Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hawai‘i’s Woodshow 2012

Don’t’ miss it – April 1 – 15 – Hawai‘i Academy of Arts – Honolulu Museum of Art School (corner of Beretania and Victoria Street – just mauka of Blaisdell Center.)

Na La‘au o Hawai‘i is Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s (HFIA) annual juried woodworking exhibition, which is typically held at the beautiful Honolulu Academy of Arts Center.

Attendees to Hawai‘i’s Woodshow are treated to extraordinary heirloom-quality works made from Koa, Mango, Kamani, Milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, Kiawe and other interesting and beautiful Hawai‘i-grown woods.

It promotes the positive role forests play in our economy and ecology.

The Show calls for the use of wood from Hawaiian-grown tree species, especially those that have been planted and brought to maturity here in Hawai‘i.

Awards typically include: Career Recognition Award, as many as five First Place awards in various categories, Honorable Mentions, Skolmen Award, Kent Award, Artist’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award.

I put a couple quick videos of the display area of the Woodshow on YouTube, one is the overall display room (about 1½ minutes;) the other, a quick look at the bowls (about 30 seconds.)

But, you really need to come down them and see them.  There are some waaay cool things there.

Quick Walk-thru of the displays:

Quick look at the bowls:

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