poi dogs in the library

As part of the UHMC LAUNCH PARTY this Friday, the library is hosting a
Paintings & Poetry exhibit from 4:30 to 8:30pm. This event features
paintings by Pat Masumoto and Mike Takemoto from their recent Schaefer
International Gallery “Poi Dog” exhibit.

At the library's exhibit opening on Friday August 25, Pat Masumoto will perform
her poetry that relates to her paintings.  In her series of “poi dog”
paintings and poetry that offer us a view of growing up in Lahaina,
Masumoto remembers absorbing the domestic aesthetics of the
Portuguese, Japanese and Hawaiian households.

As a UHMC professor, Mike Takemoto is no stranger to human diversity,
and he gives us a sampling of this experience in his portraits of
family, friends and his art students.

The pidgin term “poi dog” was chosen by the group of talented artists
as the name for the remarkable Schaefer Gallery exhibit, describing
both the mixture of all of us and within each of us. At Friday's
presentation of "poi dogs," paintings and poetry collide, alongside a
library collection of materials that consider the literal and
conceptual aspects of "poi dog."

This paintings & poetry exhibit will be viewable in the UHMC Library
through the month of September.