It's going, going
Head over to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery before it's gone. The Art Maui exhibit, that is. The 32nd annual juried show will close Friday after a nearly one-month showing.
This highly-competitive exhibit garnered 565 entries this year, with juror Kenneth Bushnell narrowing the field to 144 that includes everything from ceramics to sculpture and printmaking to photography.
Art Maui at the Schaefer International Gallery
Jim Kingwell’s “Namalu Bay, Kapalua”
Diane La Fontaine’s “Setting Sun”
Featured artists include Judy Bisgard, George Brinner, Jackie Pias Carlin, Joseph Fletcher, Tim Garcia, Kirk Kurokawa, Joelle C. Perz, Bjorn and Nancy Skrimstad, Tom Sewell, Robert Suzuki, Sidney Yee and others.
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, as well as before and during intermission at Castle Theater shows when applicable. Admission is free. For details, visit www.artmaui.com or www.mauiarts.org.
In conjunction with the 16th Anniversary Celebration of Kingwell Island Art Gallery, Maui artist Jim Kingwell has released his latest limited edition print, "Namalu Bay, Kapalua."
Find Kingwell signing prints and demonstrating his painting techniques at his Lahaina gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays through April. The gallery is located at 126 Lahainaluna Road. For details, visit www.kingwellislandart.com.
Budding artists wanted: the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center is presenting another round of youth art classes beginning Tuesday at its Makawao estate. Offerings include "Hand Building and Wheel Throwing," "Hand Building in Clay," "Parte Arte: A Spanish Immersion Art Class" and more.
The public is invited to register for classes; discounts are available for Hui No'eau members. To reserve a space or for details, call 572-6560 or visit www.huinoeau.com.
This month's Lahaina Arts Society featured artist, Diane La Fontaine, will present her "Color, Light and Form," exhibit at the Banyan Tree Gallery beginning Monday through May 2. Join the artist for an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. April 9.
La Fontaine believes the geometry within organic shapes reflects the currents experienced throughout our lives. Oceans, blazing sunsets, kelp, hibiscus and bougainvillea flowers are her inspiration, and she uses a selection of mediums to establish simplicity and unity between these various natural elements.