"Karuizawa Dreamscape" photography exhibit runs Jan. 20-Feb. 4

Photos by Tom Haar featured at Windward's Gallery ‘Iolani

Windward Community College
Bonnie Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Marketing & Public Relations Director, Chancellor's Office, Windward Community College
Toni Martin, (808) 236-9150
Director, Gallery Iolani
Posted: Jan 20, 2012

Untitled (KD-1) 2011 archival pigment print 27.7 x 23 in. (70.5 x 58.5 cm.)
Untitled (KD-1) 2011 archival pigment print 27.7 x 23 in. (70.5 x 58.5 cm.)
Gallery ‘Iolani presents renowned photographer Tom Haarʻs impressionistic view of Karuizawa, Japan, with dreamlike images uniting early recollections and recent imagery in "Karuizawa Dreamscape," opening today and running through Feb. 14. The exhibition is based on a photography and research project during the summer of 2008 when Haar spent three months in Karuizawa on a Fulbright Grant.
The impetus for his project stems from the experience of the Haar family, who were ordered to evacuate to Karuizawa for a three-year period during World War II from 1943-1946. Haar, who was very young at the time, has only slight recollections of these difficult years for his family. This project became a way for Haar to "re-discover" Karuizawa through photography, a craft that he learned from his father, Francis Haar, one of Hawai‘i’s most distinguished photographers.
This exhibition is funded in part by the generous support of the Ishibashi Foundation of Japan. For more information, contact Gallery ‘Iolani Director Toni Martin at (808) 236-9150.
Exhibition Details
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 20, 4 to 7 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Jan. 20–Feb. 14, 2012
Reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Phone: (808) 236-9155


For more information, visit: http://www.gallery.wcc.hawaii.edu.