THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM
At The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Jun Kaneko's "Hawaiian Drawing: Cannonball Tree," an oil stick and ink on paper, above, is among the works on view at the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk. Kaneko's show, "Tropical Reflection," runs along with "Over There," a collection of paintings by Erika Klara Luecke.
Art night out
Kaimalino Designs will feature the creations of textile artist Vicky Durand during the First Friday Gallery Walk this month. Inspired by Hawaiian petroglyphs, flora and other organic elements, Durand's designs are silk-screened and hand-painted on natural fabrics. Her current line includes individually printed sarongs and scarves, caftans, skirts, cropped pants and tote bags.
A former international surfing champion, Durand began designing children's wear, then turned to resort wear. She experimented with material such as rice sacks and cotton, before adding silks to her line. Durand's designs can be found at her Makaha Beach boutique and other locations throughout Hawaii.
Durand will talk about her designs from 5 to 9 p.m. Kaimalino Designs is at 3 N. Pauahi St. Call 235-1922 or visit HawaiianWearableArt.com.
First Friday maps are available at all participating locations. Other events include:
» "A One Night Stand in the Chinatown Courtyard": Open-air massages, refreshments and music by Al Tringal and his friend Art will help erase the week's stress. Artists Imaikalani Kalahele, Sam Kama and Rebekah Luke will have their three-dimensional sculptures, woven baskets and oil paintings on display. Enter the courtyard through the gate on Smith Street, marked by the Blue Dragon and small lanterns. Mendonca Building, 1126 Smith St.
» "Live from the Lawn": The Hawaii State Art Museum opens its "Art in Public Places" with an opening reception featuring performances by Kupa'aina, Paula Fuga and the One Love 'Ohana Band, Makana and Kamau. HiSAM, 250 Hotel St.
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Clothing by textile artist Vicky Durand, at Kaimalino Designs.
» Tea at 24:
Opening reception for artist Lorena Long, whose work will be on display through April 30.
» Silent auction: Original art will be sold at the Bethel Street Gallery, 1140 Bethel St.
» Maoli Arts Month: The monthlong celebration of native Hawaiian arts and artists kicks off on First Friday at the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., with "It's Na'au or Newa." The mixed-media exhibit features the works of Solomon Apio, Kimo Armitage, Solomon Enos, Shannon Crivello, Umi Kai, Noelle Kahanu, Lisa Kanae, Puni Kukahiko, Marques Marzan, Meleanna Meyer, Moana Meyer, Carl Pao, Mike Puleloa, Kupihea Romero, Verna Takashima, Audrey Wagner and Kunane Wooton. The exhibit will run through March 25, supported by the Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Program and Bishop Museum.
» Other First Friday participants: The Art Board, 1170 Nuuanu Ave.; Chinatown Courtyard, 1126 Smith St.; The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop St.; Da Space, 1192 Smith St., second floor; Details Gallery, 1142 Bethel St.; Hank's Café Honolulu, 1038 Nuuanu Ave.; INTO, 40 N. Hotel St.; Louis Pohl Gallery, 1111 Nuuanu Ave.; Pacific Traditions Gallery, 19 N. Pauahi St.; Pegge Hopper Gallery, 1164 Nuuanu Ave.; Ramsay Museum, 1128 Smith St.; and rRed Elephant, 1144 Bethel St.
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Paula Fuga, above, will take the stage at the Hawaii State Art Museum's "Live From the Lawn" event. Other entertainment at the museum includes Kupa'aina, Makana and Kamau. First Friday runs 5 to 9 p.m. in the Chinatown district.