A visit to the latest Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center exhibit will have you seeing red - literally. "Primarily Red" challenged artists to interpret red literally, figuratively, financially, emotionally, spiritually, chromatically, politically and socially in all its various forms. The show runs through Nov. 14.
"The work speaks of the beauty and strength of red, the elegance and precision of red, red reflected in nature, powerful abstractions, feminine glances, moments of passion and song and peace" said juror Lauren Harris.
The Hui is at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For details, visit www.huinoeau.com.
“Primarily Red” exhibit at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
East Maui Watershed Partnership and Viewpoints Gallery kicked off its annual native species juried art exhibition, "Malama Wao Akua," last Saturday with an opening celebration. The afternoon began with native plant botanist Robert Hobdy giving a special walkthrough of the artwork in the gallery, followed by the blessing, awards and reception. The 2009 winners are as follows:
Jurors' Choice Adult Division
Two-dimensional art: Neida Bangerter
Three-dimensional art: Christine Turnbull
Photography: Chris Reickert
Jurors' Choice Keiki Division
Elementary School: Ayanna Krebs
Middle School: Aaron Tagud
High School: Lori Nishikawa
Rarest Find: Gwen Arkin
Art of Conservation: Kirsten Paulson
This year's theme, "Art of Conservation @ Work," highlighted the people who work to protect our native rainforests.
Malama Wao Akua is on view daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao through Nov. 10. A portion of all sales will go towards protecting the native rainforests on windward Haleakala.
Visitors to the gallery are asked to help select the "People's Choice Award" by voting for their favorite piece. The winner will be announced at the close of the show.
The works of Joan Mercer will be in full bloom at the Maui Crafts Guild from Nov. 6 to 19. Meet the artist during an opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6. Festivities will include refreshments and live music.
Mercer's Kula Jungle designs reflect her horticulturist background. Growing her own flowers and foliage, she utilizes her special techniques to preserve their unique beauty. Her collection includes earrings, eternal leis, bracelets and hanging gardens.
The gallery is located at 69 Hana Highway in Paia and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For details, call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicraftsguild.com.