Harue McVay’s River of Stone

Nov 10, 2015

Gallery shot of “Harue McVay: A Life Flowing” at Windward Community College Gallery ‘Iolani
Credit Hal Lum and Masayo Suzuki

 

Untitled ceramic work by Harue McVay from her show, “Harue McVay: A Life Flowing”
Credit Hal Lum and Masayo Suzuki

 The title of Harue McVay's retrospective exhibition at Windward Community College Gallery ‘Iolani is "A Life Flowing", a most apt expression of her process. In our interview, she dismissed questions about motivation and influence saying, "I just did it, I just let it come out."  She did, and encouraged others to let it flow as well.  The 1950’s into the 70’s were heady times in the UH Mānoa Art Department.  Early Department Chair, Ben Norris, championed contemporary art and brought in global talents like Jean Charlot, and Max Ernst, all of which had ripple effects across Honolulu.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a show by Harue McVay, whose ceramics exemplify the exuberance of the time.

Potter, Harue McVay at the opening of her retrospective, “Harue McVay: A Life Flowing”
Credit Hal Lum and Masayo Suzuki

“Harue McVay: A Life Flowing” continues at Windward Community College Gallery ‘Iolani through November 25th.  

Gallery 'Iolani
45-720 Kea'ahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
808-236-9155

OPEN
MON - FRI & SUN 1PM - 5PM

For a look at more images from “Harue McVay: A Life Flowing”

“Harue McVay: A Life Flowing” at WCC's Gallery Gallery ‘Iolani
Credit Hal Lum and Masayo Suzuki