Arts & Culture
5:05 am
Tue July 29, 2014

A Glimpse of Hawai‘i’s Modern Masters at Koa Gallery

Untitled (The Cosmic Egg), oil on canvas, by Bob Tetsuo Ochikubo
Untitled (The Cosmic Egg), oil on canvas, by Bob Tetsuo Ochikubo
Credit noe tanigawa

  

Abstract Shell, oil on canvas, by Tadashi Sato
Abstract Shell, oil on canvas, by Tadashi Sato
Credit noe tanigawa

  

  In the 1950’s, a gutsy band of locals, barely off the plantations, got it into their heads to become artists.  They migrated to New York City to live the life, then returned, to create Hawai‘i’s first contemporary art scene.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a show that samples their work at KCC’s Koa Gallery.

For more information from the Koa Gallery