Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
The idea of having to convince someone they should attend school in Hawaii is downright laughable when you consider what may be entailed: halcyon days enjoying beautiful, sandy beaches; interacting with congenial people who embrace life and all its wonderments; and experiencing an ideal climate with a touch of daily "liquid sun" to cool things off. Who wouldn't want to study in such an environment, when the only downside is the fact that you'll actually be expected to study and work? Consider then that Hawaii's capital city, Honolulu, also offers an art scene that is as vibrant and engaging as the flora and fauna that surround it. Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu offers an overabundance of sights and events for any art student looking to learn more about the culture, as well as the art that is inspired by it. The Hawaiian Art Season, occurring over a four month period from February to May, is a wonderful time to experience and celebrate all that is flourishing in the artistic community. Regular events include First Fridays in Chinatown and the downtown area, where galleries, museums, and restaurants stay open late so that viewers can make a night of art enjoyment. Additionally, "Art After Dark", sponsored by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, takes place on the last Friday of every month and provides various social and educational events (such as the Starlight Ball and Voyage to the South Pacific, to name a few) for anyone who wishes to broaden their awareness of and appreciation for the arts. Museums also abound in the city with such notable places as The Contemporary Museum, the Bishop Museum, the Hawaii State Arts Museum, and the Maritime Museum. Moreover, a visit to The Tennent Art Foundation Gallery should be a requirement as it is devoted to displaying the works of Hawaii's most famous local artist, Madge Tennent, whose depictions of Hawaiian women have been shown around the world. Though most visitors to the island come seeking lazy days on the beach, Honolulu's thriving art scene is yet another appealing aspect of this wonderful city. Aloha!.