Take a walk through time during the photographic journey titled "Ho'omana'o I Na Wa I Huliau" (Recall the Past Before the Turning) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku.
The night will feature a portrayal of pre-contact Hawaii through "histography" - the historical Hawaiian past and photography woven together, forming a gateway from past to present.
"The reason for creating these ki'i or images is to take us back to time and place where the wisdoms of our kupuna were played out on a daily basis," says show creator and photographer Shane Tegarden.
This photo by Shane Tegarden shows master navigator James Kimokea surrounded by Levi Almeda (from left), Taylor Kauukai, Kainoa Kauukai and Kainoa Bright of Hawaiian Canoe Club.
“Sunrise at Seven Sacred Pools” by Julie Galeeva
“Lotus 738” by AJW
Kumu hula Kapono'ai Molitau and his halau will perform a pre-show journey that harkens back to a time before outside contact. Following the live performance will be a series of 13 images of kahiko ma (the ancient past) on a large panoramic screen. Sam Kahai Ka'ai will close the evening with a talk story session.
"The idea is to encourage Hawaiian traditions and perpetuate its growth," says Tegarden. "The more we inspire our youth, our community, we learn and we pass the torch to our future generations."
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students with identification; children 12 and younger are free; available at Native Intelligence in Wailuku or by calling Maui OnStage at 242-6969.
Makawao artist Julie Galeeva will be featured Friday at Images Fine Art Gallery in Lahaina.
Galeeva was born in Russia and attended the Moscow Architectural Institute, where she graduated in 1991 with summa cum laude honors. Her passion for art has taken her around the globe, participating in numerous national and international exhibitions in the United States, Russia, Japan, London, the United Arab Emirates and Europe. In 2000, Julie moved to Maui to pursue her art full time.
Julie's work is an expression of the world around her as she blends poetry and music of landscape onto canvas inviting the viewer to enjoy the flow of rhythm and color and light, according to a release.
Images Fine Art Gallery is located on Front Street in Lahaina behind Hard Rock Cafe. For details, call 662-0884.
Grand Wailea Resort hosts its free Art Collection Tour at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Meet at Napua Gallery to learn about the resort's museum-quality art collection which includes works by Yvonne Cheng, Fernando Botero and Fernand Leger along with featured local artists. For details, call 875-1234.
Paia Tattoo Parlor will host an opening reception for painter AJW from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at its gallery space. The artist's "Thousandwinter Constellations" can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through June 16. For details, call 579-8515.