Two events related to the Glass Exhibition currently showing at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will be happening this weekend: from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, there will be a free salon discussion about "Process of Glass Art." Meet several artists whose work is included in the Glass Exhibition and learn about different techniques of working with glass, processes and tools used.
Then from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, artists from the Maui Glass Artists Association will have a sales event featuring signed glass art and one of a kind glass seconds. The exhibition runs through April 28. Hui No'eau is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave.
“Shock Therapy” by Joshua Lee Cox and Rick Strini
“Pua Koali” by Pegge Hopper
Celebrated island artist Pegge Hopper will be the featured artist-in-residence at The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua's Village Galleries this weekend.
Meet the artist and experience her work during a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the gallery. There will also be a print signing from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.
Hopper, who was born in Oakland, Calif., moved to Hawaii in 1963 and became art director for an advertising agency. In 1970 she began to paint and print her distinctive island women in works cherished by art collectors.
Her gallery, located in the Chinatown section of Honolulu, opened in March 1983, where her original paintings and drawings are on exhibit.
Hopper's work is represented in many private and public collections including the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, The Honolulu Advertiser and Contemporary Arts Center in Hawaii, American Hawaii Cruise Lines, the Bishop Museum, the Honolulu International Airport and the Pacific Club.
Green Banana Cafe will cover its walls with the work of Maui artist Sidney Yee. Along with a selection of coffee and treats, visitors can take in the visual delights of this local artist beginning Friday.
Yee was born in Waipahu, Oahu in 1947. When his family settled there in those days, it was a rural sugar plantation town. After high school Yee attended the University of Hawaii with plans of becoming an architect. Eventually he decided to switch his major to Art Education. As he explored his new major, he discovered how naturally he could express himself through ceramics, and it became his way of expression for the next 20 years.
Dean Wong, the owner and operator of the Green Banana Cafe, is proud to have the work of Sidney Yee grace the cafe walls.
"When I look at Sid's work I see my own father, a Chinese immigrant settling in Chinatown on Oahu, I see a reflection that can only come from years, and a deeply lived history in Hawaii," says Wong. "I have a Sidney Yee painting in my home that was gifted to me, it's a Chinese market scene, painted on old Chinese news print. I think of my father every time I look at it. If you are local to Hawaii these paintings will take you back someplace in time, if you are new to Hawaii they will give you perspective."