Children are never too young to learn the positive outlet that art has to offer, according to the creative minds at Maui Thing, a store and clothing brand that conveys all things good about Maui.
Every "Second Saturday" of the month, Maui Thing offers a free children's art class from 10 a.m. to noon at its shop at 7 N. Market St., Wailuku. This Saturday, children will be painting to learn about the January's Maui Thing theme: "Colors & Shapes."
"Creative expression is very important. Children can use their imagination and have fun with the class," said Saedene Ota, Maui Thing owner and mom. "And it doesn't hurt to give busy moms a relaxing break for a bit."
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Aimee Sakamoto makes headbands and pendants during November’s Second Saturday children’s art class at Maui Thing store in Wailuku. The theme for November was Native American traditions.
Scott Mead’s “Light and Motion”
Guy Buffet’s “Foie Gras and Baked Apples”
Mimi Stuart’s “Tiger”
For more information, visit www.mauithing.com.
Photographer Scott Mead will be discussing his new "Essence of Paradise" series of photographs Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lahaina Arts Society's Banyan Tree Gallery. The series shows Mead's work using in-camera techniques to enhance the light and motion of his subjects, as well as his printing on metallic paper. An artist's reception that night will include a talk-story session. For more information, visit lahaina-arts.org or call 661-0111.
Painter Dario Campanile will meet with visitors Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lahaina Galleries' 828 Front St. location. Then, internationally acclaimed artist Guy Buffet will be making a rare Maui appearance - and celebrating his 66th birthday - during "WOW! Wailea on Wednesdays" at Lahaina Galleries' location in the upper level of The Shops at Wailea. Buffet, a former Maui resident, is known around the world for his French bistro scenes and illustrations of Hawaii folklore, animals and events. For more information, call 661-MAUI or visit lahainagalleries.com.
Sargent's Fine Art will host New York artist Mimi Stuart tonight, Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 802 Front St., Lahaina. Stuart uses her signature style, called "energy of subject," to depict dramatic moments by great individuals in sports, dance, music and beyond. For more information, call 667-4030.