The latest exhibition at Viewpoints Gallery, "The Rites of Spring," will usher in the new season with works by artists Margaret Bedell and Joseph Fletcher. The show speaks to many things - the delights we encounter in nature, as well as rebirth, regeneration and renewal experienced in this special season. The riotous colors of spring are celebrated in Bedell's art. Old buildings and farm implements emerge from green and gold meadows, and the endless renewal of waves on the shores are commemorated in Fletcher's paintings.
With respect and reverence, both of these artists have captured the nuances and beauty of spring in oil and watercolor, resulting in a comprehensive collection on display at Viewpoints Gallery in The Courtyard in Makawao, beginning with an opening reception beginning at 6 p.m. tonight. For details, call 72-5979.
Get to work: entries sought for upcoming art exhibitions
“Sugarbees” by Joseph Fletcher
In celebration of Earth Day, Community Work Day Program will be presenting Art of Trash 2010, hosted by Maui Mall. Always a thought-provoking and educational opportunity, the Art of Trash is an exhibition of recycled and reused materials transformed into art. Any artists using recycled materials are invited to enter this year's show. Note that driftwood pieces will not be accepted, nor will pieces that have been previously shown.
Entry date for artists is April 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone living in Maui County is eligible to enter the show. Entry forms are available at all public libraries. The exhibition will begin with opening night festivities at 7 p.m. April 23 at Maui Mall, with the exhibition on display through May 15. For details, 573-3911.
Creativity will be brewing during the inaugural "Kitchen: The Art Show," set to open May 7 at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center. This juried exhibition will challenge artists to create pieces using items from the kitchen both as material and as tools to concoct the works. It is a show that will encourage artists to break away from their usual conventions of art making and approach the creative process in a different way.
Interested artists are being asked to create their works using items found in a traditional kitchen and/or use traditional kitchen items as tools to create their works. Art pieces can be made out of whole or parts of items and implements found in a traditional kitchen, or they can be made using the kitchen items, thus the kitchen items can be medium or art tool or both. Entrants must be 16 years or older to participate.
Receiving day will be April 30, with jurying happening on May 1 and 2. Artists may submit up to three entries. Entry fee is $10 per entry for Hui members or $20 per entry for non-members. Jurors Tom Klobe, former director of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Gallery; Marilyn Vierra, teacher and art historian; and award-winning Maui Chef Bev Gannon will judge the show. For details, visit www.huinoeau.com.
It's all tiki, all the time at South Shore Tiki Lounge in Kihei. Artists are invited to create tiki-inspired tattoos, cartoons, paintings, illustrations, carvings and more. Selected pieces will be showcased at South Shore Tiki Lounge and online through April and May, with an opening party on March 21. In lieu of commission, a portion of proceeds of any art sold during the exhibit will be donated to Kihei Youth Center.
To submit your tiki-inspired art, e-mail the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org: title of the piece; short description including style and dimensions; a photo of the piece; name and contact information; and Web site, if applicable.
The deadline to enter the 2010 Young Artists Showcase titled "Your World" is March 12. One Maui artist will be selected to have his or her work entered in the Sister Cities International Young Artists Showcase in Washington, D.C. If chosen as a finalist there, the art will go on to be displayed in Albuquerque, N.M. All Maui entries will be displayed at Maui Community College during Art and Culture Day on April 11, and the winner will be announced at the event. The winning Maui artist will receive $300 from the Maui County Sister Cities Foundation.
Participating artists must between the ages of 13 and 18, as of April 30. Watercolor, oils, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, photography, two-dimensional mixed media and computer-generated art are all acceptable media. For complete details and an official entry form, visit www.mauicountysistercities.org. Entries must be mailed or hand-delivered by 4 p.m. March 12 to the Maui County Business Resource Center. For details, call 873-8247.