Longtime potter Sandy Vitarelli will be the featured artist at the Maui Crafts Guild in Paia from Sept. 25 to Oct. 8. Meet the artist during an opening reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 25. Festivities will include refreshments and live music. (An In View listing featured last week gave incorrect dates.)
Wheel-thrown pieces from tableware to shoulder-high pots are created by this self-taught potter who first began her art on the equatorial island of Palau, where she taught for 10 years. Vitarelli has operated a pottery studio on Maui since 1977.
The gallery is located at 69 Hana Highway and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For details, call 579-9697.
Brad Parker’s “The Moon at Manakoora 2”
The library is about more than just books this month, with two art exhibits happening around town. Artist Emily Ball will fill the space at Makawao Public Library with her watercolor paintings through September. Ball has been painting and exhibiting watercolors on Maui since 1987. The artist has been working for Maui's Winery at Ulupalakua Ranch since 1989, where she also exhibits her paintings. For details, visit www.emballart.com.
Smoking is getting a kick in the butt by a new community-based art project, POST: Nicotine, showing now through Nov. 1 at Wailuku Public Library.
POST: Nicotine is the brainchild of Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center members, who asked the community to submit postcard-sized artwork relevant to their feelings about tobacco use. The project was designed to raise awareness and to start a dialogue about tobacco use.
All artwork was submitted anonymously from various drop points in the community, or delivered from classrooms throughout Maui. Participating schools include Kula Elementary, Paia School, Haiku School, Seabury Hall, Pomaikai Elementary, Lokelani Intermediate, Haleakala Waldorf School, Montessori of Maui and Roots School.
More than 200 provocative postcards have been compiled into a book that is currently on display at the library.
The Wailuku Public Library is located at 251 High St. in Wailuku, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday). Admission is free and open to the pubic. For details, call 579-8354.
Maui artist Phil Sabado will offer a special "Friends and Family" discount for his "Father Damien Portrait" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at his studio, 810 Kolu St. in Wailuku. Sabado will be there to sign the lithographs.
The posters, which otherwise cost $25, will be discounted to $15 during this promotion. Limited editions are numbered and will be individually ordered. For details, call 249-0980 or visit www.sabadostudios.com.
Sargent's Fine Art will host Big Island artist Brad Parker from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Parker's art captures a unique fantasy of Polynesian paradise in contemporary American style that has lovingly been described as "low brow art."
Parker brings tiki culture to life with colorful and eye-popping images. 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.