Gabriel Burchman is the featured artist at Sargent's Fine Art, 802 Front St., Lahaina, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Burchman creates vivid nature scapes, incorporating gold and silver leaf to make them glow. The artist will meet the public at the reception, also featuring the music of Curt Lee. For more information, call 667-4030.
Acclaimed Maui artist Betty Hay Freeland will attend a welcoming reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and will lead oil-painting demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday as artist in residence at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Presented by The Village Gallery, this program brings Hawaii's leading artists together with resort guests and members of the public, who are welcome to attend the events. For more information, call 669-1800 or visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com.
'On the Pipiwai Trail, Kipahulu', oil by Betty Hay Freeland, artist in residence at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Sunday through Tuesday.
Artists Linda Whittemore and Sandra Clark open a new exhibit Friday, continuing through Dec. 17 at The Village Gallery, 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina. An opening-night reception fruns from 6 to 9 p.m.
Whittemore creates mixed-media monotypes, "capturing subtle color harmonies with understated skill," according to a gallery release. Clark works in the medium of glass, fusing transparent colors and firing pieces many times to achieve brilliant surfaces. For more information call 661-4402
Maui artist Robert Lyn Nelson traveled to Shanghai earlier this month in preparation for World Expo, 2010, "Better City, Better Life."
Nelson, a pioneer in the "two worlds" marine art genre, traveled with two original works, a 3-by-6-foot original oil to be exhibited for the duration of the expo in the USA Pavilion next year, and a second painting that was gifted to President Obama during his recent diplomatic visit to China.
For more information, visit w.ww.robertlynnelson. com.
An opening reception for the creations of "Children's Watercolors of Animals Class" will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Kihei Public Library. Artist Barbara Steinberg taught children ages 6 to 12 in the class co-sponsored by Maui Parks and Recreation. The theme of the works is "kindness to animals and conservation of animals," according to a press release. The exhibit continues through Jan. 5. For more information, call 879-0025.