April 19 – May 27
Earth Day is April 22. As an effort to raise awareness and help preserve our precious natural treasures, the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea is hosting an exhibit honoring our beautiful Hawaiian birds. This show is running from April 19 to May 27,
The “Hawaiian Birds” exhibit will showcase work by local artists inspired by the beautiful birds of the islands. Many birds, such as the Hawaiian Crow or Alala, Hawaiian Nene, Hawaiian Hawk or I’o, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Stilt, I’iwi, Palila, and Pueo are in danger of disappearing. In recognition of these species’ dwindling numbers, they will be featured in a variety of mediums.
In addition, artwork featuring more common bird species such as Zebra and Spotted Doves, Java Sparrows, Japanese-white-eye, Cattle Egrets, Saffron Finches, Northern and Red-Crested Cardinals, Common Myna, Wild Turkeys, and Red Jungle Fowl will also be featured.
All Hawai’i residents know that island wildlife is special and should be preserved. Since Hawai’i is an isolated island thousands of miles from Asia and the Americas, we have unique endemic species of birds in addition to imports. Endemic species are found here and known nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately, due to climate change, drought, loss of habitat, and diseases, many of these incredible species are now considered threatened or endangered.
During this show, the back gallery will be featuring “Anything Goes” – a member show where our artists can show off their favorite pieces on any subject in all mediums.