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POSTED: Sunday, March 29, 2009

'Artists of Hawaii 2009' participants are named

The Honolulu Academy of Arts has announced the 64 participants of its 58th annual “;Artists of Hawaii 2009”; juried exhibition, slated to run May 14 to Aug. 14.

Award winners this year:

» Violette Wong Hu Award ($4,000): Ryan Lee
» John Young Award ($3,000): Russell Sunabe
» Melusine Award for Painting ($3,000): Matthew Dyer
» Roselle Davenport Award for Artistic Excellence ($2,750): Brian Malanaphy
» Jim Winters Award for 3-D Design ($1,200): Jun Matsuura
» Cynthia Eyre Award ($1,750): Andrew Binkley
» Jean Charlot Foundation Award for Excellence ($500): Rujunko Pugh
» Reuben Tam Award for Painting ($750): Virginia Carabelli
» Alfred Preis Memorial Award for the Visual Arts ($500): Wayne Bregulla

This year's juror was Laura Hoptman of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. For a complete list of artists, visit www.honoluluacademy.org/blog/?p=604.

 

'ArtMania' at UH-Manoa offers many activities

The University of Hawaii is holding its second annual “;ArtMania”; community event, a showcase of art demonstrations, interactive activities, exhibitions, an art sale, live performances and food.

The free event runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday at the UH-Manoa art building.

Visitors can screen print their own T-shirts (for a nominal fee) and make their own glass paperweight (participants must wear long pants, covered shoes and sunglasses).

Demo highlights include ceramic wheel-throwing and raku firings, portrait painting, bookbinding, loom weaving, printmaking, bronze casting, woodcarving and glass blowing.

The UH Art Gallery will hold tours of its current exhibit, “;The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition,”; which features 141 small-scale works by international artists.

For reservations for glass activities, call Rick Mills at 956-5258 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For an event schedule, visit www.hawaii.edu/art/artmania.

 

RESTAURANT REPORT

Silverado wines at Colony dinner

The Colony Restaurant in Waikiki showcases the wines of Silverado Vineyards at a five-course dinner, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Silverado is a family-owned estate in Napa Valley, Calif.

Chef Jeff Wind's menu: Sushi Bar Tapas with Nigiri of Beef Tataki, Alaskan Snow Crab Cake and Oyster Shooter (with 2007 Vineberg Chardonnay); Smoked Duck Salad (2006 Merlot); Filet Mignon & Tiger Prawns (2005 Solo Cabernet Sauvignon); and Baked Custard & Fruit Marbles (2003 Royal Tokaji “;Red Label”; Furmint).

Cost is $79. The restaurant is in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. Call 237-6140.

 

Bring your wine, to Kakaako dinner

Bring your own wine or beer to Kakaako Kitchen at Ward Centre for “;Picnic on the Lanai,”; 6:30 p.m. next Sunday.

You'll need to supply your own corkscrew, but the restaurant will provide the glasses, with no corkage fee.

The menu, served family style: Spring Salad with Nalo Greens, Pears and Walnuts; Homestyle Braised Shoulder Beef; Sauteed Opakapaka Dore; Orzo with Confetti of Fresh Vegetables; Sauteed Green Beans; and Fresh Fruit Tarts.

Cost is $28, $12 for children under 10. Reservations required: 596-7488.

 

Don Ho's offers gift with special dinner

Don Ho's Island Grill celebrates its anniversary with a gift for diners: a copy of “;Don Ho My Life, My Music.”;

The late singer's autobiography is free to those who purchase two anniversary dinner specials.

The menu: Soup of the Day or Caesar Salad; entree choice of Crab-Stuffed Shrimp, Pulehu Tenderloin Beef Skewers or Furikake Island Mahi; and dessert of Homemade Haupia Cake or Lappert's Luau Delight.

Cost is $24.95. Don Ho's is at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Call 528-0807.

 

Fukui's kaiseki scheduled April 9

Chef Hiroshi Fukui's next “;Contemporary Kaiseki”; is set for April 9 at Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas in Restaurant Row.

The nine-course menu: Beef & Foie Gras “;Shabu Shabu”; Style; Kahuku Corn Crab “;Chowder”;; Torched Scallop on the Half Shell; Steamed Moi “;Cake”;; Sous Vide of Kona Cold Lobster Tail; Pan-Roasted Big Island Black Tiger Shrimp; Filet Mignon “;Sandwich”;; Ginger Pork Chazuke; and Cherie's Neopolitan Parfait.

Cost is $75. Seatings begin at 5:30 p.m. Call 533-4476.

 

Formaggio Kailua books wine class

Formaggio Grill in Kailua hosts master sommelier Roberto Viernes' next WinED class at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Viernes will present six wines from around the world for tasting while explaining their qualities and how best to appreciate them.

Cost is $40, including tapas. Call 263-2633 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).