ArtFest, display of works by O'ahu artists with demonstrations and entertainment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Wahiawa Civic Center, 910 California Ave.; free admission. 621-2094.
It's In Black & White, museum tours, music, keiki activities center on what is black and what is white at the academy, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free, sponsored by Bank of Hawaii and The Honolulu Advertiser. 532-8700.
"The Secret Blue and Whites of China," tour of the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, led by docent Millie Liu, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 24; free with museum admission. Reservations: 532-8700.
Third Thursday Honolulu, 5-8 p.m. Thursdayat select downtown galleries including The ARTS at Marks Garage, Louis Pohl Gallery and Bethel Street Gallery; free. 521-2903.
Art on the Zoo Fence, 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. Schedule information: 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. Schedule information: 596-8885.
"WOW!" (Wailea on Wednesday), with guest artist, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Lahaina Galleries, The 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, The Gallery at Ward Centre. 597-8034.
OPENING THIS WEEK
"Origins of Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Early Torii Masters," prints from the academy's collection, Tuesday through Nov. 19, James A. Michener Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8700.
"Hiroshige: 100 Views of Edo," Japanese woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige from the Michener Collection, Tuesday through Nov. 19, James A. Michener Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8700.
"Seeing Red," 35 local, national and international graphic designers who express their passion, anger about current issues through works in red and black to commemorate International Peace Day, Thursday through Oct. 26, Pegge Hopper Gallery; proceeds from poster sale to benefit the artist's chosen charity. 542-9063, 524-1160.
Hawaii Forest Industry Association Woodshow, themed "Na La'au o Hawai'i," featuring musical instruments, furniture, bowls, sculptures and other artwork created from Hawai'i-grown trees, through Sept. 24, Aloha Tower Marketplace's second-floor mauka lanai; 566-2337.
"Conceal/Reveal," paintings by Mary Mitsuda, through Sept. 28, Kirsch Gallery, Punahou School. 943-3675.
"Dark Machinima," four-video installation by Eddo Stern, through Oct. 6, Koa Gallery, Kapi'olani Community College. 734-9374.
"Bonsai and Beyond," plants grown by Walter Liew shown with traditional and contemporary Zen paintings by Andy Kay and native Hawaiian wildlife paintings by Michael Furuya, through Oct. 6, Gallery 'Iolani, Windward Community College. 236-9155.
"Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941-1945," traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution's collection of posters circulated during World War II to promote patriotism and increase industrial output, through Oct. 20, Wailuku Public Library, Maui. (808) 984-3298.
Second annual Plein Air Show, works by members of the Association of Hawaii Artists, through Oct. 21, Honolulu Country Club. 262-8306.
"War/Peace," artists express their opposition to war and vision of peace, through Nov. 8, Balcony Gallery, Kailua. 263-4434.
"Dark Clouds Over Paradise: The Hawai'i Internee's Story," through Dec. 27, The Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo; sponsored by Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i. 945-7633, (808) 935-0926.
"Daring Moves: Actor Prints," Japanese woodblock prints from the James A. Michener collection, through today, Honolulu Academy of Arts Michener Gallery. 532-8701.
"Abstract Article," works by Chuck Davis, Tsugumi Iwasaki-Higbee, John T. Koga, Lauren Okano and George Woollard, through today, Cedar Street Galleries. 589-1580.
East West Ceramics Collaboration IV, works created by 15 international artists during the recent visiting artist program, through Friday, UH-Manoa Art Gallery. 956-6888.
"Beasts to Birds," mixed-media paintings by Jodi Endicott, through Friday, Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery. 544-0287.
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"Concepts VIII: The Artists' Group," works by O'ahu and San Francisco artists, through Sept. 26, Academy Art Center at Linekona. 532-8743.
"Vanishing Lifestyle," pastels by Helen Iaea and "Out of the Fire," raku-fired vessels and pit-fired and stoneware abstract sculptures by Kenny Kicklighter, through Sept. 28, The Gallery at Ward Center. 597-8034.
"Journey to Shangri La," photographs of Bhutan by Celiamarie Moore, through Sept. 28, Canon Photo Gallery. 522-5930.
"Land of the Dragon: Art, Artifacts and the Influence of Buddhism," Asian and Tibetan antiques, jade, jewelry and porcelains from the collection of Phuong Tran, and tanka (prayer images) from the collection of Ms. Bobbie Fisher, with contemporary interpretations of meditative images by Kit Cameron, Suzanne Kanaksiz, Ron Kowalki, Deborah Nehmad, Phuong Tran, Noriko Wakayama and Cora Yee, through Sept. 29, 1132 Bishop Street Exhibit Space. 271-0952.
Eye of the Beholder III, works by docents who volunteer at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, through Sept. 29, Gallery on the Pali. 595-4047.
"Color Impressions," oil paintings, prints and jewelry by Yuan Shaw and "Mixed Media," works by Julie Parker, through Sept. 29, Pauahi Tower mezzanine gallery. 383-0998.
"3 Perspectives: Plein-air Landscapes," paintings by Noreen Naughton, Mary Mitsuda and Sharon Sussman, through Sept. 30, Louis Pohl Gallery. 521-1812.
"Midnight Raku," recent ceramics by Russell Wee, through Sept. 30, Ko'olau Gallery at Manoa Marketplace. 988-4147.
Contemporary Filipino-American Artists of Hawai'i, group exhibition of works by Alicia Ajolo, Michael Cueva, Terry Acebo Davis, N. Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Aaron Padilla, Rebecca Ramos, Sean Rivera, Romolo Valencia and Charles Valrose, through Oct. 3, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. 526-0232.
"Women Overcoming the Body," GiRL FeST Gallery works that confront and heal by international and local women artists, sponsored by The Safe Zone Foundation, through Oct. 7, exhibit walk-through 5-9 p.m. Thursday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903, www.girlfesthawaii.org.
"Trade, Taste and Transformation: Jingdezhen Porcelain for Japan, 1620-1645," collection of Chinese ceramic plates, boxes and bowls created for use in Japan, through Oct. 8, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 14 of the Asian Wing. 532-8701.
"Ho'okahi Kapa: Layers of Life," exhibit of recent works of bark cloth by Hawai'i artisans and examples of kapa and implements from the Bishop Museum collection, through Oct. 15, at the museum's Vestibule Gallery; included with museum admission: $14.95 general, with discounts for youth, seniors, military and kama'aina. 847-3511.
Ansel Adams at Manzanar, photographs of Japanese-Americans interned in relocation centers during World War II, through Oct. 29, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Henry R. Luce Gallery. 532-8701.
"Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i," original drawings by Jacques Arago (1790-1855), through Nov. 5, Honolulu Academy of Arts Holt Gallery. 532-8701.
"Dreaming of a Speech Without Words," paintings and early objects of H.C. Westermann; also: "Untitled (for H.C. Westermann)," group exhibit of works by artist who contributed to the Westermann catalog including Mark Booth, Ruth Root and Ed Ruscha, among others, through Nov. 19, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"Quiet Splendor: Yup'ik Eskimo Culture," Chuna McIntyre collection of traditional Alaskan Indian dress, masks, baskets, carvings, photographs by James H. Barker and contemporary paintings, through Nov. 20, East-West Center Gallery. 944-7584.
"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, Hawaii Plantation Village, Goro Arakawa Exhibit Room, Waipahu; free admission. 677-0110, www.hawaii plantationvillage.com.
Hawaiian Landscapes, paintings by Liam Murphy, through Jan. 1, Island Art Galleries. 941-2008.
Na Hulu Ali'i, exhibition of rare Hawaiian featherwork from the Kamehameha dynasty and other Hawaiian monarchs including cloaks, capes and feathered deities from the Bishop Museum collection, through Jan. 7, at the museum's Castle Memorial building, second-floor gallery; included with museum admission: $14.95 general, with discounts for youth, seniors, military and kama'aina. 847-3511.
"Treasures of Hawai'i's Past," artifacts that tell the story of Hawai'i's first missionaries, and how their lives were influenced by native culture, through Jan. 27, Mission Houses Museum, Chamberlain House Gallery; $5. 531-0481.
"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.
"O2art 3: Paul Morrison, gamodeme," black-and-white monumental painting, The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights. 526-0232.
"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, Ellis Gallery of Filipino Arts. 532-8701.
"Enriched by Diversity: The Art of Hawai'i," works from the 1960s to the present by Island artists; docent-led tours available, Hawai'i State Art Museum. 586-0900.
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New Work by Mary Farkash and Linda Spadaro, presented by the balcony gallery, through Oct. 27, Duc's Bistro. 265-4454.
"Ebbs and Flows: Currents of Life," works by Hiroki Morinoue, Russell Lowrey, Kloe Kang, Peter Dunn-Rankin, Loreen Matsushima and Tomi Kobara, through Oct. 28, Sub-Zero/Wolf showroom. 597-1647.
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"Cool By the Sea," group show, through Sept. 28, Village Gallery Contemporary, Lahaina, Maui. (808) 661-5559.
Oil Paintings by Priya and Contemporary Glass Works by Jen Woodbury, through Sept. 30, Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. (808) 887-1052.
"Hopper" oils and drawing by Hopper, through Sept. 30, A View From Paradise Gallery, Hilo. (808) 935-4605.
2006 annual Student Art Exhibition, works by students at UH-Hilo and Hawai'i Community College, through Sept. 30, UH-Hilo Campus Center Gallery, Big Island. (808) 974-7307.
Pottery by Stephen Freedman and mixed-media works by Ron Smith, through Oct. 1, Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului, Maui. (808) 242-2787.
Art Kaua'i 2006, jurored works by members of the Kaua'i Society of Artists, through Oct. 20, Kukui Grove Center's exhibition hall, Lihu'e, Kaua'i. (808) 821-8022.
"Porcelain & Paper," pottery and pastels by Ann Rathbun, through Oct. 29, Volcano Art Center, Big Island. (808) 967-7565.
"Digital Photography Workshop: The Next Step," David Ulrich teaches the process of making digital images from camera capture to processing in Adobe Photoshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, UH-Manoa MultiMedia Lab; $125. Register for course L08687: 956-8244.
Watercolor Class, Koko Toyomura teaches how to mix and work with contemporary colors and shades to create moods, 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, The Art Board; $100 for four weeks of instruction. 536-0121.
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, The Art Board, 1170 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite 104 (536-0121); $100 for four weeks of instruction.
Oil-painting classes, modern impressionist techniques using brush or palette knife, with artist Yuan Shawl, for beginning students; nine workshop hours taught at the YWCA on Richards Street; $270 for the series. Schedule: 383-0998.
CALL FOR DOCENTS
The Contemporary Museum seeks volunteer docents to begin a six-month training program to begin Oct. 23 and run through May. Docents receive detailed instruction in art history and theory and learn skill to assist them as museum guides. Training program is $100 which covers lectures, tours, books and all materials. 526-1322, ext. 17. Deadline to apply is Oct. 5.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
ExTREEme Tree Photograph Contest, enter photos taken since Jan. 1, 2005 that show trees that have survived in a unique manner in an urban setting. Prizes will be awarded by the Hawaii Society of Urban Forestry and winning photographs will be published in The Advertiser. For details and entry form: www.hsufp.org.
18th annual Shizuoka Friendship Postcard Art Contest, works from artists 60 and older are sought in the medium of painting, collage, print or mixed media created on a postcard provided by the college. Winning entries will be exhibited Dec. 5-8 at Shizuoka Community Gallery in Japan. Sponsored by Hawaii Tokai International College. One submission per person. For postcards and entry details: 983-4109. Deadline is Oct. 10.
The Hawaii Glass Artists seek artwork created within the past two years from HGA members for their 5th annual exhibit in November. Glass must play a significant role in each finished piece and may be hot-worked, cold-worked, lamp-worked, fused and stained glass. Additional requirements and entry forms: www.hawaiiglassartists.org. Deadline for entries is Oct. 22.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks three-dimensional works in any media from O'ahu artists. 597-8034.
Café Che Pasta seeks hanging art in all media from solo or group exhibitors. 524-0004.
Art Fairs seeks works in any media to show at the YWCA on Richards Street during First Friday downtown gallery walks. 383-0998.
Gallery on the Pali seeks artists to submit works for Abilities 2007; call 539-3874 or write email@example.com .hi.us. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.