A print depicting the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium is on exhibit now as part of a show at the South Street Gallery at Frame-Arts Hawaii.
The work is by Honolulu artist Laura Smith, who is also executive director of the nonprofit group Honolulu Printmakers.
The show, featuring the works of nine printmakers from Hawaii and nine from California, is called “Water’s Edge.” Smith told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the Natatorium made the right subject for a show with that theme. “I thought ‘That’s perfect, there’s a swimming pool on the edge of the water,'” Smith said.
The print is titled “Closed,” highlighting the fact that an important Honolulu landmark — a state-designated official war memorial, and one that makes a subject for a beautiful work of art — is inaccessible to the public and in danger of being lost to us forever.
“Closed” and the entire “Water’s Edge” exhibition is open to the public for viewing through Dec. 1. South Street Gallery is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It’s closed on Sunday. Frame-Arts Hawaii is at 627 South St. Call 808-525-5212 for information.
Read the Nov. 13 Star-Advertiser story here.