KSA 2020 small work Big Show opens Saturday

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    Artist Monika Mira has fun with one of her ghost net entries in the 2020 Kaua‘i Society of Artists small work Big Show exhibition that opens Saturday at the KSA Gallery in Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Society of Artists Vice President Renee Palmer gets a pair of marine-debris fish onto a holding space while readying for the 2020 KSA small work Big Show that opens Saturday at the KSA Gallery in Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Society of Artists volunteer Mona Rinaldo works with artist Monika Mira in getting Mira’s entries processed for the KSA 2020 small works Big Show exhibition at the KSA Gallery in Kukui Grove Center.

LIHU‘E — Monika Mira is no stranger to Kaua‘i Society of Artists exhibitions, having participated in the organization’s earlier exhibits at the KSA Gallery at Kukui Grove Center.

“I did the big jellyfish during the Marine Debris show, Washed Up,” Mira said.

“I also have a sculpture on display in Oregon. I was fortunate in partnering with Plant A Tree for this show, where I have more marine-debris art.”

Turning whimsical with the times, Mira’s entries into the KSA small work Big Show include a pair of wreaths created out of marine-debris netting and a pair of fish sculptures whose components are various pieces of marine debris.

The KSA 2020 small work Big Show opens Saturday, Nov. 21, and runs through Jan. 8, 2021, at the KSA Gallery. The show and gallery are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Show hours are daily from noon to 4 p.m. Friday hours are noon to 7 p.m. for the exhibition that is one of four major shows hosted by KSA each year.

There is no admission to view the pieces, and because the show is an open, non-juried event, art pieces can be purchased and carried off.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no opening reception. Face masks and social distancing will be observed by viewers.

The KSA, supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and KGC, is a nonprofit, visual-arts organization that has provided exhibition and educational opportunities to Kaua‘i artists, residents and visitors since 1983.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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