Artistic treats for the holidays

27 10 2022
“Sunny,” oil on canvas by Rebekah Luke

Past Halloween and Thanksgiving, we can look forward to enjoying the December holidays. I’m checking and marking my calendar now so I won’t miss events I’ve committed to.

The Windward Artists Guild has scheduled a Holiday Fair exhibit from Dec. 2 through 6 at The ARTS at Marks Garage, Nuuanu avenue and Pauahi street in Honolulu Chinatown. Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. You’re invited to a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 pm there on Dec. 2.

Secondly, the Windward Choral Society is presenting “Carol of Joy.” Two performances are on tap—one at 7 pm, December 9, at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road, and a 3 pm matinee on Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, 148 Makawao Ave., Kailua, in case you want to hear the music again or missed the evening concert. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. I’m singing!

~Rebekah





An oil painting and a tissue collage

29 09 2022

I am happy to participate in the upcoming Windward Artists Guild exhibit, October 2-29, 2022, at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center Gallery. Viewing hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The entrance to the garden is at the end of Luluku Road in Kaneohe, windward Oahu.

The two pieces I have chosen to show are an oil painting entitled “Paniana,” and a hand-dyed tissue-paper collage called “From Haleakalā.”

A public reception is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on October 9 on site. I hope you’ll come to this beautiful display!

Be well.

~ Rebekah





Wow, it’s nearly summer!

22 05 2022

Massimo

June first is the last day of school, and as Massimo the long dog’s family has vacation plans away from home, he gets to stay at our house for about ten days. 

Meanwhile I’ve planned an off-island trip to Volcano for a rendezvous with my Punahou classmates. This is a big five-year reunion for us. We’re celebrating on two islands. It’s a tight group. The people I stay in contact with the most these days are from high school.

In my world, summer also means art.

  •  Nohea Gallery at Kahala Mall opens “Aloha ʻIa Nō Nā Koolau” exhibit on May 28 and invited three of my oil landscapes to be in the show.
  • “Collage and Clay” exhibit is on tap for June 3-25, at ARTS at Marks, Nuuanu avenue and Pauahi street, Honolulu, with a Meet-the-Artists Reception there from 2 to 5 pm, June 18.
  • Last but not least, I am teaching “How to Paint”—three subsequent courses, again, after my mentor Gloria Foss. Can’t wait.

Be well.

~Rebekah 





Crazy vs. calm

27 03 2022

As our island state opens up, the last one from COVID, I sense, a feeling of craziness out there on the roads away from our familiar bubble of home. We have forgotten how to act. For example, yesterday morning I attended the memorial service for my friend Piʻikea. We had waited two years to celebrate her life.

It did not occur to me to mingle as Pete and I looked about and then went to our car in the shade to partake of the lunch.

I am sure Piʻikea would forgive us, while saying, ”Dummy!”

The painting pictured is of Piʻikea’s taro garden. She was a high school special education teacher and used the loʻi as her outdoor classroom to help her students learn about life, the land, and growing their own food. Eia ka maia a ke kalo mai Luluku mai no Lono.

Rebekah





HERstory—one more art exhibit

10 03 2022

Hello studio fans,

I’m pleased to have my recent art in the HERstory exhibit now on view at ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue. You’re invited to any or all of the Friday receptions to meet the artists! I have two brand-new, never-shown-before oil paintings included in the collection. All the information is on the flyer below. I’d love to see you.

Love,
Rebekah





Impressive impressions

10 02 2022

Gallery ʻIolani on the campus of Windward Community College in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, is the spacious venue dedicated to the current Windward Artists Guild exhibit. The entrance to the show space is from the lobby of Palikū Theatre.

“Impressions/Expressions” runs until March 4. I stopped by yesterday with a friend to take a look, and, wow, I am proud to be a member of this art group.

Many thanks to Antoinette Martin, the gallery director who designed the show, and to Lauren Faulkner, the awards juror.

More than 100 artworks from 38 people—both recognized professional artists and newcomers to the art community—are in the fine-art display.

An artists reception for the public is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 11. COVID vaccination protocols will be in effect.

Below are photos of pieces by me and my friends Dorothy Brennan and Bernadette Chan.

“Crater View” hand-dyed tissue-paper collage at right, by me.

Ceramic vases by Bernadette Chan

“The Committee” tissue-paper collage by Dorothy Brennan

 

I hope you will come to see the art show!

~Rebekah





Thanksgiving Day 2021

25 11 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, studio fans! We have so much to be thankful for this year, mindful that there are those less fortunate than us. One thing I am thankful for (please pardon the segue) is the Windward Artists Guild. It is exactly one week before the opening of its Mini Miniature Show running running December 2-8, at The Arts at Marks Garage in Honolulu.

Nineteen artists are represented.
There are three times to visit with me there in person:

On Dec. 2, 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

At the artists’ reception, Dec. 3, 5 to 8 p.m. This is a First Friday event. There will be temperature checks and vaccination status papers required at the door.

At the pop up craft fair on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Mahalo to Wendy Roberts for including my mini oil in the lower left of the promo card above. Look!

Thankful for our wellness ~
Rebekah

 








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