"The Experience of Experiencing Fine Art in Las Vegas," lecture by the founding curator of the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, sponsored by the Jean Charlot Foundation, 2 p.m. today, The Academy Theatre; free. 532-8768.
"Understanding Cubism," a talk and demonstration by George Woollard, 2-3 p.m. today,Gallery at Ward Centre; free. 597-8034.
Holiday Art Sale, works in koa, ceramics, jewelry, photography, prints and painting by local artists, 4-8:30 p.m. today, Lau Yee Chai Restaurant, Waikiki; free admission. 923-1112.
Gallery Talk by Robert Kushner on his work currently on exhibit, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center; free. Reservations requested: 526-1322.
"Color Tinting Old Photographs," a class taught by Lee Samson, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; $20. 532-8741.
"Waimanalo," dedication ceremony for a ceramic tile mural by Patrick Ching, 10 a.m. Friday, Pope Elementary School, Waimanalo; free. 586-0300.
Art Exhibit and Sale, oil paintings by Hiroshi Tagami and Michael Powell, wood-turned bowls by Scott Sullivan, glass art and unique gifts by Babs Miyano-Young and ceramics by Lois Miyano Tselentis, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, La Pietra Hawai'i School for Girls; free admission. 922-2744.
Roger Whitlock demonstrates his watercolor techniques, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gallery at Ward Centre; free. 597-8034.
"Ukiyo-e," Japanese Woodblock Prints by the Utagawa School of Artists of the 19th Century, opens tomorrow, Lama Library Lobby, Kapi'olani Community College; through Dec. 14. 734-9375.
"Small Works Show," juried exhibition of works in many media, sponsored by the Kaua'i Society of Artists, opens Wednesday, Kinipopo Fine Art Gallery, Wailua, Kaua'i; through Jan. 4, opening receptions and award ceremony 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. (808) 822-4356.
"A Printmaker in Paradise: the Life and Art of Charles W. Bartlett," woodblock prints, paintings and watercolors of the former Hawai'i resident, opens Thursday, Luce Pavilion Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts; through Jan. 6. Also, "The Hour of Prayer: a Portfolio of Progressive Proofs," two parallel sets of prints from Charles W. Bartlett displaying proofs of the 29 blocks used to create the finished print, in the Graphic Arts Gallery; runs concurrently with "A Printmaker in Paradise" exhibit. 532-8701.
CLOSING THIS WEEK
"Landscape for the Soul," silk batik paintings by Phan Nguyen, through Tuesday; Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai'i National Park, Big Island. (808) 967-7565.
"Indeterminate Inquiries: Books and Objects," mixed-media exhibit of found objects and natural occurrences by Thomas Wasson, through Thursday; The Gallery at Coffeeline. 947-1615.
"Some Assembly Required," works in glass from the UH-Manoa students of Rick Mills, through Thursday; Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9375.
"Ki'i Kaha A Mana" drawings by Kau'i Chun, through Thursday; Aupuni Artwall, Native Books Kapalama. 845-8949.
"Natures Whispers of Reverence," works by Nicole duPont and Robert Bader, through Thursday; Mezzanine Gallery, Kaua'i Museum, Lihu'i. (808) 245-6931.
"Street Angel/Home Devil," paintings by Debra Drexler on the subject of domestic violence, through Saturday; Leeward Community College Foyer Gallery, Ground Floor, Administration Building. 455-0477.
"Gods, Dolls & Fetishes," presented by the Garden Island Arts Council, through next Sunday; Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall. (808) 245-2733.
Academy Art Center at Linekona: "Sea of Joy: New Works by James Kuroda;" through Nov. 30. 532-8742.
The ARTS at Marks Garage: "toy?" playthings, diversions and curious conceptions by thirteen artists; through Nov. 28. 521-2903.
Bishop Museum: contemporary acrylic and paper panels depicting a Hawaiian chant describing the creation of heaven, earth and all its creatures, through March in the Vestibule Gallery; also 'A Canoe, woodcarved canoe once owned by Prince Kuhio; ongoing. 847-3511.
Bishop Museum Kalia, at Hilton Hawaiian Village: Hawaiian cultural artifacts and hands-on activities area; ongoing. 949-4321.
Canon Photo Gallery at Ward Plaza: "Gim'me a Shot!!! A Rhythm, Rock and Blues Experience," photographs of musicians and concerts by Eli J. Medellin, through Nov. 30. 522-5930.
Cedar Street Galleries: "Yesterday and Today," paintings, drawings and sketches by Madge Tennent and paintings by Chris Campbell; through Dec.1. 589-1580.
The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center: "Nahenahe: Recent Paintings by Robert Kushner," "Memento Mori: Recent Works by Mark Kadota," and "Small Works on Paper: Saba Daraee, Sanit Khewhok, Jinja Kim and Rebecca Ramos;" through Dec. 5. 526-1322.
The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights: "Pay Attention ... I Hope You Learned Your Lesson: Works from the Collection of Laila Twigg-Smith," selections in many media from the personal collection of this late local arts patron; through Jan. 6. 526-1322.
East-West Center Gallery: "Barkcloth of Sulawesi, Indonesia: Asia-Pacific Connections," contemporary Sulawesi works from the Daniel Hale Collection plus Pacific Islands bark cloth (tapa) from the East-West Center Collection and loans from the Hawai'i community; through Jan. 6. 944-7111.
The Gallery at Ward Center: "Special Places," recent oil paintings by Susie Y. Anderson and "Threads: Glass, Fiber, Thoughts," new works in glass by Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross; through Nov. 21. 597-8034.
Gallery on the Pali: Hawaii Nikkor Camera Club Exhibit, display of photographs by club members; through Nov. 29. 526-1191.
Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery, Kane'ohe: "9 x 6," nine works from six artists: digital imagery by Bobby Crockett, paintings by Denise DeVone, sculptures by Linda Gue, mixed-media works by Jinja Kim and Elizabeth Train and prints by Laura Smith; through Nov. 23. 544-0287, 236-3567.
Honolulu Academy of Arts: "Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawai'i," photographs from nature by David Littschwager and Susan Middleton, Second Floor Galleries, Western Art Wing, through Dec. 30; "Beauties of Nature: Selections from the Shanghai Museum," paintings from the late Qing dynasty and pieces of jade from Neolithic times through the 19th century, Sullivan Gallery, through Dec. 30; and "Hawai'i Rainforests: Watercolor by Ben Norris," Holt Gallery, through Feb. 24. 532-8701, 532-8700.
'Iolani Palace Galleries: exhibit of crowns, jewels, kahili, cloaks and sacred emblems; ongoing. 522-0832.
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: "Orchid Garden," recent watercolors by Yasuko Abeshima, through Nov. 30. 988-4147.
Polynesian Treasures: art and handicrafts from Hawai'i, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti and New Zealand, also woodcarving and craft demonstrations; ongoing. Call for schedule: 637-1281, 637-1288.
Queen Emma Gallery: "My Everyday Life," pen and ink drawings by Shota Houri; through Nov. 25. 537-7167.
Ramsay Gallery: "Corky's Icons," exhibit of original cartoons by Corky Trinidad of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, also works by Ramsay; both ongoing. 537-2787.
Tennent Gallery: Selected works by Madge Tennent; ongoing. 531-1987.
University of Hawai'i Art Gallery, Art Building, UH-Manoa: "Theatre de la Mode," exhibit of miniature French fashion mannequins in theatre sets, from the post-World War II era; through Dec. 21. 956-6888.
1132 Bishop Street, lobby exhibit area: "Pacific Visions," rare art and artifacts of Polynesia, Micronesia, and other Pacific island groups, from the private collection of Caroline and Donald Yacoe; through Nov. 21. 599-5009.
Assaggio's Restaurant, Kailua: "Potpourri of Art," works by Nikki Linda Johnston; through Dec. 31. 261-4014.
Cafe Che Pasta: Photographs and silk screen prints by Mark Hamasaki; through Nov. 30. 524-0004.
The Contemporary Cafe at the Contemporary Museum: "Metaphoric Menagerie VI," animal masks created by University of Hawai'i students; through Nov. 19. 526-1322.
Double Tree Alana Waikiki Hotel, Mezzanine Gallery: "Today's Artists with Tomorrow's Art," digital art from a group of local artists; through Jan. 5, opening reception 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30. 597-8108.
Honolulu Cafe: "Coffee with Artsmoshpere," works by Dorys Foltin, Korey Gulbrandson and Romy Scheroder; through Nov. 28. 533-1555.
Jaron's Restaurant: works by Thomas Deir; ongoing. 261-4600.
Pauahi Tower, Second Floor Lobby: "Happy Windows," oil paintings by Yuan Y. Shaw; through Nov. 30. 531-2129.
Teja, Atrium Gallery: "Ka'aina Makanahele: The Untamed Land," black and white photographs by Rosemary Lane; through Dec. 2. 735-9832.
East Hawai'i Cultural Center, Hilo, Big Island: All Hawai'i Juried Art Exhibition and Invitational, art in many media juried by Darrell Orwig; through Nov. 30. (808) 961-5711, (808) 935-9085.
Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island: Kaha Ki'i by Rosemary Miller, works in various media including pastels and watercolors; through Nov. 30. (808) 885-7671.
Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui: "Hiroki Morinoue Retrospective: Works on Paper," exhibit in various media of the Big Island artist; through Dec. 8. (808) 242-2787.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Native Books and Beautiful Things invites submissions from Hawai'i artisans of handcrafted Christmas items that can retail for $20 or less. Submissions can be made through Thursday. 591-9008.
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden seeks three-dimensional art in their "Frogs and Garden Critters Art Contest." Prizes in five age categories and winners' art on display during December at the Garden Visitor Center. Deadline: 4 p.m. Nov. 24. 233-7323.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., Hawaii Branch announces the 2002 Amateur Photo Contest. Up to three original photographic prints from Hawai'i residents, taken between Jan. 1, 2001 and Feb. 28, 2002, on the theme "Flowers in Hawai'i," may be submitted between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28. Call for entry form and more information: 522-5930.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks portfolios of Hawai'i 3-D artists for gallery membership. Deliver resume, photos of works in progress and samples of recent works to the Gallery. Deadline: Dec. 31. 597-8034.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Coalition announces call for original art works completed within the past two years for the juried multimedia exhibition, "Living Harmony ..." to be held in January. All categories and mediums on the theme "Living Harmony" are sought. Submissions: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 5 at Honolulu Hale; $25 for each three entries. 395-4612.
National Park Service is accepting applications for the Isle Royale (Michigan) National Park's 2002 Artist-in-Residence Program. Resident artists (writers, composers, visual and performance) live and work in the park for 2-3 week stays from mid-June through early Sept. 2002. Deadline is Feb. 16. Call for application instructions: (906) 482-0984.
Hawai'i Handweavers' Hui invites participation in the juried exhibit for mid-May 2002, "Home Is Where the Art Is." Handwoven works in any media for use, functional, conceptual or decorative, in the home will be considered. Deadline: May 2002. Call for prospectus: 591-8539.