Art

Land- and seascape artist D. Howard Hitchcock’s  “Hawaiian Boy in Canoe” (left), is one of his few pieces which included a human figure. Photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center

‘He Makana’ opens at Schaefer International Gallery

It is often said, without the presence of art there would be no society, no civilization. Throughout time, people have produced art (be it paintings, drawings, sculpture, music, poetry, prose, drama or various other forms) as a way of creative expression and social commentary. The newest ...

All photos on this page were taken at February’s ArT=Mixx: Metamorphosis and reflect the thematic elements of transformation in costumes and acts. J. Anthony Martinez photo

ArT=Mixx: GODDESS

American author Susan Vreeland noted “ . . . art begets art. Painting feeds the eye just as poetry feeds the ear, which is to say both feed the soul.” On Maui, the artistic soul is encouraged not just in the beauty of everyday life, but twice a year in conjunction with the exhibits featured ...

“View of West Maui from Thompson Ranch” by Michael Clements. Photo courtesy Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery 2017 Spring Show

If spring feels like it slipped right by, people can still get a sense of its beauty by visiting the Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao for its 2017 Spring Show. This show will feature the work of Maui artists Michael Clements, Betty Hay Freeland, Carleton Kinkade and Casey McLain. Michael ...

“Cane Fire” by artist Karen Scarborough. Photo courtesy the artist

Lahaina Arts Society features plein air artist

Lahaina Arts Society’s featured artist this month is plein air painter Karen Scarborough. Her vibrant, original oil painting exhibition reflects the unchanging beauty of Maui and the end of the sugarcane era in Hawaii. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday during the ...

Folau Tupou with tiki. Photo courtesy Maui Hands Gallery

Resident artist at Maui Hands Gallery in May

Wood carver Folau Tupou will be present at the Makawao Maui Hands Gallery located at 1169 Makawao Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 22 and 29; and from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 19. Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Tupou learned the art of tiki carving at the age of 15 from his Uncle ...

“Hawaiiana” by  The Twins; Bill Wyland Gallery photo

Visual Arts

Art extravaganza Friday at Bill Wyland Galleries Bill Wyland Galleries on Front Street in Lahaina will be presenting an art extravaganza from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. According to gallery director Michael Murray, featured artists include Maui’s own visionary painters from Florence, Italy, ...

Crowd-pleaser Greg LaRock is returning to Maui for this year’s invitational. Photo courtesy event organizers

Plein air painting event starts Saturday

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Saturday and will feature 21 artists from the Mainland and Australia along with five Hawaii artists who will spend a week painting island scenes in oil and pastels. Invitations to the “en plein air,” or in full air, event were extended to ...

MACC announces dates for ’18 portrait challenge

Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced application and jurying dates for its signature triennial exhibition, Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2018. Entry dates and locations are 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School on Oahu; 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 1 at the Wailoa ...

“Hale Honu” by Todd Kawasaki; Photo courtesy Lahaina Printsellers

Photographer featured at Lahaina Printsellers

A Maui photographer was recently awarded second place in the International Photography Awards with his photo “Hale Honu,” taken on the upper west side of the island and offering a unique glimpse into the mysterious world of Hawaii’s beloved green sea turtles. Todd Kawasaki’s photo ...

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Crowd favorite picked for Malama Wao Akua

The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center has announced the winner of the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Malama Wao Akua exhibit. Maui artist Wendy Romanchak was recognized for her piece titled “ ‘Ohelo” in the exhibit that concluded Nov. 10 at the Makawao arts center. “I love ...

A panoramic photograph of a wharf in Mexico from a previous work by Peter Lik

PETER LIK

Peter Lik, whose work can be seen in 13 galleries across the United States bearing his name, began capturing the wonders of nature as a young boy in his native Australia and never stopped. In 1984, Lik migrated to the United States and discovered his passion for panoramic ...