COURTESY OF JOSE MORALES/
THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM
"Fresh Everything," gouache with silkscreen on paper, by Maui artist David Hamma.
Art is steps away on First Friday
It's time once again for the free downtown gallery walk known as First Friday and here is what the art spaces are offering this month from 5 to 9 p.m.:
» DETAILS Gallery, 1142 Bethel St. (546-8000): Opening of new space, with the sculpture of J. Forest Ocean Bennett and oil paintings and jewelry designs by Yuan Shaw and Bill Braden. Music provided by the Ho'okipa Horns (made up of members of the Honolulu Symphony) and Mediterranean food and pastries by Kase Europa.
» The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St. (526-1322): A talk with exhibiting Maui artist David Hamma and his "a year of Sundays" collected work. Hamma is a proficient printmaker as well as painter who uses varying line qualities to create sensuous and organically inspired works of art. Organized by Inger Tully of the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao, this exhibition of works from 2002 to the present includes recent prints.
» thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St. (599-2552): San Francisco painter/printmaker Sam Vaughan exhibits his latest work, "Violence done to Canvas." Vaughan will paint a mural during the reception that includes a performance by Keiko Bonk and Kazan.
» Pacific Traditions Gallery, 19 N. Pauahi St. (531-4122): "Indigenous Rites Return to True Liven' " -- A collaboration of artisans displaying their urban creations, touching upon indigenous tattoo, to present-day graffiti and neo-tribalism. The featured artists are the Soul Signature tattoo crew, Joel Alanez, Lucky, and Tino Olsen.
» The Pegge Hopper Gallery, 1164 Nuuanu Ave. (524-1160): New floral panels and Hawaiian women paintings from Hopper in her exhibit "Kiele & 'Awapuhi."
» Studio of Roy Venters, 1160 Nuuanu Ave. (381-3445): "Drag-a-luscious: Costumes and Ice Cream"
» In the Mendonca building courtyard, 1126 Smith St. (262-5930): Artists Ginger Royal, showing "Dancers and other works;" Jeanne Nichols and Arthur Nelander, ceramic art with a Hawaiian flair; Rebecca Horne and her paintings from her "Divine Presence" series; and Bill Dasher, Hawaiian-themed photographs, combined with extreme printmaking.
» Cafe Che Pasta, 1001 Bishop St. (524-0004): Meet painter Judith Perry at her "Hey Girl" exhibit. Perry has a compelling need to observe the nature of things and transfer the concept with the fresh mark on paper. Her subject matter is secondary, the essence or spirit of an object, a movement, or the emotional situation is primary.
» Louis Pohl Gallery, 1111 Nuuanu Ave. (521-1812): "Healing Passages & Gestures" -- Meet artists Kauila Clark, Nan Holmes and Karen Keifer, who use their art process to heal themselves, as their imagery also heals the viewers and their communities.
» The Cathedral Gallery, 1184 Bishop St. (536-7036): A wine and cheese reception for artist Alicia Francis, whose "Fly -- Nature Transformed" is a combination of mixed media and acrylics.
» Bethel Street Gallery, 1140 Bethel St. (524-3552): New work by Geoff Lee of Island Glassworks, as well as original art from Patrice Federspiel and prints from Peggy Chun.
» The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. (521-2903): Closing celebration of "GiRL FeST Gallery: Women Challenging Paradigms," a multi-media exhibition presenting works of emerging and established female artists from Hawaii and abroad. DJ Missy and DJ MR. Nick will provide music.
There's also continuing exhibits at Got Art? (1136 Nuuanu Ave., 521-1097 -- "Monkey Ane Business"), the Hawaii State Art Museum (250 S. Hotel St., 586-0900) and the Ramsay Museum (1128 Smith St., 537-2787).
The Toshiko Takaezu Ceramics Studio at the YMCA (1040 Richards St., 538-7061, ext. 236) hosts an art fair for the monthly gallery walk.
Maps are provided at all participating locations.