Before there was architecture, there was art! Treehouse Coworking presents a collection of paintings and drawings by Steve Yuen, local architect, urban planner and artist by training.
For more than 40 years Yuen put off his passion for art in sacrifice for his career in architecture. “The time as an architect has not been all bad; there has been a lot of learning, trial and error, many setbacks, and a few small victories along the way,” said Yuen. And here in Hawaii, design has led to pursuing Yuen’s dreams of creating communities and places for people grounded in aloha, with his work focused on meaningful connections to place, culture and each other.
Over the years, Yuen has had a growing realization that he desires to share in ways that cannot be expressed in buildings, in the creation of new material things, or new belongings. Instead, he wishes to share experiences of things he has seen and things that have moved him emotionally. These feelings have led his attention to a medium that can speak to what he has experienced, and provide a reflection on how things appear, and how they might be.
Inspired by things seen years ago as well as the here and now, Yuen hopes that the images created can add to our understanding about ourselves and our existence.
Join us on Kailua’s Third Friday for the unveiling of Yuen’s artwork.
Location: Treehouse Coworking, 74 Kihapai Street, Kailua, 96734
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: Free, Keiki Welcome!