Guild Gallery artist donates giclee of St. Sophia Church
By Linda Johnston
Molokai Artist Jack Geng has donated a giclee, which is a fine quality reproduction printed on canvas, to St. Sophia Church. The painting is a keepsake representation of St. Sophia Church as it appears today. The church is scheduled to be demolished when the new Blessed Damien Catholic Church is built on the same site.
This is the second donation of art that Mr. Geng has made to the island catholic community. His famous full-color painting of Father Damien was completed last year. The giclee of it was presented to the parishioners of St. Francis Church in the Kalaupapa settlement.
Jack is not only a painter, but also a sculptor, having graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. His usual work consists of Molokai landscapes, but his admiration of Father Damien’s life and work inspired him to paint religious themes. He has also painted Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church.
His work is available at the Molokai Artists and Crafters Guild Gallery & Gift Shop which is located in Kaunakakai – upstairs above American Savings Bank and open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5pm, Saturdays from 9 to noon.
His Father Damien portrait prints and giclees are also available on the web at www.molokai-art-hawaii.com.