Visit Honolulu and soar with ‘lift — the air show’

“Floating on Night Air” by Lori Uyehara is on display at Honolulu Museum of Art School. -- Photo courtesy HMAS

For those who may be visiting Honolulu during the Christmas holiday, be sure to stop in at the Honolulu Museum of Art School for its latest exhibition, “lift — the air show.”

“Lift” seeks to explore the ways in which we encounter and experience the concept of “air” and its myriad associations.

This exhibition presents interpretations and observations to promote dialogue between artists and viewers. It is the artists’ hope that these new connections will in turn inspire new associations and open further avenues of thought.

Participating artists work toward the goal to connect artists from differing disciplines, exhibit new work, and provide learning opportunities for the arts community and general public. These goals directly address the educational mission of the Honolulu Museum of Art School and their programs.

“LIFT” is the fifth exhibition in a series and features 10 artists that have exhibited previously with the group: Adella Buss, who works in eco-printing, fiber, mixed media; ceramicists Daven Hee, Rochelle Lum and Shigeru Miyamoto; mixed media artists May Izumi, Lynn Weiler Liverton, Liz Train and Lori Uyehara; and Gordon Uyehara who works in metal and clay.

Like a flock of birds, the ideas and objects presented here alight in unexpected places. Unlike birds, however, the only traces they leave are the ones viewers carry away inside.

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Honolulu Museum of Art School is located at 1111 Victoria St. between S. Beretania Street and S. King Street off Ward Avenue. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery will be closed today and Dec. 31.