Saturday, July 17, 2010

4 top July happenings at Honolulu Academy of Arts

Third Annual Surf Film Festival
July 9 - July 31, 2010
This year’s surf film festival is our best ever and includes 10 highly anticipated Hawai‘i premieres. The films range from pure action-packed surfing to a look at surfers who devote their lives to making art. We’ve also included HIFF favorite Fiberglass and Megapixels and the vintage gem Innermost Limits of Pure Fun. Special thanks to Eric and Jackie Walden of Chinatown Boardroom, Kona Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Oxbow Surf Company.

Interior Landscapes: The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle
July 15-October 31, 2010
Gallery 14
Snuff bottles are among the most sumptuous of Chinese decorative arts. In October, the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society holds its annual convention in Honolulu, and to commemorate the event, the Academy presents an exhibition of nearly 200 jewel-like bottles. 
Note:  these shuff bottles are from the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas but the collection presented at HAA should be equally fabulous.

ARTafterDARK: La Plaza de Toros
July 30, 6-9 p.m.
ARTafterDARK is in fiesta mode this month with La Plaza de Toros. Central Courtyard will feature Flamenco-inspired music while Luce Pavilion transforms into an Ibiza-style dance club. Look forward to a Spanish-themed art hunt this month!  
I watched several Flamenco performances in Madrid and enjoyed myself each time ... so this themed party should be quite fun.

Picturesque Prints: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Art in the 20th Century
Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery (21) through August 1
Fishermen on the Morigasaki Coast is just one of the stunning scenes captured by artists such as Kawase Hasui in this rotation of woodblock prints in the Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery

Takahashi Hiroaki (Shôtei) (1871-1945)
Ökawa Shubi no Matsu (The Shubi Pine on the Sumida River)
Japan, Taishô period, c. 1920
Color woodblock print
38.2 x 17.0 cm
Gift of Philip H. Roach, Jr., 1994

For more info ...

Honolulu Academy of Arts

900 South Beretania Street 

Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 532-8700
Open Tue-Sat 10am-4:30pm; Sun 1pm-5pm

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