Send announcements, at least 10 days before event, 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.
"POLYFANTASTICA-OCEANIC SCIENCE FICTION," featuring muralist, painter and illustrator Solomon Enos talking about his work, of the continuing series of Art Lunch lectures, 12-1 p.m. Aug. 25, Hawai'i State Art Museum; free; 586-0304.
ART HISTORY LECTURE SERIES ON THE BRONZE AGE, by Betty Chapman Neogy, on Mesopotamia, Egypt, northern China and Indus Valley; 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, Kahala Nui; free; reservations, 218-7004.
THE BEAD SOCIETY MEETING, 7 p.m. Aug. 26; Academy Art Center at Linekona; visitors $5; 487-2090.
"WEAVING LAU HALA: LIVING LAU HALA A NATIVE HAWAIIAN WAY," series of various hands-on workshops and classes with accomplished kumu lau hala (expert lau hala teachers), for novice, intermediate and veteran weavers, Aug. 27-30, Linekona Art Center at Honolulu Academy of Arts; fees, various-length sessions available; information, 532-8741, www.vartshawaiipacific.org
"ABOUT FACE," one of the Honolulu Academy of Arts ARTafterDARK monthly art parties, organized by a group of young volunteers, this month including music and dance, a photo booth with costumes and props, a "Faces" Scavenger Hunt and chance to browse the academy's various collections; 6-9 p.m. Aug. 28; $10 (free for members); information, 532-6091.
SEVENTH ANNUAL HONOLULU WOODTURNERS show, demonstrations and sale (benefiting River of Life Mission); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (champagne reception, 4-6 p.m.) Aug. 29, Nohea Gallery, Ward Warehouse; free; 596-0074.
"OPEN HEARTS, OPEN DOORS," visual presentation by photographer Elizabeth Gill Lui, with images of her series documenting the vanishing historical architecture of China; 4 p.m. Aug. 29, Honolulu Academy of Arts; free; information, 532-8700.
ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, The Gallery at Ward Centre; information, 597-8034.
"INDIA THROUGH GIRLS' EYES: Empowering Village Girls with Cameras," artwork shot by girls in India with photographic artist, Dana Forsberg, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 12 (First Friday reception, with Forsberg and others, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 4); Pegge Hopper Gallery; information, 524-1160.
"VISUAL INVESTIGATIONS," the artwork of Carl Jennings, Carol Sakihara, David Behlke, Elizabeth Nakoa, Kauka deSilva and Kloe Kang; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays and (new hours) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 26-Sept. 18 (opening reception, 4:30-7 p.m. Aug. 27); Koa Art Gallery, Kapi'olani Community College; information, 734-9374.
31st ANNUAL COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE ART EXHIBITION, sponsored by Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, this year saluting bronze sculptor Shige Yamada, through Aug. 27, Academy Art Center at Linekona; free; information/hours, 949-5531.
HAWAI'I GLASS ARTS SEVENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Aug. 29; The ARTS at Marks Garage; 521-2903.
THE ART TEACHERS AND LEADERS OF ART GROUPS EXHIBITION, sponsored by Association of Hawaii Artists, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 4, Pauahi Tower, 1001 Bishop St., lobby; information, 262-8306.
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ASSOCIATION OF HAWAI'I ARTISTS, 39th annual Aloha Show, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; through Aug 24; Honolulu Hale courtyard; information, 262-8306, www.associationhawaiiartists.com.
"KARATE: FROM OKINAWA TO HAWAI'I," exhibit of historic karate images from prewar Hawai'i, from the collection of the Hawaii Karate Museum, library hours, through Aug. 28, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Hamilton Library, Bridge Gallery; free; open to the public; information, 988-8688.
"MANOA," recent paintings by Roger Whitlock, and "AURORA TROPICALIS," hand-blown glass by Bud Spindt; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 28; The Gallery at Ward Centre; 597-8034.
CHINATOWN BOARDROOM AUGUST EXHIBITS, drawings, photos and digital media by illustrator/designer Kat Reeder, and illustrator James de Leon, through Aug. 30, Chinatown Boardroom, 1160 Nu'uanu Ave.; 585-7200.
"RHYTHMS OF NATURE," artists' invitational exhibit of plein-air paintings, sponsored by the Association of Hawaii Artists; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 30; Pauahi Tower, 1001 Bishop St.; lobby level; 262-8306.
"EVJ-2009," new photographs and photo collages by Estelle V. Joeng; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31; Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kane'ohe, lecture room gallery; free; 262-8306, www.evjart.com.
"LOVE AND WAR" BY JOHN ALMAREZ, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 31; The Photo Gallery, Canon USA, Ward Plaza; free; 522-5930.
EXTENDED SHOWING, SUMI-E BRUSH PAINTING, with Mary Spears, through Aug. 31; Morning Brew in Kailua; free; 754-1274.
"ReCYCLE GROUP," 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; through Sept. 3, Gallery on the Pali; information, 595-4047.
NEW OIL WORKS BY DINA D'ARGO, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 3; Kim Taylor Reece Gallery, 1142 Bethel St.; information, 546-1144.
WATERCOLORS BY DARLENE E. WEINGANG, through Sept. 5, Cafe Che Pasta; information: 524-0004.
"INHERITANCE: LAND AND SPIRIT," collaborative exhibit of poetry and painting by Adele Ne Jame and daughter Melissa Chimera; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., through Sept. 12, ING Direct Cafe, Waikiki; information, 955-1435.
"ALPHABET SOUP: LITERARY, LANGUAGE AND LEARNING," show extended, showing the history of the written Hawaiian language, literary works about Hawai'i and an "alphabetical" introduction to the museum's artifacts collection, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Sept. 12, Mission Houses Museum; 447-3910.
WOVEN DEVOTION: CAMBODIAN TEXTILES FROM THE ACADEMY COLLECTION, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 19, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 22; admission fee; 532-8700.
THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS, free admission for twentysomethings through Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays; 2411 Makiki Heights Drive; 526-1322.
"SCENES IN MY MEMORY," whimsical collages by Sumako Cohn, from her childhood memories of growing up in Hokkaido, Japan; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Oct. 3; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, first-floor Community Gallery; $5 (discount for members); 945-7633; www.jcch.com.
"COSMIC CREATURES: TEXTILES FROM NORTHEAST LAO COMMUNITIES," guest-curated by Thailand-based textile scholar Patricia Cheeseman, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and 12-4 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 4; East-West Center Gallery; free; information, 944-7584.
EXHIBITION OF WOOD-CARVED FLORA, by Yoshihiro Suda, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 12-4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 18, The Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive; admission fees apply; 526-1322.
"DECADES OF ABSTRACTION," a survey of abstract expressionism, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 18, Honolulu Academy of Arts; $10, $5 students/seniors, free for members and children younger than 12; 532-8700.
"OVERLOOKS: MICHAEL ARCEGA," site-specific installation in the monkeypod trees, part of the museum's artist-in-residence program, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 12-4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25, The Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive; 526-1322.
"GRAPHIC CABINET NO. 4: FRANCISCO GOYA — THE DISASTERS OF WAR," rare etchings on the horrors of war by the Spanish master, seen for the first time in decades, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays; through Jan. 10, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 9; admission fee; 532-8700.
"UNCOMMON OBJECTS," various works in wood, clay, glass, fiber and metal, from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' Public Places Collection, 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, and Sundays, for an unlimited engagement; Windward Community College, Paliku Theatre, second-floor lobby; 236-9155.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
CRAFTERS, ARTISTS SOUGHT for third annual Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila craft fair and street festival, Nov. 7 at Kaimuki Community Park; deadline, Sept. 8; applications, 739-5272, or www.celebratekaimuki.com.
HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL organization seeks artists' donations for its first fundraiser; inquiries by Sept. 11; information, 393-5043.
WINDWARD ARTISTS GUILD seeks entries for its 50th anniversary all-media annual member exhibition, planned for October at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens Gallery; information, 261-0041.
MACY'S DOWNTOWN seeks artwork to display in the Gazebo restaurant; details: Francisco.Mireles@macys.com.
Café Che Pasta seeks hanging art in all media from solo or group exhibitors; 524-0004.
The Gallery at Ward Centre seeks 3-D works in any media from O'ahu artists; 597-8034.
RESOURCE SUITES seeks artwork to display in the office; contact Daniel Kaneshiro; 447-5801, www.resourcesuites.com.
WAIMEA VALLEY seeks Native Hawaiian, North Shore, Island artists and producers to showcase their locally made products in its retail store, Ku'ono Waiwai; 638-7766.
"A Gathering of Greenery," block prints by Caren Loebel-Fried; Kiawe Kitchen, Volcano Village, Big Island; 808-985-8979.
"Arts of the Philippines," from the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection; Ellis Gallery of Filipino Arts, at the academy. 532-8701.
"Cap-a-City," installation art project made of recycled plastic bottles, caps, cans and other everyday containers; Tadpole; www.tadpolestudio.org.
"Enriched by Diversity: The Art of Hawai'i," works from the 1960s to the present by Island artists, tours available; Hawai'i State Art Museum; 586-0900.
"O2art 3: Paul Morrison, gamodeme," black-and-white monumental painting; The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights; 526-0232.
"The Pacific Islands," from the Honolulu Academy of Arts collection, including "Barkcloth of the Pacific," examples of kapa; at the academy; 532-8701.
Quan Gallery, fine-art photo collages by Carolyn Quan; Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel and 900 Front St., Lahaina, Maui; www.carolynquan.com.
Satoru's Art GallerY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; 905 Makahiki Way; 945-3939.
"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.
"uncommon objects," works from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' Art in Public Places Collection; Hawai'i State Art Museum; 586-0900, 586-0305, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.
GINNY WALDEN FINE ARTS, free talk and tour of gallery and sculpture garden, Olomana Gardens, Waimanalo; school groups welcome; by appointment only: 259-8453.
HAWAI'I STATE ART MUSEUM seeks volunteers to help with monthly Second Saturday events; patience with children, flexibility, and hands-on arts and crafts experience sought; 586-0307.
THIRD THURSDAY, live music for art lovers and people wanting to "stay and play" Downtown, 6-7 p.m. third Thursday monthly; The ARTS at Marks Garage; free; 1159 Nu'uanu Ave.; 521-2903.
The ARTS at Marks Garage seeks volunteers to help with events, gallery sittings and art installations; 521-2903, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Demonstrations by guest artists; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily; Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Hilton Hawaiian Village; free; call for schedule: 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 schedule: 596-8885.
WOW! (Wailea on Wednesday), with guest artists; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Lahaina Galleries, The Shops at Wailea, Maui; free; 808-874-8583.
Wayne Takazono paints portraits from photos and offers live sketches at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and various Pictures Plus locations: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., first and third Fridays at Marine base; 5-9 p.m., second and fourth Fridays at Kahala Mall; 12-3 p.m., first and third Saturdays at Pearl Highlands Center; 12-3 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays at Ward Gateway Center; live sketches start at $40, portraits start at $160; 395-4630, 554-4600.
Expression Sessions, for ages 5-12; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.; Saturdays; The Contemporary Museum; $12 ($7 members): 237-5230.
Painting demonstrations by Island artists; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays; The Gallery at Ward Centre; free; 597-8034.
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.
UH-MANOA OUTREACH CLASSES, registration, 956-8400; information, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/noncredit/courses.
Palette knife oil-painting classes, Ed Furuike teaches how to paint landscapes and seascapes, all experience levels welcome; 6-9 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays at Shingon Shu Temple, 915 Sheridan St., and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays at Pigtails & Crewcuts, Moanalua Shopping Center; 206-0901, email@example.com.
Learn the Basics, class by Susan Brooks in structural drawing, perspective, value and color; 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays; Arts of Paradise Gallery, Waikiki Shore Hotel; $30 for each two-hour class; register: 927-0452.
Basics in Oil, classes led by Elaine Matsuda, for 12 and older; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-3 or 4-6 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays; Midori Art Studio, 2639 S. King St., Suite 204; $100 for five-week series of classes, plus supply fees; call for supply list and registration: 532-3989.
Plein-air Painting on location at Magic Island, Makapu'u, North Shore and other spots to be arranged; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; $50 per class, includes use of an easel and art supplies; call for location: 590-7092.
Drawing classes, with Wayne Takazono; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hawaiian Graphics; also, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12 weeks, Art at the Atrium, Kaneohe Atrium; both $25 per class; 554-4600, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life-drawing classes, Disney animator Jim Goss teaches basics of life drawing, leading up to head painting and sculpture; 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Naturally Hawaiian, 41-1025 Kalaniana'ole Highway; $30, bring your own supplies; 384-5867.
Oil-painting classes, paint Island scenes using palette knife, and learn composition, natural color mixing, value, chroma and knife strokes, from George Eguchi; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays; Hawaiian Graphics, 1923 S. Beretania St.; $125 for four consecutive sessions; registration: 398-8178 or www.GeorgeEguchi.com.
Oil-painting classes, learn composition and color from Noriko Wakayama; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays; $100 for four weeks of instruction, plus supply costs; call for location and registration: 523-0790.
Hawaiian quilting workshops, experienced and novice quilters welcome; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of the month; Mission Houses Museum; $35 for first workshop, then $6 per class; 531-0481, ext. 714.
Watercolor class, Koko Toyomura teaches how to mix and work with contemporary color and shades to create moods; 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays; The Art Board; $100 for four weeks; 536-0121.
Oil painting classes, modern impressionist techniques using brush or palette knife, with artist Yuan Shaw, for beginning students, nine workshop hours; YWCA on Richards Street; $270 for the series; schedule: 383-0998.