After living on the North Shore of Oahu for many years, I know that I never need a reason to return to my beloved Hawaii. However a request and an invite are the impetus for making this current trip.
The Request: To be part of the exhibition committee for the Art of Peace, an exhibition and silent auction to benefit the Domestic Violence Action Center at The Pegge Hopper Gallery, November 12- December 13, 2015.
As manager of Pegge’s gallery, I was co-curator with artist, A.Kimberlin Blackburn for the first Art of Peace in 1995, celebrating the DVAC’s 5th Anniversary with an exhibition and silent auction. Once again, Kimberlin and I are working together with Barbara Rau, and a great group of artists to celebrate and benefit the 25th anniversary of DVAC.
Opening reception is this Thursday, November 12, 5-7:30 pm at The Pegge Hopper Gallery, 1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI.
The invite: To stay at a friend and collector’s beautiful home in Lanikai. She has a large new wall that calls for a painting that creates a sense of peace and beauty for which she would like to commission me for. I have been walking the beach, sketching and photographing the colors, light and beauty in and around Kailua to get a sense of place.
Today, Scott and I drove to the Byodo-In Japanese Temple in Kahaluu, Oahu. Nestled against the dramatic Koolau Mountains on the Windward Side of Oahu, the Temple is a non-denominational shrine located at the Valley of the Temples.
Aloha from Hawai’i.