Be among the first to see new works of artist Pamela Andelin during an exhibit opening this week. The show kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele, then continues at the Mike Carroll Gallery, 443 7th St., Lanai City, beginning Saturday through March 30. Be sure to meet the artist and view her latest pieces.
Andelin lived on Lanai for eight years in the 1960s, and has returned many times to capture the island's historic plantation houses and local neighborhoods. She also loves to paint the colorful sites in Honolulu's Chinatown and the pineapple fields on Maui. The artist currently divides her time between her home in Keokea on the slopes on Haleakala, and on Oahu, in Kaimuki.
"Over the past five years, we have been honored to showcase Pamela's joyful paintings," said gallery owner Mike Carroll. "She has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of Lanai with her vibrant colors what we call a 'happy palette.' We look forward to sharing Pam's paintings with the community and guests alike."
Pamela Andelin’s “Olapa”
Michael Nardozzi’s “Tiki Torcher Texture”
Maui Academy of Performing Arts dancers get festive at this year’s Art Affair.
Andelin's paintings are in numerous collections in the United States and abroad, including the Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, guest rooms of the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Ko'ele, Bank of Hawaii, and the dining room and hallway of the Orchid Hotel. She was a guest artist at the Artists of Hawaii fundraising "Showcase" at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and recently participated in an invitational exhibit at Schaefer Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
South Shore Tiki Lounge recently announced a call for entries for a tiki-inspired art show and received an amazing diversity of pieces including the digital paintings of Ron Pitts, pen-and-ink drawings of Rachel G, painted silk hangings by Cudra Clover and a hand-carved tiki by Scott Johnson.
The Tiki Art Show will kick off with an opening party at 8 p.m. Sunday. Exotica DJs Cudra Clover will provide the perfect tiki lounge music with DJ Joey the Wrench closing out the evening.
Other featured artists include Marla Johnson, Reuben Cantere, Michael Nardozzi, Geoffrey T. Moore, Randall Rospond, Francis Halloran, Mego, Sean Rountree, Angela Sobolev and Rachel Deboer.
South Shore Tiki Lounge has asked the artists to contribute a portion of any sales made to Kihei Youth Center. The exhibit will run through May.
Join artist Mavis Muller, known for her extraordinary large scale fiber structures, during a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Upcountry Fine Art in Makawao.
Muller's enormous structures often go up in flames at large community events, but her smaller-scale baskets, suitable for museums and galleries, will be on display Friday and Saturday at the gallery.
The artist has devoted her life to calling attention to the beauty of our natural world and the migratory birds that she follows.
For details, call 573-6000.
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center celebrated its annual Art Affair to the theme of "The Bourbon Street Ball." Dressed in their most festive jazz and Mardi Gras attire, more than 200 artists and community supporters enjoyed Cajun cuisine by Bev Gannon's Celebrations Catering, live Dixieland Jazz by Raw Silk featuring Kelly Covington and Fulton Tashombe, live and silent auctions of fine art and service packages led by auctioneer Kip Toner, youth dance performance by Maui Academy of Performing Arts dancers (above) and its established Raise the Paddle auction - this year, in support of Hui youth programs.