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.
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.
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.
"There is only one rule in tightrope walking- which makes it very enjoyable." -Peter Hurney
"If fencing is good enough for Morticia and Gomez Addams, then it’s good enough for us." -Peter Hurney
OTHER HANDMADE INSTRUMENTS
Plywood, Nylon Straps. 1992.
Koa, Cedar, Mahogany, Strings. 1995.
Cocktail Traps Drums
3 1/2 Octave, Paduck bars, Aluminum Resonators. 1992.
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.
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.