The latest exhibit at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will have viewers seeing red - literally. "Primarily Red" will open with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday. This themed juried exhibition challenged artists to create works based on the word "red." The show will run through Nov. 14.
This month's Lahaina Arts Society featured artist, Sue Thomas, will be welcomed with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
Utilizing bright colors, Thomas' oil paintings are a visual response to the sunlight she sees. With a theme of "Island Bliss," the artist has produced a number of sunset paintings at locations throughout the island. In addition, she has a diverse offering of landscapes and still-life paintings. Thomas' paintings will be available for viewing and purchase beginning Monday to Nov. 1 in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
Lahaina Arts Society will also host its outdoor Fine Arts Fair Saturday and Sunday, under the historic Banyan Tree in Lahaina. Lahaina Arts Society artists provide locally made ceramics, original oils and acrylics, hand-made jewelry, fine-art giclees, photographs and more. For details, call 661-0111.
Mark your calendars: Helen Drutt English, an authority on contemporary craft, will be on Maui to jury the 42nd annual Hawaii Craftsmen Show Saturday. Drutt is traveling throughout Hawaii to select fine craft pieces for the annual show at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. The entry times will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hui No'eau Art Visual Arts Center's solarium. For details, visit www.hawaiicraftsmen.org.
In conjunction with the receiving day, Drutt English will give a power point presentation at 4 p.m. at the Hui titled "A Passionate Observer, an International View," which chronicles the works and studios of international artists whose careers she followed for 40 years.