Sunday, September 7, 2014

That's a wrap - Light We See, Light We Are Exhibition

That's a wrap! The Koa Gallery show Light We See, Light We Are is finally off the wall and packed up. Thanks to everyone who stopped by this summer and the Koa Gallery staff for their help. Be sure to check out the new photography exhibition at Koa titled Viewpoint! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Exhibition Opening - Light We See, Light We Are - JUNE 12th at KCC

Just got word that Paul Izak will be playing some smooth island vibe acoustic guitar at our Light We See, Light We Are opening on Thursday 3:30-5:45pm on June 12th. I'm looking forward to celebrating this collaborative show with talented photographer Lisa Hornak. 

A summer afternoon filled with art, live music, and friends - doesn't get much better than that

Friday, June 6, 2014

HPR Interview with Dr. Kathy Kozak

I was on the radio today! HPR's The Conversation did a segment on some of my recent photography projects & the Light We See exhibit. It's an adrenaline rush to go live!! Thank you to Dr. Kathy Kozak for the interview.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Upcoming events!

Hello friends,

Happy to share spring news and invite you to a few upcoming events. This week in particular has an art filled lineup…hope to see you around town!

Cheers, Alison

1) Speaker Honolulu Museum of Art School
PechaKucha #20: Light
Friday, April 18th 7pm

2) Group Show Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2014
April 11 – May 2014
Artist Reception Friday, April 18th 5-8pm
Andrew Rose Gallery

3) Two-Person Show Conversations: Light
This exhibition will feature a photographic exchange between Rome based photographer Lisa Hornak and Honolulu based artist Alison Beste. More info to come in May….
June 12 – August 15, 2014
Koa Gallery Lama Library

4) Student Art & Poetry Event
I've received a number of  inquiries about the Assets School student Art & Poetry show...thanks for the support!! Yes, it’s coming up on Wednesday April 16th at 5:30pm at Loading Zone this year. Always a fun evening celebrating kids pouring their hearts out through imagery, spoken word, and dance. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

New Work - Tropes of Paradise/Oil Tanker Series

While drafting my thesis, I've been able photograph oil tankers anchored outside Kewalo Basin. A few weeks ago, the conditions were challenging due to rain and winds but it was good to work with this subject matter in different kinds weather. Some of the new ships have different lighting equipment that do not clearly render as a sunset when photographed over time. Nevertheless it's been good to reconnect with making work especially after spending so much time on Microsoft Word writing my thesis.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Awesome Marine Traffic Resource

I found an incredible resource that will help me track oil tankers anchored in and around Honolulu. This site researches global marine traffic and has extensive information on ports, ships, and their trajectories.


Here is a screen capture of a satellite image showing international boat paths. Pretty amazing imagery of our goods and their travels.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Artist Talk: Eyes of Hawaii

I will be giving an artist talk on my recent work at the Eyes of Hawaii meeting at Kapiolani Community College this evening. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new artists. Thank you Cliff and Gary for the invitation.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Photography Lectures at the Honolulu Museum of Art

I'm so looking forward to attending this free lecture series at HMA.

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