Honolulu Academy of Arts announces free admission to the museum Tuesdays-Sundays, through May14, when the exhibit "Life in the Pacific of the 1700s" closes. 532-8700.
"Life in the Pacific of the 1700s," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Hannelore Herbig, 2:30-4 p.m. today, at the academy; also, "Marvelous Materials: How do they make them?" led by Myra Kent, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday; free. Reservations: 532-8700.
Second Sunday Gallery Walk, visit art galleries in Kailua, 2-5 p.m. today, organized by The Balcony Gallery; free. 263-4434.
Third Thursday Artist Receptions, meet the artists and discuss their current exhibits, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Louis Pohl Gallery (521-1812), Into (536-2266) and The Art Board (536-0121); free.
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.
OPENING THIS WEEK
"Collaborations," ten pairs of local artists create collaborative works in a variety of media, today through May 11, opening reception 2-5 p.m. today, The Balcony Gallery, Kailua. 263-4434.
Works by Aaron Padilla and Maika'i Tubbs, today through April 9, opening reception 2-5 p.m. today, Lodestar Collective, Kailua. 262-4606.
Works by Tim Nguyen and Bill Robert, today through March 25, Hale'iwa Art Gallery. 637-3368.
Maui Art 2006, 28th anniversary juried exhibit with works in various media from island artists, today through April 8, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui. (808) 244-8272.
"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, Saturday through May 5, opening reception 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i. 945-7633.
The National Arts Program Exhibit, works by Honolulu city employees and their families, through March 24, Honolulu Hale Courtyard. 527-5666.
"Lois Horne: Retrospective — 90 Years of Perspective," through March 31, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
2006 KOA Award Exhibit, prints by Dodie Warren, through April 7, Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9374.
9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, small-scale works by artist from around the world, through April 13, UH-Manoa Art Gallery. 956-6888.
Ukiyo-e Exhibit, Japanese woodblock prints from the James A. Michener collection, through April 23, in the Honolulu Academy of Arts Michener Gallery. 532-8701.
"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.
"Ho'ohuli, To Turn Around," works by contemporary Hawaiian artists along with items from the Bishop Museum's collection, curated by Meleana Meyer, through today, Bishop Museum, Vestibule Gallery; included with museum admission of $14.95 general and $11.95 ages 4-12; kama'aina discounts. 847-3511.
"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, through today, Lodestar Collective, Uluniu Arts Building, Kailua. 262-4606.
78th annual Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition, 100 contemporary works by Hawai'i printmakers in a variety media selected by juror Paul Rangell, through Friday, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8742, 536-5507.
"Golden Threads," quilts by Lea Ingram and glass vessels by Bud Spindt, through Friday, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8742.
"Three Solos and a Friend," recent paintings by Louisa Cooper, Bev Fetting, Maryanne Snelling and Tom Fanning, through Friday, Pauahi Tower Mezzanine Gallery.
"4 Island Artists," works in various media by Kau'i Chun, Ku'uipo Philomena Kalahiki-Morales, McD Philpotts and Harinani Orme, through Saturday, Pegge Hopper Gallery. 524-1160.
Works by Bumpei Akaji, exhibit and sale, through Saturday, Satoru's Art Gallery. 271-9595.
"Que Rico el Mambo," video art, large-scale video stills and musical tracks explore the band leader Damaso Perez Prado, who popularized the mambo, created by Julio César Morales, through Saturday, thirtyninehotel. 599-2552.
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"It's Na'au or Newa," 16 contemporary Maoli (Native Hawaiian) artists and poets exhibit works in a variety of media, coordinated by the Bishop Museum, part of Maoli Arts Month (MAMo) Festival, through March 25, artist walk-through 7 p.m. Thursday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
"Folded Space and Other Recent Works," paintings by Debbie Young; "Beadifferent," lampwork glass bead jewelry by Charlene Tashima and Joel Park; "Sake, Tea and Flowers," ceramics by Jeffrey Berenberg, Mieko Markwart, Diane Chen, Masae Ishii and Cory Lum; and "Latest Ceramics" by Esther Nowell, through March 30, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"Film-based in ages from Kapalama," photographic works by students of Kamehameha Schools, through March 30, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"The Fan," paintings by Elaine Matsuda, through March 31, Ko'olau Gallery. 988-4147.
"my own little planet: souvenirs from my world," ceramics by Daven Hee from his personal collection, and recent works, through March 31, bibelot gallery. 738-0368.
"Sacred Hawai'i Series," photographs by Lani Yamasaki, through March 31, Into Gallery, 40 N. Hotel St. 536-2266.
"Hawaiian Awakening," photographs by Victor Giordano, through March 31, rRed Elephant Gallery. 545-2468.
"A contribution to a conversation that started way before we were born," art by Hawaiian artists, part of the MAMo Festival, through March 31, Louis Pohl Gallery (521-1812) and Pacific Traditions Gallery (531-5122).
Maoli Art Exhibit, works by Hawaiian master artists and their students, through March 31, Kapolei Hale. 523-4674, 527-5666.
"Ink Theory," works by Eiketsu (Roger) Baba and Alan Konishi, through April 4, Ong King Art Center.
"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.
"Life in the Pacific: The 21st Century," through April 23, Honolulu Academy of Arts courtyards and Honolulu Hale Courtyard Gallery; featuring documentary photos of traditional Pacific Island cultures today, as seen by students who studied photography through a program at the academy to complement the current exhibit "Life in the Pacific of the 1700s." 532-8701, 527-5666, www.honolulu.gov/moca.
"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, East-West Center Gallery. 944-7177.
"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.
"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.
"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.
Works by Paula Nokes and Lauren Okano, presented by Balcony Gallery, through June 23, Duc's Bistro. 263-4434.
"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's Diamond Head Gallery. 5896-0900.
"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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"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.
"New Leaves From the Man'yoshu," paintings and ceramics by Yasumasa Suzuki and Seiran Suzuki, co-sponsored by UH Center for Japanese Studies, UH Center for Korean Studies, Consulate of Japan in Honolulu and UH Library, through March 20, UH-Manoa Hamilton Library's Bridge Gallery and Phase II Gallery. 543-3111.
"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.
"Vibrations of the Soul," abstract paintings by Akiyo Ohgury, through April 28, Laser Eye Center of Hawai'i's Vision Gallery. 946-6000.
Photographs by Dana Forsberg, san shoppell and Mark Yoakum, through April 30, The Contemporary Cafe. 526-1322.
Works by Lorena Long, through April 30, Tea at 1024. 521-9596.
Works by Ador Quijano and Shizue Nakayama, art by patients, through April 30, Louis Vuitton Creative Art Gallery, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 531-3511.
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"Ululani," works by Merna Joan Watta and Diana Tatiana Leaf, through April 1, artist reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 887-1052.
"Flow," paintings by Elena Garcia, through April 9, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Big Island. (808) 967-8222.
Aha Hana Lima Craft Workshops, guest artists offer classes in four media: wood, glass, clay and jewelry, March 25-27 at UH-Manoa and Honolulu Academy of Art; $275 plus supply and lab fees with discounts for students and Hawaii Craftsmen members. Download a prospectus and registration information at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/programs. 596-8128.
Spring Art Camp for Youth, a variety of visual art projects led by Debra Serrao in drawing, painting, printing and mixed-media activities for ages 8-13, daily March 27-31, Volcano Art Center, Big Island; $85 includes supply fees. (808) 967-8222, www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Basics in Oil, ongoing classes by Elaine Matsuda for ages 12-adult, 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, Midori Art Studio, 2639 S. King St., Suite 204; $100 for five-week series of classes. 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, 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
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/transformation, (202) 628-2800. Deadline is March 24.
Hale'iwa Arts Festival calls for artist in all fine-art media to exhibit and demonstrate their work at the ninth annual festival July 22-23. Guidelines, applications and information at www.haleiwaartsfestival.org. Application fee of $25. Submission deadline is March 25.
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.bethelstreetgallery.com, 524-3552.
The state Division of Forestry and Wildlife seeks submission of paintings featuring the gray francolin in Hawai'i habitat for the 2006-07 Hawai'i Wildlife Conservation Stamp, which is used for hunting licenses and is available to collectors. Winning entry receives a maximum fee of $1,000. Submission requirements at www.dofaw.net, 587-0166. Deadline is April 7.
Waimea Arts Council invites Big Island artist to submit work in any medium on the theme "Tea" for the May 2-27 juried exhibit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 at the Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. Entry fees are $15 for one piece, $24 for two and $30 for three with discounts for council members. Additional information and prospectus at www.waimeaartscouncil.org, (808) 887-1052.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks three-dimensional works in any medium 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, email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.