Cafe Marc Aurel introduces 'ARSENIC,' an intrinsic study of the King of Poisons as interpreted by three Maui artists: Randy Mills, Jay April and Patrick Dunne. Opening night festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday.
A naturally occurring chemical element, arsenic has long been analogous with murder and suicide and is today commonly used in pesticides and insecticides to poison those species deemed parasitic and detrimental to humanity. Join the artists as they explore the depths of spite, murder, malevolence, rancor, acrimony, cancer and corruption in a hail to one of the world's most powerful venoms, arsenic.
Plein Air for the Young at ART is a two-part art program designed to encourage young students, ages 8 to 18, to explore the creative art of painting outside. As part of giving back to their community, West Maui Cultural Council and Islanders - Hawaii Plein Air Painters are offering this new program for young art students throughout Maui.
Organizers hope that this type of program will help foster the idea of being an artist.
"It's up to us to encourage kids to see and record simple beauty outside and to perhaps turn their creative juices into a rewarding career," says Ronaldo Macedo one of the local Islanders plein air painters.
Part I is a classroom session that can include a painting demonstration, a discussion about being an artist, and an outside experience to watch the artist paint. These sessions are conducted by professional plein air artists. Ten schools have been selected and the classroom sessions will occur during September and early October. By going outside the artist encourages the students to "look carefully" at the visual scene; the plants, the buildings, the people and more, and to see how the light, the shadow reflections and colors, affect the overall scene. This careful scrutiny of mastering what you see is reflected in plein air artists' work. The hope is that students look at the outdoors as an endless source of material to paint. By sharing the artist's techniques they get inspired and hopefully more driven to paint from nature.
Part II is a paint-out scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25. It will highlight young artists painting outside on location. The afternoon event will be held in Lahaina and includes the opportunity for students to paint with local plein air masters. It is an outside painting experience with roaming artist experts giving guidance and advice. Students will be given art supplies during the paint-out but may bring their own supplies if they prefer. There will be a reception at Lahaina Cannery Mall where the students' paintings will be displayed and the general public is invited to attend.
Students ages 8 to 18 may apply for the paint-out by visiting www.mauipleinairpainting.com. Submission deadline is Friday. For details, contact Lois Reiswig at 665-1491 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.