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Filmmaking in “The Seagull” recalls the revolutionary play

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Anton Chekov’s work endures, and remains relevant. With the help of playwright and screenwriter Stephen Karam, director Michael Mayer has brought a new cinematic adaptation to the screen of Chekov’s ”The Seagull,” imbuing the tale of complicated family dynamics, creation and heartbreak with an unprecedented sense of intimacy. Read More

‘Sustainability Now!’ artists grapple with world where waste is ubiquitous

Sustainability is a hot topic in the worlds of policy and design. But what does it mean to make sustainable art – and what vision does it hold for our future? Read More

Verna Apio-Takashima designs items to be worn again and again

Fabric is one of the things we take most for granted in the modern age. Yet for Native Hawaiians, creating cloth, or kapa, from bark and other available materials was a multistep, physically demanding, creative process that can take a lifetime to perfect. Read More

Lauren Hana Chai captures search in ‘Last Known Locations’

“Last Known Locations,” a visually arresting and heart-wrenching exhibition by Honolulu-born painter Lauren Hana Chai, launches a quarterly series of art displays at the Kakaako co-working space Impact Hub. Read More
 

‘Contact Zone’ artists vie for attention, engage the eye

Maoli Arts Alliance’s annual juried exhibition, “Contact,” marks its fifth installment this year. “Contact Zone” is by far the most pointedly critical to date. Read More

‘Flooded’ makes a connection between climate change and food

A pop-up exhibition titled “Flooded,” featuring climate change landscape with food, will be open to the public at Luxury Row in Waikiki through April 30. The show is presented by the Honolulu Biennial Foundation and features the work of photographer Heami Lee. Read More

‘Bandits & Heroes’ explores slavery’s impact in Brazil

“Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art From the Northeast of Brazil” explores the blending of immigrant culture and art with indigenous and colonial traditions. Read More
 

HiSAM x MORI hosts ‘Stone and Sea’ reception

The HiSAM x MORI Gallery Shop inside the Hawaii State Art Museum held its First Friday art reception on Jan. 5 for “Stone and Sea,” an exhibit featuring photographs by Franco Salmoiraghi and Mark Kushimi, and sculpture by Nick Bleecker and Kamran Samimi. Read More

Honolulu-based artist inspired by mother’s mysterious death

In photographs, multimedia sculpture and video inspired by the mysterious loss of her mother, who was killed when the artist was a young girl in Nigeria, Honolulu-based artist Nanci Amaka explores the concepts of love, loss, embodiment, and letting go —and the anxieties affiliated with those emotions and experiences. Read More

Honolulu-based artist inspired by mother’s mysterious death

In photographs, multimedia sculpture and video inspired by the mysterious loss of her mother, who was killed when the artist was a young girl in Nigeria, Honolulu-based artist Nanci Amaka explores the concepts of love, loss, embodiment, and letting go — and the anxieties affiliated with those emotions and experiences. Read More

Pohl Gallery opens doors to creative classes

Always wanted to create art but not really ready to commit to a multisession class? The Louis Pohl Gallery is offering an opportunity to let your creative imagination loose on a weekly basis, with anew “Make Art Every Saturday” experience that began this month. Read More

‘Salute to Pipeline’ features famous boards ridden at surf break

In honor of the Triple Crown of Surfing, “Salute to Pipeline” features 21 of the most famous boards ridden at Pipeline to celebrate the riders, waves and shapers, curated by the California Surf Museum. Read More

Perraud, Kebabdjian collaborate on ‘Isotopia’ at UH-Manoa

French multimedia artist Stefane Perraud collaborated with writer, photographer and philosopher Aram Kebabdjian on “Isotopia,” creating dramatic multimedia images linked with a fictional, nuclear power-affected Pacific space. Read More

Artists share ‘Changing Landscape’ at Marks Garage

Artists Mealaaloha Bishop and Nanea Lum describe the islands’ wahi pana, or living spaces, as “land markers of Hawaiian ancestral histories,” and have created a series of plein air paintings that evoke “the recollection and experience” of the wahi pana of the district reaching from Kualoa to Waimanalo on the windward side of Oahu. Read More

Wayne Levin’s ‘Submerged’ takes viewers into his world

Wayne Levin’s photos, silver gelatin prints, are strange and luxurious. Shot underwater, they can seem to straddle energetic borders or to have fully crossed a border into another dimension. Read More

Hawai‘i Craftsmen show reveals intricate, artistic creations

The practical, the whimsical and the traditional are all on display at the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Statewide Juried Exhibition, open through Nov. 10 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Read More

Selfie-based art depicts constraints on women

Diana Nicholette Jeon photographs herself with her iPhone and handmade lens combinations. Using her iPad, she combines multiple pictures; finishes the pieces by hand with charcoal, pastels or pencil; and mounts the finished work on wood panels. Read More

Trips told through textiles in ‘Fiber Journeys’

The Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui presents its 31st biennial exhibition showcasing examples of original hand-woven and hand-spun work at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Read More

Runge’s art aims to uplift, motivate with humor

Art, rock ’n’ roll music, ayurveda, tai chi, yoga and cooking — all are part of Honolulu Printmakers artist Dieter Runge’s identity. Read More