Meeting the first Hawaii Clipper
This paragraph is partly
built on Garé's own memories mixed with comments
from letters from different people:
From her earliest teens,
Garé has put her talent to practical use. Wood
blocks of subjects typical of the Islands, which
she loves, have been designed into lovely cards
of greeting. among them are the dusky Hawaiian
surf riders, and 'outrigger' canoes; gulls flying,
grass huts, and the incredible island fish.
While at Punahou, Garé
achieved distinction as Chairman of the Art
Committee in charge of publishing the Oahuan,
1936 year book. The theme was the P.A.A. (Pan
American Airways - Editor's remark) Clipper,
which landed on its first transpacific flight.
Garé's drawings (among others) decorated this
edition, which was so admired that copies were
bought up and mailed to New York and other main
offices of the P.A.A.
Garé designed the large
name plate listing all the 10 best swimmers of
the Thurston Meets for the past 20 years.
This was mounted on a block of wood and attached
to Griffiths Hall, Punahou Academy.
Of the two bronze plaques,
designed by Garé for the Girls' Thurston
Swimming Meet, the instructor, J.W. Mahoney,
wrote in the Honolulu Advertiser in
February, 1935: ... The etched plaques show
in relief a young swimmer. The polished surfaces
stand out in fine contrast with the darker
background. This is the best piece of etching
ever done here!
In September 1935 Garé
held her first art exhibition consisting of 24
paintings at the Assistance League Club
in Hollywood, California. In the following years
she maintained her own annual art exhibitions at
different galleries in the Hollywood area. They
were all successes with both guests, notabilities,