The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational doesn't start for another week, but the buzz is already building. Kicking things off a little early is a plein air workshop by visiting artists Clark G. Mitchell and Ned Mueller. Mitchell's workshop will be held Tuesday to Feb. 11, and Mueller's is set for Feb. 22 to 24.
"For some artists, the major goal of the workshops will be getting comfortable with the materials and all the unique challenges of painting outdoors," said Mitchell. "For those used to plein air painting, the challenge will be to try new techniques, such as a liquid under painting to start the scene. I'm looking forward to what participants familiar to the island can show me as well."
For workshop details, contact Bonnie Fox at email@example.com.
Visiting artist Clark G. Mitchell, shown here painting under Lahaina’s historic Banyan Tree, will present a three-day plein air workshop beginning Tuesday.
The 2010 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational officially begins with the Kick off Paint Out at D.T. Fleming Beach and Kapalua Bay from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 13. The weeklong event will bring together 26 top plein air artists from Hawaii and the Mainland to capture Maui's Upcountry vistas, pristine beaches, majestic mountains and historic towns. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit
The public is invited to meet Village Galleries' artist-in-residence, Fred KenKnight, at the gallery located in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. A reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with a complimentary hands-on watercolor demonstration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For details, call Village Galleries at 669-1800.
Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina will host artist Mort Luby from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays through the end of March. Luby will be painting on location and discussing his work from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the gallery, located at 612 Front St.