"Dig It! Day," celebrate the opening of the academy's Antiquities Gallery with a visit to the interactive Egypt exhibit, a Q-and-A session with "Dr. Dig," a keiki-friendly Egyptologist, learn to write your name in hieroglyphs or make papyrus, dress up as a pharaoh or Cleopatra, dig for hidden treasures in a mock archaeological site, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Hono-lulu Academy of Arts; free, sponsored by Bank of Hawaii and The Advertiser. 532-8700.
"Art of Aloha 2006," fourth annual celebration of the aloha spirit through art, with Hawaiian music and pupu, 1-4 p.m. today, Lahaina Galleries, Maui; free. (808) 661-6284.
"Painting with Threads: Maintaining a Tradition," lecture by Willa Tanabe on the current exhibit at UH-Manoa Art Gallery, 7 p.m. today, UH Art Auditorium; free. 956-6888.
"Myths of the Greek and Roman World," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts' collection, led by docent Millie Liu, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 29, at the academy; free with regular admission, $7 ($4 military, seniors, students). Reservations: 532-8700.
Hawaii Bead Society meets, with slide show of Jeannette Cook's peyote work, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; free. 487-2090.
Stitched art, recent works by Marion Speers, Thursday-Saturday, artist reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
Feather lei artistry, lecture by Paulette Kahalepuna and Aunty Mary Lou Kekuewa on making feather lei, and discussion by Sheila Conant on the Hawaiian birds used during pre- and post-contact, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Hall; free to museum member, $5 for nonmembers. Reservations: 848-4157.
Art on the Zoo Fence, more than 35 Island artists display their works for sale, 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.
"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; and "Life in the Pacific of the 1700s," works from the Cook/Forster collection of the George August University of Gottingen, Wednesday through April 30, at the academy's Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
"Persian Visions," contemporary photography from Iran, Thursday through April 9, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Asian Wing Gallery 14. 532-8701.
Works by Chris Campbell and Nancy Vilhauer, Friday through March 5, opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Cedar Street Galleries. 589-1580.
"Secret Friends and Allies," sculptures celebrating the Oriental zodiac by Rochelle Lum, Friday through Feb. 24, opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, bibelot gallery. 738-0368.
"Unleashed," 20 artists celebrate the Year of the Dog, Friday through Feb. 25, artist reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 16, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
Works by Uri Blayer and Caleb O'Connor, Friday through Feb. 16, artist reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Village Galleries, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-4402.
"Variations on a Theme," ceramics reflecting the Yucatan Peninsula, by Mary-Ellen Hancock; and Works in oil, pastels and watercolor by Mark Norseth, Saturday through Feb. 23, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"BjØrn Melhus: Eastern_Western_Park," video installation, through today, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Luce Gallery. 532-8701.
Collage works by Thomas Krieger, Alexandru Preiss and Amanda Toy, through today, Contemporary Café at The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-1322.
"New Year — New Works," by Takeo and Rich Richardson and "Water Through Your Fingers," traditional Japanese hand-washing vessels and images by various Hawai'i artists, through Wednesday, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
Works by Kit Gentry and Carleton Kinkade, through Thursday, Village Galleries, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-4402.
New works by Hans Loffel, Sabra Feldstein and Deborah Pacheco, presented by Balcony Gallery, through Friday, Duc's Bistro. 531-6325.
"Ancestral Voices," two- and three-dimensional works by J. Forest Ocean and Pearl Pualani Ling, through Saturday, rRed Elephant, 1144 Bethel St. 545-2468.
"In a Classical Mode," paintings by Snowden Hodges and hand-blown glass vessels by Bud Spindt, through Saturday, Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"Reflecting Hawai'i," juried exhibition of two-dimensional works by artists of Hawai'i, through Saturday, Diamond Head galleries; also, "Summertime," multimedia visuals on the themes and images of summer from more than 100 Hawai'i artists, through Saturday, Hawai'i State Art Museum. 586-0900.
"The Jolly Chef Collection," works on paper by Pam Tagariello, through Saturday, Café Che Pasta. 524-0004.
"Tropical," works wiith a tropical theme, by Waimea Arts Council members, through Saturday, Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 887-1052.
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"From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics," pieces from 54 South Korean artists incorporate traditional techniques with new influences and innovative methods, through Jan. 29, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Clare Boothe Luce Gallery. 532-8701.
"Through My Father's Eyes," Filipino-American photographs by Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado and "The Physicality of Paint and Clay," Hawaiian landscapes by Douglas Davenport, through Jan. 29, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8701.
"The Transfigured Pedestrian," paintings using the banal by Vince Hazen and "running with scissors," interactive multimedia installation by San Shoppell, through Jan. 29, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
"Treasures of Hawai'i," photography by Victoria McCormick, through Jan. 30, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"What Happens When?" collaborative art by Dennis Ellman and A. LaRue, through Jan. 30, Hale'iwa Art Gallery. 637-3368.
"Here: Paintings by Stephen Niles," "May Chee — An Overview of Ceramic Works" and "David Hamma: A Year of Sundays (drawings, paintings, prints)," through Jan. 31, Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. 526-1322.
"Rhythm of Colors," floral oil paintings by Noriko, through Jan. 31, Art Board Gallery. 536-0121.
"Miracles and Malcontents," works by Rosalinda Kolb and Harinani Orme, through Feb. 3, Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9375.
"There are more things in heaven and earth ... " Chinese calligraphy, watercolors and mixed-media works by Regina Bode, through Feb. 3, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
"Ho'oulu I Ka Nani: Breadfruit Quilts of Hawai'i," 27th annual exhibit of Hawaiian quilts from three generations of quilters, curated by Margo Vitarelli and Loretta Woodard, through Feb. 4, Mission Houses Museum; $5 exhibit tour only, $8-$10 more for mission houses tour. 531-0481.
"Everybody Rules the World," paintings by Christopher St. John, through Feb. 9, artist reception Tuesday, Bethel Street Gallery. 524-3552.
"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. today, Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, UH-Manoa Art Gallery. 956-6888.
"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.
"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.
"Kapa Moe," Hawaiian sleep coverings made from the wauke (mulberry) plant, through April 9, Textile Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 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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"Honolulu: Island Views," works by Mark Brown, Brenda Cablayan, Ka-Ning Fong and Tom Smith, through Jan. 31, Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom, Pi'ikoi and King streets. 597-1647.
"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.
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.