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Life Is Art - Issue #091 -- News from the Louis Pohl Gallery
May 28, 2017

Marques Marzan's Kōkō ʻUla (The Cherished Carrying Net)

The gallery is featuring Marques Marzan for 2 months Tuesday 30 May – Friday 28 July. Come meet him on First Friday, June 2 between 6-8-30 pm.

Artist Statement: Respect is the foundation to understanding Hawaiian thought and world view. It is given to all things, from the upland forests to the vast expanse of the ocean, from the foods that provide sustenance to the hands that nurture and care for us. This intimate network of relationships holds us all accountable to one another.

In the past, the kōkō, net carrier, was used to care for and protect our food and personal possessions when travelling, as well as our elders who were no longer able to walk on their own. This vessel, a physical manifestation of respect serves as a reminder to never forget that we are all connected, and are never truly alone.

His artwork is featured in the Bamboo Ridge Book (issue 110) and that is why The gallery is hosting Bamboo Ridge Book (Issue 110) Reading on June 10, Second Saturday, 1-3 pm. The following writers: Lynn Cook, Joseph Han, Wing Tek Lum, Bill Teter will read. Marques will demonstrate how he does his weavings and available to talk stories.

Both days are worth a trip to discover art in Chinatown. Mostly it is just worth getting to meet Marques.

We still have copies of Louis' "It's Really Nice!" is a book that reminds us to notice the little things in the moment--all blessings that make us feel good. The book and notecards are available for sale in the gallery. Have fun this week.


Best First Friday parking is at Kukui Plaza, entrance on Kukui Street behind Pali Long's.

For more information, contact the Louis Pohl Gallery

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