Hawaii Glass Artists 7th Annual Exhibition–July 28-August 29, 2009
Marks presents Hawaii Glass Artists 7th Annual Exhibition featuring Hawaii’s best glass artists from throughout the state. From blown to stained, lamp-worked to fused, HGA "struts their stuff" in this years show.
Artists Exhibiting: Ben Burton, Edward Clark, Richard Duggan, Gordon Eder, Kelly Habecker, Hillary Heckard, Derek Hostetler, Hugh Jenkins, Michael Edward Jones, Lauren Adelman, Rick Mills, Mark Mitsuda, Alan Ness, Mark Nowicki, Bud Spindt, Stephanie Ross, Kazuki Takizawa, Emily Thomas, James Wong, Daniel Wooddell, & Trevor Wright.
Hawaii Glass Artists accepts work from each island of Hawaii and in all different formats: from functional martini sets to decorative bobbles, from cast figurative work to assembled pieces of found beach glass. All glass art disciplines are encouraged to participate in the exhibition: hot-worked, cold-worked, lamp-worked, fused, and stained glass. All pieces are original designs and created within the last two years.
The installation of glass shows is typically bright and minimal. There are not a lot of wall pieces demanding barrier walls. The objects are placed throughout the space on pedestals, and make for a handsome play of lights and color. A huge amount of natural (and un-natural) light pours into Marks through it's curved 75 foot wall of picture windows making this exhibit a crowd pleasing attraction for it’s aesthetic appeal and one of the best looking shows all year.
The combination of physical dexterity and teamwork makes glass blowing a great spectator sport. The First Friday demonstration is one of our most exciting and popular events of the year. There is something about molten glass (liquid that should be solid?) that make this a stellar attraction. Hundreds of reveling spectators line up around the 2,000 degree furnace on the corner of Nuuanu and Pauahi Streets to watch the action. That's what sharing the arts with the community is all about.
, August 7, 5–9pm, FREE
Glass blowing demonstration, live music, and a no-host bar benefiting The ARTS at Marks Garage.
Third Thursday, August 20, 6–7:30pm, FREE
Informal artist talk with small reception. Insightful back stories on motivation and technique from Hawaii Glass artists for art lovers and people who want to stay and play downtown after work.
Hawaii Glass Artists Webpage