There’s still time to get yourself over to the Honolulu Academy of Arts to soak up some island-made woodwork from many of the best artists in Hawai‘i. Through April 17th, dozens of artists will be displaying their work and talking to enthusiasts about the process (and whatever else you care to ask) in an open-format show that is slowly becoming an international draw.
Presented by the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association, the show is not only a venerable gallery of important (and innovative) works from around the islands, but an opportunity for affiliated organizations—like the Dept. of Forestry and Wildlife, Woodcraft Hawai‘i, the State of Hawai‘i Dept. of Agriculture and so on—to report on the state (and development) of ecological happenings that might effect the wood craft.
Only art pieces constructed from Hawai‘i-grown woods are displayed throughout the show—which certainly makes this show unique from any other, found elsewhere around the world. All endangered, and some rare species are prohibited and carefully monitored.
The free show is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The show is not only a venerable gallery of important works from around the islands, but an opportunity for affiliated organizations to report on the state of ecological happenings that might effect the wood craft.