Orchids avant-garde: Hilo club hosting 63rd show and sale

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“Avant-garde,” which refers to unusual or experimental ideas, will be the theme of the 63rd Hilo Orchid Society Show and Sale, Aug. 7-9 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

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“Avant-garde,” which refers to unusual or experimental ideas, will be the theme of the 63rd Hilo Orchid Society Show and Sale, Aug. 7-9 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

Artist Shelby Smith is the designer of the Hilo Orchid Society’s avant-garde display, featuring orchids grown by orchid society members.

When he does a ceramic piece or drawing, Smith usually has the luxury of selecting materials, tools, and color palette before he begins. For this project Smith will build a display “canvas” without knowing what kind, color or number of orchids that members will provide until Wednesday, the day before the show opens.

“I plan to design a contemporary 360-degree sculptural piece with moving spaces into which members’ flowers can be integrated,” Smith explains. “This will allow viewers to see the display in the round, from all directions.”

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Another avant-garde opportunity this year will be mini-displays, an idea brought back from the Tokyo Dome orchid show. Only 16 inches square, each is a work of art featuring a few orchids and other objects in a pleasing arrangement.

For more information, visit the Hilo Orchid Society website www.hiloorchidsociety.org.

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