Paia town just got a new neighbor. Puka Puka boutique and art gallery recently moved into the hip north shore town, bringing a new wave of unique objects, jewelry, fashion, interior and music to fine art and limited-edition prints to the already thriving art scene.
Housed in a restored 1919 plantation style building, once the site of Paia's historic Hew Store and a remnant of the 1946 tsunami, the gallery will hold its opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be a Hawaiian blessing, music by Glenn Kakugawa and pupu.
Surf culture artist and founder of Surfer Magazine, John Severson will display his "Planet Wave" show at the gallery, which will include paintings, watercolors and block prints contextualized by his pioneering psychedelic surf film, "Pacific Vibrations." Severson will be at the opening to sign a special block print for sale.
The new Puka Puka gallery in Paia will celebrate its grand opening Sunday.
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center presents The Artists' Garden Maui-Made Boutique Shopping now through Wednesday. Featuring handmade gifts and artwork created by Maui artists, the displays change weekly with unique, affordable one-of-a-kind artist-made treasures for holiday gift giving.
Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Hui is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. For details, visit www.huinoeau.com.
Maui artist Eric Tore will be exhibiting his oil paintings during a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dolphin Galleries at The Shops of Wailea.
Tore's originals range from a dramatic blaze of color to a quiet simplicity wrapped in peace, and his paintings capture the dynamics of beauty found in nature by using a variety of masterful color combinations, according to a gallery release.
"Painting is my passion. My inspiration is ignited by the life, beauty and wonder in the created world," Tore says.
Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For details, call 891-8000.
Celebrate some of the most extensive and exclusive collection of art glass offered anywhere in the world during the Maui Art Glass Expo at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Each year the finest living glass artists from the United States and Murano, Italy, submit their newest creations to be unveiled exclusively at the Expo. The 2010 juried show features 53 glass artists who have submitted more than 350 pieces.
The Expo will be open daily beginning Sunday to Feb. 28. Self-parking will be validated and admission is free.
Lahaina Arts Society, sponsored by Lahaina Arts Association, will be hosting a fine art fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday under Lahaina's historic Banyan Tree. Join Maui artists to discover a variety of exotic local art, including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, wood carvings, baskets, custom jewelry, glass art, photography and more. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Lahaina Arts Associations' Children's Art Outreach Program. For details, call 661-0111.