Category: Art & Stage

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Savior of Art

Aproverbial struggling artist in the ’70s, Oahu resident James Erickson (jericksonstudios.com) eked out his creative niche, selling his pre-made stained glass windows at fairs. Forty years later, he’s proud to be among the small percentage of artists who subsist – meagerly, but consistently – solely on their art. His recent commissioned work includes a window […]

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When Art Trumps Politics

Mona Lisa doesn’t really do it for me (gasp), but I now understand the thrill of a great piece of artwork. There’s a batik of a Polynesian woman hanging in state Sen. Brickwood Galuteria’s office at the state Capitol. Maybe it’s the fluid, lounging curves of the woman, the simplicity of the presentation or the […]