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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2010

Art Scene

Advertiser Staff

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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. June 4; free; 524-1160.

"BLUE STAR MUSEUMS," a nationwide free museum admission project for active duty military, and families, Memorial Day through Labor Day (including, locally, The Contemporary Museum and Lyman Museum, Hilo, Big Island; information/participating museums, www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

CHINATOWN ARTIST LOFTS OPEN HOUSE, for second-story rental studio spaces in the renovated 109-year-old Mendonca Building, 5-9 p.m. June 4 (and by appointment), Maunakea and Hotel streets; information, 778-6392.

HANDS-ON KAPA (TAPA) MAKING WORKSHOP, sponsored by Mālama Learning Center, for keiki through kūpuna, including cultural/historical significance of kapa, experience with plants and tools used, beating the fiber, creating designs and printings, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., June 5, Kapolei High School; $7 ($15, family up to three people); information, required registration, 542-9107.

"E KŪ ANA KA PAIA: Unification, Responsibility and the Kū Images," display of historic images of Kū, god of procreation , prosperity and warfare, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Tuesdays), June 5-Oct. 4, Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Hall (ceremonial opening 9 a.m.; June 5, and day-long symposium, from 10 a.m., featuring with Native Hawaiian and museum scholars, cultural practitioners and artists; admission fee applies; information, 847-3511.

FREE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM PUBLIC SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS, including free bus transportation from the school; in-class pre-visit presentation at the school; docent tour of galleries and sculpture gardens, or interactive storytelling performance related to the works, and hands-on art project, available Tuesdays-Fridays, through June 30; information, 237-5320.


"SMALL KINE SHOW AND SALE," sponsored by Hawaii Watercolor Society, matted, original watercolor paintings in small sizes, priced from $30-$100, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, June 1-June 19, The Arts At Marks; information, 262-2144.

PHOTOGRAPHY OF EILEEN FAIRBANKS AND NICK LATULIP, of Jag Express Photography, through June 29 (opening reception, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4; free; public welcome), The Canon Photo Gallery, Ward Plaza; free; public welcome; 522-5930, www.pbase.com/robdecamp.

"SIDE BY SIDE," new works by Frances Hill, Yasuko Abeshima and Hung Kwai Chan, June 1-24 (artists' reception, 5-7 p.m. June 1), Louis Pohl Gallery; information, 521-1812, www.louispohlgallery.com.

"THE UNDERWATER ART OF PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM BUCK,", 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 4-6, First Weekend Art Gallery, 84-1170 Farrington Highway, Mākaha; information, 343-4916.


"COLOR IMPRESSIONS ORIGINAL OILS BY YUAN SHAW," and greeting cards and colorful tote bags, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., through June 11, Pauahi Tower, second floor lobby gallery, Bishop Square; www.transmediapublishing.com.

THE ART OF JOE DAWSON, through June 15, Bambu Two Cafe + Martini Lounge, 1144 Bethel St.; 528-1144.

"SUMI-E: THE WAY OF JAPANESE BRUSH PAINTING," exhibit of students of Hisae Shouse at Windward Community College and Honolulu Myohoji Mission, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through June 18 (reception, 4-6:30 p.m. June 5), Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. 2500 Pali Highway,

"BAMBOO: A SOGETSU EXHIBIT," (Sogetsu: modern artistic arrangements using natural and unconventional materials), designed by students of the Hawai'i Sogetsu School of Ikebana, featuring three large-scale bamboo pieces, on the lawn of The Contemporary Museum; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 12-4 p.m. Sundays; through July 2; bamboo exhibit free (museum admission applies for the galleries); 237-5210.

WINDWARD REALISTS SHOW, displaying the art of Windward Community College art professors and lecturers, through July 2, Nohea Island Arts, Kailua; information, 262-2787, www.noheagallery.com.

"HI'IAKAIKAPOLIOPELE: VISUAL STORIES BY CONTEMPORARY NATIVE HAWAIIAN ARTISTS," invitational mixed media exhibit inspired by Hi'iaka, favorite sister of Pele, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 17, Hawai'i State Art Museum; information; 536-5900.

"SEEING PRESENCE," exhibit of photo-collages of local still life, printed on canvas; dining hours, for an undetermined length, 12th Avenue Grill, Kaimukī; information, 732-9469.


(Listed by closing date)

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.

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.

"ALOHA HO'OMALUHIA XXVI," showing of mixed media 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, Kāne'ohe 233-7323

"FIRST LOOK MIXED MEDIA FESTIVAL," sponsored by Hawai'i Pacific University Multimedia Program, restaurant hours, through May 31, Cafe Che Pasta; 544-0879

"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; 271-9595.

"SIREN," exhibition of large-scale underwater photographs by Hawai'i-born artist, Christy Rogers, through June 1, South Street Gallery; 525-5212.

"CRITICAL CURVES," mixed media and wood sculptures "bending forms and coiling motion," by Linda Spadaro, Annie Irons and George Woolard, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through June 2, Academy of Arts Center at Linekona, second floor gallery; information, 532-8700.

FIFTH ANNUAL CITY EMPLOYEE ART EXHIBIT, part of the National Arts Program, including original paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and crafts by city employees and their families; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, through June 3, Honolulu Hale courtyard; free; information, 768-6622.

"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.

"EAT DRINK CUP BOWL: Ceramics for Every Day," by Daven Hee, exhibit/sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, through June 8, Tutuvi Sitoa, 2636 S. King St. (between Puck's Alley and 7-Eleven); information, 949-4355.

"RAY YOSHIDA: A MEMORIAL EXHIBITION," 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.

"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..

"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, through June 16, Kapi'olani Community College, Lama Library gallery; information, 734-9268.

"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, 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.

"GRAPHIC CABINET NO. 6: British artist William Blake's illustrations of the Book of Job, through Sept. 12, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Gallery 9; 532-8700.

"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.

"MEN IN LACE," showcasing selections from the Honolulu Academy of Arts' collection of lace clothing from a 16th Century time when lace was a manly symbol of status and power, through-Oct. 10, academy Gallery 22, 532-8700.

"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.


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 "Bark cloth 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; info@artsatmarks.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.

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; furuikeart@aol.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; wtakazono@hawaii.rr.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 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.