2nd annual North Shore Open Artists' Studio Tour, self-guided tours of six work spaces and studios on O'ahu's north shore, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Download details and a map from www.hawaiinorthshoreartists.com. 637-4627.
Escape into Landscape, live music, dance performances, storytelling and keiki art project, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free, sponsored by The Bank of Hawaii and The Honolulu Advertiser. 532-8700.
"Ancient Writing and Art" tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Steve Miller, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and May 28, at the academy; free. Reservations: 532-8700.
Bead Society meeting, with a workshop on four-wire necklaces, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Academy Art Center at Linekona; free for members, $5 for visitors. Call for supply list: 487-2090.
An Evening with Photographer Michael Long, survey of his work and discussion of the role creativity has in relation to the concepts of time and space, 7 p.m. Thursday, UH-Manoa Yukiyoshi Room, Krauss Hall 012. 956-8400.
"Holy Grail! Behind The Da Vinci Code," live entertainment, food and drink available for purchase from C&C Pasta Co., tarot and palm readings, Da Vinci Code gallery hunt, prizes, an ARTafterDARK event, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free to academy members, $7 for nonmembers. 532-8700.
Art Talks: artists and curators talk about the current exhibits, "O2art 3: Paul Morrison, gamodeme" at 2 p.m.; "Alimatuan: the Emerging Artist as American Filipino," at 2:30 p.m., The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights; each talk is free for museum members or included with the admission price of $5 for all others. Reservations requested: 237-5217.
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 guest artists, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Hilton Hawaiian Village; free. Call for scheduled artists: 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 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
Wood carvings from New Zealand by Kevin McCardell and plein-air paintings by Mark Brown, today through June 3, Hale'iwa Art Gallery, Hale'iwa. 637-3368.
"For the Love of Food Too!" works by Jack Lee, Fong Ling, Dieter Runge, Pam Tagariello and Kathy Yokauchi, today through Aug. 12, Sub-Zero/Wolf Showroom, King and Pi'iloi streets. 597-1647.
"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, Thursday through Aug. 27, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Textile Gallery. 532-8701.
"Alimatuan: The Emerging Artist as American Filipino," works in a variety of media by young artists from the Philippines and American Filipinos, Friday through Aug. 6, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"O2art 3: Paul Morrison, gamodeme," black-and-white monumental painting, opens Friday, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"Mango Seasons," paintings by Doug Young, ceramics by Esther Shimazu and koa boxes and desk accessories by Roy Tsumoto, Friday through June 29, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
"Cultural Exchange," collaborative mural project completed by international exchange students who have spent the year with host families in Hawai'i, through May 31, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8712.
"Interwoven Cultures," fiber art incorporating a variety of media from the Hawaii Handweaver's Hui and juried by Maile Andrade, through May 31, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8743.
"Couples: Making Art Under One Roof," works in various media, created by artists who live and work together, through July 6, Balcony Gallery, Kailua. 263-4434.
"From Stage to Page: Kabuki Through Woodblock Prints," ukiyo-e prints which present the actors, plays and milieu of Japanese theater which were given to the center from the Utagawaha Monjinkai Foundation plus examples of costumes, scenery and stage elements of kabuki, through Aug. 24, opening reception and walk-through with curator Julie Iezzi, 1 p.m. today, East-West Center Gallery. (808) 944-7177.
"Celebrating Chinese Women: Qing Dynasty to Modern Hawai'i," artifacts and textiles, through today, Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building; admission is $14.95 for adults and $11.95 for youths ages 4-12 with discounts for seniors, military and Hawai'i residents. 847-3511, www.bishopmuseum.org.
"Instinct," new paintings by Chuck Davis; new blue and white ceramics for spring by Esther Nowell; and ceramics by Steve Martin, through Thursday, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034, www.gwcfineart.com.
Fiber Hawai'i 2006, works in all media in or about fiber or fiber techniques created by members of Hawai'i Craftsmen and juried by Pat Hickman, through Saturday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 596-8128.
"Abilities 2006," 4th annual exhibit of works by Hawai'i artists with mental illnesses, through Saturday, Roy Venters Studio, sponsored by the state Mental Health Division and VSA arts of Hawai'i. 539-3939.
"Lifeguards in Hawai'i," a history of lifeguard towers through images and art works, through Saturday, Honolulu Hale courtyard.
"The Digital Advantage," digitally generated fine art by Carolyn Ward Clark and Saint Wayne, through Saturday, Cafe Che Pasta. 524-0004.
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Aloha Ho'omaluhia XXII, annual exhibit of works by Island artists inspired by the garden, through May 28, Ho'omaluhia Art Gallery and grounds. 233-7323.
"Japanese Spring: Sakura," photography by Akira Ohtomo, through May 30, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
Fiber Art, works by Charlene Hughes, through May 30, Stairway Gallery, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
"Extra! Extra!" works in a variety of media by employees of The Honolulu Advertiser: Dick Adair, Wanda Adams, Lynne Chang, Bev Creamer, Wayne Harada, Martha Hernandez, Sachi Nakamura, Jon Orque, Chris Oliver, Paula Rath, Greg Taylor and Catherine Toth, through May 31, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
Landscapes, acrylics by Patrick Doell, through May 31, Ko'olau Gallery, Manoa Marketplace. 988-4147.
Works by Jon Hamblin and George Okuhara, with works by students at Mid-Pacific Institute, through June 2, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
"Blank," surfboards designs by Rona Awber Bennett, Kandi Everett, Jef Hartsel, Pegge Hopper, April Lee, Timothy P. Ojile, Rich Richardson, Jason Teraoka, Paul Willoughby and Maile Yawata, through June 3, Pegge Hopper Gallery. 524-1160.
"Rhythm of Colors," oil paintings by Noriko, through June 3, Art Board Gallery. 536-0210.
"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.
"The Chronicles of Tsune," recent drawings, prints and paintings by Maile Yawata, through June 9, bibelot gallery. 738-0368.
"Island Shadows," recent work in clay and bronze by David Kuraoka, through June 18, Honolulu Academy of Arts Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
Ukiyo-e Exhibit, additional rotation of Japanese woodblock prints from the James A. Michener collection, through June 25, Honolulu Academy of Arts Michener Gallery. 532-8701.
Works by Markus Reynolds, paintings and jewelry by the New York artist, through June 30, Tea at 1024. 521-9596.
Works by Hermine Vasconcellos and Rosemary "Perky" Mattic, art by patients, through June 30, Louis Vuitton Creative Art Gallery, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. 531-3511.
"Order From Disorder: the Ancient Art of Chinese Calligraphy and Abstract Expressionism by John Way," through July 2, Honolulu Academy of Arts Asian Temporary Exhibition Gallery. 532-8701.
"Pets and People," two- and three-dimensional works by members of the Association of Hawaii Artists, through July 2, opening reception 5-7 p.m. May 28, Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery. 395-3238.
"Gone ... But Not Forgotten," posthumous tribute to late artists Harry Baldwin II, Conrad Craven, Ione Haney, Stanley Hayase, Shugen Inouye, Emi Dorothy Obara, Wyatt Osato and Isami Shimabukuro, curated by Tom and Mildred Okimoto, through July 7, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i Gallery. 945-7633.
"Ku I Ka Ni'o," works by Rocky Jensen, Imaikalani Kalahele, Herb Kane, Mary Lou Kekuewa, Marie McDonald and Ipo Nihipali, through July 9, Bishop Museum Vestibule Gallery; admission is $14.95 for adults and $11.95 for youth 4-12 with discounts for seniors, military and Hawai'i residents. www.bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511.
"Moth, nail, x," paintings and installation art by Puni Kukahiko, through July 21, Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery. 544-0287.
"Treasures of the Past," artifacts that tell the story of Hawai'i's first missionaries, and how their lives were influenced by native culture, through Aug. 5, Mission Houses Museum, Chamberlain House Gallery; $5. 531-0481.
"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, Diamond Head Gallery. 586-0900.
"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 that 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.
"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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"Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941-1945," traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution features patriotic posters issued during World War II, through June 17, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.
Works by Paula Nokes and Lauren Okano, presented by Balcony Gallery, through June 23, Duc's Bistro. 263-4434.
2006 Spring Art Show, works by students of Howard Farrant at Waialua Intermediate and High School, through July 29, Waialua Public Library. 637-7446.
Sewjouners Quilt Exhibit, quilts created by Honolulu judges and others in the legal field, through July 1, Honolulu Hale, mayor's reception room.
"Young Imaginarians," works in a variety of media by students of Maryknoll School fine-arts program, through Sept. 8, Art of Vision Gallery at Laser Eye Center of Hawaii. 952-7315.
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"Ke Ala Kupuna (The Ancestral Path)," mixed-media paintings by Harinani Orme, through May 28, Volcano Art Center, Big Island. (808) 967-7565.
Blown Glass and Sculpture by Daniel Moe, through June 2, The Gallery at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kohala Coast, Big Island. (808) 886-2199.
Kauai Society of Artists Membership Show 2006, juried works in a variety of media, through June 16, Kukui Grove Shopping Center exhibit space, Lihu'e, Kaua'i. www.kauaisocietyofartists.org, (808) 821-8022.
"Beasts to Birds," paintings using animals as metaphors for society by Jodi Endicott and "Light as a Material," paintings by Udo Noger, through June 18, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui. (808) 242-2787.
2006 annual Student Art Exhibition, works in a variety of media by students at UH-Hilo and Hawai'i Community College, through Sept. 30, UH-Hilo Campus Center Gallery, Big Island. (808) 974-7307.
"Tips and Tricks for the Quilter," Bonnie Naluai and Lori Silva teach basic quilting techniques, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kahuku Public Library; free. Registration requested: 293-8935.
"Know Your Camera I: Introduction to Photography Techniques," Jerry Omo Jr. teaches the basics of both digital- and film-camera operation and photographic methods, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, May 25-June 22, UH-Manoa, Webster 103; $98 plus $20 for course materials on CD-ROM available from the instructor at the first meeting. Register for course L08348: 956-8400, www.outreach.hawaii.edu.
"Learning to See Creatively: Finding a New Vision," two-day workshop with Michael Long on breaking old patterns of seeing to create imaginative work with topics such as shooting from unusual angles, changing focus or depth of field, utilizing camera movement and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, UH-Manoa Yukiyoshi Room, Krauss 012; $200. Register for couse L08389: 956-8400, www.outreach.hawaii.edu.
"Learning to be Creative: Tools and Techniques," Michael Long presents his "secrets" discovered through experience, with examples of his work using homemade tools, invented techniques that add individual and artistic qualities to the student's work, with practice opportunites during the class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 28, UH-Manoa Yukiyoshi Room, Krauss 012; $100. Register for course L08390: 956-8400, www.outreach.hawaii.edu.
Academy Art Center at Linekona offers a variety of programs for adults and children in July, August and September. Complete schedule, fees and enrollment forms: 532-8741.
Basics in Oil, ongoing classes by Elaine Matsuda for ages 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; 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, modern impressionist techniques using brush or palette knife with artist Yuan Shaw, for beginning students, nine workshop hours taught at the YWCA on Richards Street; $270 for the series. Schedule: 383-0998.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau seeks digital photography from Hawai'i residents that reflects Hawai'i life in categories including beach life, family fun, outdoor activities, shopping, cuisine, culture and fine arts, for inclusion in the online "My Hawai'i Photo Gallery" at GoHawaii.com. Photo submission will be judged, with winners receiving prizes including Hawaiian Airlines tickets and travel upgrades. Submit digital images, at least 300 dpi but no greater than 3 MB, to www.gohawaii.com/photocontest. Additional information is on the Web site or may be obtain from firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is June 30.
VSA arts seeks work from artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities, on the theme "Destination Anywhere." Finalists get prizes, and their works will be displayed in a nationwide touring exhibition that debuts at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Entry instructions at www.vsarts.org/vwcall or (800) 933-8721, ext. 3885. Deadline for entries is July 14.
Tori Richard seeks print designs on the theme "Mediterranean meets the Pacific," for a contest with cash prizes and possible inclusion in a 50th-anniversary catalog. Submit slides of two-dimensional artwork in any medium with embellishments such as embroidery, applique, beading or sequins if desired. Finalist will submit actual artwork for final judging, with winners announced in late August. Entry forms and specifications available at any Tori Richard stores or at www.toririchard.com. Submission deadline is Aug. 1.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks three-dimensional works in any medium from O'ahu artists for exhibit. 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 or write email@example.com. Also, artists for 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; or to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.