THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM'S CURATOR'S TALK, a walk-through of the current museum exhibitions with Jay Jensen, deputy directory of exhibitions and collections, 1:30 p.m., March 20, at the museum; admission prices apply (free for members); 237-5217
SPLENDORS OF IKEBANA, exhibit and demonstrations; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 22-26; Honolulu Hale; free; 768-6622.
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
THE BEAD SOCIETY, Class of Crystal Stretch bracelet meeting; 7 p.m. March 24; Academy of Art Center at Linekona; $5; 487-2090.
"NORUZ," ARTafterDARK event; 6-9 p.m. March 26; Honolulu Academy of Arts; $10; 532-6099, www.artafterdark.org.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING, demonstration by master artist and author Barbara Nechis; 1-3 p.m. March 28; ARTS at Marks Garage; www.hawaiiwatercolorsociety.org.
COMPETITION FOR NEW COMMUNITY ARCHITECTURE, sponsored by Interisland Terminal, to design and build a temporary, collapsible, multi-use structure to serve as a merchandise sales and information kiosk for Ballet Hawaii; submission deadline, March 30; information, www.interislandterminal.org.
HAWAI'I'S WOODSHOW 2010, 18th annual statewide juried woodworking show of the Hawai'i Forest Industry Association; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays March 27-April 11, opening reception 6:30 p.m. March 26; Academy Art Center at Linekona; 532-8700.
"KEAUHOU," (New Beginnings), acrylic and watercolor paintings by Mapuana Schneider, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, Cedar Street Galleries; 589-1580.
"TURNING," showcasing the work, and Norfolk/Cook Island pine bowls, of internationally known woodturner Ron Kent, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays (closed for Spring Break, March 22-26), through April 14; Kapi'olani Community College, Koa Art Gallery; Koa Building courtyard; 734-9374.
"ISLAND LIGHT: THROUGH LENS AND BRUSH," showcasing the impressionistic work of photographer Peter Gommers and painter Ann Gommers, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through April 9; Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu; information, 526-1191.
"TOWARD THE HORIZON," new works by Mark Kadota, through April 12, Bethel Street Gallery; 524-3552, www.bethelstreetgallery.com.
"MYSTIC WONDERS," new paintings by Russell M. Davidson, through April 18; Louis Pohl Gallery; 521-1812.
"RAY YOSHIDA: A MEMORIAL EXHIBITION," showing of the works of the late Kaua'i-born artist, Ray Yoshida, from public and private collections, and the artist's estate, banking hours, through June 11, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center; free; validated parking for TCM members; information, 526-1322, www.tcmhi.org.
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LATE ACADEMY HOURS: The Honolulu Academy of Arts will stay open until 9 p.m. the second Thursday monthly, with open galleries, and food/beer/wine service at the Pavilion Cafe; 532-8700.
"ULTRAMARINE," an exhibit of paintings by Gay Jefferson and sculptural glass by Bud Spindt, through March 20, The Art Center at Linekona, Balcony Gallery; 532-8700.
"CLAYMATES 2," a group show of ceramic arts (including wall-hung) from the Hawaii Potters' Guild, through March 25, in the newly renovated Gallery at Ward Centre; 597-8034.
"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.
"FILM-BASED IMAGES" by students from The Kamehameha Schools; through March 30, Canon Photo Gallery, Ward Plaza, Suite 200; public welcome; free. 522-5930.
"ETERNAL BLINKING: CONTEMPORARY ART OF KOREA," through April 9, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, Art Building gallery; 956-6888. Related events:
• Free tours: 2-3 p.m. Sundays, through March 21.
• Free tour in Korean: 2-3 p.m. March 28.
"CHAM: SYNCRETIC ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES IN VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA," showcasing art from the Cham, descendants of the Champa kingdom that once ruled southern Vietnam, through March 28; East-West Center Gallery; 944-7584.
PAINTINGS IN THE "COSMOS" SERIES, by sculptor-artist Richard M. Fand, former UH mechanical engineering professor, through March 31, Morning Brew cafe, Kailua; 262-7770.
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.
"SUITE OF NUDES," by Snowden Hodges, through April 20, Louis Pohl Gallery, Chinatown; 521-1812.
"FROM WHISTLER TO WARHOL: MODERNISM ON PAPER," 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), through May 2, Honolulu Academy of Arts; 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org.
"GRAPHIC CABINET NO. 5: Private and Public Devotion in Medieval Europe," showcasing medieval manuscripts and stained glass; through May 9, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 9; 532-8700.
THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM exhibits, all through May 23: "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.
"POETS AND PRINTMAKERS: LITERARY THEMES IN JAPANESE PRINTS," exhibit from the art 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.
"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.
"MASTERPIECES FROM THE RICHARD LANE COLLECTION," from the museum's recently-acquired collection, including Chinese, Korean and Japanese paintings, and Japanese woodblock prints, through June 27, Honolulu Academy of Arts; 988-7395..
"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; Hawai'i State Art Museum; free; 586-0900, http://hawaii.gov/sfca.
"UNCOMMON OBJECTS," 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
13th ANNUAL HALE'IWA ARTS FESTIVAL solicits art in all media to be exhibited and sold at July 17-18 event; deadline March 13; fees; guidelines, application, information, www.HaleiwaArtsFestival.org.
ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII ARTISTS solicits all Hawai'i artists to participate in 41st Annual (membership) Aloha Show, April 5-26, Honolulu Hale; information/members, www.associationhawaiiartists.com.
BETHEL STREET GALLERY accepting entries for its Fourth Annual Hawai'i Artists Exhibition and its "All You Can Eat" (related to food or drink) all-media juried art exhibitions; entry fees; deadline/in-form-ation: 524-3552.
'IOLANI FAIR SOLICITS VISUAL ARTS IN ALL MEDIA (no school affiliation required), non-juried show, indoor venue, part of annual campus fair; registration deadline, March 31; Leilani Fortuno, 943-3353.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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; 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 a 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.
Send announcements, at least 10 days before event, with contact name and phone number, to: Island Life, Art Calendar, The Advertiser, 605 Kapi'olani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813; email@example.com, with "Art Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.