An Epekto (and friends) Art Projects exhibit
Opening Reception: January 13, 2017, 5-7PM
Artist Talk: January 14, 2017, 11-12PM
Exhibit run: January 6 - 26
Our exhibit "Burnt Rice" at the Wailoa Art Center in Hilo, Hawaii was Epekto's first out of state exhibit. This multi-media exhibit comprised of 20 Filipino/a artists, included several local Hawaii artists as well. Along with the the art reception and artist's talk at the gallery, we presented our work at the UH Hilo campus and to a UHH Art class. It was an amazing and welcoming experience that was packed with art, presentations, eating delicious food, and seeing local sites. We thank the Hilo community for all of their generosity, love, and support. Check out our photos below!
Rea de Guzman
Jonel Carlo Jugueta
Janna Añonuevo Langholz
Maria Fatima Urbi
Mel Vera Cruz
Wailoa Center is located at:
200 Piopio St.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
While living in the US, our heritage stems from the Philippines; and many of us continue to hold a strong bond to our customs & culture. "Burnt Rice" explores these customs through the form of a spiritual connection to both plants and animals. Flora and fauna can symbolize a type of 'grounding' of energies. Rice holds a special link to both our culture as Filipinos as it is a staple to our diet and the plant itself is commonly seen throughout the archipelago of the Philippines. This plant is so directly linked to our being, as it provides physical sustenance, nourishes our soul, and continues our connection to our heritage.
We would like to thank the following people who helped us while on the island:
Doug and Fely Capogrossi for their love and support
Tobias Brill for housing our artists!!
Ginger Hamilton - UH Hilo's Minority Access and Achievement Program Director
Codie King - Wailoa Art Center Director
Jeff Walker our installer
Tammy Fujimoto Young and family for all your support!
Iris Viacrusis for a delicious and amazing spread at our reception
Hilo's Fil Am Club for wonderful singing and delicious food!
Anthea Ferrer and Bach Nguyen for helping to get the art to the airport!
Barbara Beardsley for our beautiful le's
We also need to thank all of those that contributed to our fundraiser and supported us:
Bonnie Wai Lee Kwong
Anthea Ferrer and Bach Nguyen
Justin, Mel, Kim, Michael and I all made it to the Big Island. First stop, eating poke, yuuum!
Wailoa Art Center welcomes Epekto's "Burnt Rice" exhibit
Wailoa Art Center
Epekto artists at the reception. Clockwise from top left: Mel, Michael, Kim, Pamela & Sofie, Juvana, Paolo, and Justin.
Janna Anonuevo Langholdz photography (left) and Justin Pastores drawings (right)
Mel Vera Cruz with painting on mylar
Renee Visaya installation, Renee is a local artist living in Hilo.
Kim Arteche with her installation