An art book about Hawaii Island and its famous orchids.
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Orchids as found on the Orchid Isle (the Island of Hawaii) provide metaphors for visual artist John Thomas and poet Harvey Hess to make a powerful statement on mankind's eternal journey of the soul. Forty one paintings and drawings, sixteen pages in color, and twenty nine poems and an essay illuminates the journey. This book, designed by A. Doyle Moore, is the recipient of an award for "excellence in book design" from the 23rd annual Midwestern Books Competition.About the Author:
John Thomas, a graduate of New York University, is one of the foremost painters of Hawaii. His work has been shown nationally and internationally in over 200 prestigious one-man and group exhibitions in museums, universities and distinguished art galleries such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Legion of Honor, the American Library in Bucharest Romania, and the Galleria Schneider in Rome. He has won many important awards, grants and scholarships including a National Endowment for the Arts grant. He has been visiting professor at six major universities and has occupied the Ames Walker Professorship Chair at the University of Washington, Seattle. His art has been featured in American Artist, Aloha, the Magazine of Hawaii and Hawaii. His monumental oil paintings Boy with Goldfish are reproduced in color on the album of the London Symphony Orchestra digital recording of the music which they inspired. Thomas' art is in numerous public and private collections including those of the State of Hawaii and the Hirshhorn at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Harvey Hess is an internationally published poet, author, correspondent, critic and editor. His poetry has appeared in publications such as the University of Hawaii's Mele, The South Dakota Review, The Lyric, Toronto's Cicada, Tokyo University's Poetry Nippon, Australia's Tweed, and England's Epos. His books Hawaii Lyrics and Skipped Stones are to be found in such distinguished libraries as the Newberry in Chicago and the Bodleian in Oxford, England. A leader in English language equivalents of Japanese poetic forms, he has received awards from the NEA-funded "Modern Haiku" competitions and others. He has edited Haiku columns in Hawaii and has been arts critic for newspapers in Hawaii, Spokane and Iowa. He currently is arts critic for the Waterloo Courier (Iowa) and is an active member in the Music Critics Association. In collaboration with composer Jerre Tanner he has created the librettos for four operas, texts for four song cycles and numerous individual songs. He teaches courses in Humanities at Hawkeye Community College and the University of Northern Iowa.
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Book Description Malama Arts Inc, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110931909031
Book Description Malama Arts Inc, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. John Thomas (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0931909031