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‘Mono-thon’ silent auction, exhibit at Donkey Mill through Nov. 20

Nearly 150 prints are up for auction this month as a fundraiser for Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture. (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

Nearly 150 prints are up for auction this month as a fundraiser for Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture. (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

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The Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture is celebrating its “Mono-thon: Silent Auction and Exhibition.”

This event is a seven-month-long grassroots fundraising project started by artist Hiroki Morinoue to promote and educate the community about hand-pulled prints.

Morinoue taught and assisted many of the new faces that filled the Donkey Mill Art Center print studio once a week, free of charge, and who, in exchange, donated some of their best prints for the silent auction.

The conventional approach to printmaking culminates in the creation of a set of identical prints. By contrast monotype prints are characterized by the fact that no two monotype prints are exactly alike.

The “mono” in monotype indicates the uniqueness of each resulting print.  Although it is the most primitive method of printing, monotype prints carry a unique translucency that creates a quality quite different from watercolors, woodcut prints or etchings.

Many participants experience the beautiful challenge of the endless possibilities and rediscover spontaneity.

This silent auction showcases nearly 150 prints, which celebrate the vitality, beauty, surprise and risk-taking that art provokes in the individuals of Hawaii’s rich community.

Viewers may preview and participate in bidding through Nov. 20 at the Donkey Mill Art Center.

DMAC’s Gallery will be open for bids 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The final bidding and closing reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

All prints will start at a reasonable level to stimulate bidding.

For further information, call 322-3362.

J. McCaskill - Beyond Boundaries (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

J. McCaskill - Beyond Boundaries (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

K. Burk - Underneath II (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

K. Burk - Underneath II (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

T. Cisco - Mauna Loa Sunrise III (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

T. Cisco - Mauna Loa Sunrise III (Photo courtesy Donkey Mill Art Center)

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