Creative magic is brewing Upcountry as artists explore and interpret the ancient, mystical science of alchemy in a new exhibition starting Friday through Nov. 8 at Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center.
Discovering the elixer for eternal youth? The power to change into something better? A mystical science that dates back to the Middle Ages and beyond?
"Artistic Alchemy" unlocks the creative interpretations of alchemy, an early form of chemistry that holds philosophical and magical ties.
"Artists today are essentially the modern-day version of chemists," the Hui said.
The Hui is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao. Admission is free. For information, visit its Web site for current classes, events, and exhibitions, www.huinoeau.com or call the Hui at 572-6560.
Maui artist Nichola Moss uses acrylics and oils to weave imaginative works, full of wonder, reflection, whimsy and devotion. With a love for painting from a young age, she studied the art at Aspen Institute of Art and Colorado Women's College. In 1979, Moss moved to Hawaii where her creativity started to soar to new heights: "In Hawaii, the combination of humidity and tropical sunlight turns everything into a rainbow if you look carefully," she says on her Web site, www.nicholamoss.com. Her work can be viewed at Maui Hands in Paia and Makawao, and Gallery Maui in Makawao. For information, call 575-2292.
"The Silk and Steel Collection," an exhibition of Cudra Clover's silk paintings, continues every Friday through October at the Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina, 612 Front St. Clover, a Maui artist, is also experimenting with illuminated silk painting and planning her own line of wearable art. For information, call 667-9898.
Promote pink through the month of October to help further the important national cause of breast cancer awareness and research with the annual Brighton Collectibles' "Power of Pink" in Whalers Village, 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Suite H2, Lahaina. Brighton Collectibles is donating $10 from the proceeds of each specially produced breast cancer awareness bracelet to the American Cancer Society's Maui chapter, so the funds stay local. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month; breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. For information, contact Brighton Collectibles at 661-7704 or visit www.brightoncollectibles.com.
Meet artist Andrea Razzauti during "WOW! Wailea on Wednesdays" at Lahaina Galleries' location in the upper level of The Shops at Wailea. "Originally from Livorno, Tuscany, Razzauti displays a cutting-edge style that mixes abstract with expressionism and pointillism," the gallery said. "His dynamic paintings explode into marvelous collaborations of color and movement."
Enjoy wine, pupus, and conversation from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 661-MAUI (6284) or visit la hainagalleries.com.