Kim Taylor Reece Celebrates 30 Years!

Kim Taylor Reece with his work as a backdropThis photo was taken at the grand opening of the Kim Taylor Reece Gallery at 1142 Bishop Street back in February or March of 2007, which I crashed.  I crashed it, not because I knew it was happening, but because I followed the sound of the dragon drums at a very odd time of the year and at a strange time of the day for downtown Honolulu — it was already after 5:00 PM. 

I walked right into this, uninvited, but I’m glad I did!  It was great news and I couldn’t wait to blog about it. 

This is part of what I said back then:

“To his credit, Kim has devoted many years to absorbing and perfecting the knowledge of his subject matter. He has developed one art form that displays another! His talent only enhances the beauty of the cultural treasure that is the Hawaiian art of the hula.”

Tomorrow evening, March 19, 2009, during the Third Thursday festivities for the month, Mr. Reece will be celebrating 30 Years of photographic genius!    

If you check out the website and look at some of his work, you’ll see why I said the following: 

“Much of his work, as I see it anyway, is derived from his fascination with Hawaii’s beauty and culture, and his obvious admiration of the female body.”

And, yes, I appreciate that latter part too! 🙂  I appreciate that someone can see art there and doesn’t mind letting the world know about it! 

Okay, so I guess this all makes me a fan.  Get down to the Kim Taylor Reece Gallery for the 30th Anniversary celebration and you will be too!  That’s Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. 

Homespun Honolulu sends out a heartfelt aloha and a huge congratulations to Kim Taylor Reece on the 30th anniversary of his artistic achievements!  Mahalo, Kim, for capturing and preserving some of the beauty of Hawaii’s culture!   

Kim Taylor Reece Gallery
1142 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Keahi Pelayo // Mar 19, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Hard to believe that it has been 30 years. Mr. Reece is a treasure, we are fortunate to have him.

  • 2 Evelyn // Mar 19, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Isn’t it amazing, Keahi? I was amazed that 30 years has gone by so quickly. I think he would love to know we consider him a treasure! 🙂 If I’m lucky enough to ever run into him I’ll pass that along! If you have a chance, try to stop by there this evening!

  • 3 Hellen CLARK // Mar 22, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Nice website, I found you while looking for some blog related search and want to give you a compliment while I was here.

  • 4 Evelyn // Mar 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Hi Hellen, glad you stopped by! Thank you for the compliment!

  • 5 Kris Bordessa // Mar 23, 2009 at 4:51 am

    What serendipity to find the celebration! I love Kim Taylor Reece’s photographs. So understated and yet so compelling! Thanks for sharing.

  • 6 Evelyn // Mar 23, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Hi Kris! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment. Loving your blogs and the information you share! Thank you for that too!

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