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Artists say abstract art requires understanding in order to be appreciated

The key to understanding abstract art is understanding its principles, elements, and designs, according to BYU-Hawaii Art Professor Jeff Merrill.

Graduating art major Esther Candari portrays worth of women through art in senior show

Esther Candari, a graduating senior fine arts major from Kaneohe, showcased contemporary realism in painting and sculpture with the theme “Greater than Rubies” in the lobby of the McKay Auditorium on May 13.

BYU-Hawaii faculty showcase art in annual exhibit

The BYU-Hawaii Art Department faculty demonstrated how artists can constantly contribute to the enrichment of society at their annual art show in the McKay auditorium from April 8-25.

Art professor Jeff Merrill helps students see the bigger picture

Through his love of art, Jeff Merrill is helping his students reach their greatest artistic potential.

Art department continues to grow

The art department at BYU-Hawaii is thriving, now more than ever, as various job opportunities arise for those interested in the arts. Faculty members of the art department share how they plan to accommodate the growing number of art students in the near future.

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