TEMARI's 'Clean Sweep' is scheduled Sunday
TEMARI is hosting its "Clean Sweep" fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the McKinley High School cafeteria, open to anyone who wants to clear their shop or studio/closet/ garage of craft supplies, leftover stock, seconds, remnants and unfinished projects.
Shoppers will score bargains and find many artists selling their newest designs as a test market for the upcoming holiday craft fairs.
"Back by Popular Demand!" is another feature of Clean Sweep, in which old favorite establishments such as Gallery EAS and Iida's, that no longer have retail operations, will bring offer assorted wares at the fair.
Other highlights: The non-profit Hawaii Potters Guild will offer functional and decorative ceramics made by its members, and Paké and Julie of Antique Alley will open suitcases filled with silk and cotton kimono.
Admission is free but sellers pay $75. TEMARI members can start shopping at 8 a.m.
Artists can also bring their work at 9 a.m. for screening for TEMARI's "Trash and Treasure" fair on Nov. 11.
Get rid of unwanted household items in one clean sweep.
Art holdings up for auction
Persis Corp. is reducing its art holdings and will be offering a significant portion of its collection to the public through an auction beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at McClain Auctions, 1 King St. (at Nuuanu Avenue and King Street).
Pieces from Persis, former owner of the Honolulu Advertiser, were used to found the Contemporary Museum. Works by significant artists, including Hiroki Morinoue, Jules Tavernier and David Hitchcock, will be offered. Both two- and three-dimensional works will be available, including a bronze bust of "Lili'uokalani Regent," by Marianna Pineda (pictured).
"It is very rare for a large and extensive collection such as this to be presented for auction," said auctioneer Marty McClain. "This may be one of the biggest collections ever offered in Honolulu."
An open preview takes place from noon to 6 p.m. today. For information, visit www.McClainAuctions.com or call 596-3900.