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Artists for life

An exhibit on Kauai features the work of 14 people who made their talent their livelihood

By Rose Anne Jones
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 03, 2014

~~<p>Choosing to live your adult life in the arts is not for the weak-of-heart. It takes courage, strong intention and commitment to the creative urge, and many artists find this path financially unsustainable in our modern society. Sometimes, family members caution the young adult with, &quot;Your artistic talent is a nice hobby, but you can't make a living at it.&quot;</p>
<p>However, 14 Kauai artists decided about 30 to 40 years ago to pursue their passion for the arts and have sustained that commitment. They have gathered together to present &quot;Back to the Future,&quot; running through Aug. 19 at the Kauai Society of Artists Gallery in Lihue's Kukui Grove Center.</p>
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Choosing to live your adult life in the arts is not for the weak-of-heart. It takes courage, strong intention and commitment to the creative urge, and many artists find this path financially unsustainable in our modern society. Sometimes, family members caution the young adult with, "Your artistic talent is a nice hobby, but you can't make a living at it."

However, 14 Kauai artists decided about 30 to 40 years ago to pursue their passion for the arts and have sustained that commitment. They have gathered together to present "Back to the Future," running through Aug. 19 at the Kauai Society of Artists Gallery in Lihue's Kukui Grove Center. Login for more...



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