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Press Pack

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


CONTENTS I.

Letter of introduction

III.

Art Samples

II.

Artist Bio

IV.

Current Events In the media

VI.

Contact Information

V.

Clippings

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


41-1025 Kalanianaole Hwy. Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795 808-259-5354

Dear Sir/Madame, It is my most distinct pleasure to present to you artist, teacher and gallery owner Patrick Ching. Patrick Ching has an established gallery and learning center where he teaches weekly classes and workshops. He has experience with large scale art projects, commissions, and has been personally selected to lead projects of prestige and cultural significance. He runs a successful, profitable business, is involved in several charitable projects and is committed to education and the artistic community. I have enclosed information that you may find useful which includes a CD of his portfolio as well as a video that demonstrates his abilities. If you have any questions, or would like to request more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Warmest Regards, Daniela Stolfi Marketing/PR Manager Naturally Hawaiian

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


ARTIST BIO Born in Honolulu, Hawaii internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Ching quickly became known as Hawaii’s Nature Artist and one of the world’s most gifted bovine and nature artist. Ching has spent a lifetime devoted to the preservation of Hawaii’s native wildlife and grew up exploring the valleys and shorelines of the islands. He is a unique visionary, whose surreal, and colorful style have made him a master of a brand of art that is recognizable and uniquely his own. Traversing Hawaii’s most remote rainforests, Patrick carefully studied native plants and animals which most of the world has never seen and after years of volunteering with various wildlife organizations, Patrick became a ranger for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife refuge on Kauai. For many years Ching traveled to the northwest Hawaiian Islands spending months at a time in field camps working to protect endangered species such as monk seals, seabirds and turtles. In 1985 he was dropped by helicopter into the Hanawi rainforest on slopes of Haleakala Volcano, Maui, to observe and paint the only nest ever found of the world’s rarest bird the Po’ouli. Ching spent weeks in constant wetness watching the birds twelve hours a day to create “Soul Provider” the most accurately detailed painting ever done of this species which became extinct in 2007. In 1996 Ching was selected from a pool of international artists to create Hawaii’s first Wildlife Conservation stamp. He was also the youngest artist ever to design the cover of Hawaii’s phone books and he has created some of the states most well known commissioned art pieces. People travel from all over the world to visit his gallery “Naturally Hawaiian” and to attend his art classes that produce remarkable results in just three hours. As part of Ching’s commitment to public awareness and education, Ching produced several award winning books including; Sea Turtles of Hawaii, The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Native Animals of Hawaii, Endangered Animals of Hawaii, Exotic animals in Hawaii, and Hawaii’s Beautiful Birds. He has also created several well known children’s books the Story of Hina and the Tale of Rabbit Island. In 1996 Ching opened Naturally Hawaiian from the ruins of and old gas station in the heart of Waimanalo and in 2008, Patrick Ching Art Gallery was opened at Princeville, Kauai. Artists, tourists and students interested in taking one of Ching's art classes or wanting to shop for handmade local art’s and crafts and share in Waimanalo's famous country atmosphere have found their way to his doorstep. Coming in January of 2009will be the Naturally Hawaiian Art Series and in February will be the addition of local style café called Sweet Home Waimanalo that will offer Hawaiian BBQ. “I live and work in the most beautiful place on earth.” Patrick Ching

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


ART SAMPLES (see disc for complete works)

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


CURRENT EVENTS IN THE MEDIA PATRICK CHING OPENS A NEW GALLERY IN PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI After Years of Dreaming about it we finally opened Patrick Ching Art Gallery next to Foodland at the Princeville Shopping Center, Kauai. Grand Opening was Saturday July 12th

WAIMANALO GALLERY GETS NEW LOOK See the New Gallery Set up In Waimanalo. When Patrick was away opening Kauai, the new crew gave the place a makeover. It’s like walking into a new Naturally Hawaiian.

GIFT SHOP ADDS NEW PRODUCTS Signature Patrick Ching Paint Brushes

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Hawaiian Petro glyph Lava Sand Dice

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


PATRICK CHING DECORATES QUEEN’S HOSPITAL OPERATING ROOM Three of the new Cath Labs are decorated with Patrick Ching Art Murals featuring a Bird Room, a Horse Room and an Ocean Room for patients to enjoy.

NEW MCDONALD’S IN THE ALA MOANA SHOPPING CENTER, FEATURING PATRICK CHING ART. The newly renovated, relocated and most visited McDonalds in Hawaii is adorned with marine art by Patrick Ching.

HALEIWA ARTS FESTIVAL SELECTED PATRICK CHING AS FEATURED POSTER ARTIST 2008 The painting “Seaflight” features a school of Hihimanu (spotted eagle rays). Hawaii’s largest art festival runs July 19 and 20 at Haleiwa Beach Park.

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


NATURALLY HAWAIIAN YEARLY TRADITION INSPIRES COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION Naturally Hawaiian Horse shows Seasonal Color The Hui Malama O Ke Kai Kid’s of Waimanalo Painted the Naturally. Hawaiian Horse full of May Day Flowers. Who knows what it will be this month?

LOCAL ARTIST PATRICK CHING SELECTED TO REPRESENT HAWAII IN THE ART MILES MURAL PROJECT Waimanalo, Hawaii – Patrick was recently selected as Hawai'i's Master Muralist for the International Art Miles Mural Project in support of the international decade of peace. His role is to oversee the creation of many educational murals that will be connected to create miles of art to decorate an actual size pyramid in Egypt in 2010.

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


We are proud to announce the new Culture and Art Learning Center. We will be hosting classes starting January 1, 2009. New Classes include: Ohana Art Classes for Tutu to Keiki at the same time! Hawaiian Language with Carol Sylva – One of Hawaii’s favorite Kumu Realistic Nature Painting Workshops by Patrick Ching Yoga Leatherworking Hawaiiana crafts Lei Making Jewelry Making Lost Wax Casting Hula

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


ACCOMPLISHMENTS/BIBLIOGRAPHY ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Hawaii’s top high school artist receiving college scholarships to California College of Arts and Otis/Parsons Art Institute in 1980 one man show at Governor John Waihe’e’s office in 1984 Hawaii’s youngest artist to design the GTE Hawaiian Telephone book cover featuring Halley’s comet over Mauna Kea observatories in 1986 the only artist ever from Hawaii to be juried into the prestigious “Birds in Art” exhibit in Wausau, Wisconsin featuring the worlds best bird artist in 1887 painted Hawaii’s first wildlife conservation stamp in 1996 opened Naturally Hawaiian Gallery in Waimanalo in 1996

Collectors include: ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Smithsonian Museum in New York Bishop Museum, Honolulu International Recording Artist, Keali’i Reichell Japan’s Princess Michiko

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL ARTIST PATRICK CHING SELECTED TO REPRESENT HAWAII IN THE ART MILES MURAL PROJECT Waimanalo, Hawaii – Patrick was recently selected as Hawai'i's Master Muralist for the International Art Miles Mural Project in support of the international decade of peace. His role is to oversee the creation of many educational murals that will be connected to create miles of art to decorate an actual size pyramid in Egypt in 2010. The first of its kind in the world, The Art Miles Mural Project provides an innovative opportunity to capture the essence, heritage, environment and spirit of our global village through the creation of large scale murals. Beginning in 1997, ‘Healing Hearts through Art‘ has grown from a single mural painted in a Bosnian orphanage into 12 miles of murals painted on canvas with acrylic paint. Along the way, the Art Miles Mural Project has grown from being a simple activity into therapeutic healing through selfexpression. More than 40,000 participants from over 100 counties have painted murals - in settings as diverse as refugee camps, hospitals, schools, town centers, parks, and conferences. Each mile of murals, including the mural painted by the participants at the Africa Forum 2006, will be displayed in Egypt around the pyramids in 2010 - at the art exhibit of the century.

Contact: Patrick or Daniela at 808-259-5354 Fax: 808-259-5350 patrick@naturallyhawaiian.com http://www.patrickchingart.com

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com


CONTACT For more information contact: Daniela Stolfi – 808-259-5354 Marketing/PR Department

Naturally Hawaiian Gallery 41-1025 Kalanianaole Hwy. Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795 www.NaturallyHawaiian.com

Hawaii’s Nature Artist Patrick Ching www.naturallyhawaiian.com

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