DAVID HARADA at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
November 17, 2016 – February 3, 2017
Public Reception: Thursday, November 17, 2016 / 6-8pm
David Harada’s sculptures are highlighted as part of an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.
Born and raised in Mililani, Hawai‘i, David Harada received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in glass from the Department of Art + Art History, UHM, in 2016. Glass inspires him because of its transparency, refractivity, and quality to be perceived as a liquid or a solid. His current work includes sculptures made of laminated glass that are ground and highly polished.
Harada states, “Memories are stratified by thoughts and emotions. They may appear permanent but like gemstones they erode and chip away over time. Each newly exposed facet reveals a layer of hidden history, providing new perspectives on the whole.”
Harada’s recent group exhibitions include the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce’s 37th annual Commitment to Excellence (2015), Honolulu Museum of Art School; Vision: 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, The Art Gallery, UHM; Viscosity (2015), Commons Gallery, UHM; and Where Dreams Unfold (2013), Koa Gallery, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu.
Guitarist Christopher Hopper will provide music at the opening reception in this series of up-and-coming young artists’ exhibitions at the Waikiki Parc. Hopper currently is working toward a Bachelor of Music degree in performance at the Department of Music, UHM. He has studied with guitar virtuosos Carlos Barbosa Lima, Benjamin Verdery, John Dearman, Andrew York, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz.
SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Art + Art History, College of Arts + Humanities, and Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa
ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby
2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission
Complimentary parking with hotel validation
Laminated glass, ground & polished
6″ H x 4″ W x 4″ D
Photographer: Chris Rohrer
UHM awards that Harada received include the Quest Kennelly Outstanding Glass Casting Award (2016); the Outstanding Undergraduate in Glass (2014); and the Dean’s List (2013). He received the Pilchuck Partnership Scholarship Award, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington (2014).
Harada’s future plans include gaining experience as the studio manager of the UHM glass studio over the next year followed by a return to Pilchuck Glass School as a student or as a staff member. Plans to attend graduate school are also on his horizon.