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>> “The Foolishness of Things: Paintings by James Kuroda”: Featuring Kuroda’s bright, abstract paintings which evoke otherworldly visions. Through Oct. 20 at the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St., 532-8700, Opens Thursday (Aug. 24).

>> Hawai’i Crafts II: Ceramics from Honolulu Museum of Art: Ceramic works by Hawaii artists made between 1970 to the present which include Arabella Ark, Susan Amoy, Joey Chiarello, Vicky Chock, Isami Enomoto, Linda Gue, Daven Hee, Charles Higa, Kenny Kicklighter, Wayne Morioka, Aki Oda, Esther Shimazu, Toshiko Takaezu, Sidney Yee. Second of two shows commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Hawai‘i Craftsmen. Through Oct. 20 at the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St., 532-8700, Opens Thursday (Aug. 24).

>> Abstractions in Paint, Wood, and Fiber: Works by Pratisha Budhiraja, Emily DuBois, and Rio Suzuki: Three artists inspired by the intersection of scientific inquiry, philosophy, poetry and traditional craft. Artist-scientist Pratisha Budhiraja’s works on paper and wood incorporate poetical texts in Sanskrit related to themes of individuality and self-awareness. Emily DuBois deconstructs Tongan tapa pieces, creating an intimate relationship with the tapa makers, while Rio Suzuki’s improvisational technique of mixing acrylic with large amounts of water, results in paintings that are fluid, gestural and atmospheric. Through Oct. 20 at the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St., 532-8700, Opens Thursday (Aug. 24).


>> Commitment to Excellence: The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce’s 39th annual Commitment to Excellence Art Exhibition is a juried exhibition which honors artist and teacher David Kuraoka and works by more than 40 other Hawaii artists in painting, photography, mixed media, bronze, wood, ceramics and sculpture. Through Aug. 17 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., 949-5531,

>> Youth Art Exhibition: Showcases the work of more than 250 youth that participated in Hui No‘eau’s summer arts programs through Aug. 24 at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., 808-572-6560,

>> Art Exhibit for City and County of Honolulu Employees and their Families: Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through Aug. 24 at Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 S. King St.,

>> Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2017: Ninth annual survey exhibition sponsored by Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii at Manoa featuring more than 45 photographers. Through Aug. 26 at the Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., 956-8244,

>> “Friends in Fotography”: Special exhibit of photography includes portrait of Violet the orangutan from Honolulu Zoo as well as landscapes, seascapes, people, flowers and abstract images. Through Aug. 31 at the Canon U.S.A. Hawaii office, Ward Plaza, 210 Ward Ave., Suite 200, 522-5930.

>> “DRAW STORY VOL. 2”: Exhibition of comics and art and behind-the-scene processes in creating these pieces, with Rusty Baily, Roy Chang, Jon J. Murakami and others. Through Aug. 28 at Honolulu Museum of Art School, second floor, 1111 Victoria St.

>> “Spontaneous Cosmos”: Art show featuring the works of Jim Growney benefiting Waikiki Elementary School. Through Aug. 31 at ARS Cafe Gallery, 3114 Monsarrat Ave., 734-7897.

>> Art On The Avenue: Noe Tanigawa: View Tanigawa’s recent paintings focusing on representational lotus gardens and abstractions of sea life and other natural forms. Through Sept. 4 at The Fifth Avenue Club on 3, Saks Fifth Avenue, International Marketplace Waikiki.

>> “Hinaluaʻikoʻa & Kalo”: KAHILU Exhibits presents two exhibitions by Bernice Akamine — Hinalua‘iko‘a features new sculptures inspired by the Kumulipo while Kalo is a traveling installation of 87 plants honoring Queen Lili‘uokalani. Through Sept. 8 at the Kohala and Hamakua Galleries of Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, 885-6868,

>> “Mark Mitsuda, Art of the Drink and Other Distractions”: Mitsuda’s work is an exploration of line, pattern and texture. He reinterprets both traditional and nontraditional shapes, using Venetian glassblowing techniques to create a contemporary aesthetic. Through Sept. 29 at Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St,

>> “SPINELESS: Marine Invertebrates, the Backbone of Life”: Award-winning photographer Susan Middleton presents portraits of rare and endangered species. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays through Oct. 1 at the Schaefer International Gallery at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, free, 808-242-SHOW,


>> Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility: The Art Gallery at the University of Hawaii at Manoa presents this juried, international exhibition of more than 100 prints and hand-printed artists’ books created by 68 artists who use traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques. Through Oct. 1 at the Art Gallery, UHM Art Building. Reception 5-6 p.m. Sept. 28. Opens Aug. 21,

>> Feeding the Immortals-A Search for Ritual and Meaning in Death: Taiji Terasaki explores ritual and the meaning of death in his first solo art exhibition combining mixed media work including ceramic, photography and vapor projections. Through Oct. 10, Ravizza Brownfield Gallery, 1109 Nuuanu Ave., 724-6877 or The public is invited to watch a ceremonial performance at 1121 Nuuanu Ave. next door from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by an opening reception in the gallery 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

>> “Maki Haku and the Poetry of Form”: Maejima Tadaaka, also known as Maki Haku, was one of the most internationally prominent members of the Creative Print movement in Japan. Selection of works showing the evolution of his style through Oct. 22 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. Opens Aug. 24, 532-8700,

>> 46th Annual AHA Contemporary Show 2017: The Association of Hawaii Artists presents a show by 35 artists selected by juror Lori Phillips featuring both 2D and 3D creations. Through Sept. 15 at 1132 Bishop Street, Lobby Level. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25.

>> Masami Teraoka: The Koa Art Gallery presents “Part One: Earlier Works + The Artist’s Ukiyo-e Print Collection. Through Sept. 27 at the Koa Art Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, 734-9374, Opening reception 3-6 p.m. Aug. 26.

>> “Digital Current”: The members of the Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH) present new works by Veronica Carmona, Ellen Chapman, Joan Pabst Dubanoski, Derrick Elfalan, Shyrl Matias and Christine Ohtani-Chang through Oct. 15 at the Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Puumalu St., Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3. Exhibit opens Aug. 27.

>> Korean Artists Association of Hawaii’s Annual Children’s Art Exhibit: Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through Sept. 4 at Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 S. King St., free, 768-6666, Opens Aug. 29.

>> Little Picture Show: The Hawaii Watercolor Society presents 100 little paintings by 25 artists, framed and ready to hang, along with small carvings and objects by renowned local artists George Woollard and Jinja Kim. Gallery hours are 12-6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday through Sept. 16 at the Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., 956-8244, Opens Aug. 29. Reception 5-9:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

>> Tao Calligraphy: Certified master teacher Orlena Sau Ming Wong, who was trained by world renowned Tao grandmaster Master Zhi Gang Sha, exhibits her creations. Through Sept. 29 at Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., 521-1812, Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 1; artist demonstration 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9.

>> Abstract Expressionism: Looking East From The Far West: A look at mid-20th-century abstraction through Asian-American practitioners, with a special focus on Hawaii artists. Includes major works by Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko alongside Asian-American artists such as Ruth Asawa, Isamu Noguchi, Satoru Abe, Isami Doi, Tadashi Sato and Tesuo Ochikubo, among others. Through Jan. 21 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Opens Sept. 7,

>> Malama Wao Akua 2017: Juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe) and a collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership. Through Nov. 7 at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., 808-572-6560, Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 15.

>> “He Makana”: Exhibition includes Hawaiian art, paintings, sculpture and prints from the 1930s to 1970s, offering a nostalgic look back into the history of a bygone era of old Hawaii. On loan from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts from the collection of Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday through Dec. 23 at Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Opens Oct. 15. Opening reception Oct. 14. Admission free,

>> “Schaefer Portrait Challenge”: Statewide juried exhibition, held as a triennial since 2003, presents the diversity of Hawaii’s people through explorations in portraiture. A broad range of interpretations and styles are seen in a wide range of media in portraits that represent the people of our islands. Artist’s accomplishments are acknowledged with the Jurors Choice Award and the Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award. Our invited jurors are Charlie Cohan (O‘ahu), Linda Bennett (Kaua‘i), and Jennifer Owen (Maui). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday and before Castle Theater shows through March 18, 2018 at Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center,, 808-242-7469. Free admission. Opens Jan. 16, 2018.


>> “Explorations of Late 19th-Century Japanese Photography”: Exploration of late 19th century Japanese photography featuring newly accessioned works from the collection of James Soong. Through Aug. 20 at Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700,

>> 50 Years Hawai‘i Craftsmen: Featuring creations by members of Hawaii Craftsmen, including Kenny Kicklighter, Jackie Mild Lau, Francisco Clemente, Lynn Liverton and 16 other artists. Through Aug. 20 at Cedar Street Galleries,


>> “Across Generations”: Friends of Hawai‘i State Art Museum present recent works by Yvonne Cheng. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday through Aug. 25 at Artizen Gallery at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St.

>> “Unpleasant Conversations”: Roberta Griffith continues “The NO Series” with porcelain plates and cups featuring the words NO, NEVER, NOT and more as a visual response to the disasters, conflicts and incivilities that plague our contemporary world. Through Nov. 12 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700,

>> “Noorjehan Bilgrami: Under the Molsri Tree”: Pakistani and Shangri La artist in residence Noorjehan Bilgrami pays homage to the fragrant, blossomed trees she played beneath as a child in Hyderabad, Deccan, in photo montages. Through Sept. 3 at Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700,

>> “Tree of Life”: Diverse handcrafted imagery of Tree of Life motif from 20 Asian countries in textiles, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, stone, wood and more. Through Sept. 10 at the East-West Center, Gallery, 1601 East-West Road, free, 944-7177,

>> Waikiki Parc Features Momoe Nakajima: Hawaii-based artist Momoe Nakajima’s sculptures are inspired by her connections to Japan and Hawaii. Through Sept. 14 at Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel, 2233 Helumoa Road,

>> “Allow – Create – Love and other inspirational prints”: Brue Bar and Honolulu Printmakers present a show by Oahu based artist Dieter Runge featuring unique woodblock prints with inspirational messages. Through mid-September at Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St.

>> “Global Warming: Quilts, Coverlets and Blankets”: Textile works from around the world that go beyond the basics of providing protection, warmth, security and comfort, from a wool Buthanese charkep (rain blanket) to Japanese kimono-shoped yogi (bed cover). Through Sept. 17 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700,

>> “Camouflage Rhythms: Artwork by Juliette May Fraser”: Oil and watercolor paintings created by Fraser during World War II when she worked side-by-side with lei sellers making camouflage nets for the Army Corps of Engineers. Through Sept. 17 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700,

>> “Thirty-Six Views of Mauna Kea”: First solo art exhibition by BoxJelly + Fishcake artist-in-residence Laurie Sumiye captures the sacredness of Mauna Kea in a series inspired by ukiyo-e master Utagawa Hiroshige. Through Sept. 30 at BoxJelly, 307A Kamani St., 593-1231,

>> “DRIFT”: Inaugural show of art collective Stargaze, composed of conceptual artists Nanci Amaka and Andrew Binkley, examines the dynamics of universal interactions between heavenly bodies from the micro to the macro levels. On view through October at Bevy, 675 Auahi St.,

>> “Hulia ‘Ano: Inspired Patterns”: Featuring artistic patterns in Hawaiian culture from Bishop Museum collections. Through Oct. 16, J.M. Long Gallery, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, admission and parking fees, 847-3511,

>>“The World Reflected”: Highlights from the museum’s contemporary art collection that touch upon issues of identity, ethnic inequality, colonialism and the environment. See works by Vito Acconci, Edgar Heap of Birds, William Kentridge, Kara Walker and others. Through Oct. 28 at Spalding House, 2411 Makiki Heights Dr,

>> “My Culture, My Family, and Me”: Annual exhibition recognizing creative excellence among Hawaii’s public and private school students in grades K-6. Through March 2018 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center Pa Kamali‘i Courtyard, 1801 Kalakaua Ave.,

>> “Body of Work”: Exhibition exploring self-representation through the museum’s American and European paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper representing the final collection-based exhibition organized by late curator Jay Jensen. Through April 29 at Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700,


>> Shangri La Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures: Residents may tour Doris Duke’s oceanside estate near Diamond Head, which reflects the art and architecture of India, Iran, Morocco and Syria free at 9, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. first Saturday monthly (except September); begins and ends at the Honolulu Museum of Art, with access via the museum’s private bus. Reservations required a week in advance, 535-1875,

>> Hawaii Change & Continuity: An exhibition that explores how art defines the character of our changing civilization and how artists make a profound contribution toward explaining who we are, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., 2nd Floor, Ewa Gallery. Museum hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, with free admission,

>> Haleiwa Art Walk: Haleiwa galleries open their doors to celebrate art and artists while offering music, pupus and wine, 3-8 p.m. every second Saturday at historic Haleiwa town, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 637-4558,

>> “Manoa Gallery”: Contemporary art gallery in Manoa recently added new works by Hawaii artists, including Russell Lowrey, Gregory Pai, necklaces by Cora Yee and ceramic vessels by Barbara Thompson. Summer hours are 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment at Manoa Gallery, 2964 E. Manoa Rd., Suite 1, 468-2428,

>> Works by Herb Kane: View artwork by the late world-renowned artist, including a restored colorful wall mural of Hawaiian deities. Ongoing, Jaggar Museum, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,

>> “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii”: Ongoing photo exhibit, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 441-1007.

>> Art Studio/gallery: Selling paintings, art, ceramics, jewelry and fixtures at huge discounts. Noon to 5 p.m. daily (except Wednesday and Sunday) at Waikiki Shore Hotel, 2161 Kalia Road, Waikiki Mezzanine level. For more information, call 927-0452.

>> “Art in Paradise”: Ongoing exhibit of works by prominent Maui artists, Kapalua Bay Hotel, 669-5656.

>> “Art on the Zoo Fence”: Outdoor art gallery features works by various artists. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Honolulu Zoo fence along Monsarrat Avenue,

>> The Akule’s Ball: Kinetic sculpture inspired by large schools of fish encountered by artist Rae Douglass during long distance ocean swims around Oahu. On view at South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St.,

>> Three sculptures: Featuring artists Stephen Freedman, Yayoi Kusama and Gerard Tsutakawa. Indefinitely, Ala Moana Center, 341-3045.

>> “Maui the Kite Maker”: Exhibit of kapa kites created by fourth graders from Waianae Elementary and Ka Waihona O Ka Na‘auao Public Charter School. Part of a Bishop Museum outreach program. Showing indefinitely at Bishop Museum’s Science Adventure Center.

>> “Shell Allure”: Features more than 150 species of marine mollusk shells collected from Maui’s Kame‘ole Beach Park II. Ongoing, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sinclair Library, first-floor lobby, 956-4168.

>> Cove Art Gallery: Revolving works by Steven Power, Daniela Antar Power, Vince Cavataio, Sean Davey and Lynne Boyer: Indefinitely, Cove Art Gallery, Turtle Bay Resort, 371-5248.

>> Works by Zac Noyle: Surf photography by the artist. Ongoing, Pipeline Gallery, 66-165 Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa,

>> “Lynne Yamamoto: House for Listening to Rain”: Showing indefinitely, Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, 532-8700.


>> Place-Design Atelier by Philpotts: Featuring the art of Abigail Romanchak. 6-9 p.m. Thursday corner of Cottage Walk & South School Street. RSVP by Sunday at 275-3075.

>> Artist Talk: Native Hawaiian artist Bernice Akamine talks about her artwork in “Hinalua‘iko‘a: Bernice Akamine,” an installation of new sculptures inspired by the Hawaiaian creation chant or kumulipo at Kahilu Theatre Galleries 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea,, 808-885-6868.

>> Meet the Artist-Yvonne Cheng: Free art lunch presentation from 12-1 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., Second Floor, 586-9958.

>> Wet clay demonstrations by Magdalene Odundo: Scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., Room 101 and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Volcano Art Center, 19-4074 on the Big Island. Contact Hawai‘i Craftsmen for more information, 521-3282, Free and open to the public.


>> National Artist Fellowship Open Call: The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation has opened its call for submissions for fellowship artist awards up to $20,000 to individual, practicing native artists making a significant impact in their discipline in the categories of Traditional Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Artistic Innovation or Literature. Deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 25,

>> Malama Wao Akua 2017: Receiving day for this collaborative, juried exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui by Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and East Maui Watershed Partnership is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30. Selected artwork should be successful in sharing knowledge of the watersheds and native species with others in a meaningful way. All mediums welcome. Visit for a prospectus.

>> Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2018: The Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s triennial is accepting entries for its statewide juried exhibition which has been held as a triennial since 2003 to present the diversity of Hawaii’s people through portraiture. Exhibition dates are Jan. 16 to March 18, 2018 at the center’s Schaefer International Gallery. Entries on Oahu are being accepted 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St.; Sept. 1 at Wailoa Arts Center, 200 Piopio St. in Hilo; Sept. 16 at Kauai Community College, 3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Highway and Sept. 12 at the MACC’s Alexa Higashi Room, One Cameron Way. Visit for the prospectus and entry form.

>> Call for “Fiber Journeys”: The Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui is seeking entries for “Fiber Journeys,” its 31st biennial juried exhibition scheduled for Aug. 25 to Sept. 10 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School gallery and from Sept. 15 to Oct. 22 at Kahilu Theatre’s Kohala Gallery in Waimea. Entries must be received by noon Aug. 20 at the museum art school gallery, 1111 Victoria St. Awards will be presented for weaving and spinning excellence. Visit for a full prospectus.

>> “The Essence of Hawai‘i Photo Contest”: PhotoCon, the brainchild of veteran photographer Ric Noyle, is accepting submissions for its statewide photo contest leading up to the convention in October. Photographers are asked to capture the essence of an image that helps express your love for Hawaii. The people, food, island and our sea. Open to professional and amateur photographers, students, visitors and Hawaii residents who have registered for PhotoCon Hawai‘i. Deadline extended to Aug. 31,

>> “ART Kaua‘i 2017”: Kaua‘i Society of Artists is accepting entries for its 32nd annual “Art Kaua‘i” exhibition from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at the KSA Gallery at Kukui Grove Center, to be selected by juror Patricia Correia, owner and executive director of “Projects Contemporary Fine Art” in Topanga Canyon, Calif. The exhibition will be up from Sept. 16 to Oct. 28 ($10 per entry, up to three). Email or call 808-228-9624 for more information,

>> Monk Seal Photo Contest 2017: In celebration of the Year of the Monk Seal, NOAA Fisheries is holding a monk seal contest depicting conservation-themed messages for its 2018 calendar and end of the year art show. Several categories are available, including one for professionals. Entrants may submit up to five entries. Open to everyone. Responsible photography is paramount. Submit images to by Sept. 15,

>> Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Artist in Residence 2018: The National Parks Arts Foundation selects one artist as the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Artist in Residence for a one-month term from Jan. 2 to Feb. 2, 2018, with lodging, a $2,000 stipend and venue for at least one public presentation. Fees are $55 to $110. Applications are accepted until Sept. 20, (click on Hawaii Volcanoes National Artist in Residence under Our Residencies).

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