University of Hawaii at Manoa

Art at Large 2.0

Art at Large 2.0 is finally finished and as always I am so excited and grateful to be a part of it. I love that the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Art Dept is utilizing it's incredible skills and talents to add to the environment around campus. We *could* live with ugly construction barriers, but why? The arts beautify otherwise dull and depressing spaces and creates a sense of community when student artists and community artists work side by side. Which is a new part to this iteration of Art at Large, more students involved = more learning. More learning = better quality of life. Here's hoping I'll one day be able to get my own students involved! Chee!

Sustainable Squid - Original Sketch for UH Manoa

Sustainable Squid - Original Sketch for UH Manoa

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Art at Large 3.0 is being planned as we speak! I really hope to be a part of it and maybe you can too! The art dept donates all it's time and talent but they still need something to paint with. Each iteration of Art at Large costs $2-3,000. To support go HERE and mention ART AT LARGE in comment. Every little bit helps and it means everyone can enjoy the arts! Mahalo!

The final Mural: "Sustainable Squids" 8" x 20" Uh Manoa, House Paint on Board, 2017

The final Mural: "Sustainable Squids" 8" x 20" Uh Manoa, House Paint on Board, 2017

2017 / ART AT LARGE 2.0 (HENKE HALL I / Work in Progress) 
ARTISTS
Jimi (Tita) Coloma
Anne Fontanilla
Jelly Freedle
Aubrey Gamboa
Gideon Gerlt
Dannah Hildago
Tommy Hite
Richard In
Li (Pan) Kaipeng
Kristelle Kawasaki
Mary Kim
Sok Kim
Jenny Liang
Zoey Liu
Chrissi Morales
Kailee Morikubo
Carson Pellanda
Kylie Popa
Kurt Sakahara
Boz Schurr
Geoff Siu
Mark Yoshizumi

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"Art at Large" Mural at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

For a limited time (all of 2017) between the Law Library and the Music Dept at UH Manoa you'll find a wonderfully colorful collection of impromptu murals by current art students and alumni. I am very excited to be one of the invited alumna! About 13 student artists are participating, and the work will be featured on the plywood barricades surrounding the construction site at the corner of Dole Street and Lower Campus Road.

Here is what the original plywood barricade looked like. It's going to be so much better with art on it! Please also visit:&nbsp; www.hawaii.edu/art/art-at-large/  to see more images and read the various artists' statements about their individual pieces.

Here is what the original plywood barricade looked like. It's going to be so much better with art on it! Please also visit: www.hawaii.edu/art/art-at-large/ to see more images and read the various artists' statements about their individual pieces.

Original Sketch

Original Sketch

ART AT LARGE is a mural project administered the UHM Department of Art + Art History. It aims to take artwork out of the studio and galleries into public space, and to provide UHM students and alums the opportunity to continue their individual artistic explorations in a larger scale than that can accommodated in the department studios.
— Gaye Chan (UH Manoa Art Dept Chair)

My final piece is actually a fun representation on color theory! Specifically Isaac Newton's theory of light and refraction. The icebergs represent the prism that the sun shines through to create the ROYGBIV rainbow. And although Newton choose to represent the color spectrum n his writing seven separate colors (even though I would argue that the spectrum is really only one subtly shifting band of light) I choose to paint six octopuses, one to represent each color on the classic color wheel used by painters still. 

Please feel free to scroll through my pictures to see a little bit of my process. I try to paint very quickly so this only took me about a day and a half. The final dimensions are 8" tall x 16" long.

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Aloha, Boz