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Visiting Artist Presentation and Potluck

Visiting Artist Presentation and Potluck

~With Khalid Kodi and Wendy Yothers

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

UH Hilo Visiting Artist with the University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute Program presents two incredible artists, Khalid Kodi and Wendy Yothers.

Thursday at 6pm, please bring a dish to share

Wendy Yothers, Co- penhagen, Denmark, Design for Gold and Silversmithing, cum Laude (1987).
Her works are included in the perma- nent collections of the Vatican, Rome, Italy; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. Yothers, currently teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, and will conduct the course Small Sculpture.

Khalid Kodi, long recognized as a prolific Sudanese American master artist, has emerged as a central figure working on multi/cross-cultural concepts. He uses contemporary themes for traditional story telling with references to magical realism, intricately layered in textures, symbols also figures, and by synthesizing colors/rhythms. His past series have included works on human phenomena such as wars, genocide and their impact on human societies. These works incorporate sculpture, paintings, installations and environmental sites, and were featured in many national and international venues. Through his work, Kodi advocates for and humanizes victims of war and genocide in Africa and exposes these events to the larger international community. His exhibitions carry an outreach and educational message that promote peace, human dignity and celebrate a rich culture.
www.khalidkodi.com

Ken Matsuzaki: Tradition Transformed

Ken Matsuzaki: Tradition Transformed

~With Ken Matsuzaki

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

In this three-day workshop, master potter Ken Matsuzaki will share his vast experience and insight rooted in more than 40 years of working with clay. This class will include handbuilding techniques as well as working on the potters wheel, and students will have the unique opportunity to learn more about Matsuzakis methods for creating his unique and soulful forms. During daily demonstrations and lectures, he will share with us his journey from his roots as apprentice to Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Mashiko Living National Treasure, who was in turn taught by Shoji Hamada. Matsuzaki has developed a body of work that is deeply rooted in the Mingei tradition and from these roots has evolved into a style and aesthetic where tradition meets contemporary.

Ken Matsuzaki Presentation at Holualoa Inn

Ken Matsuzaki Presentation at Holualoa Inn

~With Ken Matsuzaki

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Holualoa Inn graciously hosts Ken Matsuzaki of Mashiko, Japan for an evening lecture. Please join us for a short film followed by a question and answer session to welcome this extraordinary visiting artist. Coffee, tea and sweets will be served (not a potluck).

Ken Matsuzaki was born in 1950 in Tokyo and graduated from the Fine Arts Ceramic Department at Tamagawa University in 1972. That same year he began his five year apprenticeship with Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Mashiko Living National Treasure, who was in his turn taught by the great Japanese potter Shoji Hamada. Hamada was the first Mingei Living National Treasure, and was responsible for putting the small town of Mashiko on the world ceramics map. Ken Matsuzaki established his own kiln, Yu-Shin, or Playful Spirit in 1978 at Mashiko and has since exhibited his work throughout the world.

Having first created superb work in the Mingei style, he was driven to seek greater freedom of expression. He aimed to evoke the expressive freshness of Shino, Oribe and Yakishime, from the early Momoyama period in the 16th Century, styles closely associated with the tea ceremony. Matsuzaki has developed a body of work that is rooted in the Mingei tradition but which has, over time, transformed into a vibrant, fresh style unique to this great master potter.

Full Tanks & Empty Reefs:The Impacts of Hawaii's Reef Wildlife Trade

Full Tanks & Empty Reefs:The Impacts of Hawaii's Reef Wildlife Trade

~With Rene Umberger

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday, June 13
Free Admission, Ohana Potluck

Hawaii's most beautiful and unique reef fish are being drained from West Hawaii reefs to fill the demand created by mainland hobby aquarists. Few are aware that Hawaii is the world's third largest supplier of reef wildlife for household saltwater aquariums. Umberger will discuss the impacts of the aquarium trade on reefs and wildlife as well as efforts to address the issues.

Rene Umberger is a scuba instructor and underwater guide with over 10,000 dives on Hawaii reefs. She has been advocating for Hawaii's reef wildlife since 2007, founding For the Fishes and co-founding the Reef Rescue Alliance. In 2010 she led the Maui effort to regulate the aquarium trade for the first time at the county level, culminating in two laws providing the strongest protections for reef wildlife in the state. Her presentation on the impacts of the aquarium trade has been shared with community groups statewide, promoting understanding and stewardship for Hawaii's coral reefs and wildlife.

For more info go to: www.FortheFishes.org and www.ReefRescueAlliance.org

Photographing Your Artwork

Photographing Your Artwork

~With Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $35

Level: Beginners

Saturday
This workshop will cover basic techniques for archiving your drawings, paintings, fiber art, ceramics or sculptures. The workshop goal is to teach people with basic cameras how they can document their work. Format will include an illustrated lecture covering simple techniques. Emphasis will be on methods using equipment available to the amateur photographer. Attendees are requested to bring their cameras. Attendees are invited to spend the afternoon using DMAC's lighting equipment to practice with their own cameras and artwork.

Eric Edwards developed digital imaging products, technology and intellectual property at Sony, and led development of international standards in digital photography, digital cinema, JPEG and MPEG.

Film Club Screening: My Man Godfrey (1936)

Film Club Screening: My Man Godfrey (1936)

~With group

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday, June 6 at 6pm

My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava. The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on "1101 Park Avenue", a short story by Eric Hatch. The story concerns a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family's butler, only to fall in love with him, much to his dismay. The film stars William Powell and Carole Lombard.

The film was remade in 1957 with June Allyson and David Niven in the starring roles. In 1999, the original version of My Man Godfrey was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. (Wikipedia)
Free with popcorn served, donations gratefully appreciated. The cinema club meets monthly to discuss and promote the work of film artists who have inspired them. If you have an idea for a film you would like us to consider, please contact us: donkeymill@gmail.com

Thinking with Nature: Different Ways of Photographing (and Seeing) the Environment

Thinking with Nature: Different Ways of Photographing (and Seeing) the Environment

~With Laurel Schultz

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $85

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday
This workshop will explore a new ways of engaging with the natural world through the lens of a camera. It will be a chance to play and break away from habitual modes of seeing. A slide lecture will explore the work of some contemporary artists whose photography embodies new approaches to the natural. Participants will then have an opportunity to explore how these approaches resonate with their own interests while exploring the Donkey Mill and surrounds with their camera. Everyone will then take these ideas home for a week of further individual photography and regroup the next weekend to share some of the results of our adventure. The emphasis of this course will be on ideas and our active exploration of them. Any and all camera and skill levels are welcome.

Laurel Schultz explores the ways we shape and misshape the natural world to our own desires. Her most recent work seeks to embody the vision of other lives in the environment. She received her MFA in interdisciplinary arts from the University of Washington in 2009.

She has been an instructor at the University of Washington and The Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. She was an Emerging Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in 2010, and a Hauberg Fellow there 2011. Work from her project Arboreality was included in the Earth Now: American Photographers in the Environment at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe in 2011. Some of her photographic work can be viewed at laurelschultz.com

Save the Date!
8 June 2013 - 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Thinking with Nature: Review of Student Images
Returning Students

Artists Talk and Ohana Potluck

Artists Talk and Ohana Potluck

~With Margo Ray and Scott Yoell

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday Evening
Margo Ray is a contemporary artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes collage, animation and installation. Her work explores print beyond the traditional matrix of 2-D printmaking into the realms of installation that incorporate various print processes. She holds an MFA in Print Media from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and a BA in Studio Arts from University of Hawaii at Hilo. She has also studied art in Beijing, China and has travelled extensively to the South Pacific, Vietnam, Peru and Western Europe, places that have visibly influenced her art practice.

Scott Yoell is an artist engaging traditional and electronic media. His recent work has been realized in drawing, sculpture, and video/sound installation. Yoell holds a BFA from the University of Windsor, Canada, and a MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. He is currently a co-owner of Ironwood Custom Framing and Design in Kamuela, Hawai'i.

Introduction to Video and Your DSC

Introduction to Video and Your DSC

~With Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $35

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday
Today's Digital Still Cameras are capable of capturing amazing quality HD (High Definition) video. This workshop will cover video formats, capturing video with your DSC and an introduction to basic editing. Format will include an illustrated lecture covering simple techniques to understand and capture video with your camera and discuss why one might choose to capture moving images as opposed to still images. Students are asked to bring their cameras so they can practice the different functions and techniques.

Eric Edwards developed digital imaging products, technology and intellectual property at Sony, and led development of international standards in digital photography, digital cinema, JPEG and MPEG.

Hawaiian Basket Weaving

Hawaiian Basket Weaving

~With with Gary Eoff

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: $80

HINA'I POE POE
Learn to prepare fibers and weave around a gourd using traditional Hawaiian techniques. Class includes preparation and dying of fibers and weaving around gourds creating patterns.

Gary Eoff is a master craftsman with an emphasis on handmade things of old Hawai'i. He has studied gourd carving, cordage making, weaving, tools, weapons and fishing implements, with work is noted for detail, attention to authentic designs and use of traditional materials and dyes.

* Tuition includes the supply fee.