Airport exhibits are amazing
I had the good fortune to see in person the window displays inside Lihue Airport and would like to encourage airline passengers to stop by for a few moments and take a look for themselves.
The displays are designed and executed by Carol Yotsuda of the Garden Island Arts Council, and everyone has spotlighted a different aspect of life here on Kauai.
Who could ever forget the Kauai book and their authors’ window? Or the humpback whale exhibit? One of the most recent displays by Sheri Majewski’s Eleele School class consisted of an entire replication of miniature historical buildings in Hanapepe using Kauai earth pigments, complete with tiny Japanese lanterns, hanging flower pots and palm trees.
Thank you Ms. Majewski for taking your students sketching and helping them to see how the history of “Our Town” is so important.
I’d like to commend the photography of Kathleen Ho, whose current display called “The Humble Plantation House” is so absolutely spectacular. Her attention to detail, the cat’s tail sticking out from under the garage door, the rusted totan, the worn enamel washing pots and peeling paint; so much character!
The little plantation house veranda built by Jose Orbe exudes nostalgia. An exhibit like this would not be out of place at Honolulu Academy of Art and here it is, right here at our local airport. Thank you, Kathleen.
Thanks to the County of Kauai Office of Economic Development for providing funding to keep these unique displays which share so much of the essence of our beautiful island. Most of all, thank you Carol Yotsuda for all you do here on Kauai for the arts.
If you have not already seen these amazing exhibitions, please try to pause for a few minutes on the way to or from your airport gate.
Jodi Ascuena, Lawai