New Art Exhibits Open at Kahilu Theatre on April 7

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Artwork from “A Climate of Change.” Photo courtesy of Kahilu Theatre.

Kahilu Theatre will feature two new art exhibits called A Climate of Change and Dance of the Bees beginning Friday, April 7.

A Climate of Change is a multi-media juried exhibit featuring 28 works from 19 artists selected by juror Michael Marshall, department chair of the Art Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The artworks address the title of the show, dealing with environmental, social and political issues.

The opening reception starts at 4:30 p.m. on April 7, and continues to 7 p.m. The top three entries will be awarded cash prizes, which will be announced during the opening.


The selected artists to be featured in A Climate of Change include: Keoki Apokolani, Mary Babcock, Yvonne Yarber Carter, Michael Cromwell, Danielle Feliciano, Shelley Hoist, Britney Kalawaia, Valerie Y. O. Kim, Wayne Levin, Tamara Moan, Calley O’Neill, Joseph Ruesing, Ginger Sandell, Laurel Schultz, Christina Skaggs, Myrna Smeeth, Jay West, Helen White and Scott Yoell.

Dance of the Bees is a group exhibition in conjunction with the Kahilu Performing Arts Classes’ original dance show of the same title. The works–both artistic and educational–are inspired by honeybees to bring light to the urgent and relevant topic of their declining numbers. The exhibit will have its opening reception on April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Artwork from the “Dance of the Bees” exhibit. Photo courtesy of Kahilu Theatre.

The artists featured in Dance of the Bees will include nationally acclaimed artist and beekeeper Garnett Puett, fiber artist Shelley Hoist, Kauai artist Sally French, and artist and woodturner Mydock, who uses pyrography to engrave his work. In addition, Epic Origami will display a new origami installation during the exhibit with sunflower and honeycomb motifs.


The multi-media dance performance, Dance of the Bees, will come to the stage on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 7, at 4 p.m.

A Climate of Change and Dance of the Bees will be on display at the Kahilu Theatre’s Kohala Gallery through June 2, 2017.


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