Studio Art Sale, works entered but not selected for the the "Commitment to Excellence" exhibit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Academy Art Center at Linekona; free admission. 949-5531.
On Fire! see art created in fire including ceramics, glass and metal working demonstrations, gallery tours, entertainment and keiki activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free, sponsored by the Bank of Hawaii. 532-8700.
"The Bodhisattva of Compassion," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Cathy Levinson, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 27; free with museum admission. Reservations: 532-8700.
"Japanese Popular Culture: Roots and Influences," talk by Koichi Iwabuchi in conjunction with the current exhibit, "From Stage to Page," 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, East-West Center Gallery; free. 944-7177.
Bead Society Meeting, with a demonstration of wire wrap technique, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; $5. 487-2090.
"It's a Wrap," ARTafterDark event with music by UniverSoul BeaT, pareau wrapping and food from Tiki's Grill & Bar available for purchase, 6-9 Friday, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free for academy members, $7 nonmembers. 532-8700.
Wallman Projects, invited artists create a their rendition of what a Wallman, a custom paper toy created by Shin Tanaka, should look like, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Prototype at Pearlridge Uptown; free admission. 484-8973.
A Night of the Arts, live entertainment, food and wine, Q&A on oil painting with artist Gary Reed, and underwater photography clinic with Glenn Poulain, 6-10 p.m Saturday, Mililani Golf Course; $50 per adult, $25 for children, 12 and under, to benefit the O'ahu Arts Center. 848-7632, 779-9156.
Art on the Zoo Fence, works by more than 35 Island artists, 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 schedule: 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 schedule: 596-8885.
"WOW!" (Wailea on Wednesday), with guest artist, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Lahaina Galleries, The 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, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
OPENING THIS WEEK
Photography by Brad Lewis and gyotaku prints by Dewitt Lickle, today through Sept. 2, Hale'iwa Art Gallery. 637-3368.
Incheon Korean Hawai'i Sister City Art Exhibit, Tuesday through Sept. 3, opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Honolulu Hale courtyard.
"Aloha from Taiwan," artworks presented by the Taiwanese Association of America, Hawai'i chapter, Tuesday through Sept. 14, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Honolulu Hale third floor gallery.
28th annual Commitment to Excellence Exhibition, a salute to Satoru Abe and juried works by contemporary artists sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday through Sept. 3, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 949-5531.
"Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i," original drawings by Jacques Arago (1790-1855), Wednesday through Nov. 5, Honolulu Academy of Arts Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
"Ebbs and Flows: Currents of Life," works by Hiroki Morinoue, Russell Lowrey, Kloe Kang, Peter Dunn-Rankin, Loreen Matsushima and Tomi Kobara, Thursday through Oct. 28, opening reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sub-Zero/Wolf showroom. 597-1647.
"Dreaming of a Speech Without Words," paintings and early objects of H.C. Westermann; also: "Untitled (for H.C. Westermann)," group exhibit of works by artist who contributed to the Westermann catalog including Mark Booth, Ruth Root and Ed Ruscha among others, Friday through Nov. 19, with a talk by curator Michael Rooks, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"Vanishing Lifestyle," pastels by Helen Iaea, Saturday through Sept. 28, The Gallery at Ward Center. 597-8034.
"My Voice," photography by and of children in Project Focus Hawai'i 2006, a 12-week program to raise the esteem and talent of families in the Women In Need transitional housing project, through Sept. 9, Aloha Tower Marketplace second-floor mauka lanai. www.project focushawaii.com.
New Works, sculpture by Jake Bonnell and paintings by Maggie T. Sutrov, through Sept. 9, Sutrov Gallery, Pa'ia, Maui. (808) 579-6242.
"Abstract Article," works by Chuck Davis, Tsugumi Iwasaki-Higbee, John T. Koga, Lauren Okano and George Wollard, through Sept. 17, Cedar Street Galleries. 589-1580.
Japanese Woodblock Prints, next rotation of prints from the James A. Michener collection, through today, Honolulu Academy of Arts, James A. Michener Gallery. 532-8701.
Korean Children Art Contest Exhibit, winners of the contest sponsored by The Korean Artist Association of Hawai'i, through today, Honolulu Hale courtyard. 527-5666.
"From Stage to Page: Kabuki Through Woodblock Prints," ukiyo-e prints that present the actors, plays and milieu of Japanese theater, given to the center by the Utagawaha Monjinkai Foundation, plus examples of costumes, scenery and stage elements of kabuki, through Thursday, East-West Center Gallery. 944-7177.
Art Photographs of Hawai'i, prints and note cards by Victor Giordano, through Thursday, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"Portrait in Pine — An Era Ends," oil paintings of pineapple plantation days by Susie Y. Anderson and "Horizons," hand-blown glass vessels by Bud Spindt, through Thursday, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
Works by Karen Thrasher, through Thursday, The Gallery at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island. (808) 886-2199.
"Reflections," works by Saint Wayne and Laura Kunimura, through Friday, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
"Hot August Knights," works by Mat Kubo, Saint Marko, Carl F.K. Pao, Chris Reiner and Anson Tsang, through Saturday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
"Catwalk," feline fine art by Honolulu artists, through Saturday, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
"Spirit of the Form," works by Ed Aotani, Simone Cahill Berlin, Nancy Lea Jackson, Leila Lammers, Paula Nokes, Jahn-Peter Preis and Jackie Watson, through Saturday, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
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"For the Joy of It," appliqued quilts from the Judy Roche collection, curated by Lynne Z. Bassett and Deborah E. Kraak, and organized by the Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania, through Aug. 27, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Textile Gallery. 532-8701.
"The Cloud Eaters," drawings and paintings by Christopher St. John, through Aug. 28, Bethel Street Gallery. 524-3552.
"The Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club," exhibit of works by members, through Aug. 30, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"Summer Sensations," two- and three-dimensional art by Audrey Chang, Priscilla Hall, Benita Hunt, Giovanni Reola, Jennifer Rothschild and Jenee Wonderlich, through Aug. 31, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Gallery. 233-7323.
"Art in Public Places," works collected by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through Sept. 2, Hawai'i State Art Museum, Diamond Head Gallery. 586-0900.
Annual Contemporary Art Show, two- and three-dimensional work created by members of The Association of Hawaii Artists, through Sept. 2, Pauahi Tower, lobby level. 638-8623.
"Hawaii Square," photographs by Victor Giordano, through Sept. 5, Pegge Hopper Gallery. 524-1160.
Recent Works, art by Sabra Feldstein, Lauren Okano, Deborah Pacheco, Adrienne Pao and Debbie Young and showing of Robert Pennybacker's film "Jazz and the Creative Act," through Sept. 7, Balcony Gallery, Kailua. 263-4434.
Japanese Design Today 100, innovative everyday objects created by contemporary Japanese designers, through Sept. 13, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Community Gallery. 945-7633.
"Daring Moves: Actor Prints," Japanese woodblock prints from the James A. Michener collection, through Sept. 17, Honolulu Academy of Arts Michener Gallery. 532-8701.
"Beasts to Birds," mixed-media paintings by Jodi Endicott, through Sept. 22, Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery. 544-0287.
"Land of the Dragon: Art, Artifacts and the Influence of Buddhism," Asian and Tibetian antiques, jade, jewelry, porcelains from the collection of Phuong Tran, and tanka (prayer images) from the collection of Ms. Bobbie Fisher, with contemporary interpretations of meditative images by Kit Cameron, Xuzanne Kanaksiz, Ron Kowalki, Deborah Nehmad, Phuong Tran, Noriko Wakayama and Cora Yee, through Sept. 29, 1132 Bishop Street Exhibit Space. 271-0952.
Contemporary Filipino-American Artists of Hawai'i, group exhibition of works by Alicia Ajolo, Michael Cueva, Terry Acebo Davis, N. Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Aaron Padilla, Rebecca Ramos, Sean Rivera, Romolo Valencia and Charles Valrose, through Oct. 3, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. 526-0232.
"Trade, Taste and Transformation: Jingdezhen Porcelain for Japan, 1620-1645," collection of Chinese ceramic plates, boxes and bowls created for use in Japan, through Oct. 8, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 14 of the Asian Wing. 532-8701.
"Ho'okahi Kapa: Layers of Life," exhibit of recent works of bark cloth by Hawai'i artisans and examples of kapa and implements from the museum's collection, through Oct. 15, Bishop Museum Vestibule Gallery; $14.95 adults, with discounts for youth, seniors, military and kama'aina 847-3511.
"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 that served in the U.S. military; and a display of leaders of Filipino ancestry, through Dec. 31, Hawaii Plantation Village, Goro Arakawa Exhibit Room, Waipahu; free admission. 677-0110, www.hawaiiplan tationvillage.com.
"Treasures of Hawai'i's Past," artifacts that tell the story of Hawai'i's first missionaries, and how their lives were influenced by native culture, through Jan. 27, Mission Houses Museum, Chamberlain House Gallery; $5. 531-0481.
"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.
"O2art 3: Paul Morrison, gamodeme," black-and-white monumental painting, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"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, Ellis Gallery of Filipino Arts. 532-8701.
"Enriched by Diversity: The Art of Hawai'i," works from the 1960s to the present by Island artists; docent-led tours available, Hawai'i State Art Museum. 586-0900.
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"Up Close and Personal," two- and three-dimensional works by Association of Hawaii Artists members Bridgette Adams, Patrice Federspiel, Margo Goodwill, Don Hardaway, Stephanie Hoe, Roy Okano and Claudia Wallace, through Aug. 27, Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery. 293-7055.
"Sights and Sounds of Nature," prints by Steve and Jim Kastner, through Aug. 31, Tea at 1024. 521-9596.
Works by Sarah White and Roxane Goo, art by patients, through Aug. 31, Louis Vuitton Creative Art Gallery, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 531-3511.
"Young Imaginarians," works by students of Maryknoll School fine-arts program, through Sept. 8, Art of Vision Gallery, Laser Eye Center of Hawaii. 952-7315.
New Work by Mary Farkash and Linda Spadaro, presented by the balcony gallery, through Oct. 27, Duc's Bistro. 265-4454.
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Works by Steve Irvine, oil painting and mixed-media artworks, through Aug. 28, A View From Paradise Gallery, Hilo, Big Island. (808) 935-4605.
Photography by James A. Silva, through Aug. 31, Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 887-1052.
"Eruption at Night and Other Noteworthy Themes," glass art by Wilfred Yamasawa, through Sept. 3, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Big Island. (808) 967-7565.
"Mixing It Up," collages by Marsha Umbour and Valaida d'Allessio, prints by Russell Lowrey and mixed-media paintings by Ed Handelman, through Sept. 7, Village Gallery Contemporary, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-5559.
2006 annual Student Art Exhibition, works by students at UH-Hilo and Hawai'i Community College, through Sept. 30, UH-Hilo Campus Center Gallery, Big Island. (808) 974-7307.
Jum Bo Lin Workshops, learn about art history and technique from this Taiwanese artist, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and watercolor demonstration and slide show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; $10 each day. 351-7560.
Sumi-e for Beginners, four-session class on Japanese brush painting led by Hisae Shouse, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Aug. 23-Sept. 13, Windward Community College Hale Kuhina 115; $65. 235-7433.
Watercolor Class, Koko Toyomura teaches how to mix and work with contemporary color and shades to create moods, 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, The Art Board; $100 for four weeks of instruction. 536-0121.
Basics in Oil, ongoing classes by Elaine Matsuda for 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, The Art Board, 1170 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite 104 (536-0121); $100 for four weeks of instruction.
Oil-painting classes, modern impressionist techniques using brush or palette knife, with artist Yuan Shawl, for beginning students; nine workshop hours taught at the YWCA on Richards Street; $270 for the series. Schedule: 383-0998.
CALL FOR DOCENTS
Honolulu Academy of Arts offers a four-semester docent training course for those who wish to share their love of art with academy visitors. Next class begins in September at the academy; $100 per semester plus cost of textbooks. Information and application form: 532-3681. Application deadline is Aug. 31.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Wahiawa Community and Business Association calls for artists to show their works, including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, sketches and photographs, at their monthly Artfest, to begin Sept. 17 and continuing the third Saturday of each month, at the Wahiawa Civic Center. 622-3074, 621-2094, benavitz @hawaiiantel.net. Application deadline is Sept. 1.
Bethel Street Gallery seeks submission of three-dimensional work including ceramics, sculptures, glass, wood and metal works. Portfolios reviewed by appointment only. 524-3552.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks three-dimensional works in any medium from O'ahu artists. 597-8034.
Café Che Pasta seeks hanging art in all media from solo or group exhibitors. 524-0004.
Art Fairs seeks works in any media to show at the YWCA on Richards Street during First Friday downtown gallery walks. 383-0998.
Gallery on the Pali seeks artists to submit works for Abilities 2007; call 539-3874 or write firstname.lastname@example.org .hi.us. Also, artists for Leap Year Show 2008; call 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; email@example.com, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.