Art at the Capitol 2014 Concludes

Last Friday was the 6th annual Art at the Capitol, where lawmakers welcomed the public to tour their offices to view the publicly held artwork there. This year’s theme was Illuminating the Legislative Process for the featured complementary chandeliers hanging in the Senate and House chambers at the Hawaii State Capitol. The “Sun” and “Moon” by kinetic artist, Otto Piene, hang in the House and Senate chambers of the Hawaii State Legislature at the State…

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Save the Date: April 4, Art at the Capitol

The 6th Annual Art at the Capitol will be held next week on First Friday, April 4, 2014.  On this night, the Hawaii State Capitol turns into an art museum as senators, representatives, the governor and lieutenant governor invite you to tour the public artwork in their offices. This is an opportunity for the public to view more than 500 pieces of artwork held in the collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Mike Gabbard?

In this episode of “What’s on Your Wall?,” Senator Mike Gabbard (District 20- Kapolei, Makakilo, Portions of Ewa, Kalaeloa and Waipahu) takes us on a tour of the artwork displayed in his office. During the tour, Senator Gabbard shares two pieces of art by Jean Charlot, called Tying Child to Chair and Woman Standing, Child on Back. He also shows three ceramic sculptures by Vicky Chock, called Jurassic Chair, Lychee Chair, and Papaya Chair.  The…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Laura Thielen?

Senator Laura Thielen (Kailua, Lanikai, Enchanted Lake, Keolu Hills, Maunawili, Waimanalo, Hawai’i Kai, Portlock) provides a sneak peek of pieces of art from the State’s Art in Public Places Program that are currently displayed in her office. In this episode of “What’s on Your Wall?,” Senator Thielen discusses three pieces of art from Hiroki Morinoue, entitled Olympia, Yakuza with a Picasso Tattoo and Picasso Dressed in Kimono. The public will be able to view these…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Russell Ruderman?

Senator Russell Ruderman (District 2- Puna, Ka’u) shares several of his favorite art pieces that are displayed in his office. He showcases works of art from the State’s Art in Public Places Program as well as those from his personal collection of photographs he took himself. The public will be able to view these pieces and other artwork on April 5, 2013 at the 5th Annual Art at the Capitol from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Gilbert Kahele?

In this episode of “What’s on Your Wall?,” Senator Gilbert Kahele (District 1- Hilo) showcases two of his favorite artworks displayed in his office, photographs by Boone Morrison. Senator Kahele, a friend of Morrison, shares a bit of advice from him, “If you want to capture something for now and forever, do something in black and white.” The public will be able to view these pieces and other art work on April 5, 2013 at…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Malama Solomon?

Senator Malama Solomon (District 4-Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona) provides a look at several art pieces currently displayed in her office. In this video, Senator Solomon explains her personal connection to Howard Farrant’s “Morning,” Carol Ann Davis’ “Still Life with Glasses,” and an untitled work of art by Shirley Ximena Hopper Russell. The public will be able to view these pieces and other artwork on April 5, 2013 at the 5th Annual Art at…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Jill Tokuda?

Senator Jill Tokuda (District 24- Kane’ohe, Kane’ohe MCAB, Kailua, He’eia, ‘Ahuimanu) shares two of her favorite art pieces that are displayed in her office. A dog lover, Senator Tokuda selected two sculptures of dogs entitled “Black Dog,” by Esther Shimazu, and “Bone China-Shar Pei Tea,” by Rochelle Lum. These pieces represent two of three dog sculptures found in her office. The public will be able to view these pieces and other art work on April…

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Art at the Capitol 2013: What’s on Your Wall, Senator Brian Taniguchi?

For the 3rd year in a row, the Hawaii State Legislature is kicking off Art at the Capitol with a video web series entitled, “What’s on your wall?” In the days leading up to Art at the Capitol, this series will take the public behind the scenes of the Capitol to speak with legislators about art in their office. In this particular episode, Senator Brian Taniguchi (District 11- Manoa, Makiki, Punchbowl, Papakolea ) shares one…

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Hawai‘i State Legislature’s “Art at the Capitol” Marks 5th Anniversary

The Hawai‘i State Legislature will open its doors for the 5th Annual “Art at the Capitol” in conjunction with the Hawaii State Art Museum’s First Friday festivities on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  A program on the third floor kicks off the event. This is a unique opportunity for the public to view over 460 works of art by local artists placed in the offices of legislators and executive offices.  Forty-eight…

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