CALL TO ARTISTS, all media: Create a peace sign for display in galleries June 19 throughout Chinatown, in celebration of the 51st anniversary of the peace sign, sponsored by The Arts District Merchants Association; information/qualifications, 741-4612.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT to work at The Contemporary Museum's visitor information desk, museum shop, as gallery attendants and for special events; weekday and weekend shifts available; information, 237-5218, www.tcmhi.org.
ING DIRECT CAFE, monthly showing of art by Pacific Handcrafters Guild, shop hours, May 17; 955-1435.
BANK OF HAWAI'I FAMILY SUNDAY, monthly free family event, this month with face painting, poi balls, Gospel spotlight, comedy and scavenger hunt; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17, Honolulu Academy of Arts; 532-8700.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN ARTS MARKET & KEIKI ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring more than 40 Native Hawaiian visual artists selling feather work, silk scarves, turned bowls and carved images, decorated gourds, weaponry, and weaving; demonstrations, arts and crafts activities for keiki, food and entertainment; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 23-24, Bishop Museum; admission fees prevail; 847.3511.
"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.
MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH free admission to the Contemporary Museum during May for retired, reserve and active-duty military members and families, with identification; 237-5230.
FOURTH ANNUAL MAOLI ARTS MONTH:
"The Tip of the Spear," a showing by contemporary Native Hawaiian artists Maile Andrade, Harinane, Orme, Charlie Dickson, Imaikalani Kalahele, Henry Hoffe and Bob Freitas; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, through May 29, Louis Pohl Gallery, Chinatown (reception, 5:30-8 p.m. May 8); 521-1812.
MAMo Awards Exhibit, including feather, woven and quilted art works by "Gussie" Bento, carvings by Alapa'i Hanapi, and 18 other master artists (including Rocky Jensen, Herb Kane, Mary Lou Kekuewa, Marie McDonald and Sam Ka'ai; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Bishop Museum, Joseph M. Long Gallery; museum fees apply; information, 848-4190.
"Huna," 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through May 30, The Arts at Marks Garage; 521-2903.
"Hua," through May 30, Chinatown Boardroom; 585-7200.
At DaSpace, through May 30;
HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS summer children's art classes (beginning June 16), at Academy Art Center at Linekona: registration forms at www.honoluluacademy.org; information: 532-8741.
NATIVE FLORA/FAUNA ART WORKS SOUGHT for June 13-Aug. 2 "Hawai'i Nei 2009," show of artworks of native plants, animals and landscapes, sponsored by state Department Land and Natural Resources, Volcano Art Center Gallery and Three Mountain Alliance; entries due May 29 and 31 at Volcano Art Center, Volcano Village, Hawai'i; 808-333-7741, or www.volcanoartcenter.org .
ARTISTS OF HAWAII 2009 annual exhibit, 88 works by 64 artists,10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 16; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Academy Art Center;536-5507.
"ED FURUIKE: ART EXERCISING EMOTIONS," newest works of palette knife oils, through July 4, club hours, Honolulu Club; 206-0901.
"A BROTHER AND SISTER ART EXHIBIT: Wayne Takazono and Susan Cardenas," 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through June 12 (opening reception, 6-8 p.m. May 23 ); Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu; 595-4047. .
"ONCOLOGY ON CANVAS," exhibition of paintings capturing the emotions of cancer patients from various O'ahu hospitals and their families; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondays-Fridays; through May 21, Kapolei Hale courtyard; 768-5288.
"ALOHA HO'OMALUHIA XXV: current works by a number of artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Sundays, through May 30, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor's Center Gallery, Kane'ohe 233-7323
EYES OF HAWAII PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB third annual exhibit, library hours, through June 4, Hawai'i State Library, lobby and reading room; information, 586-3520.
WAIALUA HIGH AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL student art show and sale, including photography, prints, ceramics; library hours, through July 14 Waialua Public Library; free; information, 637-8286.
WINDWARD ARTISTS GUILD, 49th annual juried exhibition, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through June 12, Pauahi Tower, Mezzanine Gallery, 1001 Bishop St.; information, 352-9257.
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MIXED-MEDIA PAINTINGS by Alan Leitner, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; through May 23; Second Floor @ Cedar Street Galleries, 817 Cedar St.; free; 589-1580.
`"MAUKA TO MAKAI," featuring photography by Akinori Aoki and Atsushi Onishi, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through May 28 ; The Photo Gallery, Canon USA, Ward Plaza; free; open to the public; 522-5930.
"NATURE, DREAMS & FANTASY: MODERN JAPANESE CREATIVE PRINTS," 20th-century woodblock prints from the museum's vault, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays; through May 31; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 21; admission fee; 532-8700.
FRANK OLIVA, exhibit of his paintings, known for their bright "bubbling dots," and Australia "aboriginal" series; through May 31; Morning Brew, Kailua; 754-1274.
"FabricActions," paintings and textile art by Advertiser fashion editor Paula Rath, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 31; The Contemporary Museum Cafe; 526-0232.
"AFRICAN ART FROM THE ACADEMY'S COLLECTION," display of carved masks, bronze statues, fabrics and other African art, in celebration of Black History Month, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through May 31; 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org.
"VIGNETTE," works by Maika'i Tubbs, highlighting the overgrowth of plastic in the environment, using plastic forks, knives and spoons to create playful sculptures of foliage and growing vines, restaurant hours, through June 6, Town restaurant, Kaimuki; 277-7517.
"BOTANICAL AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOS OF HAWAI'I, by Edward Sawada, on display 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through June 14, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitors Center Lecture Room, Kane'ohe; free; 623-3140.
"20 GOING ON 21: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Looking to the Future," an exhibition of Hawai'i artists in celebration of the museum's 20th anniversary, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays; through June 21; The Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive; 526-1322. .
OAHU ARTS CENTER AT THE CAFE, works by several artists in acrylic, digital giclee, mixed media, oil, watercolor and photography, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, through June 27, Cafe Che Pasta; 271-1344.
"FOR OUR CHILDREN, FOR OUR PLANET: GOING GREEN IN JAPAN AND HAWAI'I," exhibit of photo essays by Brian Sato of Japanese recycling and sustainability practices; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 17; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i; free for JCCH members; $3 non-member residents; 945-7633.
"THE ARCHITECTURE OF CHANGE: EXPLORING THE PAST WITHIN THE PRESENT," showcasing the digital images of abstract textures photographed in China by Scott Groeniger, and architectural photographic work of Chinatown of Hawkins Biggins; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, through July 17; Hawai'i Pacific University Art Gallery, Hawai'i Loa campus, Kane'ohe; free; 236-5853.
"ACCESSION," recent acquisitions from the Art in Public Places Collection; through July 18; Hawai'i State Art Museum; free; 586-0900.
"GRAPHIC CABINET NO. 4: FRANCISCO GOYA THE DISASTERS OF WAR," rare etchings by the Spanish master on the horrors of war, seen for the first time in decades, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays; through Aug. 9; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 9; admission fee; 532-8700.
"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 adults, $5 students/seniors; free for members/children younger than 12; 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.
"UNCOMMON OBJECTS," various works from wood, clay, glass, fiber and metal, from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Public Places Collection, 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, and Sundays, for an unlimited engagement; Windward Community College, Paliku Theatre, second-floor lobby; 236-9155.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
MACY'S DOWNTOWN seeks artwork to display in the Gazebo restaurant; for 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.
THIRD ANNUAL HAWAI'I ARTIST EXHIBITION, of printed work, blown glass, sculpture, photography, metals and digital media; gallery hours, through May 28; Bethel Street Gallery; 524-3552, www.bethelstreetgallery.com.
"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.
The 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.
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 children ages 5-12; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.; Saturdays; The Contemporary Museum; $7 members, $12 nonmembers; reservations: 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 taught 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.
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.