The land upon which the ASB Campus sits – and its surrounding areas – was once filled with lush loʻi kalo (taro patches), nourished by the Nuʻuanu Stream, which flows alongside. Just as the loʻi nurtures the kalo within, ASB’s Loʻi Gallery provides a space for artists of Hawaiʻi to share their talents with the community.
Twenty percent of sales from this gallery will benefit Kupu, a local nonprofit organization that empowers youth to serve their communities through character building, service learning and environmental stewardship. Kupu's innovative, hands-on programs help to inspire and prepare young adults with the knowledge and skills they need to build a greener, more resilient Hawaiʻi.
The Lo‘i Gallery currently features the following artists. For purchases and inquiries, please contact the artist directly.
Mary Mitsuda was born in Honolulu and grew up in ʻAiea, Oʻahu. At the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, she worked in a wide-range of media, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976. Early on, her works focused on screen printing and monotypes, progressing to painting, which has become her principle medium of expression.
Peter Shaindlin’s polymathic creative initiatives, which include works of poetry, literature, music and art, reflect his commitment to build upon the natural integration of the humanities. His photographs assume an informed, ethereal vocabulary in which he applies abstraction in interpreting the human form. Educated at Mannes College, NYU, and the University of Oxford, he draws inspiration from the Hawaiian ethos of living itself as a point of primal beauty.
Yvonne Cheng was raised in Indonesia and moved to Honolulu in 1967. After enrolling in a batik class at Bishop Museum, batik became her primary medium for the next two decades. Her practice in batik involved extensive research into the visual patterns of tapa cloth and other oceanic textiles. Cheng’s natural progression toward pastels, collage, ink drawing and painting on canvas became part of her exploration with color and the Polynesian figure.