Trash junkies will delight in "The Art of Trash, Maui 2009" exhibit featuring recycled art made from discarded objects. The show will run Friday to June 20 at Maui Mall in Kahului.
Big Island artist Ira Ono, founder and creator of many trash shows and the "Father of Recycled Art" in Hawaii, will be the juror for the event. Ono said his goal is to integrate education with art to convey the important message of recycling, especially the impact it has on the islands.
"I have heard from so many Maui artists encouraging us to do another recycled materials Trash Show," he reports. "We are looking forward to a celebration that has been in the making for many years!"
“Orchid II” by Judy Silverstein
Ono started "The Trash Show" in Hilo in 1991 and on Maui in1996. The last Art of Trash was in 2003.
"I like the pieces that have layers of meaning," says exhibit coordinator Wilma Nakamura. "They're everyday objects that had a useful purpose once, and then they become transformed by making them into art."
The exhibit is sponsored by Community Work Day Program and Sharing Aloha.
Join the artists for the "Art of Trash" opening celebration at 7 p.m. this Friday at the Maui Mall, across from the County Store. Festivities will include a trash fashion show, an award presentation, music by Sing Sing Laugh Laugh, vegan pupus and treats.
Atendees are invited to celebrate creative recycling by dressing in casual trash.
For details, contact Wilma Nakamura at 573-3911.
Calling all artists. Maui's premier juried art exhibition, Art Maui, is now accepting submissions for the 2009 show. Now in its 31st year, the exhibition will run from June 7 to July 5 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery.
This year's juror, Lisa Yoshihara, received her master's of fine art in sculpture from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Since 2006, she has served as an assistant professor and the director of the University of Hawai'i Art Gallery at the Department of Art & Art History, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where she also teaches Exhibition Design and Gallery Management.
"Serving as a juror for an art exhibition is an honor and always very rewarding to learn of something new," she says. "It is a discovery, an opportunity to see the work of an emerging artist and the evolving growth of an established artist."
Artists have until Monday for online pre-registration, but can also register on "Receiving Day" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. On May 30, artists must visit www.ArtMaui.com/selected09.html to see if their piece was selected, and retrieve nonselected works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31.
For details, visit www.ArtMaui.com.
Fine art photographer Judy Silverstein will be exhibiting her Aloha Series, "Aloha - In The Presence of the Breath of Life" at Dolphin Galleries at The Shops of Wailea. To celebrate, an opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Silverstein's floral portfolio has caused her to see the world in a new way.
"Aloha is God's gift to the Hawaiian people and a gift given back to us in return," she says. "... In aloha, in the presence of the breath of life, we find beauty, romance, adventure, fullness of joy and unconditional love. In aloha, we encounter the God of all creation and a taste of the beauty and rest found in a paradise our hearts were designed and long for."
Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For details, call 891-8000.
Meet Dario Campanile Friday at Lahaina Galleries' 828 Front Street location. In the early 1970s, Campanile's work captured the attention of surrealist Salvador Dali. At Dali's invitation, the two met at the master's home in Spain, where Campanile was offered his host's insights with regard to composition and technical direction.
Steve Turnbull and Ronaldo Macedo will appear Wednesday during the weekly Wailea on Wednesdays event at Lahaina Galleries at The Shops at Wailea. Turnbull strives to enhance our environment by capturing the natural beauty within the medium, bring form to life, according to a gallery release. Macedo's work includes renditions of plantation houses, harbor scenes and pristine beaches.
For details, call 661-MAUI or visit www.lahainagalleries.com.