Visual Arts

“Hawaiiana” by  The Twins; Bill Wyland Gallery photo

“Hawaiiana” by The Twins; Bill Wyland Gallery photo

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, Alessio and Marcello Bugagiar, known as The Twins. Their work reflects both their talents: Marcello, the visionary, the craftsman. He brings an energetic creativity and vision to their art. Alessio, the technician, studied art his entire life, having trained at the prestigious Accedemia of Belle Arti in Florence. They will be showing a variety of their work which reflects a juxtaposition of the classic and the contemporary. During this show, The Twins will be unveiling new oil on copper abstracts.

Also appearing is Californian Jon Rattenbury. He is known for mesmerizing nature paintings done on boards using acrylic paints that incorporate glass particles. His attention to detail, use of vibrant colors and light, and portrayal of nature sets his art apart. In between painting his inspirational works, Rattenbury also writes New Age music.

If you’ve ever admired the artwork of album covers, you’re probably familiar with Maui resident Ruby Mazur’s work. He is one of a handful of contemporary artists, illustrators and designers whose work has influenced the public conciousness and pop culture for decades. He is the creative vision behind over 3,000 album covers, and his logo designs are icons of the Rock ‘n’ Roll generation. His most famous creation is the original Rollling Stones “tongue and mouth” image used on their “Tumbling Dice” album.

“Ghost of the Deep” by Jon Rattenbury. Bill Wyland Gallery photo

“Ghost of the Deep” by Jon Rattenbury. Bill Wyland Gallery photo

There will be live music, pupu and adult beverages available. For more information, call 280-2012.

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Meet multi-faceted artist Mark Kostabi in Lahaina

Martin Lawrence Galleries in Lahaina is hosting contemporary artist Mark Kostabi on Friday and Saturday at its Front Street gallery.

Kostabi has exhibited his work in the U.S., Europe and Japan. His prolific body of work has ranged from album covers (“Use Your Illusion” by Guns ‘N’ Roses and “Adios Amigos” by The Ramones), to a Swatch watch design, a Bloomingdale’s bag, Alessi vases, Rosenthal espresso cups and a Giro d’Italia pink jersey, as well as traditional paintings and sculptures.

“Willy K” by Ruby Mazur; Bill Wyland Gallery photo

“Willy K” by Ruby Mazur; Bill Wyland Gallery photo

Kostabi is also known for his permanent public works including a bronze portrait of Pope John Paul II in Velletri, Italy.

For more information, call 661-1788 or visit www.martin lawrence.com.

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Art Maui 2017 continues through April 30 at MACC

Only 10 days remain to visit Art Maui 2017 at the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

“Missionary Mynah Mongoose” by Neida Bangerter. Photo courtesy MACC

“Missionary Mynah Mongoose” by Neida Bangerter. Photo courtesy MACC

This 39th annual juried exhibit includes drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, fiber and sculpture pieces.

Admission is free. The gallery is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is also open prior to all Castle Theater shows and during intermission.