"Water's Edge," the latest collection of artwork from Connie Adams will is on display now at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao. An opening reception is set for 5 p.m. Saturday.
Adams, a Maui artist and art teacher, explores the world beneath the surface, deriving inspiration and images from one of the earth's most precious resources - water. Presented in watercolor and paper sculpture, "Water's Edge" brings the viewer to the elemental edge where world's collide and beauty abounds.
"Edges, meaning the place where one shape leaves off and another begins, can be challenging in watercolor," Adam's said in her artist's statement. " There is so much more in the spectrum of edges than just hard and soft there are vague, ripping, sprayed, splattered, mysterious; clumsy, tentative, rough, graceful, dramatic, reflective, subtle, sharp; ambiguous, cut and curled and whispered edges and I am still only on the 'edge' of discovery."
The gallery is at 3620 Baldwin Ave., and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For details, call 572-5979.
Village Gallery will welcome back featured artist Ian Tremewen with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina. Tremewen will make another appearance from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2.
Now based in Australia, this contemporary watercolorist has spent much of his life in the Caribbean and Hawaii. Tremewen's abstract interpretation of the amorphic shapes of nature, coupled with his design and composition enable him to present his work with a view that is distinctly his own.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For details, call 661-4402.
Maui artist Ed Lane is spreading the aloha spirit to Mainland audiences with his "Hana Ranch Morning" painting. His piece was selected for the ninth annual American Landscapes exhibition, a national juried show at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, Md. The work will be displayed in the MFA's Circle Gallery now through Oct. 18.
"I am delighted to be selected for this prestigious show," said Lane. "It's an opportunity to share the beauty of our island's landscape to a national audience."
Juror Claudia Rousseau teaches art history at the School of Arts and Design at Montgomery College in Maryland. She is also a professional art critic for several local publications and offers comments and criticism on National Public Radio. She selected 44 artists out of 208 entrants, including Lane's oil painting.
A catalog of the exhibition is being published. For details on the exhibit or catalog, contact Tory Coale at email@example.com.