"Founder's Day Celebration," 75th anniversary party with exhibit of one and two-dimensional art on a birthday cake theme, floral displays, keiki activities, refreshments and more. The day will honor Honolulu Academy of Arts founder, Anna Rice Cooke, with echoes of the 1927 opening day ceremony and entertainment by the Kamehameha Schools Choir and the Royal Hawaiian Band, noon-5 p.m. today, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free. 532-8700.
"Art at the Tower," local artists display and practice their art, 5-9 p.m. each Wednesday, Aloha Tower Marketplace; free. 528-5700.
"KapukawaiOkalihi," dedication ceremony for a ceramic tile mural by Mark Kadota, 9 a.m. Friday, Kalihi Uka Elementary School; free. 586-0300.
"HARC: April Art Fest," Hawai'i's Artists Respond to Cancer offer paintings, sculptures and ceramics by Hawai'i artists for sale, sponsored by and a benefit for the Windward Unit of the American Cancer Society, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Luana Hills Country Club, Kailua; $50. 262-5124.
"They Say It's Your Birthday: Happy 75th," works on a birthday cake theme, created by Hawai'i artists, reflecting the style of the
Honolulu Academy of Arts' various galleries and will be available for sale, today through Aug. 11; Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8701.
"Founder's Eye: Textile Gifts from Anna Rice Cooke Selected from the Academy's Collection," representative works from Japan, China, Central Asia, Europe, Hawai'i and North America, opens today, through Oct. 6; Textile Gallery, Asian Wing, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8701.
"Celebrating the Artist In Us," works in various media by Maui's young artists in grades K-12, opens today, through April 28; Schaefer Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui. (808) 242-2787.
"Go Figure," animals and figures by Jodi Endicott, Jon Hamblin, Pegge Hopper, Kazu Fukuda and others, opens Tuesday, through May 10, opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday; Pegge Hopper Gallery, Nu'uanu Avenue. 524-1160.
"14th Annual Spring Student Show," images and art objects in a variety of media from more than 150 student artists, opens Wednesday, through May 10, opening reception 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9375.
"Stephen Burr and Michael Krahn," pastels by Burr and watercolors by Krahn, opens Friday, through May 9, Art Night Reception 6-9 p.m. Friday; Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-4402.
"Young People's Spring 2002 Exhibition," student artwork from the spring classes, opens Saturday, through April 27; Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8741.
"His & Hers," watercolors by Garry Palm and Peggy Chun, through today; Diamond Head Theatre Art Gallery. 733-0277.
"A Family thing," sculpture by George Newton and photographs by Marella Newton, through Thursday; The Gallery at Coffeeline Campus Coffeehouse. 947-1615.
"String of Pearls," paintings by Joyce Clark, through Thursday, Village Gallery, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-4402.
"Hawaii Watercolor Society 2002 Members Exhibition," juried exhibit of local watercolorists, through Friday, Second Floor, Pauahi Tower. 537-6838.
"Soul Art," photo rice paper by Makiko Carlson, through Friday; Gallery on the Pali. 526-1191.
"Cane Crossings," multimedia exhibit of works by Maile Andrade, Franco Salmoiraghi, Claire Sanford, Romolo Valencia, Sidney Yee and Carol Yotsuda, exploring the influence of the sugar industry in Hawai'i, through Saturday; Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui. (808) 572-6560.
"Four Hands in One," ceramics and paintings by Charles Higa and Peter Drewliner, through May 3; Bibelot Gallery. 738-0368.
"Flowers in Hawai'i," exhibit of the winning entries in the 2002 Amateur Photo Contest, through April 30; Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"Exquisite Vessels III: Recent Acquisitions from The Contemporary Museum's Collection Acquired through the Sibyl Heide Fund," works in ceramic, metal, glass, fiber, wood and other materials; also
"Paintings by Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001," and Los Carpinteros: Transportable City," outdoor installation created by Alexandre Arrechea, Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodrguez, all through June 2; The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-1322.
"New Abstractions," paintings by Chuck Davis and "Turnin' and Burnin'," ceramic vessels by Steve Martin, through April 26; The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"The HPU Invitational," mixed-media juried exhibit of students, faculty and staff and "In Living Color," drawings by John McLaughlin, through May 3; Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery. 544-0287.
"Finding Paradise: Island Art in Private Hands," paintings, prints, quilts, furniture and other artifacts from the period of pre-Western contact through Hawai'i statehood from private collections, Luce Gallery, through May 26; "Snowden Hodges: The Labors of Hercules," large-scale figure drawings, Graphic Arts Gallery, through June 16; "Prints of Hawai'i, 1915-1941: The First Generation," prints in a variety of styles and techniques, Holt Gallery, through July 28; Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8701
"4 P's in a Pod," exhibition of paintings by Jeanne Porter, Ruth Pistor, Ginni Peters and Betty Pearson, through April 26, reception 3-5 p.m. today; also "Retrospect II," photographs of the garden taken by Riki Saito over a 20-year period, through August; Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Art Gallery. 233-7323.
"Twilight Moon," ceramics by Russell Wee, through April 30; Ko'olau Gallery. 988-4147.
"In the beginning ... " Louis Pohl's "Bird Series" of hand-stamped monoprints, through April 30; Louis Pohl Gallery. 566-6644.
"Ki'i Pohaku," petroglyph monoprints by Lynn Cook and "The Back Porch," with works in wood by Herb Kaneko, John Critchfield and Jim Lovell, both through April 30; Native Books & Beautiful Things. 591-9008.
"Hawaii Watercolor Society 2002 Members Exhibition," juried exhibit of local watercolorists, through Friday; second floor, Pauahi Tower. 537-6838
"Manticore," tableau photography and drawings by Cade Roster, workspace, through May 3. 732-2300.
"Nature is Watching," originals and giclees by Candace Lee, through April 30; Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 887-1052.
"Life on Kaua'i's Sugar Plantations 1876-2002," works in various media reflecting the multiethnic heritage of imported labor, through Dec. 31; also "Photographers of Plantation Life," past and present photos of people at work and play, through Jan. 25, 2003; Kaua'i Museum, Lihu'e. (808) 245-6931.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Christina Macias & Art Associates calls for works in glass and ceramics. Send portfolio with SASE to 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1000, Honolulu, HI 96734. Deadline:
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 1. Call for prospectus: 591-8539.
Windward Artist Guild calls for entries for the open juried exhibition scheduled for May and June. Entry presentation will be 9 a.m.-11 a.m. May 18. Call for prospectus and entry location information: 261-4014.
Quilt Hawai'i 2002 calls for submission of quilts for the July 3-7 show at the Kaua'i Marriott Beach Club and Resort. Deadline is May 31. Call for requirements: (808) 967-8090.
Gallery on the Pali seeks artists to exhibit at the gallery; 526-1191.