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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Students display talents in KCC art show

Janell Nakahara
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The 2010 Student Show is the biggest art show of the year, said Koa Gallery director David Behlke. The show normally attracts 2,000 people every year.

Sean Nakamura

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As the spring semester comes to a close, students are getting ready to prepare for finals, projects and papers. But at KCC, it is not only the students who are ardently working to get things finished. Koa Gallery director and KCC art professor David Behlke and staff have worked hard putting together their biggest art show of the year, the 2010 Student Show.

This year's 2010 Student Show is a treasure trove of talent that is breathing life in the Koa Gallery. This show brings in many visitors, as does the opening reception that attracts about 2,000 people for this exhibit every year. About 285 students this year have their work displayed in the inviting and creatively transformed Koa Gallery from April 22-May 8.

As soon as you enter the gallery, you can feel the dedication and talent that exudes from the varied artwork. There are paintings of still life, portrait drawings, masks, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and KCC's New Media Arts award-winning animation and graphic arts. This is a rare and refreshing look at art at its truest stage, the beginning of these young artists' journeys. The show is a captivating visual display of KCC's art students' talents being carefully nurtured by the close teachings of the devoted KCC art instructors.

This is not just a display of talent, but rather it is a display of a unique visual result of dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge and expertise to help students fine-tune their abilities.

Behlke and staff have worked extremely hard to put together a remarkable show and to carefully display every piece of artwork so that each shines in its own way.

What: 2010 Student Show

When: April 22-May 8

Where: Koa Gallery

Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays and holidays closed

Email: koagly@hawii.edu


Phone: 734-9374

Admission: FREE