Art a la Carte, Ward Centre: "Images of Pele" by Jeanne Robertson, opens Sunday. Show continues through May 3.
Arts of Paradise, International Marketplace, 924-2787: "Fade to Gray," portraits and figure studies in charcoal by Wayne Takazono, on view in April. Demonstration 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 18.
Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island: Kaha Ki`i by Barney Magrath in April. Magrath, a stock photographer for the Science Photo Library in London, specializes in "atmospheric landscapes." Reception 3 to 5 p.m. April 17.
Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St.: Windward Artists Guild exhibit opens with a reception and awards ceremony 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Show continues through April 16.
Kazuma International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, 242-7469, Maui: "Shoebox Sculpture," featuring pieces from around the world - all able to fit into a standard-size shoebox - opens Sunday. Show continues through April 21.
Ko`olau Gallery, Windward Mall, 247-0709: "Pueo, Honu & Other Hawaiian Wildlife," drawings and reproductions by Cindy Conklin, on view in April. Conklin demonstrates her "scratchart" technique noon to 3 p.m. April 6.
Pauahi Tower Gallery, 1001 Bishop St.: Exhibit of works by Lee Martin, Jackie Taniguchi and Elizabeth Zinn opens Monday. Show continues through April 26.
Ramsay Galleries, 1128 Smith St., 537-2787: "My Hawaiian Roots," sepia ink art by Shana, opens Monday. Show continues through April 26. vcal,12p CONTINUING
Academy of Arts Center at Linekona, 1111 Victoria St., 532-8700: "Art Signatures 1996," works by Windward elementary-school students in the Visual Arts for the Gifted/Talented program, on view in March.
Art a la Carte, Ward Centre: "Figuratively Speaking" by Helen C. Iaea, through Saturday.
The Art Centre at Mauna Lani, Kohala, Big Island, 885-7779: "Splendors of Oriental Brush-Painting," works on silk by Big Island artists, on view through Thursday.
Arts of Paradise, International Marketplace, 924-2787: "Poor Lydia," acrylic and watercolor paintings, on view in March.
Boom Gallery, 81 S. Hotel St., Suite 318, 524-8324: Display of recent paintings by Yoshio Hayashi on view through April 20.
Borders Books and Music, Ward Centre, 591-8995: "Outside Collection," by artists at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, on view in March.
Cafe Che Pasta, 1001 Bishop St., 524-0004: "Piece of Cake," works with a jazz motif by Joe Strasser and Bob Klem, through April 7. Call Expressions in Art at 597-8108.
Coconut Grove store, 326 Kuulei Road, Kailua, 262-0020: "Na Keiki O Ka `Aina," paintings, drawings and photographs by Ipo Nihipali, Imaikalani Kalahele, Anne Kapulani Landgraf, Teresa Bright, Hiko`ula Hanapi and Doug Tolentino, in March.
Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive, 526-0232: "Meditative Images," fiber art and assemblages by Lenore Tawney; "A Retrospective" by ceramic artist Rick Dillingham; and "Artificial Curiosities," glasswork by Rick Mills; through March. "Metaphoric Menagerie," masks created by University of Hawaii students to express a personality aspect, on view in the Cafe through May 5. Free admission on the third Thursday of each month. Gallery tours at 1:30 p.m., garden tours by appointment. Call 526-1322.
Contemporary Museum's Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, 605 Kapiolani Blvd., 525-8066: "Aha Hana Lima 1996," works by visiting artists John McQueen (fiber), Don Reitz (ceramics) and Therman Statom (glass), on view through May 22. Call 596-8128.
East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1777 East-West Road, 944-7111: "Legacy of Guam (Images of the Chamoru)," by photographer Manny Crisostomo, on view through Friday. Exhibit is taken from Crisostomo's book by the same name.
Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 235-7346: "Murals of the Outsider," Robert Mertens' photographs of garage-door art, on view through April 12.
Gallery on the Pali, Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway, 526-1191: "Men Depicting Gender" on view through April 12.
Gordon Biersch restaurant, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 599-4877: "Circle Island Drive," paintings and drawings by Brenda Cablayan, through Monday. Artist may be reached at 261-4834.
Hawaii Medical Association, second floor, 1360 S. Beretania St., 536-7702: "Seeing Domestic Peace in Everything," through Friday. Artists include Juanita Kenda, Louis Pohl and Su-Shen Atta.
Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, 233-3167: Juried exhibition of works by HPU students, on view through May 3.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700: "Images of the Ming and Qing Dynasties" examines the possessions of distinct social classes. "Taisho Chic" explores modern influences during Japan's Taisho period. Free admission on the first Wednesday of each month. "John Young: A Retrospective," a survey of the Hawaii-born artist's early days and first trips to China and Mexico in the 1930s and '40s, to his current activities. Through May 5. "Women's Day Exhibition," works by contemporary, Honolulu-based women artists, on view in March. Artists include Shereen Kanalisa, Violet Murakami, Deb Aoki and curator Keiko Hatano. "Gosho-Ningyo," Kawase Hasui's woodblock prints of distinctive Japanese dolls, through Monday. "East Meets West: Ceramics and Silver from Hawaii Collections," through June 1. Explore cross-cultural influences from as early as the 7th and 8th centuries B.C.
Honolulu Zoo Fence, Monsarrat Avenue: Paintings by local artists on view 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Iolani School Art Gallery, first floor of Art Building, 563 Kamoku St.: "Dissections," works by Max Wixom and Rachell Gautz exploring humanity and our place in nature, on view Monday through April 5.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St., 945-7633: "Reflections: The Japanese American Master Artists of Hawaii," on view in March. Artists include Satoru Abe, Bumpei Akaji, the late Isami Doi, the late Keichi Kimura, Sueko Kimura, Harue McVay, the late Tetsuo Bob Ochikubo, Jerry Okimoto, Alice Kagawa Parrott, Tadashi Sato, Toshiko Takaezu and Harry Tsuchidana.
Johnny's restaurant, Restaurant Row, 536-2566: "The Spelling of `X'," acrylic paintings on glass by Mika Hamamura, through Tuesday.
Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, 734-9375: "Selections of India," on view through Thursday.
Ko`olau Gallery, Windward Mall, 247-0709: Prints and watercolors by Joan Allen, on view in March.
Queen Emma Gallery, main lobby of Queen's Medical Center, 547-4397: "Recorso," paintings from Keiko Hatano's vision of "the space that exists between death and becoming," on view through April 28.
Thai Orchid Restaurant, 33 Aulike St., Kailua, 262-8306: "Impressions Hawaii," paintings by Warren Stenberg, through April 18.
Thomas Deir Galleries, Haleiwa: Works by nine winners of the Hawaii Marine Artist Youth Competition on view in March.
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Art Building, 2535 The Mall, 956-6888: "Naked Truths," an exploration of the changing representations of the human figure in painting, and the nature of desire, pain and pleasure, on view through April 12. Artists are Dotty Attie, Delmas Howe, Attila Lukacs, Margo Machida, Jim Morphesis, Kathleen Morris, Long Nguyen, Obaji Nyambi, Hanneline Rogeberg and Masami Teraoka. vcal,12p SPECIAL
Photography classes: George Y.F. Chan teaches landscape and nature photography 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 4 through May 2, at the University of Hawaii. Tuition $35. Call 956-6468. Beginners and serious amateurs can improve their portrait- and photo-taking skills 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2 through 30; tuition $35. vcal,12p NOTICES
"Behind the Scenes": The Gallery on the Pali will host an open exhibit in appreciation of artists working for Hawaii museums and galleries April 15 through May 23. Entry fee $5 per piece; up to four pieces accepted. Call Norma Nichols at 526-1191 or Devin Oishi at 523-4674. To enter an exhibit on baby boomers, call curator Catherine Enomoto at 525-8664.
Folio 94: Visual artists sought for collective work on a limited edition quarterly. Participants may enter the anniversary exhibit in November. Call Maggie Yee at 949-0565. Deadline is April 15.
"Recycle Art '96": Big Island artist Ira Ono will jury a show for Oahu artists in April at Honolulu Hale. Artwork must be submitted 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15; selected works will be on view through May 8. Call the Recycling Office at 527-5335 for a prospectus, or Keiko Hatano at 287-3780.
IMAGE Exhibition: The Image Foundation is accepting entries for the 22nd annual juried show of contemporary photography in Hawaii. Hawaii residents may mail portfolios of or using photo-based mediums, excluding video and film, through April 20 (drop-off deadline April 27). For entry form, write to: Image Foundation, P.O. Box 22665, Honolulu 96823-2665. Or call 456-1044 or 524-1587.