Watercolor art exhibit

We recently drove to the Downtown Art Center in Chinatown to view an excellent art exhibit featuring watercolors, water-based media, and glass work. It is sponsored by the Hawaii Watercolor Society. This juried show is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, and will close on August 27. Free admission.

We parked downstairs at the Chinatown Gateway Plaza and took the elevator to the second floor, where the gallery is located.

“Fishmobile” by Scott Fitzel. $3,600.
“Perfect Day at the Boat Launch” by Dwayne Adams (The Sunshine Gallery, Pegge Hopper Award).
“Pele at Work” by Deborah Pacheco (The Mayfield Rath Award).
“Our Lady of the Forgotten Fields” by Darold Ramelb (The Golden Callus Award for Best in Show presented by The Hon Chew Hee Art Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation).

There is so much talent and beauty at this gallery. I just enjoy viewing contemporary art like this, and I am so blessed that David enjoys it, too:

It was a nice outing for both of us. On our way back, we bought take-out Chinese food from Panda Express and had a delicious lunch at home.

Way to go, folks!

16 Responses to “Watercolor art exhibit”

  1. He Says:

    Yes that was a veery pleasant outing. The art was outstanding. My favorite piece was a glass vase with images of shoots from the forest embedded into the glass. Very unusual.

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …I like the “Fishmobile!”

  3. Doug M Says:

    Beautiful artworks, I also love the modern gallery–and I’m with Tom, cool fishmobile! Food, family or art, I always enjoy your posts Gigi. :^)

  4. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Good art and then good food – what could be better! Enjoy! Valerie

  5. Christine Says:

    Very nice exhibit Gigi.

  6. AC Says:

    It looks bright and airy.

  7. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Loved the mobile but Pele at Work really caught my eye. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day.

  8. Elephant's Child Says:

    That is an exhibition I would love to see. A glorious watercolour of a forest scene hangs in our bedroom. It was an unexpected purchase. I was away for work and went into an art gallery to get warm – and fell in love.

  9. Tom at Sightings Says:

    Love the art. I didn’t realize there was a Chinatown where you live .. because that suggests an ethnic neighborhood, but I’d think the Chinese would be the majority population. But then, having never been to Hawaii … what do I know?

  10. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I think you know how much I would love to attend this on, Gigi. It looks fabulous — and a wonderful gallery, too. I can see why that landscape won the first one!

  11. David Gascoigne Says:

    A visit to an art gallery is always a rewarding experience. You don’t have to like everything, but it’s good to be exposed to different styles and genres.

  12. Iris Flavia Says:

    Beautiful works indeed!
    Thank you for sharing.

  13. Shannon Says:

    Hello Gigi-
    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Shannon. I am an educator from Illinois. Once upon a time, before meeting each other, my husband and I both lived on Oahu and taught. I was on the Waianae Coast and he was in Kuhuku. Additionally, my husband’s mother was raised in Kaneohe and we visit family on island every couple of years. I have a keen interest in both personal blogs and Hawaii. We truly hope to retire to Hawaii. Your blog provides a nice glimpse of the life of a retired couple on Oahu. I appreciate your writing style and learn so much from you about cultural events, restaurants and even health care on Oahu. Thanks you so much for the effort that goes into creating your blog. I found your blog last spring and really enjoy being a reader!
    Shannon

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