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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, November 2, 2001

Critic's Choice
Best bets in art and theater

Mini-reviews of current exhibits, by Advertiser art critic Virginia Wageman

• Madge Tennent and Chris Campbell (Cedar Street Galleries, through Dec. 2; 589-1580): A rare opportunity to see paintings, drawings and prints by Tennent (1889i1972), whose subject was Hawaiian women, whom she portrayed as graceful and dignified. In her unromanticized, straightforward portraits of Hawaiian women, Campbell today expresses the spirit that so engaged Tennent.

• Robert Kushner (The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, through Dec. 5; 526-1322): Kushner works with a bold, bright palette, adding metallic leaf and glitter to further spark his wild colors and patterns. His subject is flowers of Hawai'i. Ginger, plumeria, hibiscus, heliconia and other blossoms are painted in a semiabstract manner over exuberant abstract backgrounds.

Mini-reviews of current stage productions, by Advertiser theater critic Joseph Rozmiarek

• "Equus": An explosive production of a powerful issue play based on a young stable boy who blinds six horses with a hoof pick. Weighty dialogue balances normalcy against ecstacy as a psychiatrist intervenes. Note: For mature audiences. Repeats at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 11, at Yellow Brick Studio, 625 Keawe St. $10. 591-7999.