from the Press Release:
“Mahalo Hawaii” : A Photography Exhibition by Elisabeth J. Levy
Danbury Public Library June 15-August 13, 2015
Sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
If you’ve missed “Mahalo Hawaii” during previous showings or just desire another chance to take a visual journey to the Big Island without the hassle and expense of a 12-hour flight here is your opportunity! This stunning exhibition is coming back to Hat City for 8 weeks beginning June 15.
“Mahalo” (Thank you in Native Hawaiian) was chosen as the title of this body of work because of the gratitude the Artist says she feels towards this extraordinary place.
“Hawaii’s magical land, it’s blue, white, and lavender dancing waves, its glittering multicolored stones, active volcanoes, and aged hardened planes of lava, as well as its glorious flowers, fish, and other sea life — brought me great joy and healing during a difficult time in my life.”
It is Levy’s great hope that the Images of Mahalo will not only inspire people to visit the beautiful island of Hawaii but also to move them to want to protect it. She believes that the best way to preserve a place is to empower its native people. “Mahalo and ‘Oli’oli (Enjoy!)”
This Exhibition is part of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut’s “Accessible Art Series” and a portion of all sales from the show will benefit the Cultural Alliance. For more information or to inquire about purchasing artwork from the show please contact Elisabeth at elisabeth@ejLphoto.com or (914) 261-3509.
“Blue Water” © Elisabeth J Levy
Below are some comments about the “Mahalo Hawaii ” images from previous showings:
“I’ve never seen anything like this image. I find it very moving.” Nancy H.,Danbury CT.
“I don’t usually buy artwork but I really love these! Now I want to go to Hawaii! I have hung the photos in my conference room and they look GREAT!!! The water and the colors are soothing and pleasing to the eye. You captured the Sunset at its peak. The photo of the cresting of the wave is amazing! Great show and even greater work!!!” – Marie D., New Milford, CT.
“I truly enjoyed your exhibit. Nice work! !” Neil C., Ridgefield, CT.
“They’re the kind of images that really make you think.” Dr. Allen H., Danbury CT.
“Your exhibit was beautifully done, and handled. You have a true talent.” Ellen D.,Stamford CT.
“Artists are usually either ‘finders’ or ‘shapers’ – You are both! Your photographs really show how crucially important it is to protect this land.” Jerry H., Danbury, CT.
“Elisabeth has a great eye for composition, life and emotion. I have purchased a couple of her Hawaii pieces for my private collection.” Susan S., Bethel CT.
“I especially liked the photos with atmosphere, like fog, the sunrise or sunset with beautiful colors, and also the lizard photos were special.” Cindy S., Brewster, NY.