Art

2018 Malama Wao Akua

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and East Maui Watershed Partnership, both located in Makawao, invite artists to submit works for the 14th annual Malama Wao Akua, which opens Sept. 14 at the Hui. This fine art exhibition creatively merges the worlds of art and conservation by presenting works ...

A sacred place – Auwahi

Since 1997, a small, dedicated staff led by biologist Dr. Arthur Medeiros and more than 1,700 concerned volunteers have been collaborating — with the steadfast support of ‘Ulupalakua Ranch — to save one of the last remaining dry forests in Hawaii. It is called Auwahi, located on the ...

Every picture tells a story

At first glance, the concurrent photography exhibitions on view through Aug. 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery in Kahului appear to be in stark contrast. One is vibrant color portraiture, the works smartly composed and framed. The other, quiet in black ...

Maui Hands Galleries host featured artists

Maui Hands Lahaina gallery, 612 Front Street, welcomes plein air painter Diane Snoey Appler from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in June. Watercolor artist Luana Kama will be in the Lahaina gallery from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Maui Hands Makawao gallery, 1169 Makawao Ave., features ...

Art on Market benefits Ka Lima O Maui in June

Art On Market in Wailuku welcomes the month of June by supporting with its Bucks for Ducks program Ka Lima O Maui, which has been “Enhancing Lives Through Self-Reliance” since 1955. Additionally, Drew Sulock of Environmental Eyes is the featured First Friday artist. Stop by, meet Sulock ...

Maui’s art scene around the island

LAS Banyan Tree Gallery’s May artist Lahaina Arts Society’s Banyan Tree Gallery is featuring artist Amanda McCumbee in the show, “Moments in Color” through May. “Anytime I speak to people about my art, the most common response is, ‘It’s so rich and bold in color!’ ” ...

Biennial exhibition showcases works of Maui Nui students

The Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului will host its newest student art exhibit “Young Creatives: Intergalactica” May 14 through June 9. This biennial exhibition is a showcase for the work of students in grades K through 12 from across Maui. ...

Modern American Holi color festival

Imua Family Services announces the first Color Festival Hawaii from 1 to 5 p.m. April 1 on the Events Lawn at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.  Color festivals around the world began from a traditional Indian festival called Holi, which is one of the largest festivals in India and ...

Art makes a great holiday gift idea

Looking for a unique present for someone special (or yourself)? Luckily, Maui offers an abundance of art venues one can visit to find a holiday gift during the month of December. Village Galleries Village Galleries is pleased to announce the 2018 Lahaina Poster Contest winner, David ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...