Thursday, July 27, 2006

Arthur Johnsen Gallery in Hilo

We are located in beautiful downtown Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
We are planning to be open for First Friday, next week on August 4th. First Friday is a monthly arts event where galleries throughout Hilo stay open in the evening and invite the community to come in and see our latest works, share pupus (snacks) and talk story with the artists. If you're nearby join us for First Friday. Call 808-935-8020 with questions and for directions. We'll even give directions from the mainland. Visit our website:

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Happy Show

Last night was the opening for Gail's Happy Show. Originally meant to be about her dog, Happy, which I think would have been a cool show, but it got modified to whatever makes you happy. The show was at the Wailoa Center. The Arthur Johnsen Gallery had good representation, thanks to our connection with Gail. Unfortunately, my photos aren't the best, one because I don't have a great camera to start with and two, the flash stopped working. So my apologies for the photos that I didn't get due to technical difficulties. Gail, I love your Dog Time oil painting!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Fun in the Studio

My friend and frequent model Poni came by for a portrait this morning. She is extremely pregnant and it was nice to paint her in full glow. She made lei to wear in the picture and to give to Richard Koob later for his birthday. Hau'oli La Hanau, Richard!!

Coincidentally I had just sent another painting of Poni in to Gail's upcoming show at the Wailoa Center, "The Art of Happiness" which is an appropriate theme since Gail is one of the most adept folks I know at generating happiness all around her. I called this painting "Ka La Hau'oli" -- the happy day, since Poni looks fairly pleased.

Some friends sent me this pic of me tormenting my cat Tiny, and of their son Danny bouncing in the studio.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Modern Postcards emailed me an offer for 20% off on their printing services. So I hemmed and hawed and approached my wonderful graphic designer cousin Cherry about doing a rack card for the gallery, but then too much time passed and I had to whip it out myself. I incorporated a multicolored version of our "Gallery" banner which hangs on the awning outside, plus images from most of our artists....

I am hoping this card will jump out at people from racks at the Hilo dock and at various hotels, etc!!