Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center’s inaugural “Collaborations” juried exhibit opened Aug. 2, with a great crowd of close to 300 in attendance throughout the evening. Wailoa Center director Codie King and “Collaborations” committee member Trudee Siemann co-juried the exhibit and handed out the “Spirit of Collaborations Awards” to artists who created 10 works of art. There will also be a “Spirit of Collaborations” People Choice Award given to the artists who have accumulated the most votes by visitors at the end of the exhibit on Aug. 29.
The winners announced are Norman Negre and Robert Tamura for a photograph, “March of the Night Walkers, Downtown Hilo”; “5ingen,” a multi media assemblage by Jim Rhodes, Tobias Kestel, Florian Puschmann, Larry Pollack and Ken Russell; Elizabeth Miller and Misato Mortara, metal and glass “Crossing the Great Waters”; Karen Mortensen and Ethel Mann, four-piece mixed media collaboration “Small World, Mother Nature, La Mer and Heart Felt”; Kona artists Jonah Lake and Peter Underwood’s “Ironic Ascension,” an interactive work made of corrugated metal and salvaged wood; Tai Lake and Gary Eoff, a wood and fiber sculpture, “Adze”; “Pineapple Pickers,” an ukulele made by Mark Evans and pyrogrophy engraving by John Mydock; “Cultura Basura,” a giclèe print by Laura Acevedo and Paulette Holley; “Lost,” a print by Joseph Ruesing and Patrick O’Kiersey, and a large abstract painting by Gordon Motta and Patrick O’Kiersey.
“Collaborations” features 52 individual art works created by 63 artists and the exhibit is on display Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and noon to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. For additional information, please call 933-0416.