The art of gift-giving


POSTED: Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's easy to give one-of-a-kind, handmade, fine-art gifts, with all the art-related sales around town. Here's a list:

» ”;Matchbox Plus V: Miniature Art Show”;: Works by various artists. Through Dec. 5, Cedar Street Galleries, 817 Cedar St., 589-1580.

» ”;Miniature Mixed Media XII:”; Original, small-scale works; includes all media. Through Dec. 18, Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, 734-9374. Opens Thursday.

» Art Center Annual Studio Sale: Features ceramics and jewelry from the students and faculty of the Academy Art Center. Portion of proceeds benefits studio improvements. Tuesday to Dec. 13, Academy Art Center, 532-8741.

» ”;Handmade in Hawaii”;: Hawaii Craftsmen presents their annual sale, featuring jewelry, wearables, wood, glass and more by artists statewide. Tuesday to Dec. 12, the ARTS at Marks Garage, 521-3282.

» Honolulu Printmakers Impressions Print Sale: Etchings, lithographs, screen prints and woodcuts by local artists. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, Academy Art Center, 536-5507.

» Volcano Village Artists' Hui: Studio tour and sale of artwork, mixed media, pottery and more by various artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to next Sunday at several studios in Volcano Village.

» Windward Potters Holiday Sale: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Kailua Elementary School Cafeteria, 239-5045.

» ”;A Christmas Fantasy”;: Items crafted by students, faculty, staff and community of Windward Community College; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday and Dec. 3-6, Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, 235-1218.

» Honolulu Academy of Arts' 28th annual World Art Bazaar: Find unique clothing, jewelry, antiques, masks and small furnishings from around the world. Proceeds will benefit Honolulu Academy of Arts programs. Saturday to Dec. 13, Academy Art Center, 532-8700.

» Pottery sale of student work: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12, Windward Community College, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Palanakila Ceramics Lab, 235-7323.