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Misc

MISC.

Exhibitions, installations, miscellaneous musical instruments, publications and quirky sports.


EXHIBITS AND INSTALLATIONS

Addison Street Window Project

Public street art project, where sixty feet of Berkeley city owned window space was converted to a rotating art gallery. "Where do Guitars Come From? - Luthiers of the East Bay," was curated by East Bay Builders in the fall of 2008.

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Oakland International Airport


San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art

The 2007 exhibition, "Evolution of the Ukulele," held at the previous, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art, featured a historical overview of the ukulele and showcased both traditional and avant garde work from around the world. Many Pohaku instruments were featured by curator, Stephen Becker.  The exhibit was accompanied by a day long ukulele concert held within the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens, featuring a host of uke-centric performers, including Jake Shimabukuro.


Photo Credit: Wolfgang Volz

Photo Credit: Wolfgang Volz

Photo Credit: Geralyn Hurney

Photo Credit: Geralyn Hurney

Photo Credit: Geralyn Hurney

Photo Credit: Geralyn Hurney

The Umbrellas, Japan - USA, 1984-1991

Peter Hurney had the honor of providing some art handling and installation work for the artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the United States.  The historic exhibit traveled internationally and was a large-scale, landscape altering, public art project that lasted for years.  

Photo Credit: Wolfgang Volz

Photo Credit: Wolfgang Volz

Photo Credit: Geralyn Hurney

Photo Credit: Geralyn Hurney


QUIRKY SPORTS

Tightrope Walking

"There is only one rule in tightrope walking- which makes it very enjoyable." -Peter Hurney

Fencing

"If fencing is good enough for Morticia and Gomez Addams, then it’s good enough for us." -Peter Hurney


OTHER HANDMADE INSTRUMENTS

Hexagon Congas
Plywood, Nylon Straps. 1992.

Harp
Koa, Cedar, Mahogany, Strings. 1995.

Cocktail Traps Drums
2001.

 

Marimba
3 1/2 Octave, Paduck bars, Aluminum Resonators. 1992.

Emergency ViolinIn
Wood, glass, old violin, paint. 1985

Hannah and her Gypsy Violin

Traditional Romanian Gypsy Tune "I Like Dances," performed by, Hannah Glass, on a Horn Amplified Violin, built by Peter Hurney of Pohaku Ukuleles.

Opening narration on the short is by Andre Milota and the end Narration was by Nicole Eiland.  

The film was shot in 2015, in Berkeley, California.


PUBLICATIONS

FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Pohaku Ukuleles were featured in two of Fox Chapel's books published in 2012, and are still in print and available for purchase.