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POSTED: Sunday, July 26, 2009

Honolulu Blend Chorus is offering a six-week vocal production session beginning tomorrow. Free. Register at 277-4439.

“;On Vacation,”; by Aimee Allen (www.myspace.com/aimeeallen)

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Jam with Bluegrass Hawaii, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Wahiawa Botanical Gardens on California Avenue. There also will be a free workshop with Jeb Wiemer on basic guitar setup and maintenance. All types of musicians are welcomed. Listeners are encouraged to attend and should bring a chair or blanket and picnic lunch. Check out bluegrasshawaii.com/events.html.



Trio of artists offer creations keyed to sunny days of summer

A summer-themed show for the season holds court at Second Floor@Cedar Street Galleries through Aug. 16. Laura Smith, Jennifer Callejo and Maile Yawata offer up works in three distinct styles using different media, yet all possess a feel of summer.

Smith's reduction woodcut prints center on the theme of water and swimming, while Yawata's sculptures feature people and animals in vivid color with engaging expressions. Altogether, it's a rather sunny collection.

Callejo's drawings feature a “;nice fox”;; she says the works were inspired by a song that appeals to a fox “;not to do what they are wont to”;: “;Nice fox, don't tempt the old owl in the tree, stay out of the busy street.”;

Cedar Street Galleries is located at 817 Cedar St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Call 589-1580 or visit www.cedarstreetgalleries.com.


This week

» It's time again for ARTafterDark at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. This month's “;Southern Comfort”; is “;one part country, two parts rock 'n' roll,”; for a honky tonk theme. Visitors can play horseshoes, line-dance and listen to bluegrass while partaking of Town restaurant's Southern fare. There will also be a rock-band contest, complete with prizes and Southern rock by the Piranha Brothers. The fun runs 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Entry is $10. Call 532-60099.

» Local artist Sumako Cohn's whimsical doll collages draw on her memories of growing up in Hokkaido, Japan, and they're the next exhibition to inhabit the community gallery at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. “;Scenes in My Memory”; opens Saturday, with a reception at 11:30 a.m. The show runs through Oct. 3.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Admission is $7, $5 kamaaina. The center is located at 2454 S. Beretania St. Call 945-7633, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit www.jcch.com.

Cohn will also hold workshops in animal origami, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 8; and cut-out card-making, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 29.

Fee is $10. Space is limited; call 945-7633, ext. 39, or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Last chance

» “;Photo Kaleidoscope,”; by Dottie Rosinsky, displays interesting kaleidoscope art comprising photo images. The show runs through Thursday at Canon Photo Gallery, 210 Ward Ave., Suite 200. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Call 522-5930.