Among Bader’s favorites — a well-loved shirt that shows some wear and tear from the mismatched buttons to hand-sewn fabric repairs. Considering that some of these shirts date back to the 1930s, they’re amazingly well constructed.
He also noted a shirt inspired by another artist who fell in love with the South Pacific, Paul Gauguin. It features images from Gauguin’s paintings of Tahiti.
“This one right here is really important, it’s based on a Gauguin woodblock print, it’s extremely rare and extremely valuable,” Bader said, pointing out a blue and red shirt that pays homage to the French artist’s work.
Just like Hawaii — a vintage Aloha shirt is a melting pot.
“Every single shirt you see in the exhibition is a blending of cultures — everything from the coconut shell buttons that drive from Filipino design to the silk fabric which was inspired by kimonos from Japan.”
Shirts made by a mix of people — all sharing the same tropical tale.
“All of the things that you’re seeing represented on the shirts, they’re all moments of joy,” Whiting said.
Don’t miss David Bader’s presentation of his own shirt collection at The Art of the Aloha Shirt Gallery Tour and Reception on Thursday, Aug. 18, 6 p.M. To 8 p.M. The exhibition will be at the Washington State History Museum until Sept. 11, 2022.
Chillicothe – A man who told police that he was Jesus was banned from Walmart around 8 pm last night in Chillicothe.
According to the report Police were dispatched to Chillicothe Walmart in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived employees told police that a man wearing a gray sleeveless shirt walk walking around outside the building saying people were going to die. She belives he left the area before police arrived and went under the Bridge street bridge.
When police attempted to locate the male under the bridge, they found a man who matched the clothing description. The man made statements about being Jesus and owning the world.
Officers asked him if he needed any medical help, but they did not report of he was under the influence of something. Police told the man he was now now barred from Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Murphy’s gas station property. He then left the area after understanding.