We Search for Peace
January 11 – February 5, 2023
THE COMMONS GALLERY, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Commons Gallery is proud to present We Search for Peace. This is an exhibition of new work presented by the first and second year MFA students in the Department of Art & Art History: Enrico Battan, Rosie Connelly, Caroline Holmes, Mari Matsuda, Hala Megahy, Katharena Rentumis, Hiroko Sakurai, and Erik Sullivan.
"We search for peace, even as war wages and militarism poisons the waters of this island. Nuclear stockpiles continue unabated, gun violence overtakes car crashes as the leading cause of death of children in the United States, assault behind the closed doors of family homes escalates during a pandemic, angry authoritarians stir up racial hatred, and we make art. As artists, we believe in creating, making, and holding connections in a troubled world. People have always done this, adding a bit of ornament as a sign of human presence in a chaotic universe. Will peace prevail on earth? We search for that possibility. We make art."
Enrico Battan, Rosie Connelly, Caroline Holmes, Mari Matsuda, Hala Megahy, Katharena Rentumis, Hiroko Sakurai, and Erik Sullivan
This exhibition was organized by Hala Megahy.
This exhibition is made possible by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts, Languages & Letters; supported by the Halekulani Hotel– Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts; and anonymous donors. Special thanks to The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
THE COMMONS GALLERY is located in the ground floor of The Art Building. From Dole Street, take East-West Road to Correa Road, and then turn left for the Art Building.
Museum hours & Admission
The Commons Gallery at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is open 24/7 through the gallery windows. We will be staffing the gallery as staff allows, and hours are noon – 4 pm, Wednesday – Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, school breaks, and state holidays.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking is free on Sundays. Parking fees may apply during weekdays.
For more information please contact 808.956.8364 and email@example.com