The 4th of July Makawao Paint-Out Invitational, sponsored by Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, has announced the following winners of its weeklong competition. The entire show is on display through July 28.
Paint-Out Artists' Choice Award
"Shuan's Kitchen, O'o Farm" by Macario Pascual
“Monstera” by Jennifer Rogers
“From the Bottom of My Little Yellow Heart”
by Esther Shimazu
Deybra Fair’s “Fair Towers” exhibit features towers made from found objects.
O'o Farm Label Award
"High Noon at O'o Farm" by Mike Carroll
Art Collectors' Choice Award
"Morning Stroll" by Debbie von Tempsky
Margaret Bedell Award
"South Swell Secret" by Jan Bushart
Juror Award "Best in Show"
"Dahlias, O'o Farm" by Macario Pascual
Art & Culture on Maui Award
"Daily Greens" by Susie Anderson
Tedeschi Winery Label Award
"Looking Downslope from Ulupalakua" by Michael Clements
Grand Wailea Plein Air Invitational Award
"Wailea Beach" by Michael Clements
Juror Award "Quick Draw"
"Behind the Scenes" by Martha Haulani Vockrodt
Maui Hands in Paia presents a group photography show featuring Jennifer Rogers, Dan Honma, Clark Little, Marty Wolff, Jeff Walter, Allison Goode and Monica and Michael Sweet, on display through Aug. 31 at its gallery, 84 Hana Highway in Paia. For details, call 579-9245.
Maui glass artist Joshua Lee Cox is the featured artist at the Maui Crafts Guild from Friday to July 30. Cox creates pieces inspired by molten lava, as well as stained glass.
Meet the artist at the opening reception from 6 to 8 pm. Friday. Refreshments will be served.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is located at 69 Hana Highway in Paia. For details, call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicraftsguild.com
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center is hanging up its publishing studio, HuiPress Publications, to focus on strengthening its core mission of providing open access to high quality visual arts educational programs. The decision was the result of a long-standing analysis of the financial viability of creating and selling artwork amidst the existing economic climate, according to a Hui press release.
"HuiPress has a strong interest in working with our community to inspire creativity and share the vast knowledge and skill sets we've accrued in working with artists in residence, visiting artists, print collectors and arts enthusiasts from across the globe," says HuiPress Director Paul Mullowney, "HuiPress Publications has a bright future ahead, simply being put on hold until we can get through these trying financial times. We feel fortunate to have a loyal following of students that we can continue to work with as we proceed."
Located in the former Baldwin garage on the Upcountry Kaluanui estate of Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, HuiPress published limited-edition prints and multiples by top established and emerging artists with an emphasis on intaglio, photogravure and relief printmaking. Classes and workshops will continue to be offered, as are jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography and youth programs. To learn more about specific dates, times and tuition fees, visit www.huinoeau.com
In other Hui news, "Altered Forms: A Ceramic Arts Exhibition" will be on display through July 25. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.
Deybra Fair and Wayne Zebzda, will be sharing wall space at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery Saturday through Aug. 22.
Fair will present "Fair Towers," anew series of tall towers made from her vast collection of found objects and treasures. Expect to see a self-reflecting body of work that includes mixed-media installation with themes on endangered species, spirituality, self reflection, environment and family.
Zebzda will present a witty and thought-provoking show titled "Road Trip." The artist utilizes discarded traffic signs, road lines and reflective glass bumps, and changes their meaning in ways that offer fresh interpretations of objects that guide our everyday actions. Zebzda describes his work as " highway art made by second-hand collaboration with the general public."
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and before Castle Theater shows and during intermissions. Admission is free.
Artist-in-residence Linda Whittemore will present free hands-on printmaking demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Village Galleries at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. A reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the gallery.
Whittemore works in a printmaking style called viscosity monotype. Each piece is original and is created first by painting onto a blank piece of plexiglass using brayer, brushes and rollers. This painted plate is then transferred to the press bed, and a dampened sheet of paper is then placed over the plate. The plate is then run through a press at high pressure, creating the resultant print onto the sheet of paper. To create the next piece, the plate must be repainted again, making each piece original and unique.