Happy New Year Peggy Chun Gallery Fans!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to this new decade! We are ready for the New Year and have lots of exciting news to share.
Slow Art Friday
Introducing Slow Art Friday! Friday, January 15, 2010 marks the first Slow Art Friday, which will be held on the third Friday of every month in the Downtown-Chinatown area from 5 to 9pm.
Slow Art Friday provides an evening for art lovers to view, discuss, and enjoy the Arts District at a slower pace, allowing time and space for thoughtful interaction and meaningful connection. Slow Art Friday seeks to encourage a shift towards slowing down, taking time to enjoy the moment, and fostering deeper connections to art, to people, and to life. It is inspired by the “Slow Movement”, a force that is sweeping the nation in response to the increase of stress, disconnect, and “time poverty” permeating our culture.
Slow Art Friday celebrates the Opening Nights for art exhibits, and provides special local, organic, and traditional food and drink recipes at neighborhood bars and restaurants throughout the Arts District. Slow Art Friday is a new monthly event celebrating Honolulu culture in our pedestrian friendly urban core. It is a new, slower paced alternative to First Friday, with artist receptions and opportunities to foster a deep and fulfilling appreciation of the arts. Slow Art Friday is also designed to support one-of-a-kind businesses, and to keep dollars in the local economy.
Arna Johnson & Geralyn Camarillo
Our inaugural Slow Art Friday, Jan 15th, will be featuring the artistic and creative imagery of our dear friends Arna and Geralyn, collectively known as “Ulu Art” (www.uluart.com). Their artistic mission truly captures the essence of Slow Art. As they so eloquently put it, “We believe that by bringing colorful elements of nature indoors helps to promote an inner sense of calm and peace, allowing ourselves an opportunity for stillness, self-awareness, and a connection between mind, body, & spirit. It is through this process where we can become inspired by the divine, be open for self-reflection, and be able to make positive changes to ones environment and existence.”
Opening reception will be on Slow Art Friday, 5 to 9pm.
Big Peggy Chun Art Sale
In honor of the New Year and the start of Slow Art Friday, we are having a HUGE art sale – up to 50% off of all Peggy Chun originals and giclees.
Come for Slow Art Friday and you’ll find unbelievable steals!
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to invest in a Peggy Chun original!
If you would like to make an appointment to get a SNEAK PEEK of our big sale, please call us at 808-545-4810.
Father Damien Prints & Giclees
As many of you may have read, Bess Press has just released a book entitled “Father Damien: Hawaii’s Saint”. This full color world manga style book illustrates Father Damien’s life, beginning in Belgium and ending in Moloka’i, Hawai’i. This story vividly unfolds as it depicts the challenges and hardships he encountered leading up to and during his selfless dedication to the victims of Hansen’s Disease. This miracle worker’s story is known around the world, and continues with his canonization into sainthood in October ’09. Enhancing this already colorful book, is the cover painting of Damien created by Peggy Chun with the assistance of artist Magdalena Hawajska and the children of Holy Trinity School.
We have prints and giclees of this stunning piece available at our gallery!