One of the island's most prominent artists, George Allan, will be showcasing his recent collection of artwork at Viewpoints Gallery in an exhibition titled "Under Maui Skies," open now through Jan. 13. Allan has painted subjects from the top of Haleakala to the hidden lushness of Hana, to the subtle profile of a still life, all with the eye and skill of a master in palette knife work, Viewpoints art consultant Peter Rehfuss said.
"Plein air is the primary focus of his artwork, and to watch him paint is inspiring," Rehfuss said. "Like a maestro conducting an orchestra, his palette knife dances across the canvas, lightly delivering superlative notes of color in the creation of another exquisite piece of artwork."
A reception for Allan will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, beginning with an artist walk-through. The artist will also offer a series of oil painting demonstrations from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 11. All events are free and open to the public.
George Allan’s “Home of the Silversword”
Viewpoints Gallery, located in the Courtyard in Makawao, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 572-5979 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center would argue that handmade works by local artists are the best gifts to give this holiday season. And the prestigious art center has a good case. Award-winning artists and instructors train year-round and receive some of the best art education Maui can attract. "Hui Holidays at Kaluanui," an annual holiday celebration at the center, opened earlier this month to feature works made throughout the year; artwork, such as wreaths, handmade artisan gifts and fine arts, are still available to view and purchase through Tuesday. The Hui, 2841 Baldwin Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 572-6560 or visit www.huinoeau.com.
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Maui Coffee Roasters is showing a photo exhibition by Jon Karcey and Mitch Silver now through Feb. 1. The diverse collection of images has been captured from Maui to Nepal and other far-off locations around the world. Maui Coffee Roasters is at 444 Hana Highway in Kahului.
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Marine life artist Wyland will sign shirts and posters from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crazy Shirts on Front Street in Lahaina. The first 100 fans to purchase a T-shirt will receive a free poster. Guests can also enter to win a limited-edition Wyland lithograph. For more information, see www.crazyshirts.com