BYUH grad's aloha to Hawai'i is art show
By Victoria Gail-White
Advertiser Art Critic
Thursday through Aug. 16
7 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays
55-220 Kulanui St., BYUH Campus, La'ie
The exhibit consists of color photographs taken with 35mm and digital cameras, black-and-white photographs and slides. Sarafian has taken thousands of photographs and though still young in his craft, has created some beautiful images that deserve mentioning.
"Moana," a color photograph that is focused on the patterns of light and water, appears to be a black-and-white print at first glance. However, the upper left corner exposes a triangle of azure that transforms the photograph.
Sarafian's affection for Hawai'i's natural environment is evident in "La'i," taken at Manoa Falls and "Oki," in Hau'ula. "The snapshot of a camera allows us to slow down life," he writes in his artist statement.
Life will be a bit more active at the opening of the exhibit Thursday at 6 p.m. Sarafian has scheduled Hawaiian entertainment for the event. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of his photographs will go towards a matched-value scholarship fund at BYU-Hawai'i a good way to say aloha.