Visiting artist to lecture Monday at Island School

Visiting artist Yida Wang, associate professor with the painting and drawing program at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is the judge for the latest Kaua‘i Society of Artists membership show, and will be giving a slide-show lecture at Island School this Monday.

Submittals for Wang’s review will be accepted tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next to the Coldstone Creamery.

Wang received an MFA at the University of Hawai‘i in 1994. Since then she has exhibited in many one-person and group shows in Hawai‘i and the mainland. She has also exhibited in Tokyo, Japan, and has a show upcoming in China.

Her work is in numerous collections including the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu.

Wang will have a solo exhibition this summer at the Shanghai Art Museum which has become a world-renowned center for the arts and a venue for international exhibitions. Her show titled “Distance and Dislocation” will be the culmination of five years of research, and will include drawings, installation, and video.

In her free slide-show presentation starting at 6 p.m., Wang will discuss her work and her upcoming Shanghai exhibitition.

The reception for the KSA membership show will be Saturday, May 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the space in Kukui Grove. The show will be free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 16.

For more information, visit the KSA Web site at


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