First Friday Art Reception: Linda Kane Goes “Between Worlds”

From Alice Moon for The Makery:

The Makery in Hilo is pleased to welcome guest artist Linda Kane to the Gallery & Gift Shop with an opening reception during downtown Hilo’s First Friday, March 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The show “Between Worlds” spans 25 years of Linda Kane’s work and will remain in the gallery through March 27. Her works include pre-photoshop manipulated photographs, dioramas in tribute to her favorite artists, and mixed media driftwood sculptures of goddesses and other spirit figures.

The title “Between Worlds” was chosen because art is an intermediary between the human imagination and reality, and this show in particular focuses on the space between: between this world and the next, between nature and humankind, between the east and the west, between the flesh and the spirit, between the familiar and the mysterious. Kane’s intention is to take the viewers to places they have never been, or places they may have forgotten.

Linda Kane’s photography has been in a number of shows in Hawaii and was widely shown in Northern California before her move to the Hilo area in 2004. After coming to Hawaii she expanded her interests to film, and released her feature documentary “Nona Beamer: A Legacy of Aloha” several years ago. She is currently filming a documentary on the Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana and collecting interesting driftwood for more sculptures.


The Makery, located at 126 Keawe Street in downtown Hilo empowers creativity and provides vocational training to the community with access to hand tools, conventional machines, computer aided design (CAD) programs, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, supported by expert instructors and mentors. The purpose of The Makery is to empower people who live in Hawaii to create and manufacture products here in Hawaii, using Hawaiian materials and resources. For more information, email or call (808) 933-8571


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