Happy Easter Peggy Chun Gallery Fans!
We are excited about April for many reasons. First of all, it is Peggy Chun Gallery’s one-year anniversary! We have had such a wonderful year carrying on Peggy’s legacy…the gallery has been such a blessing to us. What a gift to be able to keep Peggy’s spirit alive by continuing to share her art and her story with others…and what a gift to have a place for those that loved Peggy to meet up and reminisce about the times we shared with her. We have enjoyed carrying on Peggy’s love for supporting other artists and we have a full calendar of exciting guest artists in the months to come. We love all the wonderful new friends we have made in the historic Downtown-Chinatown Arts District and we look forward to more anniversaries to come!
April First Friday
Join us this Friday, April 2, from 5pm to 9pm for the artists’ reception for “Celebrations”, artwork by the Kindergarten thru First Grade Class of Hanahauoli School. Show runs March 16 thru April 10.
On First Friday, meet the artists and the teachers, as well as mosaic artist Leah Kilpatrick Rigg who assisted the students with the creation of their own mosaic pieces. You will be blown away by the joyous talent of these students, one of whom, is Peggy’s 6-year old granddaughter, mixed media artist Indiana Chun.
Wine will be provided by our friends from Wine, the Experience
April Slow Art Friday
Save the date, Friday, April 16, 5pm to 9pm, for the opening reception for our next show, “Guit-ART, Functional Artwork by Dale Machado”
Many of you have enjoyed the jazzy seduction of vocal/guitar duo Two Shades of Blue made up of vocalist Melody Heidel and guitarist Dale Machado. What many do not know is that Dale is a talented luthier who makes his own left-handed electric guitars by hand. We are proud to be the first gallery to share Dale’s art with the world. Come and check out his amazing craftsmanship while enjoying the enchanting sounds of Two Shades of Blue.
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. For more info, you can follow Slow Art Friday on Facebook
Speaking of Facebook, don’t forget to become a fan of Peggy Chun Gallery! And to find out more about what’s going on in the Arts District, check out the Arts District of Honolulu website which has lots of information on monthly events, nightlife, parking, and more.
We wish everyone a fabulous Easter weekend…Easter was one of Peggy’s many favorite holidays. She loved to have huge potluck Easter dinners, lots of wine, and an egg hunt and egg toss for the kids (big and small). And who else but Peggy would own a full size Easter Bunny costume?! Every year she would charm someone into putting in on to make a special guest appearance to thrill (and slightly freak out) the kids. We hope your April is full of fun and delight. Thank you to everyone for making our first year at the gallery a success!
See you soon!
The Chun Ohana