MPSA Fall Visual Arts Exhibition - Mid-Pacific Institute

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MPSA Fall Visual Arts Exhibition

Human / Nature Relationships at Morning Brew Kaka'ako

Posted on December 4, 2017 by Scot Allen


More than 30 Mid-Pacific students displayed their artwork at Morning Brew Kaka'ako November 21-30, in the MPSA Fall Visual Arts Exhibition. The disciplines included, drawing, painting, collage, assemblage/collage, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and digital 2D compositions. 11 students created handmade dessert plates for the shop to use!


Proud art teachers Jill Johnson, Jen Goya, Daven Hee, Jon Hamblin, Alison Beste, and Marcie Moura surrounded by beautiful, thought-provoking art.

Please click here to view photos from the gallery reception on November 29.

According to High School Visual/Digital Arts Program Head Jill Johnson, the mindset was to host an open-to-the-public showing, exhibiting works on the theme, "Human / Nature Relationships."

Please click here to view the art catalog.

In addition to providing the works of art, students were excited to provide potluck food and music, Johnson said. "Students took on the roles of greeting visitors, friends, family, and teachers by giving them both a tour and personalized conversations about their own work," she said. "Students were proud to remind visitors to scan the QR codes to view a catalog of artwork information."

Using a Design Thinking approach, students approached the showing as if the Morning Brew owners were clients, thus taking into account their needs, preferences, etc. in having artwork featured inside the business. They gathered suggestions and feedback through informal interviews and engaged in the process of developing a relationship with gallery owners, "which is a valuable pre-professional experience that all artists must navigate," Johnson said.