"Animals in Western Art," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Charles Hardy, 2:30-4 p.m. today, at the academy; also, "The Written Word in Ancient Times," led by Steve Miller, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday; free with regular admission, $7 ($4 military, seniors, students). Reservations: 532-8700.
Academy Shop Annual Clearance Sale, discounts on art books, folk art, posters, jewelry, ethnic clothing and more, 1-5 p.m. today, Academy Art Center at Linekona; continues 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday; 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, 1-5 p.m. today, Honolulu Academy of Arts courtyards; free admission. 532-8700.
Second Sunday Art Walk, visit Kailua galleries for special receptions and exhibits, 2-5 p.m. today, Kailua town. 263-4434.
Art Gallery Opening, mural artist Wyland will discusses his new work at his gallery's new location, 2-6 p.m. today, Wyland Galleries at the North Shore Marketplace, Hale'iwa. 637-7498.
Downtown Love, sign-waving installation art event designed by Nate Chung, with volunteers holding signs printed with compliments and Chung's face, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, King and Bishop streets.
"Baroque Art in Italy and Austria," 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, students). Reservations: 532-8700.
Chinese Calligrahy and Brush Painting, Great Master Ji Ming demonstrates his technique, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, The Art Board. 536-0121.
Invitational Fine Art Showcase, members of the Hygienic Dress League discuss and answer questions about the current exhibit, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free. 521-2903.
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.
"Vibrations of the Soul," abstract paintings by Akiyo Ohgury, today through April 28, Laser Eye Center of Hawai'i's Vision Gallery. 946-6000.
"Anti-Valentine's Day Show," works in an unromantic vein by KC Grennan, Daven Hee, Aaron Padilla, Carl Pao, Diana Sanchez and Maika'i Tubbs, today through March 12, Lodestar Collective, Uluniu Arts Building, Kailua. 262-4606.
Oils by Betty Hay Freeland, Friday through March 9, Village Galleries, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-4402.
Works by Uri Blayer and Caleb O'Connor, through Thursday, Village Galleries, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-4402.
"Painting With Threads: The Art of Japanese Embroidery," works from the Kurenai-Kai Centers in Japan and Atlanta, through Friday, with demonstrations by guest stitchers, noon-3 p.m. today, UH-Manoa Art Gallery. 956-6888.
Works by Robert James and Brad Lewis, through Saturday, Hale'iwa Art Gallery. 637-3368.
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"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, multimedia 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.
"Unleashed," 20 artists celebrate the Year of the Dog, through Feb. 25, artist reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
"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. today, 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, multimedia artworks, through March 1, The Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop Street, second-level lobby. 440-2714.
"Witnessing," multimedia exhibit of works by six women artists: Gail Harada, Keiko Hatano, Tsugumi Iwasaki-Higbee, Jessica Kim-Campuspos, Lori Ohtani and Noe Tanigawa, through March 3, Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9374.
David Smith: Printmaker, lithographs, photo-lithographs, etchings and photo-etchings, through March 3, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
"The Shining One: The Tale of Genji in Edo,"Japanese woodblock prints from the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, with visual interpretation of the novel "Genji Monogatari," from the Edo period, 1615-1868, through March 5, at the academy's 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 4, 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," multimedia 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 the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, through April 30, at the academy's Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
"Custom and Creativity: The Arts of the Upland Philippines," traditional artforms including basketry, ceremonial items, wood carving, weaving and contemporary photographs, video and paintings, through May 2, opening reception 1-3 p.m. today, East-West Center Gallery. 944-7177.
"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, 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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"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.
"Vision and Discovery: The Art and Craft of Photography," eight-meeting class taught by David Ulrich gives a comprehensive view of techniques, vision, craft and aesthetic awareness to improve your photography, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 15-April 5, UH-Manoa Art 360; $200, bring your camera to the first class meeting. Register for course L08184: 956-5666, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm.
"Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy & Brush Painting," four-session class taught by Linus Chao in the philosophy and fundamentals to these art forms through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 18-March 11, at the artist's studio in Mountain View, Big Island; $125 includes supplies. Register through the Volcano Art Center: (808) 967-8222, www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Paper Sculpture, Jeeum Kim leads a three-meeting class in advanced traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking and sculpture, 9 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, Feb. 18-March 4, UH-Manoa Art 306; $135. Register for course P08120 and get a supply list: 956-5666, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm.
"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 Wednesday.
Honolulu Printmakers seeks hand-printed works for the 78th annual exhibition, scheduled for Feb. 22-March 17. Works from O'ahu artists accepted Friday at Academy Art Center at Linekona; Neighbor Island artists may mail their works, framed in Plexiglas, by Wednesdayto the art center. Fees: $7 per entry for Honolulu Printmakers, $11 per entry for nonmembers. Information and requirements: 536-5507, www.honoluluprintmakers .com.
Association of Hawaii Artists calls for entries in all media from members for the juried "Aloha Show," scheduled for Feb. 21-28 at Honolulu Hale. Entry date is Feb. 18; entry fee is $20 for two pieces, $5 for additional pieces. Call for a prospectus and submission requirements, time and location: 637-2562, 239-6066.
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 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 works with the form and $5 per entry before noon on March 11. 532-8700.
Windward Artists Guild accepts two- and three-dimensional works for their March 17-May 5 juried open exhibition, 9 a.m.-noon March 11, Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop St. Entry fee for nonmembers is $20 plus $6 per piece to a maximum of five pieces; guild members, $10 plus $5 per entry up to five pieces. Prospectus and entry form: www.hawaiiwag.org, 235-5545.
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; island email@example.com, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.