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Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Contact: Michael Marshall, (808) 974-7524

For Immediate Release

The Art Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo presents an exhibition of Alumni and Student Work from the Collection of the Art Department, University of Hawai`i at Hilo currently on display on the third floor of the Mookini Library. The exhibition opened in November 2003.

Work by 11 UH Hilo alumni and former students are also on display in the Lava Landing (computer center), located on the second floor of the Campus Center. Both exhibitions feature drawings, paintings and mixed media.

Rhonda (Rosa) Aquino (1992) lives in Kahului, Maui where she continues to paint and exhibit locally. Aquino has received a number of awards in the annual Art Maui Exhibitions at the Maui Cultural Center and maintains a Web site to display her work in painting and drawing.

Donna Grote received degrees in art and psychology in 1988 and received an M.F.A. in art therapy from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1991. Grote lives in St. Louis, Missouri and is on the faculty at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. She also is an art therapist at St. Louis University Hospital.

Meidor Hu (1997) received an M.F.A. in printmaking in 1999 from the San Francisco Art Institute, California. In 2003 she returned to Hilo to work as a lecturer in art at UH Hilo.

Anthony Islas (1992) lives in California and is site director for Pacific Learning Center, a charter high school in Long Beach. Islas serves as an administrator for faculty and staff, curriculum and scheduling, facilities and daily operations, and program development. He initiated and developed the art curriculum for the school and is currently working on a program of outrigger canoe paddling.

Sally Lundberg attended UH Hilo from 1991 to 1993 then matriculated to the San Francisco Art Institute where she completed a B.F.A. degree (1999). She works in both painting and film media. Her work explores the idea of personal recollection utilizing found photos, blending impressions memory and history into dream-like narratives.

Keith Tallett II (1996) received his M.F.A. in painting in 1999 from the San Francisco Art Institute. His works utilize surfboard materials and reference an interchange between design and traditional art forms. Tallett

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