Last night we celebrated the opening of two ceramics shows in Honolulu. The first is at the Louis Pohl Gallery and the second is at the Arts at Marks Garage, both located about a block away from each other in Chinatown. The sale at Louis Pohl Gallery has the theme "Whimsical Gardens" and has work related to flowers, plants, etc. I'm a part of this exhibition with four other potters. Thanks to Karen Kim for inviting me to be a part of the show. I don't really have very many pieces that relate directly to gardens but I have plenty of pieces that have organic forms and might be flower-like in their glazing. The show at Marks Garage has "Dinner Party" as its theme so the whole interior is made up like a cafe. There's even a menu that lists all of the pots and their prices. Daven Hee headed up the exhibition and did a great job of making it creative and fun. Both opened last night as a part of First Friday and were packed with people. The exhibit at Louis Pohl Gallery will be up through September 30th and the exhibit at Marks Garage goes through October 1st. Oh, and Tom Gibson has a great display of his tripod sculptures in the window at Marks Garage. Every time I see them I think of The White Mountains trilogy that I read as a kid.