Internationally-exhibited, Hawaii artist Aelbert Aehegma is exhibiting his work at the Tour Guide Hawaii Rental Office (see here for map) Thursday- Saturday afternoons through May. The following is a press release from the artist concerning the cancellation of his good- will trip to China due to their policies of cultural repression and physical violence towards the people of Tibet and other indigenous persons, and de facto ethnic cleansing of same.
PRESS RELEASE: China 'Goodwill Tour' by Internationally Exhibited Hawaii Artist Aelbert Aehegma Canceled:
The Artist Requests
1~ Citizens of the Free World Boycott the Olympics In China.
2~ Cancel Travel to China; Other International Regimes That Suppress Freedom Of Their People.
3~World Citizens to Limit Purchasing Chinese Products as well as Products Of Other Nationalist Regimes That Deny Basic Human Rights Of Its Citizens.
Aelbert Aehegma has initiated this Worldwide request upon being Cut-off From Communicating With his host, A Chinese doctor who was arranging The 'Goodwill Tour'; neither by phone nor private or Government e-mail can she be reached.
World Citizens cannot look the other way; Human Rights Violations of the Tibetans, the Uigers, and other minority groups in China, Chi Gung Practitioners, as well as minorities in other non-free regimes must be confronted, and the regimes that abuse their People or we each fail to be part of the greater human family.
Therefore, Aelbert Aehegma has canceled his Goodwill 'Tour to China' during which he was to gift a large mural the Beijing Museum, visit artists, dignitaries and children.
The Artist, whose fine art of paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in over a dozen countries, has also been honored to have his art in the First Art Show in Space aboard the Russian MIR Space Station in a successful international effort. Mele Mai Mahina, Pacifica News Service, Mr. Aehegma's Public Relations Manager may be reached for further Support and Comment at email@example.com, and aelbertaehegma.com. Search: Aelbert A's Artsblog & Pacifica News Service.