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POSTED: Sunday, May 31, 2009


Taylor Swift will be featured on “;Dateline NBC.”; The show will feature behind-the-scenes footage from the country singer's tour.

“;Dropped,”; by Phantom Planet (www.myspace.com/phantomplanet)

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Check out the University of Hawaii Press' one-week sale starting tomorrow. Books will be offered at a 30 percent discount, with free shipping to U.S. addresses via USPS Media Mail, on orders received tomorrow through June 8. To qualify, put “;SUMO9”; in the comment box at the end of the transaction at www.uhpress.hawaii.edu. The site features more than 1,300 new and backlist titles, from Pukui and Ebert's Hawaiian dictionary to “;Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawaii?”;



Sculptor Sawyer's 'Voyager' to honor watermen, women

Bronze sculptor Jan-Michelle Sawyer, whose portraits of Bruddah Iz, Gabby Pahinui and Donnis Thompson honor their contributions to the Hawaii community, is working on “;Voyager,”; a bust in honor of Hawaii's watermen and women.

Sawyer is seeking community input as to where to install the sculpture. The Iz piece, originally designated for a Waikiki location, was eventually installed at the Waianae Community Center in an acknowledgment of the musician's roots.

“;The decision to place the Iz sculpture in Waianae was pono,”; she says. “;It was a fitting place to honor his spirit and to perpetuate his memory.”;

An important criterion is that the work be placed in a public venue. Share suggestions at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). See other work by Sawyer at www.Jan-MichelleSculptures.com. — Star-Bulletin


Other highlights

» The Raku Ho'olaulea, Hawaii Craftsmen's annual summer ceramic event, commences this week. Call the Craftsmen at 521-3282.

Bring a potluck dish and watch a wet-clay demo by David Kuraoka of the University of Hawaii art department, 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, watch a free slide lecture by Kuraoka. The beachside firing takes place Friday through next Sunday at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park; get registration info at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org.

On Saturday at the beach, the public can glaze and fire a tea bowl for a nominal fee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (An exhibit of juried works resulting from the hoolaulea will run June 16 to July 25 at the ARTS at Marks Garage.)

» Those interested in stitchery and fiber arts are welcome to attend the Hawaii Stitchery and Fiber Arts meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Academy Art Center. Joan Santoro will discuss “;Image Transfer to Fabric and Paper.”;

» First Friday offers an opportunity this month for art fans on a budget to purchase watercolors at the annual “;Small Kine Show”; at the ARTS at Marks Garage (521-2903), 1159 Nuuanu Ave. Small-scale pieces from Hawaii Craftsmen will be shown alongside the watercolors. At Black Cat Studio (524-7580), 1157 Bethel St., tattoo fine artist Richie Lucero's pastels, charcoals and other works are on display through June 30. As usual, Ong King Arts Center (428-3233), 184 N. King St., will offer visual and performing arts into the wee hours. Highlights: the work of San Francisco artist Travis Weller, poet duo Climbing Poetree and performance art by Michael Hamilton in “;The Fool Truth.”; Festivities run 5 to 9 p.m., with after-hours party running to 2 a.m.

» Youngsters with a creative streak can attend the Contemporary Museum's monthly “;Expression Session”; workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Shanda Freitas will show attendees how to create art from everyday materials using newspaper and tape, a la the tape collages by Vince Hazen, exhibited in the “;20 Going on 21”; show at the museum. Students will see Hazen's work and make mixed-media tape collages of their own. The fee is $12 and reservations are required; call 237-5230 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Last chance

» The Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club is showing its work through Thursday at the Hawaii State Library (in the lobby and reading room next to the Hawaii and Pacific sections). Call 586-3520.

» Fashionistas have through Saturday to peruse Douglas Kirkland's photography of Coco Chanel at the Chanel boutique in Waikiki, third-floor VIP Salon. The exhibit commemorates the 25th anniversary of Chanel in Honolulu. Call 923-0255.

» “;Repurpose,”; a joint show from Maikai Tubbs and Otto, displays artwork crafted from recycled objects. Through Saturday at Town restaurant, 3435 Waialae Ave. Call 735-5900.