The Hawai`i Convention Center has a new art exhibit in the museum cases on the third floor. Titled “Uncommon Objects,” the new exhibit includes craftwork by local artists who are instructors at the UH Manoa and other colleges and schools in Hawai`i.
James Kuroda, the curator in charge of the Arts in Public Places program from the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, offered a few explanations to give us a better understanding and appreciation for the exhibit.
The steps and footwear are displayed at the start of the exhibit in Case 2 (see photo below). It represents the entry into the exhibit as steps are the entry to a house. The largest piece is at the end of the exhibit, representing the end or back of the house.
The next time you are on the third floor at the Hawai`i Convention Center, take the time to stop by the showcases located on the mauka side of the building (between rooms 302-306).
This is the most recent enhancement to the $2.5 million art collection housed at the Hawai`i Convention Center as part of the Arts in Public Places Program.
A huge mahalo to James Kuroda and all of the wonderful SFCA and HCC staff who helped with the installation. Now everyone can enjoy!