The Honolulu Printmakers are collaborating with us, and the theme is Multiply. We are looking for presenters who reach out to the greater island community, beyond the cloistered printshop. How artists can multiply their visual message by reaching the non-gallery audience.
Speakers (in presenting order)
Tamara Moan – Book Arts at Waialua and Kaiser High Schools
Tamara Moan has taught art to children and adults since 2001 through programs at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu Printmakers, and After School Art. She'll be talking about projects with high school students that combined printmaking and book arts.
Matthew Gilbertson – Design Talk Hawaii
Design Talk Hawaii (DTH) is a local radio talk show with the simple goal of providing a new forum for thoughtful, informed conversations about diverse, creative, design-oriented topics relating to art, music, film, architecture, and “all things creative” going on in our Hawaii communities. Each week Host Matt Gilbertson, President & Director of Design for MGA Architecture welcomes a featured guest (or two) to discuss their creative world.
Maile Yawata – Temporary Print Installation Residency 1: Manhattan
This experience gave me a chance to travel, work with and interact with artists from several other countries in an environment focused solely on creating art, specifically printmaking, but in an “expanded” way. As for any rippling effect on the larger community and surrounding neighborhood, the exhibit remained for several more weeks so, hopefully, it was viewed often and produced more inquiry.
David Randall – Alder St. Workshops
David works primarily in printmaking and sculpture using dark themes tied to social and economic status. He is currently a teaching artist at the Honolulu Museum of Art and a teaching assistant at the University of Hawaii at Manoa printmaking studio. David's talk will touch on The Honolulu Printmakers and the Hale Hilina’i aka Alder St. Facility, collaborated to create a printmaking workshop for at risk youth.
Gary Liu – Music Release as Art Object
Gary Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa, and a performer with the Drowning Dreamers Band. As the band released its debut album, he hoped to combine those worlds by enlisting the collaboration of student, faculty, and community artists, graphic designers and printmakers, to create a unique, tangible object that is rare in today's musical landscape.
Sonny Ganaden – Chapel Project at Spalding House
1:1 discusses historic and contemporary Pacific spirituality as creative place-making through architecture, printmaking, design, teaching, and storytelling. A collaboration of over twenty Māori, Hawaiian, and non-indigenous cultural producers from New Zealand, Hawai‘i, and the United States, this project provides an opportunity to reflect on shared experiences of colonization and the impact of missionary activity across the Pacific, and provides a space to reflect on the role of spirituality in defining community in a secular society.
Denise Karabinis – Printing in Rural India
Denise will share several innovative collaborative projects generated during this first ever community art residency in rural India. Gram - means - Village. and the Art Residency aimed to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for artists in diverse fields to work side by side with artisans, children and residents in rural India with the purpose of creating small lasting changes in the community.
Dr Gareth Wynn-Williams – 1,000 x
Gareth Wynn-Williams was born in London, educated at Cambridge University, and was a Professor of Astronomy at University of Hawaii from 1978 until he retired in 2012. His presentation explores what we can learn by viewing our surroundings on progressively larger and smaller scales.
Chad Watanabe – Moku Hanga Printing at Events
“What is that? Oh it’s just a stamp…no, it’s a woodblock print, wait, really!?!?” That’s what artist, Chad Watanabe, experienced routinely in promotion and sale of his artwork. So how do you fix that? Get interactive, get innovative....demonstrate and educate! Join us as he discusses his experiences, doing interactive printing events throughout Honolulu's greater community trying to spread awareness and gain appreciation for Moku Hanga.
Anthony Poponi – Laughter Multiplied
What would our world look like if we added more laughter and subtracted stress from our daily equation. The benefits of laughter are incredible and they benefits multiply - because the more you laugh, the more you laugh - it's true. You are also 30x more likely to laugh when around other people. This quick intro to understanding your inner caveman and how to trigger more laughter will have exponential benefits.
Duncan Dempster – .5 ppi
.5ppi is an ongoing endeavor that generates collaboratively produced prints and installations revolving around the performative, reproductive, and repetitive aspects of printing and print culture. .5ppi means one half pixel per inch, which refers to the image resolution of the first .5ppi project. Duncan Dempster is a Honolulu-based artist and educator and is the executive director of Honolulu Printmakers.