Sargent's Fine Art will host artist Roman Czerwinski, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Czerwinski emigrated to Maui from Poland and has developed a unique impressionist style that captures the lush beauty and vivid colors of his island surroundings. The public is invited to meet the artist and view his originals and limited editions while listening to the music of Kurt Lee. The gallery is at 802 Front St. in Lahaina. For details, call 667-4030.
Artist-in-residence George Allan will be the guest of honor during a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Village Galleries at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Allan will also present oil painting demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the gallery. For details, call 669-1800.
Roman Czerwinski’s “House by the Beach”
George Allan’s “Kula Lavender Fields”
The 87th Maui County Fair is looking for a few good artists and photographers to feature in its annual exhibits during this year's fair, Oct. 1 to 4.
All kindergarten through grade 12 teachers in Maui County are invited to participate in the annual Maui County Fair School Art Exhibit. Teachers may participate by submitting student artwork and assisting with the installation and take down of the exhibit. Entry deadline is Sept. 25.
This annual event is an opportunity for Maui students to exhibit works of art that reveal their art knowledge, skills, creativity and talent, and for the community to view and enjoy a wide variety of quality works of art, in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms.
General information and guidelines along with artwork label forms are available at www.mauicountyfair.com. For additional questions, contact School Art Exhibit committee chairpersons Jan Sato at 984-5656, ext. 309 or Robin Curammeng at 873-3000. ext. 2318.
It's also time for all shutterbugs to enter their most-prized photos into the Maui County Fair Photo Salon Contest. The contest is open to all Hawaii residents and consists of three divisions: Youth, Open and Expert. Only photos taken after Oct. 1, 2008 are eligible.
The contest has three categories this year: Monochrome/Black & White Prints, Color Prints and Photo Art. In addition to redefined categories, several additions have been incorporated into this year's contest. The "Expert Division" has replaced the "Professional Division" to include recognized experts. Panoramas longer than 20 inches are now eligible - up to 30 inches long. Also, additional entry drop-off locations in Kihei and Lahaina have been allocated, to accommodate all Maui residents.
Rules and entry forms will be available at various locations around Maui and online at www.mauicountyfair.com. For details, contact John Hugg at 264-2557.
The Green Banana Cafe in Paia will host an opening hula extravaganza for the cafe's new art exhibit, "The Art of the Polynesian Dance," as part of its mission to incorporate island culture and coffee culture on the Maui's north shore. The exhibit kicks off from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with a Polynesian dance show presented by Te Tiare Patitifa.
The exhibit is a collection of hula and Polynesian dance artifacts, implements, costumes and regalia utilized in music and dance among the Polynesian islands and cultures including Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoa and Maori.
Also included in the display will be hula implements and collected objects precious to some of Maui's own kumu hula. There will be video footage from Merrie Monarch Festivals, historical hula video footage as well as books and renderings on display throughout the cafe. The art show will be on display through Oct. 20 with hula shows at 6 p.m. every Friday on the cafe's outdoor lanai. The cafe is located at 137 Hana Highway. For details, call 579-9130 or visit www.greenbananacafe.com.
Join Lahaina Arts Society for its outdoor Fine Arts Fair Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 under the historic Banyan Tree in Lahaina. Lahaina Arts Society artists provide locally made ceramics, original oils and acrylics, handmade jewelry, fine-art giclees, photographs and more. For details, call 661-0111.
Anita Bisquera and William Chang will open their studio doors at Waikiu Originals in Hana from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to display recent works, drawings, paintings and craft items that will be available for purchase.
The gardens on the grounds feature loulu palms, the only palms native to the Hawaiian Islands, and exotic palms that Chang has been propagating from seeds collected by trading with an international seed merchant. Most of the collection is available in potted specimens, but landscapers may be interested in some mature trees in the ground that can be transplanted. Tropical fruit trees and flowering plants will also be available to purchase. The studio is located next to Hana School. For details, call 248-7335.