March 8 – April 12
Opening Reception: March 8, 5-7pm
The Retrospective Series was designed to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have made a profound influence on local art and to share their work and ideas with the community. Celebrated Maui artist Douglas Chun will be the featured Retrospective Artist in honor and memory of his contributions to Maui’s visual arts community.
Hui No’eau invites the community to celebrate the art and personal metamorphosis of Douglas Chun, an extraordinary artist and well-loved friend in the community. In the last two decades, Douglas and his wife Janet cultivated the gardens surrounding their home studio on the slopes of Haleakala. The beautiful natural environment inspired his abundant creativity. Douglas lived his life with simplicity, quiet intelligence, and the pursuit of harmony as well as inner joy. His art transitioned from realistic architectural illustrations to impressionistic watercolor landscapes to, eventually, large dramatic abstracts. This transformation was enriched by the precise practice of traditional Chinese calligraphy, which deeply informed his spiritual and artistic journey. Born and raised in China, Douglas attended Honolulu Art Academy and San Francisco Art Institute. A master in architectural illustration, his firm, Chun/Ishimaru, served the design profession for over 35 years throughout the West Coast. Douglas passed away in the summer of 2017.