George Young will be at Images Fine Art in Lahaina from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday to present some of his newest works and demonstrate his impressionistic style.
Young began painting at a very early age under the guidance of his father who was also an artist, a teacher and a fireman.
"My dad would paint one day and put out fires the next. That's the kind of atmosphere I grew up in," Young recalls.
“Palm Cove” by George Young
A native of Newport Beach, Calif., George has lived on or near the ocean for most of his life. His time on Maui has enabled him to develop a style that captures the exotic island landscapes.
The reception will also feature music, wine and pupu prepared by Ruth's Chris Steak House. For details, call 662-0884 or visit www.imagesinc.com.
It's a two-for-one deal at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, where Maui artists Kit Gentry and Diana Lehr will showcase their latest collections in an exhibit beginning today through July 9.
Gentry is primarily a pastel painter, known for his preternatural realism, while Lehr works in watercolor and pastels. Where Gentry renders his artwork with precision, Lehr is moved by the feelings and energy of her subject matter.
The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is located in The Courtyard at 3620 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. For details, call 572-5979.
The statewide OC16 television series "Self Made in Hawaii" is showing its "Business of Art" special throughout June. The episode features Maui artist Betty Hay Freeland as she talks about her unusual path to success, from taking her first painting lessons to cover the bare walls in her home to selling her first painting on Front Street for $15. The show also includes a segment in which Ronaldo Macedo gives business advice to Anna Keay, a young painter who recently took the plunge and became a full-time artist. Finally, host Geri Emata visits Hot Island Glass in Makawao, where co-owner Chris Richards shows her the process of sculpting 2,000-degree molten glass into art.
The episode will show at the following times on OC16 during June:
Mondays at 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Fridays at 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 10:30 p.m.