3 Artful Afternoons

Margo Steines | May 16, 2017 | Lifestyle Best of The Best Play

With the recent arrival of Honolulu's inaugural Biennial, art is in the air. Don't miss these daytime opportunities to experience world class talent with a distinctly local sensibility.
Brett Graham, Target Island, 2017

1. Art Maui just unveiled its 39th annual event, and it’s a showstopper. Featuring arrestingly vibrant work in found metal by artist Kari von Wening, along with drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures by a cadre of Valley Isle artists, this spectacular exhibition presents the best of Maui County’s talent. Through April 30. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schafer International Gallery, Kahalui, Maui, mauiarts.org

2. Do you know that the Honolulu Biennial offers tours? On Saturday, head to the Biennial’s Hub and allow a docent to guide you through the eclectic collection of international artists. Then, on Tuesday, stop by Honolulu Hale for a lunch tour, where you can take in Choi Jeong Hwa’s incredible sculptural installation “Gather Together” and learn about the piece’s Hawaiian origins. Saturdays through May 8, 1:30PM. The Hub, 333 Ward Ave., Kaka’ako, O’ahu. Tuesday, April 11, 12PM. Honolulu Hale, 530 South King St., Downtown, O’ahu, honolulubiennial.org

3. On Thursday, Juliette May Fraser’s darkly gorgeous oil and watercolor show, Camouflage Rhythms, opens at the Honolulu Museum of Art. For a truly multi-sensory experience, call ahead to the museum’s Spalding House Cafe and order a picnic lunch to nibble on the lawn after you wander through the galleries. Through September 17. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., Makiki/Ward, honolulumuseum.org

Main Image: Photo by Chris Rohrer, Brett Graham, Target Island, 2017. Fiberglass-reinforced concrete. 51.18 x 51.18 x 7.87 in. Image courtesy of the artist and Honolulu Biennial Foundation.



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