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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 4:39 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday is this Sunday

Advertiser staff

Each month Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday coordinator Maika'i Tubbs, an accomplished artist, puts together a program designed to teach kids about an art concept.

April's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday will take place on April 12, the second Sunday, for this month only. Sponsored by Bank of Hawaii, the event is free to the public.

The Pavilion Café will offer a new feature, substituting the usual sit-down menu with take-out lunches.

In addition, Meadow Gold will serve free ice cream and juice, and mascot Lani Moo will make an appearance.

This month's event focuses on the design principle of unity. Kids and parents can participate in these hands-on art activities:

• Unity Rings, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Participants link-up, recreating the Olympic Games rings with their hands.

• Aloha Knitters, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Watch this group of artists show off their knitting and crocheting skills.

• Mini Flower Pencil Pot, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Kids can turn a pencil into a budding flower.

• Building Unity, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Participants join architects from the Hawaii Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to create landmark buildings out of cardboard for a scale model of our nation's Capitol District in Washington, D.C.

• Gospel spotlight, 3:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m.: Gospel trio Faith and Praise performs.

• Scavenger hunt 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Visitors will explore the museum in search of artwork that makes them think about unity. Scavengers who find everything on the provided checklist get a prize.

Bank of Hawai'i Sunday is also a chance to see the Academy's exhibitions for free. Now on view:

• "African Art from the Academy's Permanent Collection," a rare exhibition of textiles and objects representing the diverse cultures from the world's second largest continent.

• A rare pair of Korean screens from the Honolulu Academy of Arts Permanent Collection, featuring cranes and peaches (haehakbandodo in Korean), a monumental pair of Korean screens that are masterpieces of Korean art.

• "Decades of Abstraction," a comprehensive survey of modern and contemporary art that includes works by Robert Rauschenberg and Lee Bontecou.

• "Nature, Dreams & Fantasy: Modern Japanese Creative Prints of the Post-War Period," a display of expressive modern prints. Japanese who bore psychological scars from the effects of the war were drawn to their fantastic, dream-like atmosphere.

• "Graphic Cabinet No. 4-Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War," 40 prints from the Academy's rare first edition of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya's (1746–1828) famous series "The Disasters of War." The works have long been recognized as a centerpiece in Goya's oeuvre.


WHAT: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: In UNITY

WHEN: Sunday, April 12, 2009, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Honolulu Academy of Arts


INFO: 532-8700, http://www.honoluluacademy.org