Featured artwork: Suzanne Wolfe, Diving Man (#113) (detail), 2009-2022, Porcelain, underglaze transfers, overglaze decals.
Event Description: Be the first to experience the incredible porcelain works featured in Phase Change: Porcelain in Flux in the company of exhibition artists and curators, Jake Boggs and Mina Elison, who, along with featured artists, will share insights about the show and artworks at 6:00pm.
Light pūpū will be served with a no-host bar. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage registration for this event although it is not required.
About the Curators
Jake Boggs is a Hawaiʻi based artist, curator, and arts educator concentrating in ceramics and contemporary craft practices. He earned an MFA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a BFA from Eastern Kentucky University, both concentrating in ceramics. His interest in ceramics has provided him with opportunities to experience the clay traditions of various cultures, weaving a tapestry of influences that are expressed in his work. He is currently the Ceramics Studio Coordinator at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Hōlualoa, Hawaiʻi where he works to serve the community in ceramic education and programming. He also serves on the board of Hawaiʻi Craftsmen, a statewide non-profit that works to enrich the community through contemporary craft.
Mina Elison is a Kanaka ‘Ōiwi curator who was born and raised in Kailua on the island of O‘ahu. With generational ties to South Kona on Hawai‘i, Mina currently serves as Curator for the Donkey Mill Art Center in Kona, Hawaiʻi. Previously the Museum Curator at the Kona Historical Society, Mina aims to curate exhibitions which amplify voices of those whose stories have been minimized. She sees the gallery as an engaging classroom, laboratory and gathering space which inspires reflection, healing and learning. Mina has a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and French from the University of San Diego and a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from New York University.