The 40 years between 1890 and 1930 were some of the most tumultuous in Hawaii’s history — and they’re the focal point of Honolulu Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition, CONTACT.
The exhibit, which featured work from artists including Solomon Enos (pictured) last year, runs until Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art School.
Attendees interested in diving beneath the surface can hear from jurors Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu and Ngahiraka Mason from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the main gallery, or attend a PechaKucha (featuring eight community members sharing their CONTACT experience) from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the sketch garden.
For more information, visit honolulumusuem.org.
NEW WORKS BY MATTHEW H. JAMES
Kakaako Agora hosts paintings by New York-based artist Matthew H. James in a four-day exhibition starting Friday.
James describes his paintings as offering “a moment of pause on the verge of change” in the ever-evolving Kakaako landscape. He utilizes powder and liquid pigments in resin, which alter their consistency depending on the weather and altitude he paints at.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
For more information, visit kakaakoagora.org.
ONE NIGHT STAND
UH-Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents One Night Stand, part of its Late Night Theatre series in Earle Earnst Lab Theatre at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
This original work, written by UH students, focuses on the glamorous Van der Hoovens, who are celebrating a marital milestone even as their marriage crumbles around them.
Tickets cost $10 and only can be purchased from the box office one hour before showtime.
For more information, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage.