Viewpoints Gallery will present an exhibit of oil paintings by Sharon McGauley titled "Ahana" (Reflections), beginning Thursday to May 11, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. Saturday at the gallery.
"Ahana is the reflection of light. I am interested in the nature of shapes: how the ripples in a wave can be the same as the color patterns in a cloud," McGauley said of her collection.
Viewpoints Gallery is located in The Courtyard in Makawao, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, call 572-5979.
“Waiting for the Moment” by Mick Fleetwood
Sharon McGauley’s “Anaha”
Javier Martinez’s “Floor Plan 2”
Take a virtual tour of Maui's floral wonders during photographer Stephen Levine's latest exhibit, "Maui's Floral Majesty: Beyond Plumeria," beginning Friday through April 29 at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Experience a hybrid hibiscus in a front yard in Pukalani, the desert rose blooming in Lahaina, or the odd calico plant and corkscrew flowers growing in the Upcountry botanical garden - all within minutes.
Meet the artist during an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Festivities will include refreshments and live music.
Levine is a self-taught fine art photographer who finds as much inspiration from Georgia O'Keefe and Gustav Klimt as he does from the works of other photographers. He prints each image as a limited edition.
In other Maui Crafts Guild news, the gallery is looking for new artists. This co-op gallery began as a corporation in 1982 with 30 members. Rather than sell fine art, the gallery features ceramics, basket-weaving, textiles, jewelry, glass, woodwork and other crafts. However, ceramics or jewelry are not being accepted at this time.
Visit the gallery, located at 69 Hana Highway in Paia, to fill out an application and submit artwork. Participants must be full-time Maui residents. Jurying is scheduled for May 3. For details, call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicraftsguild.com.
Mick Fleetwood, legendary leader of the Fleetwood Mac band, will appear at Celebrites Gallery at The Shops at Wailea to present new releases of his fine art photography collection, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Limited-edition prints signed and numbered by Fleetwood will be available for purchase. For reservations or details, call 875-6565.
Paia Tattoo Parlor will feature the work of Javier Martinez in an exhibit titled "Underground Clouds," with an opening reception Saturday. Stop by the shop between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. to meet the artist and enjoy wine and pupu. The show will run through May 17.
Land, architecture, migration and the concept of home have influenced Martinez's work. His interest in architecture prompted a variety of projects both artistic and commercial that explore the harmony between human habitation and the natural world, through design. "Underground Clouds" is a series of drawings on salvaged wood collected from his construction job sites, exploring the relationships between subterranean landscapes and architecture.
The parlor/gallery space hosts art openings once a month and welcomes both established and up-and-coming artists. For details, 579-8515.
Maui's Jaisy Hanlon and Eli Baxter from Oahu have been chosen as the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center's solo artists for 2010.
The Solo Exhibition provides artists the unique opportunity to be intricately involved in all facets of planning and installation. The exposure this opportunity provides for the artists has proven invaluable and has been instrumental in furthering the careers and artistic growth of those selected by the Hui's highly respected roster of exhibition committee members.
The purpose of the Hui exhibition program is to cultivate an appreciation of and interest in art by promoting cultural exchange, spurring dialogue, enhancing awareness of and providing access to the visual arts - ultimately creating a space for community arts. The Solo Exhibition is vital to the Hui's exhibition program in its ability to tell a story about the participating artists, the way they work and providing access to them to gain a critical perspective about how and why this new body of work came to be.
For information on how to apply for the 2011 Solo Exhibition please visit the Exhibitions tab on the Hui's Web site, www.huinoeau.com.
The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For exhibition and workshop information call 572-6560.