Exposure x5 is a gallery of work by five of Hawaii’s female photographers will be held on Friday July 20, 2018 at Treehouse Coworking, 74 Kihapai Street, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, as part of the Third Friday Art Series in conjunction with the Kailua Night Market.

The Cameraden, the name of this hui of female photographers, met while taking classes at the Honolulu Museum of Art, under the tutelage of Scott Kubo, and have partnered to showcase their photos. Their gallery is a mixture of travel, environmental, nature, cultural, life-style, and interpretive photography.

The showing will feature photographers Brigitte Baccus, Kaʻōhua Lucas, Malia Urie, Shalli Ellis, and Susan Polanco de Couet, who’s biographies are featured below:

Brigitte Baccus

Brigitte Baccus, being born into a movie house in Germany, visual stimulation of moving film and still photos were never lacking. She got her first camera at 6 years old and since then steadily upgraded her equipement.  Baccus loves to travel all over the world, which has been a passion for 50 years, and I loves to relive her adventure through photos.

Kaʻōhua Lucas

Kaʻōhua Lucas goal is for her photographic stories to engage and connect people to their own wahi pana (sacred place), strengthen spiritual relationships with ancestors, and reinvigorate family traditions and practices. A student of lāʻau lapaʻau, an educator, a storyteller, a wife, a mother. and tūtū, she lives and works deep in the valley of Kalihi, which is her wahi pana.

Malia Urie

Malia Urie was born in Hawaii and raised in Seattle, she returned to islands after several years in Los Angeles where she graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with a degree in Photography. She is drawn to the basics of design in the lived world, the wonder of the natural, the complexity of human beings, and the relationship between color and emotion. She is also inspired by unusual characters, rich cultural environments as well as objects or places that represent a certain period of time. She sometimes find things interesting and/or beautiful that some people find uncomfortable.

Shalli Ellis

Shalli Ellis lived in Hawaii for 24 years, originally from Florida. She does a lot of beach cleanup sand, has a soil science degree, and I loves nature and its beauty. She has seen the ugliness of what people have done, and keep doing to the, environment. So a lot of her pictures have been of floating leaves, flowers and trash. She sees the beauty in the dying leaves and plants, but our trash isn’t so beautiful .

Susan Polanco de Couet

Susan has had a life long interest in photography but has recently taken steps to improve her skills with the Cameraden. In 2012 her first foyer into photography began in Tanzania with Heinz Gert, a lifelong dream to experience the nature and landscape of Africa. She continues her quest to bring her love of nature and the environment into view. All of Polanco de Couet’s sales from this event will go to support World Central Kitchen, a 501©(3) that is currently providing nutritional meals for our neighbors impacted by the Kilauea eruption on Hawai’i Island

After the July 20th exhibition, their pieces will be showcased for a month for public display, and sale, at Treehouse Coworking. The July Third Friday Art Series will also feature vendors and food sold by Vida Farms.

  • Location: Treehouse Coworking at 74 Kihapai Street, Kailua
  • Date: July 20, 2018
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Street


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