Art Sale Fundraiser, Kevin Busscher offers his oils and prints of sea life and flora of Hawai'i with sales to benefit Advocates for Africa's Children to help build homes for AIDS orphans in Swaziland, 1-6 p.m. today, American Association of University Women house, 1802 Ke'eaumoku St.; free admission. 391-9777.
"Ancient Writing and Art," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Steve Miller, 2:30-4 p.m. today, at the academy; also, "The Shanghai School of Chinese Paintings" led by Myra Kent, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and June 4, at the academy; free. Reservations: 532-8700.
"Jean Charlot's Art in Public Places," Laura Ruby, past president of the Jean Charlot Foundation, gives insights into the life and work of the artist, noon Tuesday, Hawai'i State Art Museum's second floor Diamond Head Galleries; free, part of the ArtLunch series. 586-0900.
"The Fabric of Their Lives: 19th-century American Women and Their Quilts," illustrated lecture by Deborah Kraak pairs images of quilts with extracts from diaries, letters and ladies magazines on what quilting meant to American quilters, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free. 532-8768.
"Through Our Eyes: A Photographic View of Hong Kong by Its Youth," David Ulrich talks about a program sponsored by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation that placed digital cameras in the hands of more than 170 Hong Kong students, 7 p.m. Wednesday, UH-Manoa Krauss 012, Yukiyoshi room; free. 956-8244.
First Friday, receptions and art openings at various downtown art venues, 5-9 p.m. Friday. Maps available at participating galleries and restaurants. 521-2903, 524-0004, 521-1812, 586-0900, www.firstfridayhawaii.com.
Art on the Zoo Fence, featuring works by more than 35 Island artists, 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
"Life and Soul: Interpreting the World We Live In," new works by Frances Hill and Cirlene, tomorrow through July 29, opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Café Che Pasta. 524-0004.
Small Kine Show, works by the Hawaii Watercolor Society, Tuesday through June 17, artist reception 5:30-8 p.m. June 15, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
Tsuyoshi Takarada Photo Exhibition, perspective on life in Hawai'i and Japan, Thursday through June 29, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"Fish Tales," gyotaku prints by Naoki Hayashi, Thursday through June 30, Ko'olau Gallery, Manoa Marketplace. 988-4147.
"Dreams of Manny," masks created by the late Manny Voulgaropoulos and paintings by Gus Gustafson and Stuart Robson, Thursday through June 25, artist reception 6-8 p.m. June 15, rRed Elephant. 545-2468.
Independent Artists Pastel Show, works from a variety of artists selected by Helen Iaea, Thursday through June 30, Borders, Ward Center's Stairway Gallery. 591-8995.
Works by Kirk Nelson Flood, original paintings and artist demonstration, Thursday through June 30, Maui Hands Gallery, Hyatt Regency, Ka'anapali. (808) 667-7997.
Works by Ann Sheftic and Cheryl Ans, pastels, oils and three-dimensional pieces, Thursday through June 27, Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 887-1052.
"Art, the Language Everyone Understands," works in various media by Frank B. Shaner, Mazie Hirono, Takeo, Alan Carrell, Eric Chandler, Leslie Hayashi, Elizabeth Kent and Janice Brown, Friday through June 30, opening reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, fundraiser reception for HEART Program, Children's Alliance of Hawai'i 5-8 p.m. June 6, artist reception 5-8 p.m. June 15, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
"Beauty Through the Eyes of Our Children," annual exhibit of works by students from Hawai'i and Japan, sponsored by the Mokichi Okada Association, Saturday through June 11, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8742.
"Ho'olau: To Leaf Out," textile art by Marilyn Hiestand and Dina Kageler, Saturday through July 15, artist reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Volcano Art Gallery, Volcano Village, Big Island. (808) 967-8222.
Wood carvings from New Zealand by Kevin McCardell and plein-air paintings by Mark Brown, through June 3, Hale'iwa Art Gallery, Hale'iwa. 637-3368.
"The Gathering Place," plein-air paintings by Jacobus Baas, through June10, Baik Designs at Gentry Pacific Design Center. 524-2290.
"Mango Seasons," paintings by Doug Young, ceramics by Esther Shimazu and koa boxes and desk accessories by Roy Tsumoto, through June 29, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
Jean Charlot Panels, three large-scale paintings of Mayan warriors, through June 30, UH-Manoa Hamilton Library Bridge Gallery. 956-2849.
"Great Impressions: Contemporary Prints of Hawai'i," works by 30 printmakers including Dodie Warren, Christine Harris-Amos, Allyn Bromley, David Smith, George Woollard, Jodi Endicott, through July 7, 1132 Bishop Street Lobby gallery. 599-5009.
"Alimatuan: The Emerging Artist as American Filipino," works in a variety of media by young artists from the Philippines and American-Filipinos, through Aug. 6, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"For the Love of Food Too!" works by Jack Lee, Fong Ling, Dieter Runge, Pam Tagariello and Kathy Yokauchi, through Aug. 12, Sub-Zero/Wolf showroom, King and Pi'ikoi 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, through Aug. 27, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Textile Gallery. 532-8701.
"O2art 3: Paul Morrison, gamodeme," black-and-white monumental painting, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
Aloha Ho'omaluhia XXII, annual exhibit of works by Island artists inspired by the garden, through today, Ho'omaluhia Art Gallery and grounds. 233-7323.
"Ke Ala Kupuna (The Ancestral Path)," mixed-media paintings by Harinani Orme, through today, Volcano Art Center, Big Island. (808) 967-7565.
"Japanese Spring: Sakura," photography by Akira Ohtomo, through Tuesday, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
Fiber Art, works by Charlene Hughes, through Tuesday, Stairway Gallery, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
"Cultural Exchange," collaborative mural project completed by international exchange students who have spent the year with host families in Hawai'i, through Wednesday, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8742.
"Interwoven Cultures," fiber art incorporating a variety of media from the Hawaii Handweaver's Hui and juried by Maile Andrade, through Wednesday, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8742.
"Extra! Extra!" works in a variety of media by employees of The Honolulu Advertiser, through Tuesday, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
Landscapes, acrylics by Patrick Doell, through Thursday, Ko'olau Gallery, Manoa Marketplace. 988-4147.
Works by Jon Hamblin and George Okuhara, with works by students at Mid-Pacific Institute, through Friday, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
Blown Glass and Sculpture by Daniel Moe, through Friday The Gallery at Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kohala Coast, Big Island. (808) 886-2199.
"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 Saturday, Pegge Hopper Gallery. 524-1160.
"Rhythm of Colors," oil paintings by Noriko, through Saturday, Art Board Gallery. 536-0210.
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"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" Mattice, 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. today, Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery. 395-3238.
"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.
"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.
"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, East-West Center Gallery. (808) 944-7177.
"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.
Sewjouners Quilt Exhibit, quilts created by Honolulu judges and others in the legal field, through July 1, Honolulu Hale, mayor's reception room.
2006 Spring Art Show, works by students of Howard Farrant at Waialua Intermediate and High School, through July 29, Waialua Public Library. 637-7446.
"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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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.
Watercolor Painting on Location, classes taught by Linda Kane and Jinni Mitchell, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday and June 12; $80 per session includes all supplies and transportation. Call for location and registration: 590-7122.
Water Media Collage, eight-session class taught by Michael Genger on how to combine watercolors with other media to create collage works, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, June 3-July 22, UH-Manoa Art 364; $150 plus materials. Register: 956-8244, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summer.
Stained Glass Basics, full-day class in creating a stained glass piece to take home, 9 a.m. June 3 and each first and third Saturday to follow, Honolulu Stained Glass, 3520 Wai'alae Ave.; $150 includes supplies. Register: 737-8018.
Silver Casting, four-session class on basic jewelry design, casting and finishing techniques, 10 a.m. Saturdays, June 3-24, Honolulu Stained Glass, 3520 Wai'alae Ave.; $295 includes supplies. Register: 737-8018.
Expression Session: House as Sculpture, Fae Yamaguchi teaches students to create a sculptural form, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights; for children 5-12 and their parents, $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Reservations: 237-5230.
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 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
Hawai'i 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. For additional information: email@example.com. Deadline is June 30.
VSA arts seeks work from artists ages 16-25, with disabilities, on the theme "Destination Anywhere." Finalists will receive prizes, and their works will be displayed in a nationwide touring exhibition that debuts at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. For entry instructions: 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. Finalist will submit actual artwork for final judging, with winners announced in late August. Entry forms and specifications available at 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 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 artists to submit works for Abilities 2007; call 539-3874 or write firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, artists for Leap Year Show 2008; call 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.