCH
Josh Lanthier-Welch is a Punahou, Berkeley, and Columbia grad but his self-taught culinary skills began at the age of 16 to impress girls. He has always alternated white collar jobs with restaurant work and slowly allowed food to take over his creative brain. While in San Francisco, he began to work primarily as a chef and later was convinced in late 2009 to return to Honolulu by his brother to start a little ice pop company.
Cutalogue of Textiles
Sara Oka is Curator of Textiles at the Honolulu Museum of Arts. Before working at the museum, she taught art and bookbinding at various institutions and coordinated public art programming for the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts. She talks about the inventory of her collection of textiles from all around the world. She shows pictures of different types of clothes and designs on them, from different parts of the world.
BY CHRIS RITSON
@ VOL 19
ON DEC 13, 2013
Chris Ritson's work serves to create dialogue with the environment and imagine new ways of interacting with nature. His art speaks to cultural anxieties and relationships with nature, and analyzes the myths and prerogatives specific to a psychology of the self.
Al Furuto is an actor, stuntman and collector of Japanese Swords for the past 30 years. He is a part of the Japanese Sword Society, where he served as president, and is the current vice president. He offers some insight into the process and rich history of sword production.
On the Cutting Edge
BY BRENDA REICHEL
@ VOL 19
ON DEC 13, 2013
Brenda Reichel talks about lapidary art, which learned from her grandparents, she is a trained bench jeweler, and current president of GIA, Graduate Gemologists. She has worked along with US Customs, FBI, Hawaii State Archives, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, and has been the Gemologist Instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art for the past 18 years. She talks about an importance of cutting stones by hand and shows different tools that are used to cut stones in order to make them look beautiful.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 26, 2014.
Importance of Time
Gaye Chan is an artist whose work takes place on the web, in publications, streets as well as in galleries. After working exclusively with found material for over a decade, her interest in camera capture has been reignited. Talking about her experience with her father who was suffering from cancer, she relates photography to the importance of time.
Fracture and Refraction
BY GIDEON GERLT
@ VOL 20
ON APR 18, 2014
Looking at Gideon Gerlt's work as a whole, there are two distinct directions: emotional expression and analytical inquiry. Throughout his work, Gideon explores the relationship between the art object, environment, the viewer, and himself as artist and creator.