Hawaii Calls... always, - to me.
So, this past June when two friends and mentors in Hawaii had cause for celebration - I was on a plane as quickly as you can say Kama'aina.
That was when and where I saw one of the best art shows in 2010.
The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu honored printmaker Allyn Bromley with a retrospective titled
Finding Latitude: the Work of Allyn Bromley. Allyn served as chair of the Printmaking Department when I was a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Always prolific and highly innovative, the show included Allyn's ambitious, oversized screen prints that tackle issues such as aging, and the over development of her beloved paradise.
|What Color is Invisible|
Installation from Finding Latitude
The opening reception was a celebration of the work and of Allyn herself, who at the age of 82 is vibrant, active and engaged in her work and the community at large.
Truly an inspiration.
|Allyn at her Opening|
|Artist Deb Nehmad, Allyn Bromly(with lei), me, Barbara Laustsen|
on the grounds of The Contemporary Museum
As you look back at on 2010, who or what has called to you and made a lasting impact on your life?