Embark on an colorful journey with artists Suzy Papanikolas and Todd Campbell at their new "Summer Holoholo" exhibit, on display now at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
Holoholo translates as "travels" and these artists have created works inspired by just that. One is moved by the culture, the other by nature, and both by the intrinsic beauty of the islands. Celebrate with the artists during an opening reception at 5 p.m. Saturday at the gallery.
Papanikolas is known for her depiction of the living cultural history of the islands with her paintings of Hawaiian and Polynesian festivities, crafts and lore. As a woodworking artist Campbell utilizes exotic woods to reveals the inner beauty of the organic material.
Norfolk pine vessel
by Todd Campbell
Viewpoints Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is located at 3620 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. For details, call 572-5979 or visit www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.
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Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will present a free summer festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to kick off the opening of its annual youth arts exhibition. All are invited to "Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts" to enjoy hands-on workshops, live entertainment, kite flying, face painting, a scavenger hunt, raffle prizes and more.
Featuring pieces from every child and teen participating in summer programming, the Hui gallery will be transformed into an interactive space for exploration and discovery while the professional artist studios and main house will be buzzing with activity for all to visit, learn and play. Take a walking tour of the historic Kaluanui estate, create a silkscreen T-shirt with teaching artist Nathalie Nunez, pack a picnic and cozy blanket and plan to spend the day.
"Our summer ARTcamp students have been looking forward to this all summer," says Executive Director Caroline Killhour. "They've taken themes like Whooseewhatsies, Gadgets & Gizmos and Explorations in Hawaiian Culture and Self-Identity, and created some truly beautiful, whimsical, fantastical results. We can't wait to share them with the community and offer up our congratulations with this event."
In other Hui news, the center is inviting artists to submit works for the 2009 Community Art Making Challenge. The exhibit will run from Oct. 2 to Nov. 14.
This themed juried exhibition will challenge artists to create works based on the word "red." Artists are asked to interpret red literally, figuratively, financially, emotionally, spiritually, chromatically, politically and socially in all its various forms and create work based on that interpretation.
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Maui Crafts Guild will present a show of new works by Claudia Coonen from Friday through Aug. 13, with an opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Coonen works in a variety of print techniques from woodblock prints to silkscreens on fabrics to paper kites.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is located at 69 Hana Highway in Paia.
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Get close, get personal with wood-burning artist Christine Halton as she demonstrates her techniques Tuesday afternoons in August at Maui Hands Galleries in Paia.
Halton's eclectic and finely tuned style began as a child and was nurtured throughout her life. When the artist moved to Maui to join the large art community here, she found inspiration everywhere. Her most recent pieces reflect her love of the natural beauty of Maui. They are a combination of the fine expression of line through wood burning and the depth of color with oils paints.
The gallery is at 84 Hana Highway. For details, call 579-9245.