August Moon brings arts education to Hawaii's children
Updated On: Aug 01 2012 06:16:17 PM HST
Original artwork is rarely cheap. But some local artists from Hawaii are coming together to offer affordable art and at the same time, bring arts education to Hawaii's children.
"This happens in other places in the world. But we're bringing this level of art creation and fun to one place all at one time," said Solomon Enos, a local artist who will participate in the event.
The fourth annual August Moon is a chance for people to try wines from 30 winemakers, sample light bites from top food venues and buy art -- all to help bring arts education to Hawai‘i’s children.
The relaxed summer evening, held throughout the museum’s tranquil courtyards, features the live art event Drawn Out -- 26 notable Oahu artists, including Kloe Kang and Deb Nehmad, will sit at a table and create works. Once completed, each work immediately goes on sale for just $25. The highly anticipated event is a chance for aspiring art collectors to scoop up new art. The museum is indebted to these hard-working artists for devoting their time and talent for the cause of arts education.
28 notable Oahu artists, including Kloe Kang and Deb Nehmad, will sit at a table and create works.
Once completed, each work immediately goes on sale for just $25.
The highly anticipated event is a chance for aspiring art collectors to scoop up new art.
"All their work will be 8.5-inches-by-11-inches and available for purchase for $25. It's a great way to begin collecting and owning a piece of art by a Hawaii artist," said Whitney Lackey of the Honolulu Museum of Art.
"So often when you go into a museum, the fun is done. You see finished art on the wall. Here you see the spill and you get to see the artists happening. So often you don't get a chance to meet the people behind the art," said Enos.
Last year, local artists like Roxanne Ortiz who created a clothing line called Vers using her artwork, and artist Cade Roster helped raised more than $4,000 to bring arts education to Hawaii's children.
This year, they're hoping to do more.
"It is hard to pay a lot for art since everything in HawaiI is so expensive. When you see this art for $25, you can buy it and maybe even more than one if there's an artist you like," said Ortiz.
"That's going to children's education for something useful. We've found people are overwhelming supportive of this," said Roster.
The event is on Friday night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Pre-order tickets are $85 online. It does not include the price for the pieces of art.
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