In the Loop

Village Galleries fetes local plein-air artist

“Take Home Maui” by Carleton -- Photo courtesy Village Galleries

Celebrating its 48th anniversary this year, Village Galleries has chosen Maui plein-air artist Carleton for its 2018 opening exhibition, which opens Friday and runs through Jan. 25. Join the Gala Artist’s Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at its Lahaina location, which will include refreshments and live music.

Carleton’s light-filled oils capture Maui’s charm with a nostalgic touch. Lahaina’s landscape is perfect for his plein-air oil paintings of local subjects. He is an award-winning annual participant in the Maui Plein Air Invitational; repeat winner of the Lahaina Poster contest; and has been represented by Village Galleries for over 25 years.

“It’s been an exciting challenge to capture West Maui’s uncommon landscape,” says Carleton in his artist’s statement for the gallery. “As the sun rises over the mountain, the early morning light shows the beauty of everything it touches.”

Village Galleries is located at 120 Dickenson St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 661-4402 or visit

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This month’s Bucks for Ducks program benefits Mana‘o Radio. -- Photo courtesy Art on Market

Art on Market promotes Bucks for Ducks

Wailuku’s first artist collective featuring fine art and crafts from Maui’s local artist continues its tradition of selling yellow rubber ducks each month to generate funds for Maui local nonprofits with its Buck for Ducks promotion.

Kicking off during Wailuku’s First Friday street fair Jan. 5, this month’s chosen nonprofit is Mana’o Radio (KMNO 91.7 FM), Maui’s leading non-commercial radio station. Mano’o Radio is 100 percent listener-supported, 100 percent volunteer-staffed and offers an eclectic, creative mix of music.

Art on Market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit or call 727-2543.