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JANUARY 12, 2022
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yl Seaman, a resident of the Ku‘ulei area of Kailua. She is a graduate of University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture and is principal at G70, one of the exhibi- tion’s major sponsors.
Sheryl Seaman
MaryAnne Long is an artist, art instructor, art collector and curator. Reach her at or
Serving as a special advis- er for this upcoming show is the noted architect/urban planner and former Kailua
“I am a maker by na- ture,” explains Seaman of her work, “and when I was
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Kailua’s Sheryl Seaman Is An Architect, Artist
“Architects are the unsung heroes of the civilized world. Through their collective vision, cre- ativity, attention to detail and incredible organization- al skills, they help us to live better, plan for, and adapt to the future,” shares Carol Khewhok, creative director of the Downtown Art Center where local architects will be displaying their talents as artists from Jan. 14 to
chitects or designers will be featured in this Architects as Artists invitational exhi- bition, which will include a wide variety of mediums, from 2D art such as paint- ings and drawings, to 3D art like ceramics, sculptures, glass works, metal works and mixed media.
(From left) Mind’s Eye by Sheryl Seaman is a bezel-set mabe pearl on a Roman chain necklace with lost wax cast bale and pendant; Feathers, a necklace by Seaman is a 22 1⁄2-inch snake chain and mokume gane (copper and sterling silver) with cast findings; Gleam, another Seaman necklace, is an 18-inch Labradorite and sterling silver piece.
resident Randall Fujiki.
“In recruiting both artists and sponsors for this show, I was surprised to see such wonderful artwork from friends and colleagues. It is also great to see architectur- al firms support and appre- ciate these artists from their ranks through their spon- sorships of this exhibition,”
a block of alternating lay- ers of copper and silver and turns it into a thin sheet of patterned metal after hours of firing, forging, drilling cutting, hammering and roll- ing,” she adds.
set mabe pearl on a Roman chain with lost wax cast bale and pendant,” Seaman says.
visualize and transform that vision into a tangible reality ... all inherent qualities of artists,” Khewhok concludes.
Fujiki says.
One such person is Sher-
“Feathers is a necklace and earrings set. The neck- lace was fabricated with a snake chain and mokume gane (copper and sterling silver) with cast findings. Gleam is a necklace made of Labradorite and sterling silver. Mind’s Eye is a bezel-
Miyako Nishinakaga- wa, who served as curator, helped recruit artists island- wide, including two other Windward artists, Spencer Chang and Dwayne Adams.
There will be a public art- ist’s reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.
Her focus as a designer is to appropriately incorporate culture into projects primar- ily by introducing mean- ingful iconic shapes and botanical imagery, which also flows into her jewelry design.
“I prefer natural or cabo- chon stones and often work with irregular shapes. I re- ally enjoyed the challenge of making Mokume gane, a Japanese practice that takes
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looking for a new medium to explore, I chose jewelry because it is tiny sculpture that can stay in a drawer un- til you want to look at it. I enjoy combining different techniques, and I always makeallofmyownfindings and chains.
“To be an architect re- quires the ability to dream,
Seaman describes three of the pieces she has in this show.
Sandra Pohl, executive director of Downtown Art Center, and Francis Oda, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and chairman of G70, collabo- rated on the concept for this show.
DAC gallery hours in the Chinatown Gateway Plaza at the corner Nu‘uanu Avenue and Hotel Street are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

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