art exhibition impressive
by Hsiao-Wei Peng, A&E editor
An annual exhibition of art works by student artists, faculty,
and staff opened March 24 at HPUs windward campus, with
a special exhibition, In Living Color, by John McLaughlin. Including
drawings, paintings and photography, most pieces exhibited were
produced as assignments in HPUs studio art and photography
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Relaxed is a charcoal drawing by Jill Merl. Depicting a nude
woman reclining on a couch, the drawing clearly expresses
the feeling of being relaxed. Another piece, Whitney Pongs
City in the Mist, created a feeling of peace and comfort.
The photo was taken from the top of a mountain with different
views of a city by the coast.
Besides student artists and facultys works, there is
also a special exhibition In Living Color by John McLaughlin.
Featuring an eclectic collection of colored pencil drawings,
the selected pieces represent an overview of his work with
colored pencils for the last 10 years.
His style of work is distinguished by his vibrant use of
color that positively reflects his energetic and entertaining
personality. Originally from the mainland, McLaughlin served
in the U.S. Navy in Hawaii during the Vietnam War. After
that, he moved back to California to attend school and received
a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts-Painting from San Francisco
State University. In 1982, he came back to Hawaii. Now,
he is the manager of One Fas Lube, a family business.
The exhibition is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested
in art to go and give the participating students praise for
their achievements. The exhibition will be through May 3,
2002. The HPU Art Gallery hours are Mon.- Sat., 8:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. For
more information call: 544-0287.
Helen Regan, Whitney Pong, Chika Orito, Cristy
Glass, Ashley Burchard, Anna Bellizzi, Azedech Ghotaslou
Oil: Scott Shaub
Jeremiah Pangels, Tomiko Tazami, Seabelo Silibena,
INRA, Katie Jessup, Adrian Neal, Ashleigh Weber.
John C. McLaughlin
Charcoal:Jill Merl, Tiffany Shiraishi, Mitloa
Choi, Lauren Smyser, Lyn Lee
Black sketch marker: Cinnamon Williams
Samuel J. Carmichael