Dedication of "Tropical Sounds," ceramic sculptures and entry plaza to the Waikiki Aquarium by Jun Kaneko, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Waikiki Aquarium; free. 586-0300.
"Keiki-Parent Activity Tour," for children ages 6 to 12 and an accompanying adult, tour of current "Family Ties in Asian Textiles" exhibit and an activity time to create your own hats or caps, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free. Space is limited; call for reservation: 532-8700.
Spring Adult Art Classes, registration continues for classes beginning Jan. 23, Academy Art Center at Linekona; fees vary. 532-8741.
"Narcissus Crab Claw Carving," class by Gilman Hu on this Chinese art form, 1 p.m., four Sundays beginning today, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo,
Big Island; $25 includes free bulb, $5 additional for carving tools. (808) 961-5711.
"Tai Chi Watercolors," classes integrating energy work and painting taught by Michael Donenfeld, 9-11:30 a.m. four Mondays beginning tomorrow, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Big Island; $40 nonmembers, $35 members. (808) 961-5711.
"Drawing in Italy: 2001," an art study tour of Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture, May 13-June 11, sponsored by Kapiolani Community College; base price: $3,350 (airfare and some meals additional). Deadline to register: Jan. 26. 734-9255.
"Ghosts: Shades of Inner Meaning," watercolors by John Shklov, opens today, Gallery on the Pali; through Jan. 26, reception next Saturday. 526-1191.
"Na Wai Ola: Healing Waters," tapa-design plates and platters by Kauka de Silva, glass vessels by B.A. Akamine, lauhala tapestries by Marques H. Marzan, dyed reed art by Nicole Morita and ink drawings by Sean K.L. Browne, opens today, Queen Emma Gallery; through Feb. 4, opening reception today. 537-7167.
"Quality Hearts III," 18 local artists display art on a heart theme, opens Tuesday, the Contemporary Cafe at the Contemporary Museum; through March 4. 526-1322.
"Surfaces," photographs, painting and performance by artist Mark Kadota, sponsored by The Advertiser Gallery and Christian Macias and Art Associates, opens Thursday, Honolulu Advertiser Gallery; through Feb. 28, opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 18 with a performance by the artist at 7 p.m. 263-1159, 735-2730.
"Exploring Creativity," painting by current and former students of Gay Jefferson, opens Thursday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; through Jan. 31, opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. 523-8741.
"Six Local Artists," mixed-media exhibit of works by Peter Raub, Jackie Wilson, Judy Williams, Philip Riley, Karen Scata and Jennifer Eisenhart, opens Thursday, Waialua Public Library; through April 6, opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. 637-7446.
"Surf Safari," mixed-media art from around the island on a surf theme, sales to benefit Oahus Surfrider Foundation, opens Friday, Honolulu Art Gallery; through Feb. 6, opening reception 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. 955-5250.
"Te Ao Tawhito/Te Ao Hou (Old Worlds/New Worlds)," mixed-media exhibit by 14 artists of Maori, Pacific Island, Asian New Zealand and European ancestry, opens Saturday, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui; through Feb. 25, opening reception 5:30 p.m. Saturday. (808) 242-2787.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
International Open Amateur Photography Contest seeks one photograph in one out of various categories (people, travel, pets, children, nature, etc.) for prize awards. Deadline: Jan. 31. (410) 363-4800, www.picture.com/.
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center calls for entries for Hui Solo Show 2001 to run June 29-Aug 5. Works by selected two artists or collaborations between two artists will be featured. Deadline: Feb. 1. (808) 572-6560.
McNeese State University (Louisiana) Visual Arts Department calls for entries for the 14th Annual National Works on Paper Exhibition, which opens March 29. $15 entry fee. Deadline for submission of slides: Feb. 2. (337) 475-5060.
Retail Merchants of Hawaii, trade organization, seeking entries for a new logo design to be used in two-color and black-and-white applications, cash prize for winner. Deadline: Feb. 5. 941-0440.
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, seeks applicants for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Awards; foundation grants are awarded to a team composed of a master and artist. Deadline: Feb. 16.
Honolulu Printmakers invites print artists to submit up to four entries for a juried exhibit. $10 per entry for non-members, $6 fee for members. Deadlines: Feb. 21 for mailing Neighbor Island entries; Feb. 23 for Oahu artists, at the Academy Art Center. 536-5507.
Canon Amateur Photo Contest 2001 in Hawaii seeks up to three photographs per person, taken between Jan. 1, 2000, and Feb. 28, 2001, on the theme "Children in Hawaii." Deadline: Feb. 28. 522-5930.
Cafe Che Pasta Gallery & Restaurant seeks original art in all media from artists or groups with at least 35 pieces available to show. 524-0004.
Art of Polynesia Gallery, North Shore, seeks fine arts and crafts reflecting Polynesian culture and island living. 637-1288.
Gallery on the Pali seeks artists to exhibit at the gallery. 526-1191.
CLOSING THIS WEEK
"IKE," exhibition of new work by kaili chun, through tomorrow; Bethel Street Gallery. 533-2836.
"New Paintings" by Sally French; "versus vs. verses," recent works by Buck Silva; "Cowboys and Idioms," recent works by Rich Richardson, and "New Works" by Ian Gillespie, Katherine Love, Cade Roster and Jason Teraoka, through Wednesday; the Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. 526-1322.
"Fiber, Feathers & Native Woods," exhibition of modern feather art, wood carvings and fiber weaving, through Thursday; Mezzanine Gallery, Kauai Museum, Lihue, Kauai. (808) 245-6931.
Small Works Show, juried exhibit in various media from the Kauai Society of Artists, opens Friday, Kinipopo Fine Art Gallery; through Jan. 19, opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. (808) 822-4356.
"Jan Ken Po & Mo: Eat Your Art Out ..." works in paper, metal and stone, sponsored by Garden Island Arts Council, through Friday; Kukui Grove Center Exhibition Hall, Lihue, Kauai. (808) 245-7784.
Artmosphere Gallery: "Floral Extravaganza," Neo Impressions of Dorys Foltins photographic flora; through Jan. 31. 525-5200.
Arts of Paradise Gallery: "Two Creative Wahine," recent oils by Dora Lin and pastels by Fong Ling; through Feb. 28. 924-2787.
bibelot gallery: "Its Raining Cats and Dogs ..." recent works by ceramics artist Rochelle Lum; through Feb. 2. 738-0368.
Canon Photo Gallery: "Esoteric Portraits," photographic works by Michelle Tricca; through Jan. 31. 522-5930.
Cedar Street Galleries: "Recent Works by Russel Lowery," acrylic seascapes; through Jan. 20. 589-1580.
The Contemporary Museum: "Portraits, Songs, Thoughts: Photographs by Bill Jacobson," "This Head Is Mine - Robert Arneson Self-Portraits" and "TCM at Twelve - Recent Acquisitions;" through Feb. 4. 526-1322.
The Gallery at Ward Centre: "Experiments in Watercolor," new works by Jeanne Robertson and "folding ... unfolding," new jewelry by Cynthia Wiig, through Jan. 26. 597-8034.
Hawaii Pacific University Gallery: "Tropical Hi-Jinx," paintings by Charles Valoroso; through Jan. 26. 544-0287.
Honolulu Academy of Arts: "Hawaii and Its People," canvases and graphic arts from the academys collection, Graphic Arts Gallery, through Jan. 21; "Family Ties in Asian Textiles: Childrens and Adult Costumes From Japan and China," exhibit from the textile collection on the Christensen Fund, Second Floor Galleries through Feb. 18; the Howard and Estelle Bern Collection of Japanese hair ornaments, Japanese Gallery, ongoing; "East Meets West: Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts," highlight of artwork from the academys Asian and Western collections, ongoing. 532-8700.
Iolani Palace Galleries: exhibit of crowns, jewels, kahili, cloaks and sacred emblems; ongoing. 522-0832.
Island Art Gallery: "Zhou Ling," acrylics on rice paper and oil paintings, through Jan. 15. 536-5369.
Island Treasures Art Gallery: works by Sunny Pauole; ongoing. 261-8131, 396-8827.
John Young Museum of Art: "Korean Masks from the Ryun Namkoong Collection," more than 100 masks used in traditional dance-dramas, shaman rituals and festivals; through Feb. 27; artifacts from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa, Krauss Hall 002, UH-Manoa; ongoing. 956-3634.
Nohea Gallery: art in various media from local artists, ongoing; Ohana Reef Towers Hotel (926-2224) and Moana Surfrider Hotel (923-6644).
Pauahi Tower Gallery: "Trio," mixed-media exhibit by Jennifer Rothschild, Dexter Doi, and Carol DAngelo; through Jan. 27.
Salon 5: "Jet Set," mixed-media, multi-disciplinary new work by more than 30 artists from Hawaii, Los Angeles and New York; through Feb. 24. 550-2855.
Satorus Art Gallery: works by Satoru Abe; ongoing. 545-4220.
Tabora Gallery, Rainbow Bazaar, Hilton Hawaiian Village: seascapes by Roy Gonzalez Tabora and various artists; ongoing. 955-4339.
Tennent Gallery: Selected works by Madge Tennent; ongoing. 531-1987.
Cafe Che Pasta: "Catch of the Day," Gyotaku prints by Naoki Hayashi; through Jan. 20. 524-0004.
Doubletree Alana Waikiki, Mezzanine Gallery: "New Image Artists," fine and digital art from Hawaiian artists; through Jan. 31. 597-8108.
Gallery at Coffeeline, Atherton YMCA: "Katachi: Form," mixed-media exhibit; through Jan. 18. 737-8127.
Hanks Cafe Honolulu: "Taufaasau 2000," recent paintings by Hank Taufaasau; through Jan. 26. 988-6158, 526-1410.
Jarons Restaurant: works by Thomas Deir; ongoing. 261-4600.
Restaurant Row: "Where Is Home?" drawings from guests and volunteer staff of Institute of Human Services, sponsored by the Pilots Club of Downtown Honolulu; ongoing. 532-4750.
Roys Restaurant: "The Art and Political Cartoons of Dick Adair," recent work by The Honolulu Advertiser cartoonist; through Feb. 3. 396-7697.
Waikiki Grand Hotel: recent works by Anthony Randall; ongoing. 949-1863.
Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela, Big Island: "For Our Friends," mixed-media show by Sheila and Bruce Vitulli, sponsored by the Waimea Arts Council; through Jan. 31. (808) 887-1052.
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui: "Shige Yamada Retrospective," drawings, paintings, ceramics and bronzes; through Feb. 4. (808) 572-6560.
Kinipopo Fine Art Gallery, Wailua, Kauai: "Small Works Show," juried exhibit in various media from the Kauai Society of Artists; through Jan. 19. (808) 822-4356.
Parker Ranch, Waimea, Big Island: display of vintage aloha shirts for the 1940s and 1950s from the collection of Evan and Gwen Olins; through Feb. 7. (808) 885-5433, (808) 885-0554.
Correction: The phone number for information on a logo design competition for the Retail Merchants of Hawaii is 941-0440. A previous version of this listing was incorrect.
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