"Medieval Art," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Maeona Mendelson, 2:30-4 p.m. today, at the academy; also, "Animals in Western Art," led by Charles Hardy, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 12; free with regular admission, $7 ($4 military, seniors, students). Reservations: 532-8700.
"The Impressionist Surface: Perceptions in Pain," presentation of a short documentary and a discussion led by a Honolulu Academy of Arts docent, part of the Afternoon Movie and Art Talk series, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the academy's Education Lecture Hall; free with regular admission, $7 ($4 military, seniors and students). Reservations: 532-8700.
Academy Shop Annual Clearance Sale, discounts on art books, folk art, posters, jewelry, ethnic clothing and more, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; continues 1-5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Feb. 14; free admission; proceeds to benefit Honolulu Academy of Arts programs. 532-8700.
Narcissus and Bonsai Display, annual exhibit of crab-claw and regular narcissus grown by Gilman Hu, his students and Hawai'i gardeners, plus an array of bonsai plants, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Feb. 12, Honolulu Academy of Arts courtyards; free admission. 532-8700.
"Love the Arts," fundraiser with wine and pupu, live entertainment and a silent auction of two- and three-dimensional artworks, rare books, floral arrangements, gift certificates for tours and dinners, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Volcano Art Center, Big Island; $35 benefits the center's programs. (808) 967-8222.
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 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.
David Smith: Printmaker, lithographs, photo-lithographs, etchings and photo-etchings, today through March 3, opening reception 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
"Witnessing," multimedia exhibit of works by six women artists: Gail Harada, Keiko Hatano, Tsugumi Iwasaki-Higbee, Jessica Kim-Campuspos, Lori Ohtani and Noe Tanigawa, Wednesday through March 3, Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9374.
"Custom and Creativity: The Arts of the Upland Philippines," traditional artforms including basketry, ceremonial items, wood carving, weaving and contemporary photographs, video and paintings, Wednesday through May 2, opening reception 1-3 p.m. Feb. 12, East-West Center Gallery. 944-7177.
"Everybody Rules the World," paintings by Christopher St. John, through Thursday Bethel Street Gallery. 524-3552.
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"Unleashed," 20 artists celebrate the Year of the Dog, through Feb. 25, artist reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 16, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
"Painting With Threads: The Art of Japanese Embroidery," works from the Kurenai-Kai Centers in Japan and Atlanta, through Feb. 17, with demonstrations by guest stitchers, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 12, UH-Manoa Art Gallery. 956-6888.
Works by Robert James and Brad Lewis, through Feb. 18, Hale'iwa Art Gallery. 637-3368.
"Variations on a Theme," ceramics reflecting the Yucatan Peninsula, by Mary-Ellen Hancock; and Works in oil, pastels and watercolor by Mark Norseth, through Feb. 23, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"Secret Friends and Allies," sculptures celebrating the Oriental zodiac by Rochelle Lum, through Feb. 24, bibelot gallery. 738-0368.
Hygienic Dress League exhibit, multi-media works by Fred Bannan, Eli Baxter, Dorota Bilica, Steve Coy, Anson Tsang and Joe Wilson offer a look at the conflict between the ideal of beauty and our culture's restrictive methods of attaining it, through Feb. 25, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
"Bright Life, Bright Music," painting by H.H. Wong inspired by the nightlife of Chinese music clubs, through Feb. 26, Robyn Buntin of Honolulu. 523-5913.
10th annual Canon Employee Photo Contest, vote for your favorite from an array of photographs taken by the staff of the Honolulu Canon store, through Feb. 27, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"Color Flow," works by Chuck Davis, Gay Jefferson, Mapuana Schneider and Paul Tamaoka, through Feb. 28, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
"Myna & Friends," prints and Valentine's specials by Rosalie Prussing, through Feb. 28, Ko'olau Gallery at Manoa Marketplace. 988-4147.
Works by David Boynton, photographs of rare and endangered Hawaiian birds on Kaua'i, through Feb. 28, Kaimalino Designs, 3 N. Pauahi St. 537-2248.
"ART-10 From the HEART," multi-media works from 10 members of the Association of Hawaii Artists, through Feb. 28, opening reception 4-6 p.m. Feb. 12, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens gallery, Kane'ohe. 239-6066.
43rd annual Hawai'i Region of the Scholastic Art Awards 2006, Island students in grades 7-12 display their award-winning, multi-media artworks, through March 1, The Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop Street, second-level lobby. 440-2714.
"The Shining One: The Tale of Genji in Edo,"Japanese woodblock prints from the academy's collection, with visual interpretation of the novel "Genji Monogatari," from the Edo period, 1615-1868, through March 5, Honolulu Academy of Arts, James A. Michener Gallery. 532-8701.
"Garden of Spirits," sculptures by John Tanji Koga, through March 3, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Community Gallery. 945-7633.
"Found," works by Gaye Chan, Jodi Endicott, Alicia Francis, Marcia Morse, Koi Ozu, San Shoppell/Margot Sharff and Joshua Tollefson, through March 5, Balcony Gallery, Kailua. 263-4434.
Works by Chris Campbell and Nancy Vilhauer, through March 5, Cedar Street Galleries. 589-1580.
"The Cutting Edge: Extreme Fiber," multi-media textile works by 26 Island artists and co-curated by Sanit and Carol Khewhok, through March 10, Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery, Kane'ohe. 544-0287.
"Inner Scapes," abstract modern art from the collection of the Hawai'i State Art Museum, through March 10, Gallery 'Iolani at Windward Community College, Kane'ohe. 236-9155.
"Ho'ohuli, To Turn Around," works by contemporary Hawaiian artists along with items from the Bishop Museum's collection, curated by Meleana Meyer, through March 12, Bishop Museum, Vestibule Gallery; included with museum admission of $14.95 general and $11.95 ages 4-12; kama'aina discounts. 847-3511.
"Que Rico el Mambo," video art, large-scale video stills and musical tracks explore the bandleader Damaso Perez Prado who popularized the mambo, created by Julio César Morales, through March 18, thirtyninehotel. 599-2552.
"Persian Visions," contemporary photography from Iran, through April 9, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Asian Wing Gallery 14. 532-8701.
"Kapa Moe," Hawaiian sleep coverings made from the wauke (mulberry) plant, through April 9, Textile Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8701.
"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 Hawaiian Islands with Capt. James Cook, from academy collection, through April 30, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
"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, 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, 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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Drawings and Engravings, works by Jared Wickware, through Feb. 27, Cathedral of Out Lady of Peace gallery. 536-7036.
"The Apple and the Tree," a father-and-daughter exhibit by Danton and Nicole Naone features his pencil drawings of paniolo and her multi-media works including photography and painting, through Feb. 28, Tea at 1024. 521-9596.
"Rhythm of Colors," floral oil paintings by Noriko, through Feb. 28, Art Board Gallery. 536-0121.
Works by Peter Oyama and Keith Furugen, art by patients, through Feb. 28, Louis Vuitton Creative Art Gallery, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 531-3511.
"In Here Out There," works by Nitya Brighenti, Etsuko Douglass, Rebecca Horne, Margaret South and Buddy Summers, through March 19, Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery. 627-1079.
"96813," paintings by Sabra Rae Feldstein and photographs by Hawkins Biggins, through April 1, Café Che Pasta. 524-0004.
"Pua Mae 'Ole, Flower That Never Fades," works by David Behlke, Linda Hutchinson, Anne Irons, Mark Kadota and Noriko Wakayama, through April 21, Sub-Zero/Wolf showroom. 597-1647.
"Life in the Pacific: The 21st Century," through April 23, Honolulu Hale courtyard gallery; featuring documentary photographs of traditional Pacific Island culture today as seen by students who studied photography through a program at the Honolulu Academy of Art to complement the "Life in the Pacific in the 1700s" exhibit opening Feb. 23 at the academy. 527-5666, www.honolulu.gov/moca.
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Works by Uri Blayer and Caleb O'Connor, through Feb. 16, Village Galleries, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-4402.
"Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2006," juried exhibit of portraiture works in various media, through Feb. 19, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schaefer Gallery, Kahului, Maui. (808) 242-2787.
"Out of the Mist (Puka Mai I Ka Noe)," paintings and ceramic masks by Ira Ono, through Feb. 19, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Volcano, Big Island. (808) 967-7565.
Small Works Show 2006, small-scale art in a variety of media presented by the Kauai Society of Artists and jurored by Shigeru Miyamoto, through March 3, Kukui Grove exhibition hall, Lihu'e, Kaua'i.
Twined Rag Rugs, Bobbie Irwin teaches a two-day workshop in a variety of twining techniques using small-frame looms and basketry-style samplers without a frame, as practiced by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 12, UH-Manoa Art building, room 308; $135 includes supplies. Registration: 261-7835.
Hawaiian Quilt Designing Workshop, John Serrao shares his knowledge of designing based on the floral, historical and spiritual qualities of Hawaiian culture, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mission Houses Museum; $65. Registration: 531-0481.
"Basics in Oil," classes by Elaine Matsuda for ages 12-17 in brush stroke and palette knife techniques, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 4-6 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, Midori Art Studio, 2639 S. King St., Suite 204; $150 includes supply fees for five-week series of classes. 952-0309.
Oil-painting classes, impressionist techniques using brush or palette knife, for beginning and experienced students, series of six classes (90 minutes each); $270 for the series, taught at the YWCA on Richards Street. For schedule: 383-0998.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Plein Air Painters of Hawaii seeks works for the April 15-May 4 juried show on Maui. Plein-air works in any media will be considered. Download a prospectus at www.pleinairpainters ofhawaii.com. Deadline for receipt of slides is Feb. 15.
Honolulu Printmakers seeks hand-printed works for the 78th annual exhibition, scheduled for Feb. 22-March 17. Works from O'ahu artists accepted Feb. 17 at Academy Art Center at Linekona; Neighbor Island artists may mail their works, framed in Plexiglas, on Feb. 15 to the art center. Fees: $7 per entry for Honolulu Printmakers, $11 per entry for nonmembers. Information and requirements: 536-5507, www.honoluluprintmakers.com.
Canon USA Hawai'i seeks photographs for the 10th Canon Amateur Photo Contest in April at Canon Art Gallery. Works by nonprofessional photographers who are Hawai'i residents will be accepted until Feb. 28. 522-5930.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center seeks woodworkers and furniture makers for two projects to be commissioned by the center: a sculptural bench for the Castle Theater lobby and 10-15 benches for the outdoor arcades. Send resume and digital images of your work for consideration to email@example.com. Deadline is March 1. 242-2787.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, announces that the prospectus and entry forms for the 56th annual Artist of Hawai'i 2006 exhibition, scheduled for June 22-July 30, will be available beginning Wednesday. Artists may submit 35mm slides of their art works with the form and $5 per entry before noon on March 11. 532-8700.
VSA arts seeks works from artists 22 and older who have a physical or mental disability for the juried "Transformation" exhibit scheduled for June in Washington, D.C. Winning artists will receive roundtrip tickets to view their work on display. Enter two slides of earlier work and three slides of current work completed within a five-year span. Details and entry forms at www.vsarts.org/trans formation, (202) 628-2800. Deadline is March 24.
Bethel Street Gallery calls for two- and three-dimensional works for the juried 2006 Hawai'i Artists Exhibition scheduled for April 11-May 6 with cash prizes awarded to first through third place winners. Entry fee of $25 for three submission, $10 each for additional submissions. Slides or digital images on CD (not the original artwork) may be submitted before April 1. Details at www.bethel streetgallery.com, 524-3552.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks three-dimensional works in any media from O'ahu artists for exhibit at the gallery. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; and/or 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; email@example.com, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.