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 copies.



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 more



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 engraved.
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.
Two examples:
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 of bamboo.




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 Exhibit



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. Gari(!) Carroll.