MARDI GRAS CARNAVAL, annual Mardi Gras-style street festival, presented by The Arts District Merchants Association, with live entertainment, costume contest, food and drink booths, international drummers and Samba parades; 6-10 p.m. Feb. 16, Chinatown/Downtown; 521-9699.
THIRD THURSDAY, art and live music, and gallery tour, for art lovers and people wanting to "stay and play" Downtown, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 18; The ARTS at Marks Garage; free; 1159 Nu'uanu Ave.; 521-2903.
FREE "THIRD THURSDAY" AT CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 18; free; 526-1322, www.tcmhi.org.
SLOW ART FRIDAY, Feb. 19, celebrating the opening night for many art museum exhibits, with local, organic and traditional food and drinks at neighborhood bars and restaurants, in the Downtown/Chinatown Arts District; 5-9 p.m. and beyond; 521-2903.
"ETERNAL BLINKING: CONTEMPORARY ART OF KOREA," Feb. 21-April 9, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Art Building, Art Gallery; 956-6888. Related events:
• Opening reception: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21; public welcome.
• Free tours: 2-3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 28-March 21.
• Free tour in Korean: 2-3 p.m. March 28.
• Public lectures by exhibition curator, and an invited artist, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 21; Art Auditorium; free.
20TH- AND 21ST-CENTURY ART HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, by Betty Chapman Neogy; 2-3 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, through March 24, Kāhala Nui retirement residence; free; reservations required: 218-7004.
"R&R RECYCLING & REDEFINING THE EVERYDAY," work of Loreen Matsushima and Carol Sakihara, Feb. 17-March 12, Kapi'olani Community College, Koa Art Gallery; reception 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 17, Koa Building courtyard; 734-9374.
"FROM WHISTLER TO WARHOL: MODERNISM ON PAPER," showcasing unpublished and rarely seen modernist works (along with free half-hour Spotlight Tours, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and related "Modernism in Film" film series), Feb. 18-May 2, Honolulu Academy of Arts; 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org.
"IMPRESSIONS," by Bobbie Sakai, Feb. 21-March 12, Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church (reception, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 27); 595-4047.
TAKEO AND ERIC CHANDLER'S "New Work of Asian Design Influence," through March 12, Louis Pohl Gallery, Chinatown; 521-1812.
"SUITE OF NUDES," by Snowden Hodges, through April 20, Louis Pohl Gallery, Chinatown; 521-1812.
THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM exhibits, all through May 16: "Wonders, Curiosities and Conundrums," by Elizabeth Berdann, "Legendary Beings," by Judy Fox, "Face All Eyes, Eyes All Hands," by Fay Ku, and "Recent Videos — Hobo Clown and Forest," by Allison Schulnik; 526-0232.
"LE VOYAGE," "digital transfiguration " paintings by Sook Young Jeong, and "JOURNEY," acrylic and mixed-media works by Hwa Ja Park, through Feb. 18, Honolulu Academy of Art Center at Linekona; 532-8700; www.honoluluacademy.org.
NEW WORKS BY MARC TURNER AND CHRIS CAMPBELL, abstracts and figurative oils, through Feb. 27, Bethel Street Gallery; 524-3552, www.bethelstreetgallery.com.
"VOLUPTUOUS LINES REDUX," canvas works by Kamea Hadar, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, through Feb. 28, Pacific Guardian Center, 737 Bishop St., ground floor; 373-5186, www.kameagallery.com.
"JAPANESE DOLLS FROM THE TSUJI FAMILY COLLECTION," dolls from the Edo and Meiji periods in Japan, through June 6, Honolulu Academy of Arts; 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org.
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"A TASTE OF '50S LOCAL," drawings and paintings by Mary Laune, reflecting culture in Hawai'i in the 1950s; through Feb. 19; Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu; 595-4047.
"IMAGINARY WORLD," exhibition of paintings by Rafal Cholodzinski, through Feb. 20; Pauahi Tower Gallery, 1001 Bishop St.; 625-7317.
"THE SUBLIMINAL LANDSCAPE," Hawaiian landscapes in pastel by Gregory Pai, and "BEYOND THE BLUE," ceramics by 87-year-old artist Esther Nowell; through Feb. 24, The Gallery at Ward Centre; 597-8034.
CANON EMPLOYEE PHOTO CONTEST; through Feb. 25; Canon Photo Gallery, Ward Plaza; public welcome; free. 522-5930.
CHERRY BLOSSOM-THEMED ART SHOW/SALE, coinciding with the 17th Annual Waimea (Big Island) Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, and blossoming of the cherry trees along church row, through Feb. 26, FireHouse Gallery, Waimea; 808-887-1052.
CORINNE GALLARDO AND FRIENDS 2010 ART SHOW, works in acrylic, oil, and mixed media, by Eddie Davis, Thomas Deir, Corinne Gallardo, Joey Hashimoto, Ria Keltz-Remenar,, Albert Mata, Frank Oliva and Napu Kim; through Feb. 26, Cafe Che Pasta; 271-1344.
RECENT WORKS BY JOHN KOGA AND LAWRENCE SEWARD, featuring original sculptures and "shaped" paintings, through Feb. 28; Cedar Street Galleries; 589-1580.
"DELICACY," photographs by Knoll + Cella, through March 5;, Hawai'i Pacific University, Hawai'i Loa campus, Kāne'ohe; 236-5853.
"MY REVOLUTION BEGINS ... " by Reem Bassous, collages reflecting the artist's experience during the Beirut civil war, through March 7; The Contemporary Museum, Cafe Gallery; 526-1322.
"CONFRONTATION/CONTEMPLATION," highlighting the work of Neale Asato and Joe Bright, through March 5, Gallery 'Iolani, Windward Community College; information, 236-9150.
"NEW MOON," new works by Takeo, Eric Chandler and Hitoshi Hida, through March 8; Louis Pohl Gallery; 521-1812.
"MOVING HISTORIES: TYPE IN MOTION," Flash animation online exhibit depicting pivotal moments in world history, done by graphic design students, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa Department of Art and Art History, on view at www.interislandterminal.org, through March 2010.
"TWO MEN: RECENT WORK BY SATORU ABE (sculptures) AND HAMILTON KOBAYASHI (landscapes)," through March 26, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Community Gallery; gallery admission free; open to the public; 945-7633.
"CHAM: SYNCRETIC ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES IN VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA," showcasing art from the Cham, descendents of the Champa kingdom that once ruled southern Vietnam, through March 28; East-West Center Gallery; 944-7584.
BISHOP MUSEUM "FASHION HERITAGE" EXHIBITS, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays, through April 11; 847-3511, www.bishopmuseum.org:
• Ka Lei Pāpale: "Hats of Hawai'i," featuring the museum's 19th- and 20th-century hat collection, alongside contemporary hats, Castle Building.
• Ho'olauole: "The Joy of Wearable Art," exploring the concept of "cultural body" — what makes it "native," and how it is expressed in modern times, J.M. Gallery.
"GRAPHIC CABINET NO. 5: Private and Public Devotion in Medieval Europe," showcasing collection of medieval manuscripts and stained glass; through May 9, academy's Gallery 9; 532-8700.
"POETS AND PRINTMAKERS: LITERARY THEMES IN JAPANESE PRINTS," exhibit from the museum's collection; through June 6, Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Arts; 532-8700; www.honoluluacademy.org.
"A YEAR OF CHARLES BARTLETT: BARTLETT IN JAVA AND CEYLON," a year-long celebration of the English painter and printmaker, through June 6, Honolulu Academy of Arts, John Dominis and Patches Damon Holt Gallery; 532-8700; www.honoluluacademy.org.
"HO'OULU: The Inspiration of Hula," featuring works from the Art in Public Places Collection; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through July 17, 2010; Hawai'i State Art Museum; free; 586-0900; www.hawaii.gov/sfca.
"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. Tuesday-Friday, and Sunday, for an unlimited engagement; Windward Community College, Palikū Theatre, second-floor lobby; 236-9155.
CALLS TO ARTISTS
HONOLULU PRINTMAKERS call for up to three entries to be juried for its 82nd Annual Exhibition; prints accepted 2-6 p.m. Feb. 19, Academy Art Center at Linekona; 536-5507, www.honoluluprintmakers.com.
WINDWARD ARTISTS GUILD calls for entries for its 50th anniversary all-media show, Feb. 22-March 19; call 261-0041.
"COMMAND-OPTION-ESCAPE, Tough Times vs. Transcendence," (tightening the creative belt and leaving troubles behind through flights of fancy, life vessels and other innovative strategies for coping), exhibit dates, March 2-27; The ARTS at Marks Garage; entry fee, cash prizes; deadline Feb. 22; 521-2903.
'IOLANI FAIR SOLICITS VISUAL ARTS IN ALL MEDIA (no school affiliation required), non-juried show, indoor venue, held as part of annual school campus fair; registration deadline, March 31; Leilani Fortuno, 943-3353.
CANON USA HAWAI'I solicits entries in its annual amateur photo contest, "Hawai'i, Nō Ka Oi — The Best of Hawai'i," through Feb. 28; applications/rules, www.krater96.com; information, 522-5930.
Caf 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 its 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.
ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, The Gallery at Ward Centre; 597-8034.
"A Gathering of Greenery," block prints by Caren Loebel-Fried; Kiawe Kitchen, Volcano Village, Big Island; 808-985-8979.
"Arts of the Philippines," Ellis Gallery of Filipino Arts, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 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.
IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTINGS BY FLEURETTE, Gallery Haiku, Windward Mall; Island Treasures, Koko Marina Center; 922-8641; www.fleuretteart.com.
"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; 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, Waimānalo; 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; email@example.com.
Demonstrations by guest artists; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily; Native Books/Nā 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/Nā 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; noon-3 p.m., first and third Saturdays at Pearl Highlands Center; noon-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.-noon 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-MĀNOA OUTREACH CLASSES, registration: 956-8400; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; email@example.com.
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, 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 St.; $270 for the series; schedule: 383-0998.