EWC Art Program events; unless noted, all are free, open to the public, and held at the East-West Center Gallery at John A. Burns Hall.

Sunday, August 27, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Illustrated Talk: “Trees of Life: The Value, Meaning and Use of Significant Trees in the Honolulu Botanical Gardens” by Jocelyn Sand, Honolulu Botanical Gardens

Sunday, September 10, 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Film: “Tree of Life” a 2011 American experimental epic drama written and directed by Terrence Malick starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain; 139 min.

Monday, October 30, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Photo: Sufiyan Khatri

Visiting artist Sufiyan Khatri will be leading a one day workshop on the art of Ajrakh relief printing. Derived from ajrak ‘blue’ in Arabic and Persian, this relief printing style consists of using natural dyes and washed fabric to design and create patterns. This workshop will include demonstrations on the history and art of Ajrakh as well as a hands-on project.

In partnership with the East West Center, and their exhibition “Irresistible Resist, ” an Indian textile exhibition from, October 29, 2017-February 11, 2018, visiting artist Sufiyan Ismail Khatri will share the history of Ajrakh, which his family has practiced for nine generations. He comes from Ajrakhpur Village in the city of Bhuj in the Kutch District of Western India. He will showcase the various steps in creating hand-block printed textiles, from preparing the fabric to applying the resist, to adding mordants (dye fixatives) and the final printing of colors.

Registration fee:150.00

Register online at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu,  HI 96814

East-West Center Gallery
John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road
(corner Dole St. & East-West Rd.)

Gallery admission is free.

Hours: Open Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sundays Noon–4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Feb. 20, Apr. 16, May 29

Parking on the UH-Mānoa campus is normally free and ample on Sundays.

Free school & group tours available

For further information: 944-7177