A closeup of "Moonrise" by Liz Train, left, shows the detail of her fabric appliqué.
Artists share their contemplations in "Illuminate! The Moon Show"
THE Academy Art Center is exhibiting a group show of two- and three-dimensional art inspired by the moon. "Illuminate! The Moon Show" explores that silvery orb in its role "as muse to the world's psyche."
"Our objective is to develop ... an intimate exhibition of moon-themed art that initiates emotional and thoughtful discussion of our human existence. We hope the exhibition will work on multiple levels of consciousness," says Cade Roster, an artist in the show and coordinator of "Illuminate!"
Other artists include Adella Lei Busse, Daven Hee, May Izumi, Rochelle Lum, Shigeru Miyamoto, Donna Shimazu, Lynn Liverton, Liz Train, Lori Uyehara, Gordon Uyehara and Maile Yawata.
"Illuminate!" runs through May 31. The art center is located at 1111 Victoria St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 532-8741.
Cade Roster's installation, "Rite of the Great Glow," includes this wolf-like creature.
A detail shot of Lori Uyehara's "Moon for Sun," an acrylic on canvas.
Gordon Uyehara's intricate silver clay work, "Ceremonial Illumination Vessel," is showing through May 31 at the Academy Art Center in the exhibit "Illumination!" The show explores our fascination with the moon.
Rochelle Lum's "Midnight Moon Retriever," a black iron stoneware and colored porcelain piece, is the artist's own fantasy story about the moon, in which a golden retriever collects moons late at night.
May Izumi's I Won't Dance for the Moon Anymore" is a mixed media piece.
"Piko," plaster cast belly buttons by Lynn Liverton. The artist created the work using the belly buttons of children in her son's preschool class.