Wyban, Carol

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Carol at Kaloko fishpond

As a child, Carol Wyban was inspired by books and illustrations.  At the University of Hawaii, she studied psychology, Fine Art and Dance.  Her studies and life changed when she met and married a fish biologist in the completion phase of his PhD. Unemployed with LEARN MORE >>

Sumiye, Laurie

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Laurie Sumiye Studio is a design studio owned and operated by Hawaiʻi eco artist and filmmaker Laurie Sumiye, based in Mililani, Hawaiʻi on Oahu. The studio designs stationary, homewares and apparel which feature Laurieʻs bold, colorful drawings of Native LEARN MORE >>

Tarallo, Lucia

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Research historian, lecturer, author, and artist, Lucia Tarallo has designed, mounted and curated more than 150 fine art exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally.  Together with her daughter, Natalie Mahina, she wrote the award-winning Daughters of LEARN MORE >>

Jensen, Natalie Mahina

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Born in Honolulu, and raised in Makaha on the island of O`ahu, Natalie Mahina Jensen was educated and trained since childhood in Nā Mea Hulu, Native Hawaiian feather work, later specializing in the sculpted feathered staff called Kāhili Ku.  Her first art exhibit LEARN MORE >>

Froney, Ethan

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Ethan Froney is an artist/ blacksmith residing in Waimea. His welding studies be- gan at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Ethan expanded his skills while being mentored by a number of master blacksmiths. Since 1998, he has forged, fabricated and built museum quality LEARN MORE >>

Bianchini, Henry

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Henry Bianchini was born in San Diego, CA on December 28, 1935. Since settling in Hawaii in 1969, he has distinguished himself internationally as a sculptor, painter, printmaker, and craftsman. He has earned several Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts LEARN MORE >>

Yamanoha, Glenn

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Glenn Yamanoha attended Kyoto University of the Arts (woodblock printing, Monbusho grant), Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Japanese), and graduated from University of Washington (BFA Painting, Honors,). He exhibited professionally since 1985 in Hawai’i, the LEARN MORE >>

Tomono, Lonny

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Lonny Tomono studied fine arts at UH, Manoa, then sculpture at SFSU and San Jose State University. He expanded his knowledge while working with Japanese Temple carver Makoto Imai, then moved to Japan and apprenticed for ve years with Imai’s teacher, a fth generation LEARN MORE >>

Sudler, Jonathan

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Jonathan Sudler has a BFA in sculpture from Alfred University in New York and an MFA in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He has been a corporate event planner for 20 years and is currently the Art Director for Nahu Creative, a Volcano-based LEARN MORE >>

Shiroma, Randall

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Randall Shiroma graduated with an MA & MFA in sculpture from San Jose State University. Randall has been commissioned for various projects on the mainland and Hawai`i, including two from the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hilton Towers in LEARN MORE >>

Miller, Rosemary

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Rosemary grew up in Washington D.C. and worked at the National Gallery of Art. She studied painting and art history at the American University, George Washington University and the University of Miami. Before moving to Hawaii in 1993, she lived in Miami, Florida LEARN MORE >>

Israel, Zeke

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Zeke Israel is a gifted artist, musician, and educator whose home and studio are on the slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai’i. The beautiful simplicity and cultural richness of island living has continued to inspire his innovative LEARN MORE >>

Castro, Melina

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Born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, Melina Castro moved to the U.S. in 2001 where she was first exposed to jewelry design. It was then she discovered her love for metals. Her creative exploration has included graphic design, photography, pottery, and mixed LEARN MORE >>

Cumes, Heide

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A native of Germany Heide moved to South Africa with her family at age 12.  At university, she studied both psychology and art earning a Bachelor’s degree in both subjects and completed a doctorate in psychology.  Despite a lifetime of professional practice, art LEARN MORE >>

Ross, Stephanie

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Stephanie Ross has her art and teaching degrees from CCAC and University of Hawaii. She has emphasized color in her art with painting, enameling, and fabric, and taught for many years at Holy Nativity elementary school in Honolulu. Stephanie began working with LEARN MORE >>

Murray, Aidan

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Aidan Murray was born in 2001 in Massachusetts outside of Boston.  After living there for 12 years, he moved with his family to Kailua-Kona, on the big island of Hawai’i. Currently, Aidan attends Oak Meadow High School, a learning distance private school.  It was LEARN MORE >>