An exhibition that explores the impact of art on society and individuals, Hawaii: Change and Continuity, opens Sept. 4 at the Hawaii State Art Museum. It’s part of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ 50th anniversary.

It features 130 selected pieces from artists including John Wisnosky, Sally French, Solomon Enos, Kazu Kau‘inana, Gordon Sasaki, Doug Britt, Kunane Wooton and David Kuraoka.

“This exhibition will express something of what it’s like to live in Hawaii,” states exhibit curator Tom Klobe in a press release. “It is important for us who live here, and for people who are visiting, to understand who we are.

“The exhibit brings up-to-date artists’ views of what is different and what is the same.”

For more information, visit sfca.hawaii.gov.



In preparation for Halloween, The ARTS at Marks Garage is gearing up for its Masks at Marks: Hiding in Plain Sight exhibition, which will be on display Oct. 1-31.

The ARTS at Marks currently is seeking artists to create pieces for the exhibit, surrounding themes of identity and anonymity. This could include costumes, disguises or masks.

The winning prize includes free tickets to The ARTS at Marks annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as Opera at the Lofts and its End of the Year Bash.

The contest is open to all artists and any form of visual media — as long as your piece can fit through standard double doors. Artists can submit up to three pieces. Fee for entry is $20 per piece.

The submission deadline is midnight on Sept. 15. For more information and to download a prospectus and entry form, visit artsatmarks.com/masksatmarks.