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Title: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 17, 2013, 09:12:16 PM
If you had told me a year ago that I would be exhibiting four of my paintings in an art show at Honolulu City Hall, I would have thought you were crazy.

But, it is going to happen!!  July 2-19. 

The paintings are all beautifully framed.  I am so excited, but I cannot be there to see it because I will be on Cape Cod.

All of the artists are senior citizens and their work is extraordinary!    I am honored to be their midst (as I am with PB).


Denise, you'll stop by to see them, won't you please?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Pebble on June 17, 2013, 10:35:45 PM
WOW Mea that's fantastic. Congratulations.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: dennis on June 17, 2013, 11:16:19 PM
Congrats, Mea :deal: Hope you do well.
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 18, 2013, 02:24:40 AM
WOW Mea ....  what awesome news.  Congrats to you.  Please keep us up to date on your showing.
I'm so happy for you.   :cheering:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Germa on June 18, 2013, 02:26:30 AM
Great!!!
 :gl:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Lillian on June 18, 2013, 04:27:58 AM
Terrific, Mea!   :clap: :clap: :clap:   ...too bad you couldn't be there.   :gl2:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Tania on June 18, 2013, 11:49:07 AM
 :D How exciting, Mea! Congratulations! :yippee:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Denise808 on July 03, 2013, 03:34:14 PM

All of the artists are senior citizens and their work is extraordinary!    I am honored to be their midst (as I am with PB).


Denise, you'll stop by to see them, won't you please?

Well, I agree "their work is extraordinary"!. I stopped by yesterday morning and had such a nice time browsing. Just the location itself, where the art is displayed is lovely. An old stone building with the front entrance (the whole side of the wall) completely open to the show. Living in Hawaii, you can't go wrong with that 8)
 
I liked that the artwork had such a broad range of styles from total abstract to tropical to classic type pieces and the advanced students works were right along side the "newbies". Mea's Palm Sunset, Pansies and Chinaman's Hat fit in with the best of them (hmm, I may have missed a fourth painting?......)
 
I could tell the reception that evening would be beautiful. Nice pictures of all the artists with a short bio was carefully displayed. Name tags, flyers and other info was tastefully arranged in prep for the evening. Everything looked so attractive I kept expecting to see Champagne bottles and glasses! I was impressed.
 
Mea, it seems you are with a top notch group of people. Talented with great taste too!
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Harwant on July 03, 2013, 04:12:53 PM
Great Mea !Well done  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :gl:

Harwant
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: MSWcrane on July 03, 2013, 04:16:36 PM
 :congrats:  Mea,   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: vic ' on July 04, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
 :congrats: and  :gl:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: polliwag on July 04, 2013, 04:50:08 PM
Wonderful, Mea!  Let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 09, 2013, 04:46:57 PM
Denise,

Thanks for going to see the oil painting exhibit and posting such a thorough review.

I heard that the reception was attended by more than 300 people.

Miss you folks.  Will check in again in a few days.

Aloha

Mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 16, 2015, 12:59:36 PM
Our annual Senior Citizen art class exhibition will be held again this year at Honolulu City Hall.  I have two 12" x 16" oil paintings in the show.  There will be more than 100 paintings in the show.


It'll will run from May 27 through June 15 - weekdays from 8AM to 4PM.  There is a lovely reception on opening day, from 4 to 6PM.  Hope Liz and Denise can attend again and give us a report, because I will be 5000 miles away at my 50th college reunion!

Thanks for the assistance from PB members who helped me with these two paintings.  They are better because of your suggestions.

aloha and mahalo for your continuing support

mea

Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Danielle123 on May 16, 2015, 02:54:52 PM
I just saw this thread Mea,   This is great, i am happy for you.  :yippee:     Next year you will have to reserve some time to attend the opening.    Good luck and have fun at your reunion.   Your paintings look so great. 
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 16, 2015, 03:08:43 PM
Thanks, Danielle.  I have missed this event every year (3rd time).  My teacher keeps changing the date to a time she thinks I can be here, but something comes up again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Danielle123 on May 16, 2015, 03:13:00 PM
Like the saying says:  never 2 without 3.  Now you are ok for next year.
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: sally13 on May 16, 2015, 03:36:32 PM
I cant believe you have had to miss such an exciting event. Keep the whole month unbooked next year so you wont miss it again whatever the date. Well done getting your wonderful paintings on display. :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 16, 2015, 05:48:07 PM
All three years I missed it because I left on the opening day.  First year, the show had already been booked before I joined the art class and my ticket had already been bought.

Second year, my teacher moved it back a month when she learned that I go back to Massachusetts for the month of July.  But, I had a death in the family and had to go back a month early.

This year she planned it for May, not know I was going to be going in May for the reunion.

For some reason, I am not destined to be there!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Bellarina on May 17, 2015, 12:04:37 AM
Mea, the framed oainting look great.   :gl2:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 17, 2015, 08:53:14 AM
Thanks Robin. 

Our art teacher has about six styles to choose from and she makes us put the painting into each.  I actually had a more rustic frame for the lighthouse, but decided to save it for the burning lava field painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: ncwren on May 18, 2015, 11:03:13 AM
Good stuff Mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 18, 2015, 11:39:19 AM
Thanks, Natalie.  last year the opening reception was attended by 300 people!  The show itself is in a huge indoor courtyard open to the public on working days.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: jennylynn on May 18, 2015, 11:54:31 AM
great news about your painting s being shown again mea but sad news that you cannot attend yet again :(  but on a happier note enjoy your reunion  :yippee:
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 18, 2015, 03:40:39 PM
Thanks, Jennylynn.  Yup, the reunion (50th!) takes precedence over everything else.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: Sherri on May 18, 2015, 07:02:42 PM
Mea - Beautiful paintings.  They are sure to be a hit in the show!!

Sherri
Title: Re: Oil Painting Exhibit in Honolulu
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 18, 2015, 07:11:29 PM
Thanks, Sherri.  They aren't bad, but the ones by the others in my class are phenomenal!  Luckily, it's not a contest.

All of us are "elderly" with no painting experience before joining this group.

aloha

mea