Category: Art

Maui Photographer’s ‘King’s Highway’ Book Released

A new, crowdfunded photo book documenting the “King’s Highway,” an ancient Hawaiian road that once served as the main artery for the island of Maui, has just been released. The book release party for “The Maui Coast: Legacy of the King’s Highway” will be held tomorrow at the Paia gallery of its...

Female Comics of Hawaii Take the Stage

The Hollywood press has proudly declared a “golden age of funny women,” with the mainstream breakout success of female comedians like Amy Schumer prompting think pieces about “the last gasps of mainstream sexism.” But whether it’s a golden age or a “cubic zirconium age,” it’s actually nothing new. Funny women...

Talks to Explore Modern Architecture in Honolulu

A renown photographer of modern architecture is returning to his hometown of Honolulu this week to share some of his work, and help local residents better appreciate the buildings they live and work in every day. Darren Bradley was born on Oahu, and spent his early years surrounded by the city’s...

Give Gifts of Local Art at Annual Print Sale

If you’re looking to get a little more creative than gift cards this holiday season, this weekend’s annual print sale for Honolulu Printmakers is a great way to find unique and often one-of-a-kind creations of local artists. “Impressions15” features fine art, notecards, frames, apparel, and other items crated by local printmakers, allowing discerning shoppers...

Honolulu to Host Wearable Tech Workshop, Fashion Show

An internationally acclaimed “fashionable technology” designer Anouk Wipprecht is coming to Honolulu next week to lead workshops that will culminate in a Saturday fashion show. Wipprecht’s work has captured imaginations worldwide, harnessing 3-D printers, sensors, lights, motors, and other materials and tools to create things like her metal electric dress, smoke...

Tuesday Panel to Assess ‘State of the Arts’

A “top-flight panel” spanning a wide range of creative media will convene in downtown Honolulu on Tuesday to explore the strengths, weaknesses, and future prospects of the island arts scene. “State of the Arts – Inspiration for Everyone” is the latest downtown forum presented by the Anthology Marketing Group and ThinkTech...

Bishop Museum Retakes the Week with Lasers

Bishop Museum Retakes the Week with Lasers

After six years of six-days-a-week operation, the Bishop Museum is again open on Tuesdays. The return to a daily schedule (with only Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays off) began with the new month, which also brings a limited engagement laser light show and a wearable art exhibit. “We are delighted to provide...

Local ‘Guardians’ Comic Book Funded on Kickstarter

Slowly but surely, Hawaii comic book fans are finding home-grown superheroes to cheer for. And while multi-billion dollar franchises struggle with diversity, the “Aumakua Guardians of Galaxy” are starting out with a multicolored palette. “It’s a group consisting of heroes with ethnic and cultural diversity,” indie comic artist Christopher Caravalho tells me....

Local Artists are the Stars at 6th Mini Con

To the delight of local geeks, comic nerds, and anime and sci-fi fans, the local events calendar has gotten very crowded lately, with a number of new conventions sprouting up. But long before comic cons became Hawaii’s hot new trend, a home-grown event had already taken root at a public library. On...

UH Law School Stages First Art Show

The Law Library at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is hosting its first art show beginning this week. Continuing the theme from yesterday, where local writers are showing off their creativity in other media, members of the UH law school community are similarly sharing their...

Hawaii Schools Partner with Pixar

While kids in Hawaii will have to wait until next year to see “Moana” just like everyone else, some lucky students in local public schools will get to experience Pixar animation magic right in their classrooms. The Hawaii State Department of Education, working with the state Department of Business, Economic...

First Jackie Claxton Film Festival Set for Sept. 24

Jackie Claxton is a normal, average girl… except for the fact that she has the special ability to cross dimensions and into parallel universes to save people and battle evil. And later this month, she and her many incarnations and creators will be celebrated at “Claxtonfest,” a unique local film...

Hawaii Transmedia Accelerator Seeks Storytellers

On Sunday, I described the GVS Accelerator as one of Hawaii’s lesser known accelerators. Or at least lesser known on O’ahu, as it is based on Hawaii Island. A event tomorrow night in downtown Honolulu hopes to change that. GVS founder and accomplished Hollywood director David Cunningham is hosting a pau...

Photography Festival Set for Saturday

In an effort to forge a stronger connection with and among local photographers, the Pacific New Media program at the University of Hawaii is hosting its first one-day “open to all” event on Saturday. The f.808 Photo Hawaii festival is designed “to inspire and educate community members about art, photography, and...

Local Comics Fans Fuel the Return of ‘Pineapple Man’

Local Comics Fans Fuel the Return of ‘Pineapple Man’

A locally cultivated superhero comic that found a national audience in the 1990s is joining his mainstream peers in staging a big comeback. But unlike the mass-market revivals of Marvel and D.C. comics staples, “Pineapple Man” and his creators are turning to Kickstarter and both old and new fans alike to publish the next...

Chris Albrecht's Menehunes on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon Animated Short Features ‘Menehunes’

Children’s television network Nickelodeon this week released a digital animated short called “Menehunes,” a fun and colorful story loosely based on the menehune of Hawaiian mythology. There’s young Leilani and a hidden village of menehune in the trees, a gang of cockroaches, and more than a few silly tropical-themed puns. It was...

Architecture Month Wraps with Documentary Screening

A series of local architecture events wraps up this week with a documentary film screening in Kakaako, and an evening of architecture company open houses. The middle of April brings National Architecture Week, but AIA Honolulu, the Oahu chapter of the American Institute of Architects, celebrates the profession for the entire month. There are...

Hawaii LEGO Display Gets Permanent Home

Anyone who spends time in a LEGO store knows that it’s more than a place to extract money from you in exchange for interlocking pieces of plastic. (Though as stores go, they’re very good at that.) They’re also little museums of LEGO creations. Most of the structures on display are meticulously built examples of...

Gallery HNL

GalleryHNL to Celebrate, Support UH Artists

A new Honolulu gallery and art agency hopes to feature artists coming out of the University of Hawaii’s Department of Art & History, and elevate them to levels usually reserved for professional artists. And key to the approach of GalleryHNL will be to ensure that the creators are paid for their work....

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Planned Comic Con in September is ‘Amazing’

My geek cred was challenged this week when a coworker of mine asked what I thought about Comic-Con coming to Hawaii, and I had to confess that I didn’t know anything about it. As it turns out, there is a new comic book convention coming to the islands in September, and...