March 4 – April 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed: UH Manoa MFA Show by Noe Tanigawa, Arts & Culture Reporter, Hawaii Public Radio

All events are free and open to the public.

Opening reception
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Thesis defenses
March 9, 11:00 a.m. Terra Keck
March 9, 1:00 p.m. Atis Puampai
March 23, 11:00 a.m. Khari Saffo
March 23, 1:00 p.m. Robert Flowers
April 6, 10:00 a.m. Nisha Pinjani
April 6, 2:00 p.m. Chiho Ushio

The graduate program at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is a comprehensive and diverse center for the graduate study of the visual arts and Asian and Pacific art history. The exciting thesis exhibitions are part of a demanding course of study, production, and review. MFA candidates concurrently present new and engaging works that demonstrate each artist’s caliber of ideas, skills, awareness of the global context within which art is created and circulated, and critically engaged artistic practice.

The artists, the titles of their exhibitions, and their areas of specialization are:

Robert Flowers, Self Portrait: You and I, glass
Terra Keck, Secondhand Smoke, printmaking
Nisha Pinjani, Transgressing Boundaries, printmaking
Atis Puampai, Ancient Light, photography
Khari Saffo, Cool Kool Shirts Presents: Thot Collection Series 1 by Dana Jones, sculpture
Chiho Ushio, 響 (Hibiki) – Resonance, printmaking

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30;
Easter, Apr. 1.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 27 – 29.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.

Images (clockwise from top left): Terra Keck; Nisha Pinjani; Robert Flowers; Chiho Ushio, Atis Puampai, Kharo Saffo.