|Mark speaks with Artist Franco Salmoiraghi|
during the Art in the Capitol event.
|Mark with Arts in the Capitol Sponsors Rep|
Issac Choy, Sen Brian Taniguchi, Rep Della
Belatti, and Arts Ex Dir Eva Laird Smith
In recent years, the artists with pieces on display in the capitol have been invited to interact with the public and to speak to patrons about their pieces or inspirations. This year, Franco Salmoiraghi, a photographer who spent quite a bit of time photographing the Big Island spent time in my office and shared his experiences while working and touring Hawaii.
The Art in the Capitol program is part of the larger community "First Friday" events that has served as the downtown renaissance inviting lovers of the arts into the many galleries and performance spaces that now occupy the Downtown/Chinatown area.