Manga Takes Over At WCC Art Gallery

Gallery ‘Iolani will showcase “The Art of Manga in Hawaii,” starting with a reception for several well-known island artists and writers from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday on the Windward Community College campus.

The show runs from Sept. 6 to Oct. 2 and also will feature daily interactive activities and Sunday sessions with the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

A distinctive form of Japanese comic art, it is a favorite style of exhibit participants award-winning MidWeek cartoonist Roy Chang (Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki’i), Jon Murakami (Gordon Rider), Audra Ann Furuichi and Scott Yoshinaga (nemu*nemu), Marisa Torigoe (The Children of ‘Aumakua) and Damon Wong (Journey of Heroes: The Story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team). Many others also are included in the show, and a manga that chronicles its development as a worldwide phenomenon has been drawn just for this exhibit.

The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 during the Windward Ho’olaulea for a “Curator’s Walk-Through and Artist Talks.” Honolulu Printmakers will conduct a manga printmaking workshop from noon to 2 p.m. that day in front of the gallery. For more information, call Toni Martin at 236-9150.