HAWAIIAN IDYLL: THE PRINTS OF JOHN MELVILLE KELLY
The Honolulu Academy of Arts produced an extensive exhibit of the etchings of John M. Kelly in October 2005. Curated by Jennifer Saville, this exhibit featured over 250 etching and included his press, tools, and a video presentation. Until 2005, there has not been an exhibit honoring the artist's passing.
The exhibit premiered many of the printmaker's etchings that had never before been exhibited, with a portion of proceeds from John Kelly's artworks going to benefit the Honolulu Symphony.
This exhibit, from the Estate Collection of John M. Kelly was curated by Neida Bangerter, Gallery Director at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and featured rarely-seen etchings and selected works by Kate Kelly.
We exhibited over thirty images in December 2014 in conjunction with Oahu Open Studios' premier event in Honolulu. We welcomed about one hundred people at our temporary exhibit space at Rubber Stamp Plantation in Kaka'ako.