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Waikiki Parc presents AQUATIC AMPHORIC by Dustin Miyakawa
An artistic exhibition featuring the work of Dustin Miyakawa
WAIKIKI, HI, November 6, 2012 – Waikiki Parc Hotel, Hawaii’s chicest address, is proud to present an exhibit by pottery artist Dustin Miyakawa. AQUATIC AMPHORIC features a series of thrown ceramic vessels referencing the channel markers that guide ships to and from harbor. The hotel corridor in which the series is installed functions similarly, guiding visitors to and from their rooms. This functional relationship links Waikiki Parc’s aquatic iconography and architecture to the concept of the vessels through formal metaphor.
An amphora is a ceramic vessel from antiquity with tall, cylindrical body and narrow neck for pouring. It was designed to store and transport both dry and liquid products (most often wine), popularized during the late bronze age and Greco-Roman era. These two geographically-defining words capture the tension between both schools of thought and questions of identity that Miyakawa’s work espouses.
Each vessel is fired raku-style, an American adaptation of a traditional Japanese ceramic firing technique. American raku, a technique richly embedded in Hawaii's ceramic community, embodies a cross-cultural exchange through the adaptation of process. In the same way, Waikiki Parc strengthens the dialogue between East and West through its hosting of guests and supporting cultural institutions like the University of Hawaii Arts Program.
Miyakawa’s work exists at a point of tension between the cultural and artistic perspectives specific to Hawaii's art community, walking a line between East and West, historical and contemporary, vessel and sculpture, art and craft, creating sculpture with meaning while remaining true to his fascination with vessels and function.
Waikiki Parc is a partner with the University of Hawaii Arts Foundation. Dustin Miyakawa is an arts student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
This free, public exhibition runs from November 6, 2012 – January 4, 2013 in the lobby of Waikiki Parc Hotel, 2233 Helumoa Road in Waikiki. Please inquire at the Front Desk for more information about the pottery.
Waikiki Parc Hotel is home to Oahu’s hottest bar and restaurant, Nobu Waikiki. Hotel guests are also encouraged to take advantage of signing privileges at Halekulani. For more information on Waikiki Parc or to book a stay, please contact: (800) 422-0450 / www.waikikiparc.com. Please also visit http://www.facebook.com/waikikiparc or http://www.twitter.com/waikiki_parc for more details.
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About Waikiki Parc Hotel
Waikiki Parc Hotel the pioneer of “Waikiki Chic” and nexus of the Waikiki revitalization brings together a sophisticated and contemporary hotel sensibility with innovative and ultra-refined services. The stylish Parc offers breathtaking views of Honolulu and a legendary ocean horizon. Waikiki Parc Hotel is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages the world-renowned Halekulani. For reservations and information, please contact your travel professional or the hotel at 808-921-7272 or visit waikikiparc.com
About Halekulani Corporation
Halekulani Corporation owns and operates globally-acclaimed luxury resort Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel in Hawaii. Halekulani represents a luxury hospitality legacy of unique and iconic proportions. (See About Halekulani). Waikiki Parc Hotel, conveniently situated in close proximity to Halekulani, was developed by Halekulani Corporation in 1987 following the successful reopening of Halekulani. The hotel offers affordable luxury in a chic and contemporary setting, and provides new guest experiences and gracious service, both hospitality hallmarks of the Halekulani brand.
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