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04 April 2008

ArtMania 08

From an e-mail:

You are invited to ArtMania, a lively and fun-filled free arts event at the Art Building, University of Hawai'i at Manoa on Sunday, April 6 from noon to 5 p.m.

This first-time art event, conceived and organized by graduate art students from the Department of Art and Art History, showcases studio demonstrations, live music, performances, fashion shows, sales of student and faculty artwork and t-shirts, and food for purchase by Papa Luck's, a popular campus food vendor. The event aims to develop community awareness and interest in the department's work and to raise funds to support the annual BFA and graduate student exhibitions.

Demonstrations include: ceramics, wheel-throwing and raku, glass blowing, live drawing and painting, bronze casting, printmaking, mold-making, indigo dying, paper-making, digital loom weaving, kinetic sculpture, and Hoyt's Karaoke Hut.

Performances include experimental dance by ruinedmap dance company, performance art, a fashion show by Stylus Honolulu, and music by the Shuji, Shingo and Tommy Band and 3rd Floor. Video art and art history poster sessions are also scheduled.

In addition, for a nominal fee visitors can participate in interactive art activities such as creating their own sun prints, indigo dying, and screen printing their own t-shirts (bring a light-colored shirt or purchase one on site).

Exhibitions include "The Commodity of Exchange: Prints from the Charles Cohan Collection;" Rick Holland's MFA thesis exhibition; graphic design exhibition; and an exhibition and sales of works by students and faculty.

A map and schedule of activities and performances will be available at http://www.hawaii.edu/art/artmania/.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family at ArtMania!
This was a fun event last year.

1 Comment(s):

  • I missed this, but speaking of art, I was just thinking how fond I am of our little pottery cat sculpture. He sits on little padded feet on top of one of the stereo speakers...

    By Blogger LK, at Wednesday, April 09, 2008 10:17:00 AM  

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