Marking their territory
student art adorns college campus
Maui Community College students are leaving their mark on the campus through their artwork - literally. Three stricking ceramic sculptures are currently being installed near the Art Building, collaborative segmented works made by students over the past two years.
In addition, the public is invited to the opening reception for an exhibit of MCC art students' work, being held from noon to 1 p.m. today at the MCC library. The show runs through the first week of May.
All the works were created during the current semester and the Fall 2008 semester in painting, drawing, design, sculpture and ceramics classes taught by faculty members Michael Takemoto, Jennifer Owen and Wilma Nakamura.
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Images Fine Art Gallery will host Maui artist Michael Nardozzi as its featured artist from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Visitors can snack on pupu, sip on wine and soak up live music by Scott Baird of Crazy Fingers.
Nardozzi received a degree in photography before developing an interest in auto painting and restoration. He refined his talent of painting with airbrush and sculpting metal while restoring old cars, which led him down another path of painting fine art on canvas and metal. His sculpted images and paintings reflect the Maui landscapes and surfing scenes he sees each day.
Images Fine Art Gallery is on Front Street in Lahaina, behind Hard Rock Cafe.
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Maui Crafts Guild is keeping it all in the family. This month's featured artists, Kimiko Tamura and Michi Itami, are mother-and-daughter artists with a flare for ceramics. View their work now through April 23 at the gallery, located at 69 Hana Highway in Paia.
Tamura, 94, born in Hawaii and raised in Japan, was a nurse for many years in Los Angeles, Calif. She took up ceramics and now specializes in hand decorated teapots and cups. Her daughter, Itami, makes Heliconia vases and other ceramics as well as prints and watercolor color cards.
Maui Crafts Guild is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For details, call 579-9697.
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Get out of the house, get down to the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center and get "Groovy" with the students of King Kekaulike High School's Arts and Communications Academy. The young artists promise a night of 1960s-era fun as they showcase their artwork and entertainment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The public is invited for a night of poetry readings, a fashion show, Polynesian music and dance and a band concert of the Beatles music. The drama department will also be giving a preview performance of the upcoming musical "Groovy."
The Hui is at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.