The wait is over. The popular Art Maui will open Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery.
Celebrating its 32nd year showcasing Maui's ever-growing community of visual artists, Art Maui brings forward a wide range of contemporary work, including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and digital technology in this annual juried exhibition.
'Ipu Wai' by Bill and Sally Worcester
Meet "The Twins" and Ben Kikuyama from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. during Friday Night Art Night at Lahaina Galleries. 828 Front St. location.
Then from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Japanese artist Hisashi Otuska will appear at Lahaina Galleries' The Shops at Wailea location during WOW (Wailea on Wednesday). He will make a second visit from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 12 at the Lahaina location.
Schooled in Zen and the martial arts, Otsuka has lived and worked by the warrior's code of discipline and duty. Rooted in Japanese tradition yet adventurous in nature, he is known throughout the world for his boldness of color and style that mark him as truly unique.
Lahaina Arts Society will host its monthly Fine Arts Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday under the historic Banyan Tree in Lahaina, featuring Maui artists showcasing their latest creations.
This week the fair will boast a little something extra, in the form of a live auction and estate sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through an anonymous Wailea donor, LAS' sister organization Lahaina Arts Association has been gifted with tons of beautiful art. The pieces will be on display during Saturday's Fine Arts Fair, so interested buyers can get a sneak peek of the auction items. Proceeds will benefit LAA's Children's Art Outreach. For details, call 661-0111.
Glass artist Joshua Cox will present a new line of fused and slumped glass beginning Friday through March 18 at the Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Meet the artist during an opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Festivities will include refreshments and live music. One of Cox's current lines includes beautiful pieces that remind one of molten lava. His works range from small dishes and candle holders to big platters and lamps/tables.
The gallery is located at 69 Hana Highway in Paia and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For details, call 579-9697.
The fifth annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational announced the following honors during its Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Gala Reception Feb. 19 at The Village Gallery.
Best of Show: George Allan of Maui
Irvine Museum Award: Ronaldo Macedo of Maui
Artists' Choice Award: Randall Sexton of California
Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Award: Clark Mitchell of California
Hawaii Tourism Authority/County of Maui Office of Economic Development Award: Ronaldo Macedo of Maui
Kaanapali Land Management Corp. Award: Randall Sexton of California
Pacific'O Restaurant Award: Jacobus Baas of Oahu
Best Quick Draw-Pioneer Inn Award: Mary Whyte of South Carolina
Honorable Mention: Ned Mueller of Washington, Clark Mitchell of California and Mark Brown of Oahu