Artists Ronaldo Macedo and Steve Turnbull will make appearances during Friday Night Art Night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lahaina Galleries, 828 Front St.
Macedo learned the value of hard work as a young man when he left his home in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, to study the art of illustration at California State University at Long Beach.
"My education in illustration was excellent and this played right into my oils," he says. "Through the discipline and direction of my teachers, I got the basics. Because of this I was then able to bring freedom to my work."
“East Meets West” by Ronaldo Macedo
“Tradewinds” by Steve Turnbull
“Surfers” by Ellen Levinsky
Macedo is most know for oil paintings that feature plantation houses, harbor scenes and pristine beaches.
A Washington state native born west of the Cascade Mountains, Turnbull's formal training was in graphic design at the University of Washington where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. His diverse training led him to Maui, where his talent was first identified and nourished by his uncle, master sculptor Bruce Turnbull.
Whether symbolizing the flight of an eagle or the power of a moving tide, Steve hopes to enrich viewers' lives with his art.
"I am inspired by what I see in nature and try to capture that perfection, never pretending to have the power to create the exact scene or object," he says. "My art is simple, clean, beautiful and true to what I believe in."
Lahaina Galleries will also host artist Dario Campanile during "WOW (Wailea on Wednesday)," at its The Shops at Wailea location from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Campanile is an Italian painter well known as a trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) painter. He was born in Rome and started to sketch as a very young child. At age 18, Campanile had the good fortune to meet Giorgio de Chirico, the Italian master of metaphysical art. De Chirico counseled the young painter to simply experiment and continue discovering his own techniques. Inspired by this encounter, Campanile found that his own hard work and discipline proved to be his best teachers.
Ready ... aim ... shoot! Pacific New Media is accepting submissions for the second annual statewide survey exhibition of contemporary photography in Hawaii.
Contemporary Photography in Hawai'i 2010 offers artists who use photographic processes a venue for exhibiting work and provides a snapshot of the "state of the art" of photography in Hawaii. Selected images will be exhibited at Frame Arts Hawaii in Honolulu, from April 2 through 30. An artist reception will be held during First Friday, April 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sponsored by UH Manoa Outreach College's Pacific New Media, this juried exhibition is open to all artists using photographic processes: traditional silver or color prints, digital imaging, alternative processes and mixed media explorations.
Hawaii residents, amateurs and professionals, age 18 years and older, are welcome to submit original images that must have been created within the past two years and not previously exhibited. An entry fee of $5 per image (maximum five images) and registration is required by Friday. For a submission form, call (808) 956-8400 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm. For details, call 956-3422 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flock over to Lahaina Arts Society's Banyan Tree Gallery to view the work of this month's featured artist, Ellen Levinsky. Her "Fabulous Feathers" show will be on display beginning Monday to April 4. Meet the artist and enjoy her work during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 6. If you can't make it to the opening festivities, Levinsky will also demonstrate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the gallery.
Using pheasant, peacock and parrot feathers, Levinsky creates colorful turtles, surfers, butterflies and dancers on her recycled handmade paper. The artist also teaches weekly art classes to children as part of the Lahaina Art Society Childrens Outreach program.
For details, call LAS at 661-0111.