Marti in Midweek; Marti at Hoomaluhia!

Aloha all,

What an eventful time for Marti!

In June, the Punahou reunion held an alumni art show that Marti participated in.

MartiReunionArtShow2017

In September, she was in Midweek, featured in “Long on Art” column for September 6, 2017 – in time to remind everyone to go see her beautiful, vibrant show at Hoomaluhia.

You can read the column here:  http://midweek.com/pdf/Windward/2017/0906/html5forpc.html?page=3

(It’s on page 3 and page 4 if that link isn’t taking you to the correct page.)

Marti’s annual Hoomaluhia show will be on display until September 29. Head’s up: next year, Marti will be displaying in June instead of September and she won’t be solo!  That’s a big change!  Be sure to catch this September 2017 solo show so you can see her latest works and the “classic format” before she changes things up for 2018.

Marti will also have a couple of pieces in the annual WAG member show, which is also held at Hoomaluhia.  The WAG member show will be on display October 1 – 28, 2017. A reception for the artists will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 4:00 – 6pm.  Please come join us in celebration!

 

You are Invited to Marti’s Annual Show at Ho’omaluhia Gallery

Hoomaluhia Show Entrance

Ho’omaluhia Show Entrance

Come on over to Ho’omaluia Botanical Gardens and see Marti’s art exhibit. Featuring both acrylics and batiks, her stunning work is once again very beautifully displayed. The gallery is free to visit, and is surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens

Art by Marti Rounds at Ho'omaluhia gallery

Art by Marti Rounds at Ho’omaluhia gallery

With 49 beautiful pieces in a variety of color schemes, there is something for everyone’s interest, from vintage Hawaiiana, to botanicals, landscapes, paddlers, and hula dancers. The show runs the September 1 – 30, 2016 from 9 AM -4 PM. Marti is there on the weekends and sometimes on Wednesdays 🙂 ENJOY!!

Art by Marti Rounds at Ho'omaluhia gallery

Art by Marti Rounds at Ho’omaluhia gallery

Marti at Assaggio’s Restaurant in Kailua; Another Midweek Cover

Marti has a large show up in the Assaggios restaurant in Kailua.  The display will run from March 6, 2016 – June 1, 2016.  Don’t miss it!

In other news, Marti’s beautiful textiles are once again on the cover of Midweek.  Only a few weeks after her prior Punahou textile was shown on the cover story of Midweek, members of the Moana hotel staff and management were on the cover also wearing Marti’s designs.

Midweek Moana Cover

 

Marti’s Punahou Print on the Cover of Midweek!

Marti’s Punahou print, designed in honor of Punahou’s 175 years of educational excellence, is on display all over Oahu now.  Dresses, shirts, and accessories all have been made with the beautiful gold and buff material. Most recently, the fabric made an appearance on James Scott on the cover of the latest Midweek from January 28, 2016. Looking great!  I’m sure if you go to the Punahou carnival, you will see it many times over the course of your visit to the festive campus!

Midweek Cover January 28, 2016

Midweek Cover January 28, 2016

Punahou Print

PunahouPrintThe 175th anniversary textile that Marti designed for Punahou has been very well-received. Featuring the beautiful night blooming cereus in the school’s colors, it is a big hit with the alumni and students. As you can see from the photos, it is beautiful and well-balanced from a distance.  It is also gorgeous close up!  It has subtle details of the hala trees at the spring and other school imagery in the blue background.  It’s very intricate close up, but because of Marti’s design choice to make the details blue on blue, it doesn’t feel busy or distract from the graphic impact of the cereus.

Punahou has been hard at work using it for many wonderful products.

Ray Hironaka announced: “This Beautiful Fabric is Available in the BookStore, “by the Yard”, so all of you seamstresses can Design and Sew your own 175th Outfits!!! Also in the bookstore are 175th Caps, Polos, Tees,,,,, more styles will be available at the Punahou Carnival in February 2016!!!”

The print is only available for a limited time at the Buff and Blue Store:

https://www.facebook.com/PunahouSchool/?sk=app_410312912374011

Here is the original post on Facebook:

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Marti’s Latest News

It’s been a wonderful first half of 2015 for Marti!

Marti’s latest art exhibit still has a few days left! It runs (March-June 12) at Assagio’s Kailua featuring her batiks.

Marti was also juried into the Windward Artist’s Guild exhibition at The Place’s Jardin Gallerie which was on display throughout May of 2015.

The renovated Diamond Head Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Hotel is now finished with acrylic works from Marti’s “Retro Hawaii” series on each floor in the elevator area. (see photos above)

The Star of Honolulu is redoing their decor and has chosen four each of Marti’s batiks and acrylics.

The current (free) issue of Hawaii Wellness Magazine has images of Marti’s batiks on the cover and the Table of Contents page.

Hoomaluhia Show 2014

Marti will be holding her annual show at the Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden Art Gallery (located at 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe) throughout the month of September. The beautiful gardens are a fantastic setting for Marti’s batiks and acrylic paintings. She will be featuring new work in both mediums. Please drop by if you have the opportunity and enjoy the sophisticated color palletes of Marti’s beautiful work!

Midweek Archive: Ho’omaluhia show 2012

http://www.midweek.com/kailua-artists-unique-snapshots-from-beach-days-to-elvis/

Kailua Artist’s Unique Snapshots: From Beach Days To Elvis Posted on September 19, 2012 by Nicole Kato

Kailua artist’s “Retro Hawaii” exhibit at Ho‘oma- luhia Botanical Garden gallery showcases beautiful paintings of the Waikiki Beach Days of the 1930s and ’40s, as well as the ’60s.

“I named it that because I started painting some of the old Waikiki Beach surfing photos of the past,” explained Marti Wiese Rounds. “I decided I would paint them and do a new twist. I tried to use a photo that was recognizable, but I used a different color scheme and have an unusual technique and style.”

Modernistic is the term Rounds uses to describe her artwork, which has a somewhat abstract rendering. “I say it because you can still recognize that it’s a person, or it’s Diamond Head, but it’s done in a different way. The way that I rendered them, you can’t tell who’s who.

“I’ve got Elvis in there when he was in Hawaii making movies, and I also have some old restaurants, and I painted their matchbooks — restaurants like Coco’sandTahitianLanai.”

About 65 people attended the show’s reception Sept. 9 in the park visitor center, and Rounds was pleased with the turnout and reaction. “I’m proud of it, but I was just absolutely beaming with their reactions to what they were seeing, and what I had done. It

was really fresh and new, and I think that’s what’s needed in the art community.”

For more than 15 years, Rounds was the stylist and colorist at G. Von Hamm Textiles, but during her time here she never created any art. “I always had a whole art staff that did everything, and they’re very good, so I was intimidated,” she confessed. But since her time there, she has followed her own path as a freelance textile artist, creating many works that bring a sense of peace to the viewer.

“The photographs are so flat,” said Rounds, “yet when you really see the paintings in person, it draws you in. It’s very unusual.”

“Retro” also features Rounds’ fabric florals, in which the dye that goes on to the canvas becomes like watercolor.

The show is open through Oct. 3, and the public is invited to watch Rounds demonstrate her techniques from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 29-30.

For more information, email the artist at marti@inparadise.com or call 233-7323.