Registration Now for Summer Classes. Keiki art instruction in a variety of media for preschool-7th grade, classes run June 12-July 19, Academy Art Center at Linekona; various prices. Registration began April 10. 532-8741.
Italian Art Tour, 12-day tour of the Umbria and Tuscany with Big Island watercolor instructor "Mac" McKenna, art demonstrations, practice and personal guidance, and critiques for artists; tours, shopping, excursions for spouses and nonartists, Sept. 3-14; $3,195 land travel and accommodations, with discounts available for early registration and for nonartist participants. Registration deadline: June 1. (808) 326-1183.
"Drawing is Another Kind of Language," recent American drawings from a New York private collection, opens Friday, Contemporary Museum; through June 10. 526-1322.
"Political (S)Elections," two videos on American political life: "Political Advertisement 2000," with presidential ads from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush, documented by artists Antonio Muntadas and Marshall Reese; also "Spin," outtakes carried by satellite feeds with raw TV footage of the 1992 election before network editing, opens Friday, Contemporary Museum; through June 10. Call for daily viewing schedule: 526-1322.
"Turn Ons," original lamp designs by Dorys Foltin and Rich Richardson, opens Friday, Artmosphere Gallery; through May 20, first showing 5-9 p.m. Friday. 525-5200.
"Kaha Ki'i: an Artistic Discovery," art from school children in Neil Abercrombie's Congressional District 1, opens Friday,Lane Gallery at Honolulu Hale; through April 28. 523-4674.
"Young People's Spring 2001 Exhibition," multimedia selection of artwork from the spring session of classes, opens Saturday, First Floor, Academy Art Center at Linekona; through April 29. 532-8700.
"MOA Young People's Exhibition: Manoa District," selection of children's artwork, opens Saturday, Second Floor, Academy Art Center at Linekona; through April 29. 532-8700.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Waimea Arts Council seeks art in any medium, including sculpture and ceramics, for May 2001 Na'opio Junior Art Show by students in grades 6-12 from North Hawai'i Schools. Deadline: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Firehouse Gallery. (808) 889-6948 (evenings.)
Honolulu Academy of Arts accepting works for the "Artists of Hawai'i" 2001 exhibit, July 19-Aug. 26; entry fee $4. Deadline for entries: noon, May 5. 532-8715.
International Open Amateur Photography Contest seeks one color or black and white photograph per person on a variety of themes for cash prizes. Deadline: May 31. www.picture.com/, (410) 363-4800.
Liberty House seeks original art in any medium or combination of media on the theme "Kalo, or Taro Plant" for the Ku'u Home art contest. Winning entries displayed at Liberty House Ala Moana, September 9-23. Deadline: July 2. 945-8149.
'Ohina, the Short Film Showcase accepting entries of film shorts and videos under 30 minutes in length for the Sept. 28-30 showing at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Deadline: Aug. 3. 951-4413.
Native Books and Beautiful Things seeks ceramics, glassware, woodwork and other handcrafted items from guest artists. All submissions must be designed, created and manufactured by hand in Hawai'i, ongoing. 591-9008.
Britton Gallery, Northshore Marketplace, seeks fine arts and crafts reflecting Polynesian culture and island living, ongoing. 637-6505.
Che Pasta Cafe Gallery seeks original art in all media from artists or groups with at least 35 pieces available to show, ongoing. 524-0004.
Gallery on the Pali seeks artists to exhibit at the gallery, ongoing. 526-1191.
Ocean Art Gallery seeks woodworks, sculptures, raku, pottery and ceramic artwork preferably on an ocean theme. Call for appointment: 263-6438.
CLOSING THIS WEEK
"Hawai'i: Yesterday & Today," paintings by Herb Kawainui Kane, Victor Gao and George Eguchi, through today; Island Art Gallery. 536-5369.
"East is West in Hawai'i," regional contemporary art from the Academy Asia and and Western collections, through today; second floor, Western Wing, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8700.
"Wo/man & Beast," exhibition of figurative sculptures and paintings curated by Alan Leitner from Kandi Everett, Jon Hamblin, Michael Harada, Maile Yawata, Cora Yee, Vicky Chock, Jodi Endicott, Kazu Fukuda, Rochelle Lum, Fred Roster, Kay Mura, Johanette Rowley and Esther Shimazu, also "Works on Paper" from local contemporary artists, Second Floor Gallery; through today, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8701.
"Twelve Women Times Two," multimedia exhibit of works by Sandra Blazel, Brenda Cablayan, Patricia Carelli, Peggy Chun, Joyce Hunt, Ann Irons, Maile Ka'ai, Jinja Kim, Ingrid Manzione, Marcia Morse, Deborah Nemad and Laura Smith, curated by Michael Schnack, through today; Diamond Head Theatre Lobby Gallery. 734-0274.
Artwork by Elizabeth S. Diamond, through today; Java Kai, Kapa'a, Kaua'i: (808) 245-6704, 1-888-452-8244.
"2001 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition," works in a variety of printmaking techniques, through today; University of Hawai'i-Hilo, Campus Center Gallery and building 395, Manono Street campus. 974-7524.
"Mainichi Mono: Everyday Things," artifacts from the kitchen, bedroom and office that show the evolution in design from manual to electric, metal or wooden to plastic, through tomorrow;. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i Gallery. 945-7633.
"Dale Chihuly," an exhibition of works in glass, co-sponsored by the Elizabeth Doyle Galleries, through tomorrow; Salon A, Four Seasons Resort, Wailea, Maui. (808) 874-8000.
"Soles," works in glass by Sheila Blackard Academia, through Thursday; the Gallery at Coffeeline. 947-1615.
Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Autism Society of Hawai'i; through Friday; Honolulu Hale Courtyard. 523-4674.
"Mauka & Makai," plein air paintings from University of Hawai'i Art students, through Friday; Gallery on the Pali. 526-1191.
"Recent Work by Mapuana," Hawaiian colorist's exhibit, through Friday; Roy's Restaurant, Kihei. (808) 669-5000.
Kaua'i Society of Artists Annual Membership Show, judged by Alan Leitner, through Friday; Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall, Lihu'e, Kaua'i. (808) 245-7784, www.hawaiian.net/~ksa/.
"Hawaiiana Images," Spring/Easter show by the Windward Artist Guild, through Saturday; Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Art Gallery. 233-7323.
"Imagine," 2001 Hawai'i Watercolor Society members' show, through Saturday; second floor, Pauahi Tower. 595-8434.
"Beginner's Mind," 25th Anniversary exhibit honoring 50 artists who have shown at the gallery, through next Sunday; Queen Emma Gallery. 537-7167.
Arts of Paradise Gallery: "Scenes Seen," acrylics on linen canvas by Gary Kato; through April 30. 924-2787.
bibelot Gallery: "Re-Visions," mixed-media exhibit of pottery, photography and painting by local craftspeople; through May 11. 738-0368.
Bishop Museum, Vestibule Gallery: contemporary acrylic and paper panels depicting a Hawaiian chant describing the creation of heaven, earth and all its creatures, through March 2002; and a carved wooden canoe once owned by Prince Jonah Kuhio, ongoing. 847-3511.
Britton Gallery, Northshore Marketplace, displays art in various media by Chai, Coley, Fettig, Braden, Aldag and other local artists; ongoing. 637-6505.
Canon Photo Gallery at Ward Plaza: "Children in Hawai'i," winners on the 2001 Amateur Photo Contest, co-sponsored by Canon USA, KGMB-TV and KORI-Radio, featuring the first place, "Surprise!," by Kevin Matsumoto among the top 30 winners; through April 30. 522-5930.
Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center: "Recent Painting by Hiroki Morinoue," "An Essential Balance: Works by Toshiko Takaezu," and "Prints by Duncan Dempster, Melinda Morey, Rob Noland and Jeff Tam;" through May 2. 526-1322.
East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall: "Bamboo in Japanese Culture: Traditional, Ritual, Practical," more than 200 objects, curated by Nancy Moore Bess, loaned by the artists, Hawai'i collectors and the Honolulu Academy of Arts; through June 29. Group tours and information: 944-7584.
The Gallery at Ward Centre: "The Never Ending Color Story," woven and beaded jewelry by Barbara Edelstein and "Getting It Together," watercolors by Helen Iaea; through April 27. 597-8034.
Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery: "The HPU Invitational," mixed-media exhibit of student, faculty and staff artists; through May 4. 544-0287.
Honolulu Academy of Arts: 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 Academy Asian and Western collections, ongoing. 532-8700.
Honolulu Art Gallery: "Patterns of the Universe," paintings and drawings by Sharon Hardie; through April 28. 955-5250.
'Iolani Palace Galleries: exhibit of crowns, jewels, kahili, cloaks and sacred emblems; ongoing. 522-0832.
Island Treasures Art Gallery: works by San San Sun at Koko Marina and Warren Rapozo at both locations; ongoing. Kailua, 261-8131 and Koko Marina, 396-8827.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i Gallery: "Okage Sama De: I am what I am because of you;" ongoing. 945-7633.
John Young Museum of Art, Krauss Hall 002, UH-Manoa: artifacts from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa; ongoing. 956-3634.
Ko'olau Gallery at Manoa Marketplace: "Under the 'Ulu Tree," acrylics by Vel Tong; through April 30. 988-4147.
Nohea Galleries: "Out of the Box!" local and national artisans show boxes in various media; Ward Warehouse, through May 15. 596-0074; also art in various media from local artists, 'Ohana Reef Towers Hotel, ongoing, 926-2224 and Moana Surfrider Hotel, ongoing, 923-6644.
Ocean Art Gallery: works by Gary Reed and Lynn Boyer; ongoing. 263-6438.
The Pegge Hopper Gallery: "Found Photos," collection of vintage photographs recovered by curator Jefferson Finney; through April 28. 524-1160.
Ramsay Gallery: works by Ramsay; ongoing. 537-2787.
Satoru's 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.
Windward Community College, Gallery 'Iolani: "Stations: Endangered Native, Polynesian and Exotic Plants of Hawai'i," mixed-media exhibition; through May 4. 235-7346.
Assaggio Ristorante Italiano, Kailua: Oils and drawings by Edwin Kayton; through April 30. 261-2772.
Cafe Che Pasta: "The Unseen Forces Within," drawings and mixed-media exhibit by Jeff Dunn; through May 4, artist's reception April 23. 524-0004.
Contemporary Cafe at the Contemporary Museum: "drawn: Drawings by Artists of Hawai'i," from twelve local artists; through June 3. 526-1322.
Hawai'i Tokai International College Library: "Transmigrations," recent oils, watercolors and collages by Jacqueline Chun; through May 25. 983-4146.
Honolulu International Airport, Y Concourse, 'Ewa end: "Hawai'i's Wood," display of bowls, musical instruments, furniture and art work in wood, sponsored by Hawai'i Forest Industry Association; through May 15.
Jaron's Restaurant: works by Thomas Deir; ongoing. 261-4600.
Mezzanine Gallery, DoubleTree 'Alana Waikiki Hotel: "3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Three Artists' Creations in the Year 2001," mixed-media exhibit by Christina Crooker, Elizabeth Dreckvoss, and Mark Maresc; through April 29. 597-8108.
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Rooms 204 and 214, School of Architecture, Student Architectural Projects, completed within the past five years, sketches and models of community spaces, housing projects and urban design; through May 14. 956-3469
Waialua Public Library: 6th Annual Waialua High and Intermediate School Art Exhibit; through July 7. 637-4876.
Waikiki Grand Hotel: recent works by Anthony Randall; ongoing. 949-1863.
Windward Mall, Lower Level: "College Art 2001," juried exhibition of mixed-media works by student artists from O'ahu universities and colleges; through April 27. 235-1143.
Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island: "Works by Ian Haight," recent acrylics, sponsored by the Waimea Arts Council; through April 28. (808) 887-1052, (808) 885-7671.
Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului, Maui: "5th Annual Art of Trash," juried exhibition of art from recycled material; through May 5. (808) 877-3369.
Kinipopo Fine Art Gallery, Wailua, Kaua'i: "Spring in Paradise," watercolors by Jennifer Roberts Almodova; through May 5. (808) 822-4356.
Puopelu Historic Home, Parker Ranch, Waimea, Big Island: "East Meets West," exhibit of oils, watercolors and serigraphs by Hon-Chew Hee; through Aug. 31. (808) 885-5433.
Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui: "Celebrating the Artist in Us," student artists, grades K-12, present a multimedia exhibit; through April 29. (808) 244-8272.
Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui: "Tracy Dudley," recent works; through April 26. (808) 661-5559.