At the Academy of Arts
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Apr. 23 - May 21, Saturdays. 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A delightful musical adaptation of the classic children’s
picture book. Mike Mulligan and his faithful steam shovel Mary
Anne take on all challengers as they face the digging job of
a lifetime. Come to Ala Moana Beach Park’s McCoy Pavilion.
Admission $16. For more information call 839-9885.
Solo: Akikio Kotani
Apr. 18 - May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drawings have traditionally been defined as a work in ink or
pencil on paper. Artist Akikio Kotani stretches this definition
to include her use of needle and thread on fabric. Kotani incorporates
a sense of movement into her series of delicate work inspired
by organic patterns evident in nature, such as grass and rain.
Located at the Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center.
This is the first time she is showing of her stitched work.
For more information visit www.tcmhi.org.
Handprints and Footprints in Buddhist Art
Apr.. 21 - May. 29
This exhibition explores the visual manifestation and devotional
contexts of handprints and footprints in Buddhist art, focusing
on Tibetan art where their appearance is most widespread.
Young People’s Spring 2005 Exhibition
Apr. 18 - 23
A selection of children’s artworks from the fall session
of Academy of art Center Classes. Free admission.
Water Color Exhibition
Apr. 18 - 30
Hawai‘i Watercolor Society presents the Annual Membership
Exhibition. Located at Mark’s Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu
Ave. Visit www.artsatmarks.com for more information.
Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance”
Apr. 29 - May 8.
Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” is
the most popular touring dance production in history, with
more than 50 million people worldwide having seen its eloquent
and stunning interpretation of one of Ireland’s most
famous legends and passionate love affairs. Ticket starts at
$44 and the event takes place at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
For information about when the event will take place call 1-877-750-4400.
Korean Artists’ Association of Hawai‘i
Apr.. 23 - May 12
This exhibition features contemporary work in a variety of
media by the association’s member. Curating the exhibition
this year is Carl Khewhok, Academy Art Center curator.
Nostalgic Japan: Landscaped by Kawase Hasui
Apr. 18 - May 30
Hasui, the leading 20th century Japanese landscape artist,
produced over 600 wood block prints during his more than 40-year
career. Many of Hasui’s landscape compositions are reminiscent
of Hokusai and Hiroshige prints. Frequently borrowed motifs
include snow and moonlit night scenery.
Hawai‘i Quilt Builders Annual
Apr. 28 - May 8.
The best new quilts by contemporary Hawaiian quilters. A popular
exhibition, this quilt show is the biggest in Hawai‘i.
Located at the 2nd floor at the Academy Art Center. Free admission.
Paul Emmerts: Views of Hawai‘i
Apr. 18 - May. 22
Swiss-born artist Paul Emmert was an entrepreneur who spent
the last 14 years of his life in Honolulu and on the Kona coast
of the Big Island. His drawings disclose a rare synthesis of
historical detail and aesthetic merit and offer rare insights
into Hawai‘i’s past.
Apr. 18 - Apr. 24. Tuesday - Saturday
Inner Scapes present abstract works exploring the innermost
impressions of artists about nature. Over 39 artist participate
in this exhibition that is free of charge. If you are interested,
visit the Hawai‘i State Art Museum at No. 1 Capitol Building,
250 South Hotel Street. Admission is free.
The Life of Bob Marley
Apr. 18 - 29, 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday.
Honolulu is the final stop on the tour of this exhibition of
internationally celebrated artist Yoshitomo Nara. Attaining
cult status in his native Japan, Nara creates work that offers
an engaging and enigmatic window into pop culture in the new
millennium. With roots in the Japanese pop movement, Nara’s
paintings and sculpture speak the language of youth culture
today. His simultaneously cute and menacing images of young
children and pets are among the most recognized by contemporary
artists anywhere in the world. Admissions $3 for students and
$5 for adults.
Zaman, The Man from the Reeds
Apr. 18 - July 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The exhibition is a story of adventure and travel, protocol
and negotiations, and dreams and determination. Featured in
the exhibition will be images from Bandan, a rare set of illustrations
recounting a Japanese sailor’s impressions of the Hawaiian
Islands upon his arrival following a shipwreck in 1838; selections
from King Kalakaua’s personal journal describing his
1881 visit to Japan.