With nature as a timeless inspiration for art, it's hard to pass up the creative opportunities found in paradise.
The native flora and fauna of Maui Nun are celebrated with "Malama Wao Akua 2008," a juried exhibition for artists of all ages and skill levels to showcase the unique environment of the Valley Isle. The show opens today and continues through Oct. 21, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Viewpoints Gallery, 3620 Baldwin Aver., Makawao.
A portion of exhibition sales is donated to East Maui Watershed Partnership for forest protection.
Kamali‘i Batangan’s “ ‘Akepa Soars High,” acrylic, 2007, middle school
For more information, call EMWP at 573-6999 or visit www.eastmauiwatershed.org
Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina is showing "The Silk and Steel Collection" by Maui artist Cudra Clover from 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday this month. Clover experiments with silk painting and has been recognized for her work in Japan and in Hawaii. Her pieces are juxtaposed against rusted metal frames, to contrast beauty and harshness. For information, call 667-9898.
This story includes a correction to the name of the juried art exhibit now on view at Viewpoints Gallery.