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New Artist Installation at First Hawaiian Center

New Artist Installation at First Hawaiian Center

First Hawaiian Center (FHC) art gallery will be featuring the artworks and ceramics of three Big Island artists from April 17 to August 18 in an installation titled Hawai’i’a ~ Intersecting Flows.

Margo Ray is a visual artist who engages in printmaking, collage and installation. The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has purchased six of her works for their public collection, and her works have been exhibited in venues such as Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA, Parisian Laundry in Montreal, QC, the Hawaii State Art Museum in Honolulu, and the Schaefer International Gallery in Kahului. She is co-owner of the Island Electric, an art handling business.

Carl Pao’s series of worked titled Ki’i Kupuna: ‘o ‘Ailā’au reflects on the return of the volcano deity ‘Ailā’au, who in the Hawaiian pantheon preceded the more popularly known goddess Pele. This series of works seeks to repatriate ‘Ailā’au to the center of collective remembering, not as a challenger to the Pele narratives, but as a coequal in a more diverse and deeper storyline.

Jisoo Boggs is a contemporary ceramic artist originally from Jeju Isalnd, South Korea. Her work is inspired by the organisms that inhabit the seas, urchins, anemones, and corals, and often utilizes white salt and sand as a reminder that all life once surged from the salty brine of the oceans. Bog’s multiplicated forms often inhabit various industrial substrates, concrete blocks, wire mesh, and glass as a metaphor of nature’s and humanity’s ability to adapt to many environments.

First Hawaiian Center art gallery reopened in March 2022 to support local artists while making their work more accessible to the people of Hawaii. The premier installation for the reopening featured iconic Hawaii sculptor and painter Satoru Abe. There will be a total of seven installations running through spring 2024.

The art gallery is free to the public and is open during banking hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The installations are curated by Eclectix Design Inc. in partnership with First Hawaiian Bank. All pieces displayed in the gallery, with the exception of artwork pulled from First Hawaiian Bank’s private collection, will be available for purchase. Follow FHB on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the most up-to-date information and schedule.

First Hawaiian Center - Art Gallery
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, every day through Aug 18, 2023.

Event Supported By

First Hawaiian Bank

Artist Group Info

First Hawaiian Center - Art Gallery
999 Bishop Street, lobby
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813