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3 Artful Afternoons

By Margo Steines

05.16.17

Subhead: 
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
Body 1: 

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

Body 2: 

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

Body 3: 

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.