"Pana Oahu: Sacred Stones, Sacred Places," photography of ancient sites by Jan Becket and Joe Singer, opens Tuesday. Their book will be published by the University of Hawaii Press. Show continues through Sept. 3.
Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St., 527-5666. "Aloha Show" by the Association of Hawaii Artists opens with a reception 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the courtyard. Show continues through Aug. 23.
MOA Hawaii presents a children's art contest in the Lane Gallery, Tuesday through Aug. 30.
Art a la Carte, Ward Centre, 597-8034. "Encaustic," wax paintings by Glenn Yamanoha, and "Vestiges," ceramics by Carl Fieber, on view through August.
The Art Centre at Mauna Lani, Kohala, Big Island, 885-7779. Impressionist oil paintings by Fran Maier, through September.
Arts of Paradise, International Marketplace, 924-2787. "Volcanoscapes," collage by Susan Rogers-Aregger, on view in August. "Mini collage" workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
Boom Gallery, 81 S. Hotel St., Suite 318, 524-8324. "Seven," paintings, prints and sculpture by Adella Islas, Gordon Sasaki, Hal Lum, Jason Teraoka, Kazu Fukuda, K. Everett and Russell Sunabe, on view through Aug. 30.
Brief Essentials, 1430 Kona St., 946-2110. Window display of the watercolor and airbrush works of Alberto Vargas, through August. "Vargas Girls" were featured in Esquire magazine during the 1940s; the original paintings are displayed at the Spencer Museum of Art in Kansas.
Canon Gallery, Ward Plaza, 522-5930. Photography by Thomas Woolsey, owner of Roads Photography in Manoa, on view in August.
Coffee Time Cafe, 3506 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki. "Body and Earth," black and white photography integrating the natural environment and the human body, by Tomiko Jones, on view through Aug. 24.
Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive, 526-0232. "Tubers," sculpture installation by Jodi Endicott, on view through Monday. Interactive water scene with larger-than-life concrete figures. Free admission on third Thursday of each month. Gallery tours at 1:30 p.m., garden tours by appointment. Call 526-1322.
Three exhibits feature contemporary works through Sept. 8. "Public Art" is from the collection of the City and County of Honolulu; "Leaving the Century," videos by 20 media artists, arrives from the Video Data Bank, Chicago; "Exquisite Vessels" in ceramic, metal, glass, wood and fiber were acquired through the Sibyl Heide Fund.
"Century" presents "Self Regard" through Sunday; "Framing Politics," Tuesday through Aug. 25; "Women Unveiled," Aug. 27 through Sept. 8.
Contemporary Museum's Honolulu Advertiser Gallery, 605 Kapiolani Blvd., 525-8066. "Selections 1993-1996," recent acquisitions by the Persis Corp. Collection, on view through Sept. 18. Includes works by Vernon Fisher, Wayne Thiebaud, Cheryl Laemmle and Judith Shea.
East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1777 East-West Road, 944-7111. "Spirits, Status & Society: Melanesian Art," masks, wooden bowls, statues, totems, war clubs, combs and carved ship prows from the collection of Caroline and Donald Yacoe, on view through Sept. 20. See "The Drum and the Mask," a video on South Pacific art, the first Sunday each month and at 5 p.m. Sept. 5. Lecture by John Moffat Fugui and researcher Geoffrey White 5 p.m. Sept. 3. The Yacoes describe "The Spirit of Melanesia" on a walk-through 5 p.m. Sept. 4. For guided tours, call 396-3326 or 944-7322.
Firehouse Gallery, Waimea, Big Island. Works inspired by clowns, by Waimea Arts Council members, on view in August. Reception 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Hawaii Medical Association, second floor, 1360 S. Beretania St., 536-7702. "8-8-8," watercolors by Juanita Kenda, Song Kim and Min Chong Kim, on view through Sept. 8. Presented by Waikiki Gallery.
Hawaii Pacific University Art Gallery, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, 233-3167. "Specific Pacific: Paintings about the Ocean" by Alison Manaut, on view through Friday.
HonBLUE, 501 Sumner St., 531-4611. "Open Volcano" by Koji Aoki, through Aug. 26.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700. "Americans Abroad," prints of European cities and towns by American artists, 1880-1940, on view through Aug. 15. Free admission on the first Wednesday of each month.
"Workers, An Archaeology of the Industrial Age," photographs by Sebastiao Salgado, on view through Sept. 1. Documentary of
labor and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on countries around the world. Salgado says his work is "a farewell to a world of manual labor," when hands and bodies provided the means for survival.
"Whistle While You Work" offers scenes of labor in the United States, through Sept. 29. Includes prints by local artists John Kelly, Cornelia Macintyre Foley and Hon Chew Hee.
"Ka Po'e Hawai'i Ma Ka Hana (Hawaii's people at work)," photography of friends and family at work by Hawaii high school students, continues through Nov. 8.
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.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St., 945-7633. "Strength and Diversity: The Story of Japanese American Women in Hawaii," on view through Jan. 17. "Strength," adapted from the National Japanese American Historical Society-Oakland Museum exhibit, chronicles the life stories and contributions of four generations of women, from plantation to contemporary community.
Kahala Moon restaurant, 4614 Kilauea Ave., 732-7777. "Kahiko Moon," paintings by Mark Kadota, through August.
Kapiolani Community College Library, Lama Building, 4303 Diamond Head Road, 734-9259. "Humanity Above Nation," biographical exhibit about two young Japanese men rescued at sea by Americans, who worked to improve relations between their countries, on view through Aug. 30.
Kauai Museum, 245-6931. "Westside Story," works by watercolor painter Christine Faye, woodworker Ray Nitta, Henry Emura, Dean Mayer, Val Nitta, Warren Wichman, Diane Ichiki and Keith Tammarine, on view through Aug. 30.
Ko'olau Gallery, Windward Mall, 247-0709. "Painting the Town," oil paintings by Mark Brown and Ron Lee, through August.
McHale Videofilm, 1116 Auahi St., 539-8080. "Earth Tones," photography by Tom Hoffman, through Aug. 21.
Queen Emma Gallery, Queen's Medical Center, 547-4397. "Reminiscence," paintings and monotypes of Hawaii images by Lei-Sanne Doo, on view through Sept. 1.
Ramsay Galleries, 1128 Smith St., 537-2787. "Alchemy," oils by Alan Leitner, on view through Aug. 30.
Volcano Art Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, 808-967-8222. "Voyaging Canoes of Hawaii," through Aug. 25.
Waikiki Gallery, Aston Park Shore Hotel, 595-2399. "Hawaii Botanicals," color pencil works by Teri Inouye, through Saturday.
Workshops: The Art Plantation in Haleiwa has afternoon workshops. Raku glaze and firing with Bob McWilliams, Saturday; bisqueware provided. Costs $25 plus supply fees. Call 637-2343.
ZooArt '96: Featuring Rita Gustie, Saturday at the Honolulu Zoo. Artist and animal encounters for children of all ages. General admission $6. Call 971-7171.
"Art and Labor": Discussion of murals portraying Honolulu's labor heritage, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Academy Theater. Free. Next, John Charlot leads ILWU-sponsored bus tour to the murals; registration required. Call 532-8700.
Classes: Studio art classes for adults at the Academy Art Center begin Sept. 10; for children, Sept. 21. Tuition is $145 adults, $95 children. Call 532-8741.
Arts Hawaii Festival: Visual and performing artists and musicians needed for festival Aug. 17 and 18 at Thomas Square. Call DBEDT at 587-2767 for an application form.
Spectrum '96 Exhibition: Hawaii artists may enter the Windward Artists Guild show through Aug. 24. Charles Higa will jury this annual show, set for September at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. For a prospectus, call Bob Anderson at 235-6294.
Shoebox sculpture: Sculpture in any media that fits in a standard-size shoebox is the focus of the UH Art Gallery's traveling exhibition. No entry fee; deadline is Sept. 6. For prospectus write to: Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu 96822. Or call 956-6888, or e-mail: email@example.com. The gallery's show will be in March and April 1997.
Artistic Endeavors: Jim Franklin is forming a group of artists and crafters to fill 22,000 square feet of studio and show space, and to provide on-site services such as framing and printing. Call 988-1167.