Food and fine art are on the menu from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Flatbread Company restaurant in Paia, with visual artists and musicians donating their time and artwork to raise funds for Beauvais Ballet. As part of Flatbread's nonprofit night, the restaurant will donate a portion of sales of large pizzas to Beauvais Ballet.
Diners can enjoy musical entertainment by Maui Cello Quartet and bid on a diverse group of Beauvais Ballet's silent auction items. Unique auction items include an original miniature view book from the 1915 Pan Pacific International Exposition; the lithograph "Hawaiian turquoise" by Maui artist Curtis Wilson Cost and three prints from Oahu-born artist Gary Hostallero.
Hostallero combines multimedia printing techniques to create unique mixed-media graphics. Using mica particles he creates subtle changes in mood and color that look and feel like the original masterpiece, according to a release.
Gary Hostallero’s “Michelle Polynesia”
"Beauvais Ballet is in start-up phase, not an easy undertaking these days," says Artistic Director Renee Beauvais. "Having these artists give their support is amazing. I invite everyone to come to Flatbread, have fun, enjoy great food, great music and bid on these extraordinary art prints."
For details, call 572-3094
M. Stephen Doherty, editor in chief of "American Artist" magazine, will present a lecture and slide show presentation on "How Artists Live, Work and Thrive" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Cost is $20. Seating is limited; call 661-4402 for reservations.
As editor in chief of American Artist for more than 30 years, Doherty's presentations reflect his extensive experience and cumulative knowledge with America's most respected artists, according to a press release.
Doherty will also lead a three-day workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Wednesday at Hotel Wailea. Participants will explore new products in oil, acrylic and painting surfaces. Cost is $350; it includes the cost of the lecture at the MACC. Young artists may make reservations to observe.
To register or for details, call 661-4402 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exhibit of works by University of Hawaii Maui College art students will be on display at the campus library through the second week of May. The works were created during the current and fall 2009 semesters in painting, drawing, design, sculpture, ceramics, and fashion technology classes taught by faculty members Michael Takemoto, Jennifer Owen and Cheryl Maeda. The public is invited to an artist reception from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the library.