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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 17, 2010

Exhibit offers insight into artist's travels in Java, Ceylon in 1913, 1921

Advertiser Staff

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Charles Bartlett’s works are on display at the Academy of Arts.

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Caesars guests can soon book online at the resort’s Web site and skip lines at check-in.

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British-born artist and traveler Charles Bartlett has been the focus of much attention at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Concluding the academy's yearlong celebration of his life and work, a special installation this month will focus on the artist's travels in Java and Ceylon.

Bartlett toured Ceylon — now Sri Lanka — in 1913 as part of his first sea voyage to Asia; his last trip abroad, in 1921, included a stop in Java.

"In both regions, Bartlett filled sketchbooks and conceptualized paintings, drawings and etchings of daily life: the people, their colorful dress and rituals, their commerce and catamarans, and the landscape and ancient monuments that surrounded them. ... Bartlett maximized his expertise as a colorist and draftsman to record with great sympathy his observations and perceptions, and to capture the essence of the exotic locales he visited," said Theresa Papanikolas, curator of European and American Art.

"A Year of Charles Bartlett: Bartlett in Java and Ceylon" opens Jan. 28 and runs through June 6. www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/academy/index.aspx?id=5298.



If you're visiting Canada any time soon, know that the Canadian government continues to restrict carry-on luggage on flights into the United States. Passengers flying into the U.S. are not allowed to bring any carry-on bags into the cabin. Exceptions are medical devices, small purses, laptops, infant car seats, musical instruments and diplomatic consular bags.

Passengers traveling to or within Canada are still permitted two carry-on bags.

"These rules will be strictly enforced," the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority said on its Web site, http://catsa-acsta.gc.ca. "There will be no flexibility."

Officials said the measures are still temporary in order to prevent delays caused by extra security following the Christmas Day terrorist incident on a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Alaska Airlines, www.alaskaair.com, is waiving baggage fees for checked baggage that would otherwise have been carried aboard on flights from Canada.

Air Canada, www.aircanada.com, is allowing U.S.-bound customers to check one additional item of baggage for free, provided it's within the size and weight limit.



Casino officials at Caesars Palace say they are launching a new iPhone app and allowing guests to check into the Las Vegas Strip resort through text messaging. Casino operator Harrah's Entertainment Inc. says the new application and check-in system will debut this month.

The iPhone app includes a customizable electronic postcard, resort information and the hotel's Twitter feed.

The check-in system is for guests who book online at the Caesars Palace Web site. Guests receive a text message the day before they arrive with their confirmation number. Those who reply "check in" get to skip lines the next day and receive their key after presenting identification.