Get up close and virtual with famed marine artist, Wyland during the first-ever Wyland Virtual Gallery Show. The artist will host a virtual show live from Key West, Fla., connecting directly with guests at Wyland Galleries in Lahaina from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
"A traditional 15-city author or artist tour can generate up to three tons of (carbon dioxide) in travel alone," says Wyland. "This type of event allows artists to interact in a visual, one-on-one way with guests - and reduce our impact on the planet."
The gallery is at 711 Front St. For details, call 667-2285.
Ira Ono creates his ceramic masks near his Big Island studio.
Maui Hands Gallery will host artist Christine Halton every Tuesday in July. Halton's recent pieces feature a combination of the fine expression of line through wood burning and color with oil paints.
The gallery is at 84 Hana Highway in Paia. For details, call 579-9245 or visit www.mauihands.com
The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center board of directors has elected Jennifer Brunner as the new board president. Brunner has served as a member of the board since 2006, and her tenure as board president follows that of John Hoxie, who served in that capacity since 2004.
"I look forward to continuing the Hui's efforts to further strengthen its connection with the Maui community and to maintain the health of the organization in a very tough economy," Brunner says.
Since joining the Hui, Brunner has acted as chair of the Art Affair silent auction, the premier fundraising event for the organization, and provided leadership on the board's Management Committee, closely overseeing day-to-day operations prior to the hire of the new executive director, Caroline Killhour. She also spearheaded this year's partnership with the Dowling Community Improvement Foundation, launching the Hui's Alternative Energy and Efficiency Program with the installation of a photovoltaic array and energy monitoring system at the Ginny & Art McCoy Jewelry Studio.
Darren Quinn has been described as a spirited artist and fearless individual. After a near-fatal car accident left him a quadriplegic, Quinn turned to art for inspiration. The results are powerful portraits that stare out with dark intensity. Quinn will present a show at Wow-Wee Maui's Kava Bar & Grill in Kahului from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment by 97.5 K-Rock and Johnny A. To view Quinn's work, visit www.darrenquinn.com
Carrie Lee Brady of Hawaii Fish Prints is the featured artist at Maui Crafts Guild now through July 16. Brady practices the art form called Gyotaku, a Japanese word that literally means fish (gyo) impression (taku). The technique originated with ancient fisherman in order to record their catch. Non-toxic water-based inks are applied directly onto the side of a real fish, then rice paper or fabric is carefully pressed on top. When lifted, a detailed mirror-image fish print is revealed.
The gallery is at 69 Hana Highway in Paia and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For details, call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicraftsguild.com
Award-winning artist George Allan will present an oil painting demonstration from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Village Galleries, located off the lobby at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Kapalua.
A painter on Maui for more than 30 years, Allan has been accepted numerous times in the prestigious Artists of Hawaii juried show at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, as well as Maui's annual juried show, Art Maui. His work is in the collections of the State of Hawaii, the City and County of Honolulu, the County of Maui, and national corporate collections. For details, call 669-1800 or visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com
Photographer Jacqueline Livingston is this month's featured artist at the Lahaina Arts Society. Her "Perceptions of Maui" show is on display now through Aug. 2 at the Banyan Tree Gallery at the Old Lahaina Courthouse, 648 Wharf St. An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Livingston was introduced to photography during her first year at Arizona State University in 1961. By the end of graduate school, it had become her medium of choice, enabling her to best explore and express her passions in life. Since then her work has been published and collected in museums throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For details, call 661-0111.
Big Island artist Ira Ono will be at Maui To Go Arts & Crafts from 6 to 9 p.m. during this week's "Friday Nite is Art Nite" in Lahaina. Wine and pupu will be served.
Known for his popular "Art of Trash" shows throughout Hawaii, this New York native left the city in 1968 to explore the islands and eventually settled in the village of Volcano where he has opened Volcano Garden Arts. His work includes ceramic sculptures and masks created from hand-built clay.
The gallery is at 505 Front St. For details, call 662-0799.