2010 First Look Fest Awards

2010 First Look Mixed Media Festival Award Winners

Award Winners for the 2010 First Look Mixed Media Festival included faculty, undergraduates and graduate students.  Held in the month of May, the exhibition wrapped up a productive 2010-2011 academic year.  The exhibition of student and faculty art and design includes print publications, photographic series, a 20-foot panorama (see gigapan image below), digital graphic design, collage, audio recordings and audio-visual narratives.  The exhibition was launched with a reception for distinguished guests, artists and students at the downtown restaurant Café Che Pasta.  On hand as sponsors were Café Che Pasta (Festival Host) and the world famous Martini Zoo.  Student hosts circulated food and drink and were accompanied by a student fiddler and singer from the HPU Music Program.  Multimedia Program Chair Natalie Lewis MC'd the award ceremony along with Communication Department Chair Dr. Peter Britos. Dr. Theresa McCreary handed out the "Voices of Resistance" award to student Mike Ang for his portrait series, and Dean Steven Combs handed out the "Dean's Award for Visionary Art to Dr. Pete Britos and the Hawaii Pacific News team for the Gigapan Magazine Project. 

"Fort Street Mall at Beretania Street", from the Gigapan Magazine Project

Six submissions were chosen for First Look Artistic Excellence Awards.  The award winners for First Look 2010 include:
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Media Production, Chris Avery & Rayen Watanabe for Behind Closed Doors
  • Hawai'i Pacific News Digital Media Achievement, Eugen Kamenew for Night Sky
  • Voices of Resistance, Mike Ang, for Protecting Our Family
  • Faculty Award for Artistic Excellence, Corinne Gallardo for Auspicious
  • Hawai'i Pacific News Award for Mixed Media, Tom Dowd's Rhetoric Class, for The Tree of Rhetorical Consciousness
  • Dean's Award for Visionary Art, Hawai'i Pacific News Team 2009-2010, for HPN GIGAPAN Project

See the Gigapan Magazine:  Ko Kakou Hawai'i (This is Our Hawai'i)