2012 Artists in Residence

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Read on for more information OR check out our new mural web project created by Eric Okdeh & David Goldberg at huinoeau.com/mural

About

Hui No‘eau’s Artist in Residence program offers invited artists a rich environment in which to create — one that encourages freedom, risk-taking and provides a wide range of opportunities for the artist to interact with the community. Program goals are: to augment the curricular efforts of the Hui with innovative training, facilitate interaction between artists across disciplines, empower students with a new perspective and exchange of ideas, and foster our standing as a place where the arts are vital and diverse.

2012 Program

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center proudly announces its 2012 Artists in Residence, mural artists Shira Walinsky and Eric Okdeh from Philadelphia, PA and Oahu-based media artist David Goldberg.

Walinksy and Okdeh come to us from the internationally acclaimed City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, which unites artists and communities through a collaborative process to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Each of these pioneering artists carry 12+ years of experience leading community-based works of public art at a massive scale. As a programmer, digital artist and professor of Popular Culture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of American Studies, Goldberg specializes in designing creative connections between liberal arts and hard science. Working remotely as a powerhouse team between now and their individual residencies at Hui No‘eau, Walinsky and Okdeh will collaborate with our Maui population to create 2 large-scale public art murals that reflect, inspire and represent our community while Goldberg designs a fun & interactive social media experience remotely connecting artists and off-site visitors to the entire process.
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Artists

With an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania, Shira Walinsky is a painter, printmaker and muralist who has been a featured artist with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program since 2000. Her interdisciplinary work explores cultures and subcultures of distinct urban areas that use personal narratives to reflect larger issues, transform public spaces, and develop a visual language using typography, portraits and textiles. She serves as co-teacher with Jane Golden, Director and pioneer of the Mural Arts Program, at the University of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts, Princeton University, Bryn Mawr College and Drexel University.

Eric Okdeh is a Philadelphia-based muralist, who has been creating public art since 1998. Since receiving his BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Eric has balanced his work as a studio-artist with teaching mural making classes to youth and inmates at SCI Graterford Prison. He was the lead muralist of the Mural Corps Program in its first 6 years, exhibits widely in NY and PA, and has over 65 commissions throughout the city of Philadelphia and Seville, Spain. He has participated in mural projects in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles. His work is featured in four books about public and Mural art.

With a BS from Howard University’s School of Engineering, David Goldberg is a HI-based teacher, programmer and digital artist specializing in designing creative connections between liberal arts and hard science. He writes, teaches, designs and develops interactive media projects independently and with the institutional support of State funding agencies, the UH, Kapiolani Community College, the Maui Economic Development Board, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the DOE.
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Get Involved!

Use Your Voice
We are currently assembling a mural arts committee to chat with the artist team, help develop the mural themes and to inform teen and adult intensive mural workshops, professional development sessions, public panel discussions, “studio” visits and other ways to get everyone involved! Participants may include teens, teachers, social workers, musicians, farmers, community organizers, and more- all coming together to share their important Maui perspective. Sound interesting? Contact Kelly McHugh, Youth Programs & Marketing Manager to get involved or to offer a recommendation at kmchugh@huinoeau.com

Make a Donation
Click here to donate Please be sure to note “AiR 2012″ in the comments section.
Please help us meet our “Artists in Residence Program” fundraising goal again in 2012! From paints, scaffolding and installation materials to computer equipment, research and workshop supplies, every dollar you donate supports this important public art initiative! Call (808) 572-6560 ext. 33 to make your contribution over the phone.

Spread the Word
Please share this information with friends, family, colleagues, social networks and more. This is an “arts for social change” project — using the arts as a catalyst for engaging each other in a communal dialogue, in a BIG way!

Schedule of Activities:
Check back soon for registration details!
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JULY 2012 CLASSES & ACTIVITIES:

July 6, 2012 / 10:00 am / FREE
Welcome Breakfast, “Coffe & Conversation” with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky

July 7 & 8, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
TEEN MURAL INTENSIVE with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky
Students explored a range of portrait possibilities using photography & collage, then enlarged images using traditional mural making techniques.

July 11, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
“TEACH THE TEACHERS” Professional Development with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky
Teachers discovered the powerful educational components of mural making and came away with new tools for engagement and a mural arts curriculum by an experienced professional from the renowned City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

July 13, 2012 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm / FREE
PUBLIC PAINT DAY with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky
Participants joined us in the Hui’s Garden Studio for a public paint day to meet July Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky and to help create the new landmark mural she has been developing with our community for nearly 6 months.

July 14, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MURAL ARTS WORKSHOP with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky
Participants developed into mural artists for a day, putting their mark on this historic piece of public art and joining the team that helped transform a Maui space.

July 17, 2012 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm / FREE
PUBLIC PAINT DAY #2 with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky

July 19, 2012 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm / FREE
ARTIST CHAT with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky
Join us for an informative presentation and panel discussion about the impact of community engagement through public works of art and mural making. Contribute your thoughts as we discuss the challenges and applications of art as a tool for social empowerment and change.

September 15, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SCI FI DIGITAL MEDIA WORKSHOP with David Goldberg
Can we build new bridges between creativity and learning? David Goldberg leads a 1-day intensive workshop focused on exploring the crossroads between digital media, writing, teaching, and the visual arts. Participants created projects that combined an educational science fiction narrative about life in Hawai‘i, remixed digital images and short videos. Projects were integrated into a single interactive textbook designed for use on Apple’s iPad.
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OCTOBER 2012 CLASSES & ACTIVITIES:

October 9, 2012 / 10:00 am / FREE
Welcome Breakfast, “Coffe & Conversation” with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh

October 13 & 14, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teen Intensive Workshop: Murals & Representation with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh
The workshop will focus on particular techniques that use digital imaging and projection to create photorealistic figurative murals. Through drawing via grid and projection methods, students will learn to use this process as a tool, integrating it into a painterly approach. In addition to those interested in mural painting, the workshop is also perfect for students who want to learn new techniques for accuracy in large, figurative paintings. No prior experience with digital art is necessary. The instructor will demonstrate the digital part of the process, but the workshop will focus on the enlarging and translating of the image into paint. [FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE]

October 16, 2012 / FREE
PUBLIC PAINT DAY with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh
Join us at the Hui for a public paint day to meet October Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh and to help create the new landmark mural he has been developing with our community for 4+ months, which will be installed in historic Wailuku town!

October 17 & 18, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mosaic Mural Making with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh
This workshop will illustrate ways to enlarge and transform a design or image into stained glass mosaic. Students will learn how to best utilize grout lines and patterns within glass cuts to effectively make dynamic drawings and contrasting shapes. This workshop will demonstrate how to properly prepare a surface and materials needed to best install the glass pieces both indoors and outdoors. This workshop is perfect for those who wish to create vibrant outdoor mosaics that weather the elements and stand the test of time.

October 19, 2012 / FREE
PUBLIC PAINT DAY with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh
Join us at the Hui for a public paint day to meet October Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh and to help create the new landmark mural he has been developing with our community for 4+ months, which will be installed in historic Wailuku town!

October 20 & 21, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Murals by the Masses, A Professional Development Workshop with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh
This workshop will focus on tutorials utilizing the Photoshop and Tile Pile programs to create large scale murals and mosaics for fabrication in the classroom and with groups of volunteers. Students will learn how to “posterize” complex designs into identifiable areas of paint, and how to filter a design into a set palette of vitreous mosaic tile colors. This workshop is perfect for those that are trying to integrate mural making within a classroom setting and creating works of public art that are by and for the community, by demonstrating various methods of preparation for mass paint days and volunteerism, by both children and adults. [FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE]

October 22 – 25, 2012 / FREE
MURAL INSTALLATION DAYS with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh
Join us in historic Wailuku town to help install the large-scale public mural alongside October Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh.

October 25, 2012 (tentative date) / 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion with Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh & Friends
Join us for an informative presentation and panel discussion about the impact of community engagement through public works of art and mural making. Contribute your thoughts as we discuss the challenges and applications of art as a tool for social empowerment and change.

October 27, 2012 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Digital Media Workshop with David Goldberg
Can we build new bridges between creativity and learning? David Goldberg will lead a 1-day intensive workshop focused on exploring the crossroads between digital media, writing, teaching, and the visual arts. Participants will create projects that combine an educational science fiction narrative about life in Hawai‘i, remixed digital images and short videos. Projects will be integrated into a single interactive textbook designed for use on Apple’s iPad.
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Past Artists-in-Residence

Patrick Dougherty (2011)
Favianna Rodriguez & Orlando Reyes (2010)
Leela Corman & Tom Hart (2009)
Mike Houston & Martin Mazorra (2008)
Swoon (2007)
Emilie Clark/ Lytle Shaw
Max Gimblett
Nicola Lopez
Sandow Birk
Brad Brown
Enrique Chagoya
Timothy Cummings
Katsura Funakoshi
Don Ed Hardy
Joyce Kozloff
Robert Kushner
Kara Maria
Lothar Osterburg
Judy Pfaff
Artemio Rodriguez
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