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55th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards: Art by Hawaii students grades seven through 12. Opens Friday, through April 13, Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., Second Floor., 586-0300

“POW! WOW! Hawaii: The street art and music festival sees hundreds of artists from around the world take over street murals, galleries and venue spaces in Kakaako for live art demonstrations, art shows and art-making, unfolding in various locations through Sunday. Mural painting on walls in Kakaako continues through Saturday.

>> Aupuni Space: Community gallery sharing space with five working artists’ studios is open during Pow! Wow! Hawaii for viewings. 729 Auahi St.

>> “Quintessence-Five Years of Bevy Murals”: Closing party. Showcasing the diversity of murals created for the restaurant/bar Bevy over the past five years by various artists, inspired by urban art culture in Kakaako and the street art/street mural festival POW! WOW! Hawaii. 6-10 p.m. Friday at Salt Barn (Building 5), 333 Keawe St. 594-7445

>> “POW! WOW! 2018 after party”: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday at Addiction nightclub in the Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.

“Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography”: Free public talk and book signing by David Ulrich, author of “Zen Camera,” a creative photography guide illustrated with 83 images from well-known artists, Hawaii-based photographers and Ulrich himself. 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Chaminade University, Eiben Hall, Room 110., 955-4212

“Localicious Hawaii Art and Poetry”: Featuring the winning entries from the statewide art and poetry contest for students, including Grand Prize winners Stesha-Lei Topinio (Art), first grader at Kaiulani Elementary School, and Jaiden Sams (Poetry), sixth grader at Waimea Canyon Middle School. Through Feb. 23 at the Hawaii State Capitol., 927-9749


“Conserve Water: Use it Wisely”: The Board of Water Supply seeks Oahu participants to enter its 2018 Water Conservation Week Poster and Poetry Contests. The 40th annual poster contest is for students in grades K-6, and the 10th annual poetry contest is for students grades 7-12. Poster entries must be on 12 x 18-inch paper. Poetry entries must be typed on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper. Deadline: Feb. 28., 748-5041

Mayor’s Memorial Day Poster Contest: The theme is “Sew a Lei for Memorial Day.” Youth will be asked to depict a scene honoring those who’ve served our country, including lei sewing, scenes of collecting flowers and military service or ceremony. Winning entries will receive certificates from Mayor Kirk Caldwell, with artwork displayed at Kapolei Hale and Honolulu Hale. Deadline: March 2.


Reverie & Reclamation: Photography-based art by Debra Casey. Through Feb. 23 at the Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy.; gallery hours 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday; 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.,, 595-4047

“In the Black — A Visual Anthology”: Exhibit of art concerned with the African diaspora, featuring works by Nicole Maileen Woo and Mark “Feijao” Milligan II. Woo’s “The Paper Bag Series: God is Here,” creates a quilt incorporating portraits of black women in Hawaii, examining markers of identity and experience. Representational works in the “Dibujo Nocturna” series honor the spirit and culture of the African diaspora. Through Feb. 24 at The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave.; gallery hours: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 521-2903

“POW! WOW! — Exploring the New Contemporary Movement”: Fifth annual exhibition of art by POW! WOW! Hawaii participants, curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery. Through Feb. 24 located at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St.

“Sharing the Knowledge”: Exhibition emphasizing the artistic mentor/student relationship between Nicolas Carone (1917-2010) and Noreen Naughton, professor emerita of art at Kapiolani Community College, from Naughton’s studies at the New York Studio School in 1969. Part of a nationwide Carone Centennial Celebration. Through Feb. 24, Koa Art Gallery, 4303 Diamond Head Road.,734-9374

Landscape prints by Keisai Eisen: A new display of Japanese woodblock prints in the Robert F. Lange Gallery, featuring Eisen, who alongside Katsushika and Hiroshige Hokusai, was one of the most respected Japanese landscape artists in the 19th century. Through Feb. 25, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700

“Transfer”: Group art show curated by Honolulu Printmakers executive director Duncan Dempster, marking the Printmakers’ 90th anniversary with an exhibit of works by teachers and their one-time students, including works by George Woolard, Mary Philpotts and Kathy Merrill-Kelley at the Artizen by MW cafe. Through Feb. 28, HiSAM x MORI Gallery Shop, Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., 566-6615

“A Legacy of Teaching — Snowden Hodges’ Students”: Works by 27 former students, invited by Hodges, honoring the atelier proram taught by Hodges, University of Hawaii professor emeritus of art, for more than 30 years. Through March 2, Gallery ‘Iolani, Windward Community College.,, 236-9155

“Public Domain: Land Art”: Works by Richard Long, Christo and Jeanne Claude, and Gianfranco Gorgoni, three major champions of the Land Art and Conceptual Art movements, including “Red-Blue Slate Circle” by Long, a 1985 sculpture; “Running Fence” by Christo and Jeanne Claude, a 1974 mixed-media collage; and Gorgoni’s 1970s photographs of important, massive Land Art works. Through March 2 at Ravizza Brownfield Gallery, 1109 Nuuanu Ave.; gallery hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday., 724-6877

Art on the Avenue — Kalani Largusa: Layered paintings and mixed media works combining representational and abstract imagery, exploring contemporary Pacific Islander and Asian identity. Through March 5 at Saks Fifth Avenue Hawaii and the Saks’ Fifth Avenue Club on 3, International Market Place, Waikiki.,

“Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art From the Northeast of Brazil”: A traveling exhibit exploring the history of African slavery in Northeast Brazil, and the resulting ways African, indigenous and Portuguese practices combined and contributed to the region’s rich culture. Through March 16 at the James and Abigail Campbell Library, University of Hawaii-West Oahu., 689-2703

“Ground” — New Work by Charles Cohan: The Catharine E.B. Cox Award Exhibition of new work by Hawaii artist Charles Cohan, professor at the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Department of Art and Art History, including large-scale prints and print blocks, horizontal-line images and a collaborative installation with printmaker Abigail Romanchak. Through March 25, Honolulu Museum of Art., 532-8700

“The Memory Of”: Featuring a new exhibit by Taylor Johnson, a Hawaii-based artist and printmaker. Through March 31 at Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St.. 441-4470

“The Disasters of Peace — Social Discontent in the Manga of Tsuge Tadao and Katsumata Susumu”: Contrasting styles of art from the graphic novels of Tadao (b. 1941) and Susumu (1943-2007) portray post-World War II Japan, and the hardship and inhumanity that communities endure during periods of dramatic social upheaval. Through April 15, Honolulu Museum of Art., 532-8700

“Selected Development — Dru Hara”: Black and white, silver gelatin print photographic portraits of Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017 artists by Dru Hara, assisted by Kent Nishimura and Jonel Jugueta. Through April 25, treehouse, 675 Auahi St., E3-215 (second floor)., 597-8733

“Mother”: Artist-in-residence Nanci Amaka’s photographs, video and sculptural work depicting memories and childhood visions of her mother in Nigeria. Through April 27 at fishcake, 307a Kamani St., Kakaako; gallery hours 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday., 769-6921

Hawaii Change & Continuity: An exhibition that explores how art defines the character of our changing civilization. Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., 2nd Floor, Ewa Gallery. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with free admission,

“The World Reflected”: Works from the museum’s contemporary art collection that address identity, ethnic inequality and the environment, with artists including Vito Acconci, Robert Arneson, Jennifer Bartlett, Geoff Chadsey, Lesley Dill, Edgar Heap of Birds, William Kentridge and Kara Walker. Through Oct. 28, Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House; $20, $10 kamaaina, free for ages 18 and under., 526-1322

“House for Listening to Rain”: Outdoor installation by Lynne Yamamato. Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House. 532-8700


Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition: Through Friday at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, Maui., 808-572-6560

“Ebb & Flow Arts-Free MultiMedia Show”: Featuring art, music, poetry and film with artists, composers and film makers from Hawaii, including art by Martha Woodbury and Tomas Belsky, piano works by Edward T. Cone, Robert Pollock and Shinhee Park as well as films by Domink and Lee Michael Walczuk, Peter Swanzy, Gary Greenberg and Tom Vendetti. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo, Hawaii.

Lahaina Arts Society Fine Art Fair: Featuring Maui’s fine artist’s paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, wood carvings, jewelry, baskets and more. Saturday-Monday and February 24, Banyan Tree Gallery and the Old Jail Gallery inside the Courthouse, Lahaina, Maui.

“Techniques in Portraiture” classes: Students, 9-12 grades, will learn to paint, draw and critique with the help of professional artists. 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Schaefer International Gallery, One Cameron Way, Kahului, Maui., 242-7469

“Donkey Mill Art Center 11th Annual Art Auction”: Selected pieces by 50 local and national artists, including printmaker John Buck, ceramicist Esther Shimazu, painter Lynn Capell, printmaker and painter Mayumi Oda, fine art prints by Bud Shark Ink and photographer Wayne Levin. 5-8 p.m. Feb. 24, BMW of Hawaii, 74-5533 Loloku St., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Suggested donation: $25. 322-3362

Soko Artists Studio Tour: Featuring a collective of professional artists, including photographers, jewelers, potters, painters, printmakers and assemblage sculptors as well as quilt makers and weavers, who share their work in an annual studio tour. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24-25 at 11 Hawaii island locations from Keauhou through Kona to Captain Cook., 808-328-2162

Art Affair 2018: “Hokusai! Catch the Great Wave of Creativity & Giving”: Hui No’eau’s premier art auction as well as a social event benefitting the community visual arts education. Featuring a silent and live auction, live music and a gourmet dinner by chef Bev Gannon and Celebrations Catering. Participants will take inspiration from the Japanese artist Hokusai and the Great Wave Off Kanagawa. 5-10 p.m. Feb. 24, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, Maui. Cost: $195-$250., 808-572-6560

“Timothy Allan Shafto-woodworker/artist”: Through Feb. 28, Tiffany’s Art Agency, 55-3435 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Hawaii. 747-5882

“Seventh Annual Kai Ocean Art Show”: Kauai artist Patrick Ching, host of television show “Painting in Paradise,” exhibits his work. Through Feb. 28 at the Tahiti Nui Luau Lounge and iTi Wine Bar, Hanalei, Kauai.

“2018 Hui No’eau Solo Artist Exhibition”: Featuring Cudra Clover and her installation, “Hysteria,” which explores overstimulation through multimedia and textiles. Besides Clover’s biomorphic silk paintings, she will present elements of these works in an interactive multimedia experience. Opens March 9, through April 13, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, Maui; gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Opening reception: March 9. 808-572-6560

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. Invited jurors are Charles Cohan (O‘ahu), Carol Bennett (Kaua‘i), and Jennifer Owen (Maui). Through March 18, 2018; gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and before Castle Theater shows, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center., 808-242-7469

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

Hawaiian artifacts: Pieces created by Hawaiian cultural practitioners including Kumu Kaponoai Molitau, Kekai Kapu, Gigi Gomes, Pohaku Kahoohanohano and Anthony “Hoaka” Delos Reyes. Indefinitely, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, 45 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui., 808-662-6300


“Amelia Earhart in Hawaii”: Photos, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, 441-1007

Art Studio/gallery: Paintings, ceramics, jewelry and fixtures on sale. Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday at Waikiki Shore Hotel, 2161 Kalia Road, Waikiki. 927-0452

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

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

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

Manoa Gallery: Contemporary art gallery features new works by Hawaii artists, including paintings by Russell Lowrey and Gregory Pai, necklaces by Cora Yee, photography by Richard A. Cooke III and ceramic vessels by Barbara Thompson. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment, Manoa Gallery, 2964 E. Manoa Rd., Suite 1., 468-2428

Surf photography: Featuring Zac Noyle, Brian Bielmann, Jim Russi, Ted Grambeau, Brent Bielmann, Dave Homcy, Ben Reed, Tom Servais and Jeff Flindt, Pipeline Gallery, 66-165 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa., 425-1532


Friday morning model sessions: Easels, chairs, tables and seats provided on a first-come first-serve basis, unless reserved. 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, Zwick Academy of Fine Art, 1041 Maunakea St. $10/session., 938-3861

“An Introduction and Overview of Drawing and Painting”: For beginning and more advanced artists. Students will create a variety of color and value studies in order to talk about underlying principals of classical painting and drawings. Saturday through March 11 (1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays) at the ZAFA studio, 1041 Maunakea St., 3rd floor. $345. 938-9861

“Art Bento Program”: The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is offering a four part standards-based museum education program for DOE Oahu second- through sixth-grade students and their teachers, with an introductory professional development session for teachers. Students then engage with the teaching artist in an artmaking lesson, explore “I Love Art Gallery” hands-on activities and tour the HiSAM galleries. Deadline for applications: March 9, 2018. Contact: Susan Hogan,, 586-9958

2018 Spring Workshop — Simplifying the Plein Air Subject: Hawaii Watercolor Society offers an opportunity for participants to paint with Tom Hoffman, an award-winning watercolorist, with daily demonstrations, discussions about paintings and painting en plein air at open sites around Honolulu. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9-12. Cost: $500, $450 members. Register: Contact: Anita Bruce,


Bhutan: Gross National Happiness — Sand Mandala”: Exhibition of photographs of people in everyday life taken between 1991 and 2006, textiles, Buddhist ritual items, and utilitarian objects, as well as a traditional mandala made of sand and created on site by visiting Bhutanese Buddhist monks — considered a visual representation of Himalayan Buddhist cosmos — during the first week of the exhibition. Opens Feb. 26, through May 27 at East West Center Gallery, 1601 East-West Road. Sand mandala will be created 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2. Guided gallery tours offered Sundays at 3 p.m. (no tours April 8 or May 27). 944-7177

>> “Bhutan: Gross National Happiness — Exhibition Gala Opening”: Includes a reception and ritual that initiates the sand mandala creation, as well as a walkthrough by John Wehrheim, an exhibition photographer. 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at East West Center Gallery, 1601 East-West Road.

“Bezalel’s Calling”: Exhibition of watercolor and mixed media by Dawn Yoshimura incorporates QR codes to allow viewers to play soundtracks of spoken word and music to accompany the imagery. Tactile elements are also included to invite touch and feed the spirit and eyes. Opens Feb. 25, through April 12 at Gallery on the Pali, First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway; gallery hours 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. March 3., 595-4047

Artist in Conversation — TRADES A.i.R. presents Michael Wang: Wang, a New York-based, internationally exhibited artist and TRADES A.i.R. artist-in-residence in Hawaii, discusses his “Extinct in the Wild” project, which focuses on flora and fauna species no longer found in nature but persisting through human intervention, representing a “kind of passage from nature into culture,” and art. In Hawaii, Wang hopes to document the last location where these species were observed in the wild as well as their preservation in captivity or cultivation. Wang reports on his fieldwork and discusses conservation science as it intersects with art and cultural preservation, along with two experts, Sam Ohu Gon III and Helen Turner. Gon is a senior scientist and cultural advisor at the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii; Turner is Chaminade University’s inaugural vice president of Innovation. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at fishcake, 307c Kamani St., Kakaako. 600-0519

Association of Hawaii Artists — 48th Annual “Aloha Show”: Featuring original jurored 2D and 3D pieces in all media from the Association of Hawaii Artist members, all on sale. Open March 6, through March 22, Honolulu Hale, City & County of Honolulu, 550 South King St.; gallery hours 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Opening reception: 4-6 p.m. March 8.

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