FIRST FRIDAY: View exhibit openings, receptions and special events on the First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk, a self-guided tour of art galleries in Downtown Honolulu, Chinatown and Kailua, 6-9 p.m. May 7; free; 524-1160.
"BLACK + WHITE STARLIGHT BALL 2010," ARTafterDARK'S annual gala benefit for Honolulu Academy of Arts, with food, a showcase sale of art in black-and-white by local artists, and special VIP dinner, 7-11 p.m. May 8, at Honolulu Academy of Arts; individual tickets, $85 (tables available); 532-8700.
"AN EXHIBITION OF ARTWORK BY BUMPEI AKAJI," 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, through May 31, Pacific Guardian Center, 737 Bishop St., Mauka Tower, Suite 100 (opening reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 7); 271-9595.
"E KŪ ANA KA PAIA," (The Walls Shall Stand Firm), exhibit by Native Hawaiian master artists, exploring the bicentennial of the unification of the Islands and current nation-building efforts, one of a month-long series of Maoli Arts Month events, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, May 4-29, The ARTS at Marks Garage; 521-2903.
"THE ART OF PICTURE BOOKS," exhibit of work by seven local picture book artists, sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, in observance of National Children's Book Week, library hours, weekdays, May 6-June 16, Kapi'olani Community College, Lama Library gallery (opening reception 4-6 p.m. May 6); information, 734-9268.
"MAY SOUL," a "soulful cross-genre program in the spirit of May Day," one of the "Live from the Lawn" entertainment series, featuring live music (including Punahou High School Jazz Band, and entertainer Guy Cruz), food and drinks, hula and chant and slam poetry, 6-9 p.m. May 7, Hawai'i State Art Museum; information, 586-0900.
CINCO DE MAYO STREET FESTIVAL, with food, music and dance of Mexico, as well as display of low-rider cars and a mechanical bull, 6-10 p.m., May 5, in the Chinatown/Arts District area along Nu'uanu Avenue and Hotel Street; 521-2903,
PRE-MOTHER'S DAY SALE of jewelry by Roberto Coin, sponsored by elle Couture Jewellers, with portion of funds going to TCM, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. May 2, The Contemporary Museum; free; open to the public (fee for galleries admission); information, Gordon Wong, 237-5210.
HAWAII STITCHERY AND FIBRE ARTS GUILD, general membership meeting, with presentation, "Designing and Creating Textiles for Art and Fashion," by fiber and textile artist, Melissa Arnold, 7 p.m., May 5; Academy Art Center; open to the public.
"ONE NIGHT STAND," regular First Friday event, this introducing 10 new artists' studio lofts, 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 7; Mendonca Building Courtyard, 1126 Smith St.; 262-5930.
"FIRST LOOK MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL," sponsored by Hawai'i Pacific University Multimedia Program, restaurant hours, through May 31, Cafe Che Pasta (opening reception, 5:3-7:30 p.m. May 7); 544-0879
"HI'IAKAKAPOLIOPELE: Visual Stories of Contemporary Native Hawaiian Artists," 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 17; Hawai'i State Art Museum; information, 586-0900. Related events:
• Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. May 7, with First Friday "Live from the Lawn" event.
• Second Saturday event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 8 (with hands-on activities with Honolulu Printmakers hands-on activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.).
"SIREN," exhibition of large-scale underwater photographs by Hawai'i-born artist, Christy Rogers, through June 1, South Street Gallery (opening reception, 6-9 p.m., May 7); 525-5212.
"COLOR MY EMOTIONS," show by Vicki Beck, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, and 1-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays; through May 28 (opening reception, 4-6:30 p.m. May 8); Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 595-4047.
"COLORS OF THE ISLANDS," showcasing the photography of Rob Decamp; The Canon Photo Gallery, Ward Plaza (opening reception 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3); free; public welcome to show and reception); 522-5930, www.pbase.com/robdecamp.
"ALOHA HO'OMALUHIA XXVI," showing of current mixed media works by a number of artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Sundays, May 3-30, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor's Center Gallery, Kane'ohe 233-7323
"CHINATOWN PRESENTS FUTURES — CHINATOWN EXHIBITION," multi-media installation by University of Hawai'i, School of Architecture, graduate students, 4-9 p.m. May 7, and 3-7 p.m. May 10-14, Small Business Resource Center; 956-3508.
JAPANESE BRUSH PAINTING EXHIBIT, by The Sumie Society featuring students of Sachie Saigusa; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, through May 6, Honolulu Hale courtyard; free, open to the public; information, 768-6622.
"BE ORIGINAL: BREAKING THE BARRIERS," juried art exhibit, sponsored by University of Hawai'i-Mānoa Center on Disability Studies, of 40 works addressing the stigma, and discrimination against, people with mental illness, through May 11, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Honolulu Academy of Arts Center at Linekona; information, 956-3975.
"BODY/MIND," exhibition of a number of artists, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, through May 14, Ycenter, 900 N. Nimitz Highway (enter from Alakawa Street). (Opening reception, 5-8 p.m., May 7); 381-8102..
2010 HAWAII ARTIST EXHIBITION juried art show, through May 28, Bethel Street Gallery (artists' reception, 5-8 p.m. May 7); information, 524-3552, www.bethelstreetgallery.com.
HAWAII QUILT GUILD'S Annual Quilt Show, "The Year of the Quilt," 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 9; Honolulu Academy of Arts Center at Linekona free; information, 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org.
GALLERY AT WARD CENTRE, exhibits, through May 27; information, 597-8034:
• "On a Cloudy Day," new suite of prints by Laura Smith, exploring clouds at different times of the day and in different weather.
"Va-Va-Voom!!!," ceramics exploring the female form by Joel Park.
"THE GOLDEN CEREMONY: WEDDINGS IN ASIA," exhibition of garments/costumes, ritual objects, theatrical and artistic representations of wedding events, and dowry items, including textiles and jewelry; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and 12-4 p.m. Sundays, through June 13, East-West Center Gallery, John Burns Hall, East-West Center; 944-7584.
FIRST WEEKEND ART GALLERY, Makāha: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., June 4-6; information, 343-4916:
• The Underwater Art Photography of William Buck, on display through June 6.
• Jean Charlot Art Exhibit, on display through Aug. 6.
"CELEBRATE!: THE EVOLUTION OF JAPANESE CELEBRATION IN HAWAI'I," historical exhibit including traditional Japanese seasonal celebrations such as New Year's and O-bon, to modern seasonal celebrations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, through June 18, Honolulu Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i gallery; gallery fee other days; information: 945-7633, www.jcch.com. Related event:
• "Kau Kau Cuisine and Culture in the Hawaiian Islands," a discussion on food and celebrations by Arnold Hiura, author of the book of the same name," 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 8, Gallery Theater and courtyard.
"FLORAL, FAUNA AND FUNGI," a collection of photographs by Aileen Feldman and Neghin Modavi, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, through July 16, Hawai'i Pacific University, Art Gallery, windward Hawai'i Loa campus, Kāne'ohe; information, 259-3112. ,
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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.
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.
"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.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT of O'ahu panoramics by Chad Heronemus, store hours, Morning Brew, Kailua, through May 6; Morning Brew cafe, Kailua; 262-7770.
WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY ART EXHIBITION, "Infinite in Faculty," 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and Sundays, and 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, through through May 7, Gallery 'Iolani, WCC campus, Kāne'ohe; free; 236-9155.
"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.
"BETWEEN: BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION 2010," University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, of students' works in painting, printmaking, fiber, glass, drawing, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, electronic arts and intermedia, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 14, UH-Mānoa, Art Building, Art Gallery; free (parking fee may apply); information, 956-6888.
HAWAII PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY EXHIBITION, building hours, through May 14, Bishop Square, Pauahi Tower; information, 223-4007.
"GUILT-ART!: FUNCTIONAL ARTWORK BY DALE MACHADO," featuring electric guitars handcrafted from local and imported woods, by the Hawai'i luthier, through May 15, Peggy Chun Gallery; information, 545-4810.
"WARRIORS, MAIDENS AND FOXES: Kabuki in Japanese Woodblock Prints," 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through May 23, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery; 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org.
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 yearlong 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.
"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.
"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.
"ARTFUL EXPRESSIONS," showing of artwork, including photography, paintings, drawings and ceramics, from the Waialua High and Intermediate School art students of teacher, Howard Farrant, library hours, through end of June, Waialua Public Library; information, 637-8286.
"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, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.
"JEAN CHARLOT," art exhibit; 10 a.m.-6 p.m first Friday-Sunday of every month, through Aug. 6; First Weekend Art Gallery, Makaha Valley; 343-4916.
"WOMEN IN BLACK: PRINTS BY MARCIA MORSE," mixed-media prints and works on paper, exploring the "potent presence and corporeal experience of women who are cloaked and veiled," 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, through Sept. 30, Kuykendall Gallery, Kuykendall Hall, room 106, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa campus; 956-7647.
"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
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.
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; $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.