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Mark Cunningham — Art Exhibit and Talk Story: Featuring legendary bodysurfer and waterman Cunningham, who will show his latest art (barnacle-encrusted swim fins, corroded wrist watches, tattered surf skegs and dented driftwood) and talk story about the environment and his background. Opens Saturday, through April 30 at RevoluSun Inovation Center, SALT, 660 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 220A (above Moku Kitchen). 748-8888

>> Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

“Impressions of Paradise”: Paintings by Dennis Daniel. Through May 31, First Unitarian Church, Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Highway; gallery hours 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. 595-4047

>> Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

“Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson”: Honolulu Museum of Art’s first museum survey of Dallas-based artist Swenson’s cast urethane resin sculpture. “Hyperrealistic sculptures of real and fantastical animals contemplate mortality and capture the beauty of nature.” Through July 29, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. Admission $10-$20; additional $10 special exhibition fee. Free for youth ages 18 and under., 532-8700

>> Mold-Making Techniques: Teacher and artist Linda Yamamoto shares mold-making techniques inspired by Swenson’s works. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Honolulu Museum, Gallery 30. $45-$55. Register:

“Flooded”: Multimedia pop-up exhibition inspired by climate change and its effects, with photography by Heami Lee, food styling by C.C. Buckley, prop styling by Rebecca Bartoshesky and art direction by Allie Wist; premiere event in the Honolulu Biennial Foundation’s “Visions of the Future” initiative. Extended: Through May 6, Luxury Row, 2124 Kalakaua Ave.; gallery hours noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday., 955-9361

>> Keiki Workshop — “Animals of the Future”: Students will consider how animals can adapt or evolve in reaction to rising sea levels and other changes in the environment, and bring their ideas to life by painting and drawing. 2:30-4 p.m., Saturday.

>> “Ala Wai Centennial: A Hawaii Futures Masterclass”: Artist Sean Connelly leads a workshop to explore the future of Honolulu as ahupuaa, using a 3D interface to explore how human-built systems like cities can move ecologically in space and over time. 1-3 p.m., April 28. RSVP suggested:

Jonathan Kingston: “Swimming Elephant”: Globe-trotting wildlife photographer Kingston will be present to unveil his newest photographs, with live music by Scott Jackson and Uluwehi Young. An “instant photograph” from Kingston’s latest assignment in India will be available to those purchasing his print, “Swimming Elephant,” 6-9 p.m., Saturday, National Geographic Fine Art Galleries, International Market Place. RSVP:,, 800-2970

“MERGE: 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition”: Works by imminent graduates from the B.F.A. program in graphic design, drawing and painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture. Opens Sunday, through May 11, The Art Gallery + Commons Gallery at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Art Building, 2535 McCarthy Mall; gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday., 956-8364

>> Awards ceremony: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Art Auditorium.

>> Opening reception: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, The Art Gallery.

>> Gallery walk-throughs: With artists Hinahina Gray, Ali McGaffney, Marisa Takauchi and Helena Noordhoff, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Art Gallery

>> Gallery walk-throughs: With artists Maria Ahsing, Joelle Takayama, Christine Gempisao and Todd Sato, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, The Art Gallery

Art Lunch — “Oil Tanker Sunsets”: Meet artist Alison Beste, who will speak about her series of photographs depicting barges “as both stereotypical sunset postcards and abstract explosions of light disrupting the ocean horizon.” Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., second floor., 586-9958

“Art+Design+Architecture”: Panel discussion on the interaction between art and urban design on community resilience, with artist/art dealer Kelly Sueda, University of Hawaii-Manoa School of Architecture community design leader Cathi Ho Schar, Julius Fischer of Hawaii Green Growth and Hawaii Nature Center executive director Jeeyun Lee; and moderated by Bettina Mehnert, CEO of Architects of Hawaii Ltd. 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, SurfJack Hotel & Swim Club. RSVP by Friday:

Koa Gallery Student Show: Works by Kapiolani Community College students. Opens Thursday, through May 9, Koa Art Gallery, 4303 Diamond Head Road., 734-9374

>> Opening reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday

ImpactART — “Last Known Locations”: Exhibit of works by Lauren Hana Chai, a mixed-media artist; Chai’s show is inspired by the story of her mother, who went missing when Chai was just 11 years old. Co-presented by Impact Hub HNL and the Honolulu Biennial Foundation. Opens Thursday, through May 26 at at Impact Hub Honolulu, 1050 Queen St.

>> Opening reception: The evening will include a brief program, an interactive puzzle art experience and a Q&A session with Chai and Katherine Tuider, director and co-founder of the Honolulu Biennal Foundation, with cocktails and pupu by chef Ignzcio Fleishour of Makana Market & Deli available for purchase. 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Free. Register:

Realism and the Natural Sciences in Japanese Woodblock Prints: Ornithological and botanical studies by Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824) and Sugakudo (active 1950s-1860s). Opens Thursday, through May 27, Honolulu Museum of Art., 532-8700


“Contact Zone”: Pu‘uhonua Society presents the fifth annual Contact exhibition of contemporary art exploring themes of interest to Native Hawaiian artists and viewers and the people of Hawaii, jurored by Keola Rapoza and Michael Rooks. Through Saturday, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., Main Gallery and Nano Gallery, and additional sites: Bishop Museum; Hawaii Theatre; Sheraton Waikiki; Royal Hawaiian Center; Saks Fifth Avenue; Surfjack Hotel; and T Galleria.

“inFORMable Feast – A feast of forms”: An online auction of items donated by members of Hawaii Craftsmen marking its 51st year. Glass, clay, fiber, wood and metal items on sale, with a percentage of proceeds going to Hawaii Craftsmen. Through Sunday,;, 521-3282

“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

“Sumie Society of Hawaii — 16th Annual Art Exhibition 2018”: Through April 27, Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 S. King St.; gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 488-1154

Pastel Artists of Hawaii — Ninth Annual Members Show: Through April 28, Hawaii State Public Library, Main Branch, King St. at Punchbowl., 586-3520

Hawai‘i Watercolor Society Members’ Show 2018: Watercolor exhibit, jurored by Tom Hoffman. Through April 28, Arts at Mark Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave; gallery hours noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Debra Casey — photographs: Self-taught photographer Casey strives to evoke emotion and thought with unconventional images of Hawaii. Through April 30 at The Naughty Vegan studio, 925 Maunakea St., 200-4381

Kailua Gallery: Featuring artwork by nine women artists — K. Armstrong, Sandra Blazel, Brenda Cablayan, Kirsten Carlsen, Ellen Dieter, Ruth Sorensen, Linda Suzuki, Kate Wadsworth and Leanna Wolff. Through April 30, Kailua Gallery/Ruth Sorensen Studio, 270 Kuulei Road; gallery hours 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 799-2212

“The Extended Hawaiian Body”: Works by Maile Andrade, Kaili Chun, Kaui Chun, April Drexel, Noelle Kahanu, Kapulani Landgraf, Marques Marzan and Maika‘i Tubbs, curated by Deborah Waite, professor of Pacific art history at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Through May 4, John Young Museum, UH-Manoa; gallery hours 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday., 956-6888

“E Luku Wale e — “Devastation Upon Devastation”: Photographs by Paliamoo — Mark Hamasaki and Kapulani Landgraf. The photos depict changes in the land during the construction of the H-3 freeway. Through May 6, Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College; gallery hours 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Sunday and 6-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday., 236-9155

“Currents”: Annual art show including photographs, paintings, drawings, fiber art, woodblock and collage, featuring 26 artists and 46 works. Through May 13, William S. Richardson School of Law library, University of Hawaii-Manoa.

“Op Art”: A kinetic art exhibit featuring the work of Italian artist Alberto Biasi, an important post-war figure who experiments with the perception of motion, geometry, color and light. Through May 19, Ravizza Brownfield Gallery, 1109 Nuuanu Ave., 724-6877

“Shades of Spring”: Through May 19, Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., 286-5675

Bhutan: Gross National Happiness: Sand Mandala”: Exhibition of photographs of everyday life taken between 1991 and 2006, textiles, Buddhist ritual items, and utilitarian objects, as well as a traditional mandala made of sand — considered a visual representation of Himalayan Buddhist cosmos — created on site by visiting Bhutanese Buddhist monks. Through May 27, East West Center Gallery, 1601 East-West Road. Guided gallery tours: 3 p.m. Sundays (no tour May 27)., 944-7177

“Self Assembly”: Ceramics by Christopher Edwards inspired by Islamic art, star charts, telescopes on Mauna Kea, microscopic sea creatures, wave maps and other themes. Through June 15, First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St.,

“The Leaping Place”: Photographs by Matt Shallenberger in a series inspired by recollections of the artist’s family who immigrated to Hawaii island from Portugal in the 1880s. Through June 15, First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St.

“Intimate Orbits”: C.B. Forsythe and Juvana Soliven use materials such as fabric, buttons, beeswax, leather, and fur to construct mixed-media works that evoke family and the home, complex human connections and nostalgia. Through June 15, First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St.

“Shadow Play” — Mezzotints by Dodie Warren: An exhibit of the labor-intensive prints for which Warren, a key figure in the printmaking community in Hawaii, is best known. Through June 24, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania St., 532-8700

“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. Admission $10-$20; free for youth ages 18 and under., 526-1322

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,

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


Figure Drawing and Painting: Featuring artist William Wingert. 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through April 27, ’Iwa Arts & Cafe, 79-7491 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, Hawaii. 731-6582

Art Maui 2018: 40th annual juried exhibit featuring artwork from artists living on Maui, which includes printmaking, video, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography and fiber. Through April 28 at Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului; gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 242-7469

The Rama Exhibition — “A Journey of Art & Soul for the Earth”: International traveling exhibition on endangered species by abstract painter Rama the Elephant and Calley O’Neill, a Waimea conservation artist. Through April 30, Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, Hawaii. the, 294-5556

“Mother’s Day Workshop-Indigo and Shrubs”: Mom’s day out or child and mother activity. Individual participants are also welcome. 9 a.m.-noon May 12, ’Iwa Arts & Cafe, 79-7491 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, Hawaii. Cost: $75 person; $90 mother and child pair,, 731-6582

“Plants of Paradise”: Artists from the U.S., Australia, Chile and Japan worked together at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in 2017 in a two-week session, resulting in this Florilegium Society exhibition. Through May 31, National Tropical Botanical Garden Research Center, Kalaheo, Kauai., 808-332-7324 ext. 227

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, Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, 45 Kai Malina Parkway, Lahaina, Maui., 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 3-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment, Manoa Gallery, 2964 E. Manoa Road, 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


“Night Swim”: Works by May Izumi, Flora Cruells Benzal and Lori Uyehara. Opens April 27, through May 27, at Second Floor @ Cedar Street Galleries; gallery hours 11-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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