Artists Margaret Bedell and Chelsea Fahsholtz have taken the time to ponder and process paradise in paint and pastels. With their joint show, "Reflections of Paradise" at Viewpoints Gallery, the two collectively capture the natural beauty of the Hawaii. Separately, though, the artists celebrate their unique styles and backgrounds: Bedell is an established artist who will be releasing work from her own private collection; Fahsholtz is an emerging artist who is staging her first solo show and is a rising talent in the islands.
The gallery is hosting an artists reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to attend.
"This exhibit is an inspirational journey that resonates with joy, allure and passionate appreciation for the blessings that surround us," said Viewpoints art consultant Peter Rehfuss. The show runs through Dec. 16. Viewpoints is located at 3620 Baldwin Ave., Makawao.
Chelsea Fahsholtz’s “Winter Surfer Ho‘okipa”
For more information, call 572-5979 or visit www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.
Village Galleries at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will feature artist-in-residence Betty Hay Freeland, starting with a reception and exhibition Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Freeland will offer free painting demonstrations from 10 to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the gallery, located off the lobby. For more information, call 669-1800.
Woven in the work of multimedia artist Ipo Kudlich's are her ties to Hawaii: The Kauai-born artist and Lahainaluna High School graduate pulls from her understanding of the islands' natural materials. Royal palm, banyan root, reeds, traditional Polynesian tapa and other items are woven into her fiber creations, which remain on display at Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina through November. Kudlich's work is featured every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.
As a season of giving fast approaches, lauhala weaver Susan Jenson is offering demonstrations at Makawao Public Library and Maui Hands Gallery in Paia through November. Jenson's natural fiber basketry will be on display at the library through December, and she is teaching parent/ child ornament making. Her work will be on display at the gallery from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. For more information, contact Jenson at 572-8864.