Honolulu Academy of Arts offers free admission to the museum Tuesdays-Sundays, through May 14, when the exhibit "Life in the Pacific of the 1700s" closes. 532-8700.
The Silk Road, competitive flower show presented by the Garden Club of Honolulu, with displays of a variety of classes of flower arrangements, photography, and floral jewelry with exhibits, 1-5 p.m. today, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free admission. 532-8700.
"Light and Form in Painting," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Bill Gemmer, 2:30-4 p.m. today, at the academy; also, "Indian Influences in Southeast Asia" led by docent Manu Chakravartty, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and May 7, at the academy; free. Reservations: 532-8700.
Hawaii Stitchery & Fibre Arts Guild meeting, with guest artist Donna Kato speaking on polymer clay, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; free. 845-7052.
Toshiko Takaezu Ceramics Studio Sale, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, YWCA Lobby, 1040 Richards St.; free admission. 538-7061, ext. 236.
"Painting With Pixels," Craig Mullins shares tricks and techniques in digital concept art and matte painting, 2-4 p.m. Friday, Kapi'olani Community College 'Ohi'a 118; free. 734-9382.
First Friday Art Walk, downtown-Chinatown art gallery walk, 5-9 p.m. Friday, with exhibits including "One Night Stand" at Mendonca Building Courtyard; art openings and receptions at various art venues; and live Latin music and dancing from Sabor at the "Live from the Lanai" event at the Hawai'i State Art Museum (586-0900). Information and maps available at downtown galleries. 521-2903, 521-1812, 524-1160.
Spring Pottery Sale, raku forms, sculptural and functional pieces by members of the Windward Potters, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Kailua Elementary School cafeteria. 239-5045.
Shodo and Ikebana Exhibit, calligraphy by the Rev. Eijo Ikenaga and his students, ikebana in Ikenobo and Ohararyu styles, shodo demonstration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and May 7, Honolulu Myohoji Temple, 2003 Nu'uanu Ave.; free admission with tea served in the traditional Urasenke style. 524-7790.
"Artists of Wai'anae," exhibition of works created by students in the basic drawing class offered at Leeward Community College, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Makaha Resort; free. 728-2673.
"An Evening of Art & Music," silent and live auctions of art donated by artists, art galleries and community members, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, McClain Auctions, One King St.; $100 includes heavy pupu, entertainment and one drink; benefits Gregory House Programs, Hawai'i's HIV/AIDS housing and support services agency. 592-9022.
Art on the Zoo Fence, more than 35 Island artists display their works, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Honolulu Zoo fence on Monsarrat Avenue.
Demonstrations by guest artists, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Hilton Hawaiian Village; free. Call for scheduled artists: 949-3989.
Demonstrations by Island artists, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Fridays, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse; free. Call for scheduled artists: 596-8885.
"WOW!" (Wailea on Wednesday), with guest artist, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Lahaina Galleries, Shops at Wailea, Maui. (808) 874-8583.
"Friday Night is Art Night," meet Island artists, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Lahaina Galleries, Front Street, Lahaina, Maui; free. (808) 661-6284.
Painting demonstration by Island artists, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
OPENING THIS WEEK
"Island Shadows," recent works in clay and bronze by David Kuraoka, today through June 18, Honolulu Academy of Arts Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
"Extra! Extra!" works in a variety of media by employees of The Honolulu Advertiser: Dick Adair, Wanda Adams, Lynne Chang, Bev Creamer, Wayne Harada, Martha Hernandez, Sachi Nakamura, Jon Orque, Chris Oliver, Paula Rath, Greg Taylor and Catherine Toth, tomorrow through May 31, opening reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
Landscapes, acrylics by Patrick Doell, tomorrow through May 31, Ko'olau Gallery, Manoa Marketplace. 988-4147.
Works by Markus Reynolds, paintings and jewelry by the New York artist, tomorrow through June 30, opening reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, Tea at 1024. 521-9596.
"Japanese Spring: Sakura," photography by Akira Ohtomo, tomorrow through May 30, opening reception 6 p.m. tomorrow, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
Works by Hermine Vasconcellos and Rosemary "Perky" Mattic, art by patients, tomorrow through June 30, Louis Vuitton Creative Art Gallery, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 531-3511.
Fiber Art, works by Charlene Hughes, tomorrow through May 30, Stairway Gallery, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
Fiber Hawai'i 2006, works in all media in or about fiber or fiber techniques created by members of Hawai'i Craftsmen and juried by Pat Hickman, Wednesday through May 27, reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, opening reception 5-8 p.m. May 18, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 596-8128.
"Blank," surfboards designs by Rona Awber Bennett, Kandi Everett, Jef Hartsel, Pegge Hopper, April Lee, Timothy P. Ojile, Rich Richardson, Jason Teraoka, Paul Willoughby and Maile Yawata, Wednesday through June 3, Pegge Hopper Gallery. 524-1160.
"Abilities 2006," 4th annual exhibit of works by Hawai'i artists with mental illness, Wednesday through May 27, Roy Venters Studio, sponsored by the state's Mental Health Division and VSA arts of Hawai'i. 539-3939.
"Order From Disorder," works of Chinese calligraphy and abstract expressionism by John Way, Thursday through July 2, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Asian Wing Gallery 14. 532-8701.
"Kaleidoscope of Quilts," annual exhibition of quilts created by members of the Hawai'i Quilt Guild, Friday through May 14, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8743.
"Painting for Peggy," watercolors from students of Peggy Chun, Friday through May 18, opening reception with an appearance by Chun, 5 p.m. Friday, Bethel Street Gallery, proceeds from the sale of these pieces go toward Chun's medical expenses as she battles Lou Gehrig's disease. 524-3552.
Works from the collection of Gail and Fred Gato, art by Satoru Abe, Bumpei Akaji, Jean Charlot, Kim Chung, Isami Doi, Eric Sato and others, Saturday through May 20, Satoru's Art Gallery. 842-0808.
"Rhythm of Colors," oil paintings by Noriko, Friday through June 3, Art Board Gallery. 536-0210.
"Axis: BFA Show '06," works in various media from students in the Bachelor's of Fine Arts program, through May 12, UH-Manoa Art Gallery. 956-6888.
"Instinct," new paintings by Chuck Davis and ceramics by Steve Martin, through May 25, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034, www.gwcfineart.com.
Ukiyo-e Exhibit, additional rotation of Japanese woodblock prints from the James A. Michener collection, through June 25, Honolulu Academy of Arts Michener Gallery. 532-8701.
Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration, works from the Loy McCandless Marks botanical library, through today, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8701.
New Works, paintings by Anita Benson, Sus Sugihara and Warren Stenberg, and wood bowls by Hank Whittington, through today, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery. 262-8306.
"Portraits of Persons, Views of Places, and Historical Representations of Remarkable Incidents," John Webber's images of Hawai'i created during his voyages to the Islands with Capt. James Cook, from the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, through today, at the academy's Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
"Nature Prints," recent collage by Joan Allen, through today, Ko'olau Gallery. 988-4147.
China Porcelain Fair, fine ceramic works from Jingdezhen, China, selected by Li Zuo Yun, through today, 1146 Fort Street Mall, Suite E. 429-5342.
Photographs by Dana Forsberg, san shoppell and Mark Yoakum, through today, The Contemporary Cafe. 526-1322.
Works by Lorena Long, through today, Tea at 1024. 521-9596.
Works by Ador Quijano and Shizue Nakayama, art by patients, through today, Louis Vuitton Creative Art Gallery, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 531-3511.
22nd annual Na 'Opio Junior Juried Art Show, art in a variety of media by young people of the Big Island, through today, Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 328-9493.
"Custom and Creativity: The Arts of the Upland Philippines," traditional art forms including basketry, ceremonial items, wood carving, weaving and contemporary photographs, video and paintings, through Tuesday, East-West Center Gallery. 944-7177.
"Cross Perspectives," 19th annual multimedia student art show, through Wednesday, Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9374.
"Moments of Reflection," works by Mark Kadota, through Wednesday, Bethel Street Gallery. 524-3552.
"Mo'ili'ili — The Life of a Community," historical exhibition of photographs, artifacts and oral histories to expand on the recently published book of the same name, through Friday, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i. 945-7633.
4th annual All Media Juried Open Exhibition, juried by Marcia Morse and Allyn Bromley and presented by Windward Artist Guild, through Friday, The Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop Street.
"Transparency," new glass work from students in the Manoa Glass Program, through Friday, Gallery 'Iolani, Windward Community College. 236-9155.
"Inside Out," oil paintings on canvas by Sanit Khewhok, through Friday, bibelot gallery. 738-0368.
"Pua: Flowers & Poetry," art and poems on display in memory of Gloria Foss and Meredith Carson, through Friday, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
Hawaii Artists Exhibition, works in various media as jurored by Mark Kadota, through Saturday, Bethel Street Gallery. 524-3552.
Shawn Ardion, contemporary art, and Steve Bettman, watercolors, through Saturday, Hale'iwa Art Gallery. 637-3368.
28th anniversary Water Conservation Week Poster Contest, exhibit of winning student's art, through Saturday, Honolulu Hale's Lane Gallery.
3rd annual Aloha Festivals Art Contest, display of entries by 4th and 5th grade students into the 2006 contest on the theme, "Na Paniolo Nui o Hawai'i: The Great Cowboys of Hawai'i," through Saturday, award ceremony and announcement of winning art work, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Pearlridge Uptown center court. 488-0981.
(LISTED BY CLOSING DATE)
"Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in South African Contemporary Art," works by 17 South African artists working in a variety of media, through May 7, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-1322.
"Chinese Painting of the Shanghai School: The Lee Family Internship Special Exhibition," with works created during the second half of the 19th century, organized by intern Rachel Farkas, through May 7, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Sullivan Gallery. 532-8701.
"Tropical Overtones," two- and three-dimensional works by Association of Hawaii Artists: Priscilla Hall, Suzanne McCrary, Jay Marr, Roy Okano, Phil Uhl and Noriko Wakayama, through May 7, Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery. 395-3238.
"Collaborations," 10 pairs of local artists create collaborative works in a variety of media, through May 11, The Balcony Gallery, Kailua. 263-4434.
"Peer Pleasure," works by Brian Aburano, Heidi Levora, Tom McCluskey, Jane Raissle, Marti Rounds, Paul Staub, Gordon Uychara, Kalani Wilson and Kathy Yokouchi, through May 13, Pauahi Tower's mezzanine gallery.
"Life in the Pacific of the 1700s: The Cook/Forster Collection of the George August University of Gottingen," artifacts from the second and third Pacific voyages by Capt. James Cook from 1768 to 1779, including cultural objects from New Zealand, Tonga, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Hawai'i and the northwest coast of North America, through May 14, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Luce Galleries. 532-8701.
"MetroHAWAI'I: Gridlock and Other Local Traditions," visual arts, mural and educational programs explore the issues of urbanization, through May 20, 39 Hotel Gallery. 599-2552.
"Celebrating Chinese Women: Qing Dynasty to Modern Hawai'i," artifacts and textiles, through May 21, Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building; admission is $14.95 for adults and $11.95 for youth 4-12 with discounts for seniors, military and Hawai'i residents. 847-3511, www.bishopmuseum.org.
"Tropical Reflections," drawings, paintings and sculpture by Jun Kaneko and "Over There," paintings by Erika Luecke, through June 6, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. 526-1322.
"Island Shadows," recent work in clay and bronze by David Kuraoka, through June 18, Honolulu Academy of Arts Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
Works by Paula Nokes and Lauren Okano, presented by Balcony Gallery, through June 23, Duc's Bistro. 263-4434.
"Ku I Ka Ni'o," works by Rocky Jensen, Imaikalani Kalahele, Herb Kane, Mary Lou Kekuewa, Marie McDonald and Ipo Nihipali, through July 9, Bishop Museum Vestibule Gallery; admission is $14.95 for adults and $11.95 for youth 4-12 with discounts for seniors, military and Hawai'i residents. 847-3511, www.bishopmuse um.org.
"Art in Public Places," works in a variety of media collected by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through Sept. 2, Hawai'i State Art Museum, Diamond Head Gallery. 586-0900.
"Philippines: To the Plantations and Beyond," exhibit to honor the 100th anniversary of Filipinos in Hawai'i, with photos and costumes of Filipino workers; a tribute to the "All Filipino Regiments" who served in the U.S. military; and a display of leaders of Filipino ancestry, through Dec. 31, Hawai'i Plantation Village's Goro Arakawa Exhibit Room, Waipahu; free admission. 677-0110, www.hawaiiplantationvillage.com.
"The Pacific Islands," permanent installation from the Honolulu Academy of Arts' collection, including "Barkcloth of the Pacific," examples of kapa, at the academy's second-floor galleries. 532-8701.
"Tennis Dessus," site-specific installation of hand-painted art on the museum's tennis courts by Michael Ming Hong Lin of Taiwan, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"Arts of the Philippines," permanent exhibition from the Honolulu Academy of Arts' collection, in the academy's Ellis Gallery of Filipino Arts. 532-8701.
"Na Hale 'O Waiawi," site-specific installation by Patrick Dougherty, created from strawberry guava and rose-apple saplings, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"Enriched by Diversity: The Art of Hawai'i," works from the 1960s to the present in various media by Island artists, with docent-led tours available, Hawai'i State Art Museum. 586-0900.
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"The Digital Advantage," digitally generated fine art by Carolyn Ward Clark and Saint Wayne, through May 27, Cafe Che Pasta. 524-0004.
Center for Civic Education Project, exhibit of student works on community concerns and issues of public policy, through May 12, Honolulu Hale's courtyard.
Sewjouners Quilt Exhibit, quilts created by Honolulu judges and others in the legal field, through July 1, Honolulu Hale, mayor's reception room.
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"Celebrating the Artist in Us," annual exhibit of works in various media students in grades K-8 created after listening to poetry, through May 7, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts and Cultural Center. (808) 242-2787.
"Ke Ala Kupuna (The Ancestral Path)," mixed-media paintings by Harinani Orme, through May 28, Volcano Art Center, Big Island. (808) 967-7565.
Drawing with Charcoal, four-week class led by Wayne Takazono, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 3-24, Art at the Atrium, Kane'ohe; $100 plus supplies. Call for registration and supply list: 554-4600.
Basics in Oil, ongoing classes by Elaine Matsuda for ages 12 and older, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; Midori Art Studio, 2639 S. King St., Suite 204; $100 for five-week series of classes. Call for supply list and registration: 952-0309.
Oil-painting classes, learn composition and color from Noriko Wakayama, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays; also, watercolor classes led by Koko Toyomura on how to create mood through the use of color and shade, 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays; The Art Board; $100 a month for either class. 536-0121.
Oil-painting classes, modern impressionist techniques using brush or palette knife with artist Yuan Shaw, for beginning students, nine workshop hours taught at the YWCA on Richards Street; $270 for the series. Schedule: 383-0998.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Hawaii Craftsmen calls for fiber art for the May 3-27 show at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Prospectus and additional information: 596-8128. Deadline is today.
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) seeks digital photography from Hawai'i residents that reflect Hawaiian life in categories including beach life, family fun, outdoor activities, shopping, cuisine, culture and fine arts, for inclusion in the online "My Hawai'i Photo Gallery" at their Web site, GoHawaii.com. Photo submission will be judged with winners receiving prizes including Hawaiian Airlines tickets and travel upgrades. Submit digital images, at least 300 dpi but no greater than 3 MB, to www.gohawaii.com/photocontest. Additional information at the website or by e-mailing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is June 30.
VSA arts seeks work from young artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities, on the theme "Destination Anywhere." Finalists awarded prizes and their works will be displayed in a nation-wide touring exhibition that debuts at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Entry instructions at www.vsarts.org/vwcall or (800) 933-8721, ext. 3885. Deadline for entry is July 14.
Tori Richard calls for print designs on the theme "Mediterranean meets the Pacific," for a contest with cash prizes and possible inclusion in the 50th-anniversary catalog. Submit slides of two-dimensional artwork in any medium with embellishments such as embroidery, applique, beading or sequins if desired. Finalist will submit their actual artwork for final judging with winners announced in late August. Entry forms and specifications available at any Tori Richard stores or at www.toririchard.com. Submission deadline is Aug. 1.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks three-dimensional works in any medium from O'ahu artists for exhibit. 597-8034.
Café Che Pasta seeks hanging art in all media from solo or group artists. 524-0004.
Art Fairs seeks works in any media to show at the YWCA on Richards Street during First Friday downtown galleries walks. 383-0998.
Gallery on the Pali seeks interested artists to submit works for Abilities 2007; call 539-3874 or write email@example.com. Also, artists for Leap Year Show 2008; contact the Association of Hawaii Artists; for solo or group exhibitions, 526-1191.
Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Island Life, Art Calendar, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.