This page 'only'
presents Garé's non-painting work.
In 1936 Garé served as
chairwoman at the Oahuan Senior Academy, and she
designed their yearbook which was simply called The
Oahuan. The main theme that year was
Aviation, and Garé completed several drawings
for the book including the image of the brand-new
and very novel P.A.A. Hawaii Clipper on the cover.
When the Pan American Airways heard about the
special yearbook they immediately ordered several
From 1942 Garé spent the
remaining war years as a draftsman for the
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company. They were at
the time building warplanes, and Garé was in the
drafting department, lettering the drafting pages.
This was not exactly a new experience for her, as
she had, as a teenager, often helped her
architect father with drafting work.
A small curiosity: The McDonnell Douglas plant
was situated near the new Disney studios in
Burbank (in fact, the finished planes often
thundered over the studios to their new
destinations to the aggravation of the Disney
staff). When Garé got her employment her future
husband, Carl, had just terminated his employment
at the studios....
In the mid 1950s Garé and
Carl joined in writing a very unusual poem for
their local newspaper (see more HERE).
In 1981 Garé wrote her only published article, A
Recollection, in which she gives an account
of her comic book work with Carl. It appeared in Uncle
Scrooge McDuck - His Life and Times (see
In 1935 Garé finished the
first of two bronzeplate etchings for the Girl's
Thurston Swimming Meet in the Griffiths Hall at
her old Punahou Academy Junior High School in
Honolulu (she was living on the mainland at the
time). It was declared 'the best piece of etching
ever done' and showed in relief a young swimmer.
The surface was polished and stood out well in
contrast to the darker background.
The second plate listed all the best swimmers of
the Thurston Meet for the past 20 years.
The term covers what is
nowadays more known as Wood-cut or Woodprint, i.e.
a block of wood on whose surface a design is
In September 1938 Garé - who was living in
Boston, Massachusetts at the time - held her
almost annual art exhibition at the Assistance
League Club in Hollywood, California. This
time, besides paintings, she presented a number
of woodblocks with themes for book illustrations
typical of her native islands; floral studies,
animals and birds, and decorative design.
During her year-long stay
in Boston, Massachusetts, Garé ventured into
other means of expression with paint and
materials. She experimented with different types
of textiles such as silk, cotton, and flax, which
she all decorated in different ways.
1. She made a set of silken table napkins and a
tray cloth all decorated with flowering vines.
2. She made a series of flax fabric and satin-smooth
cotton fabric (both presumably to be used as
curtain material) decorated with stylized images
On and off Garé used some
of her time in her younger days working at
theaters. While she was working for her old
Punahou school (see under ETCHINGS), she also
found time to be costume designer for an
elaborate dance drama called Panorama in
the Dillingham Hall. Not exactly a small
undertaking; Garé was involved in producing no
less than 225 costumes!
In January 1940, while attending the Vesper
George School of Art in Boston,
Massachusetts, she was scenery designer
for a dramatic recital given by the students of
the Junior Division Department of Drama
in the Recital Hall.
In September 1942 Garé was set designer
for the Hemet Woman's Club House's presentation
of Dear Ruth, a comedy featuring the
Ramona Players. At the time Garé had just moved
to Hemet, but she was already a well-liked
contributor to the hamlet's artistic life.
Judging at the annual Junior Woman's Art
Garé and Carl were well-known
for their social contributions in Hemet from 1952
when they started living together. Both being
artists they soon became sought after judges at
the San Jacinto area's gallery art and
photography shows. The photo was taken in March
1954, i.e. shortly before the couple was married,
which accounts for Garé being credited as Mrs.
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