"A Celebration of Hawai'i 2010".
VIEWPOINTS GALLERY, MAKAWAO.
It's time for "A Celebration of Hawai'i 2010," on display now through Feb. 16. This annual exhibition, sponsored by Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, features more than 50 local artists who have created all new work for this highly anticipated event. This event honors Maui's heritage, offering a rare opportunity to become immersed in the culture, the people and the heart of the islands.
“Winner of the Race” by Suzy Papanikolas
“Look But Don’t See” by Ben Kikuyama
Mosaic by Pa‘ia Youth
Cultural Center volunteers
“Kaanapali Beach” by Betty Hay Freeland
“Night-Shift” by Kim McDonald
“Kahana Laundry Day” by Jim Kingwell
Oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, wood, ceramic, stone, metal, fiber, photography, jewelry, glass and kapa, have been transformed by some of the finest talents in Hawaii and coalesced into a collection of cultural significance.
Though many mediums will be represented throughout this exhibition, this year the show is highlighting the ancient and contemporary art form of kapa by exhibiting the creations of seven well-known kapa artists: Moana K. M. Eisele, Denby Freeland Cole, E. Joy, Shari M. Lee, U'i Naho'olewa, Dalani Tanahy and Pueo Pata.
The gallery is located at 3620 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.
Artists Dario Campanile and Peter and Madeline Powell will appear at Lahaina Galleries' 828 Front Street location from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Then on Wednesday, meet local artist Ben Kikuyama and see his newest works in mixed-media paintings.
Linda Whittemore will present her work "Little by Little" during an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Maui Hands Gallery in Paia. The show will run through Feb. 18. A drawing for a monotype will be held during the Friday evening reception; pupu and drinks will be served. Whittemore works in a printmaking style called viscosity monotype. She creates her pieces on a printmaking press, first by painting on a piece of plexiglass then by running the plate through a press at high pressure, resulting in a unique original print on paper.
Thanks to donations from community businesses and sweat equity from volunteers, the Pa'ia Youth Cultural Center is proud to show-off its new tile mosaic featuring the Stone Wave Skate Park logo. Comprising ceramic tile, stained glass, shells and mirror, the piece has transformed the once-bare facade of the Youth Center into a vibrant showpiece.
View Betty Hay Freeland's latest exhibit, "Shores of Maui," Friday through Feb. 11 at Village Gallery, 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina. An artist's reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. For details, call 661-4402.
Images Fine Art Gallery in Lahaina will host a night of art, live music and pupu from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Local artist Kim McDonald will be unveiling some of her newest works. Music will be provided by Scott Baird of Crazy Fingers and pupu provided by Ruth's Chris Steak House.
In celebration of Kingwell Island Art Gallery's 16th anniversary, recent paintings by Maui artist Jim Kingwell will be on exhibit beginning Friday through the end of February. An artist reception will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.