ArtMania at UH Manoa!

A showcase of interactive art demonstrations, exhibitions and performances

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-6888
Department of Art and Art History
Posted: Mar 18, 2008

HONOLULU - Students and faculty from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa invite the public to its first ArtMania on Sunday, April 6, from noon to 5 p.m. The free event will showcase ongoing studio demonstrations, live music and performances, a fashion show by Stylus Honolulu, sales of student and faculty artwork and t-shirts, and food for purchase by Papa Luck‘s, a popular campus food vendor.

ArtMania was conceived and organized by graduate art students to invite the community to a lively, intriguing and fun-filled day, to meet art students and faculty, to develop awareness and interest in the department‘s work and to raise funds to support the annual BFA and graduate student exhibitions.

"ArtMania is a truly a great opportunity for everyone," said Allison Uttley, graduate art student and ArtMania committee member. "The students and faculty from the Department of Art and Art History are looking forward to sharing our passion for the arts. We invite the community to take advantage of this rare chance to see exciting art demonstrations and performances not usually available to the public." A variety of art-making demonstrations, exhibitions and performances will be held throughout the day in the UH Mānoa Art Building, including:

· Ceramics wheel-throwing
· Glass blowing
· Live drawing
· Live, large-scale painting
· Live, small-scale painting
· Bronze-casting
· Indigo dying and papermaking
· Lithography and etching
· Mold-making
· Kinetic sculpture
· Make your own sun prints
· Screen print your own t-shirt
· Michael Hoyt‘s Karaoke Hut
· Butoh performance
· Performance art
· Fashion show by Honolulu Stylus
· 3rd Floor

· Art sale and exhibition
· Graphic design exhibition
· MFA thesis exhibition and opening reception by Richard Holland
· The Commodity of Exchange exhibition and gallery walk-through
· Video art
In addition, for a nominal fee, attendees can participate in interactive art activities, such as creating their own sun prints and screen printing their own t-shirts (bring own light-colored shirt or purchase a shirt on site).

The UH Commons Gallery will feature a thesis exhibition by MFA student Richard Holland, with the opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The Commodity of Exchange: Prints from the Charles Cohan Collection, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi Art Gallery. Charles Cohan, professor and chair of the printmaking program at the UHM Department of Art and Art History and internationally recognized printmaker, will lead a gallery walk-through at 1 p.m. and a printmaking demonstration from 2 to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the art and t-shirt sales will go towards the annual BFA and graduate student exhibitions.

Admission and on-campus parking are free. For up-to-date information about ArtMania, including event schedule and maps, visit or email

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