With an expiration date of July 9, "Exhibition Kitchen: The Art Show" is winding up its two-month run at Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center.
This kitchen-inspired show challenged artists to use a variety of techniques and utensils to create pieces, which range from frying pans, whisks, cutting boards, silverware and Brillo pads. This deliciously artful show is all about getting into the kitchen and outside the box, proving once again that art truly is all around us.
The Hui No'eau is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For details, visit www.huinoeau.com.
Exhibition Kitchen: The Art Show
Experience the whimsical and distinctive ceramic and bronze creations of Maui artist Steven Lee Smeltzer from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Images Fine Art Gallery in Lahaina. As a surfer, Smeltzer was naturally drawn to the islands, where he has lived and worked for the past 34 years. The reception will also feature music, wine and pupu. For details, visit www.imagesinc.com.
Wood sculptor Dennis Holzer of Haiku will be demonstrating his works in koa, monkeypod, milo and other native woods from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Maui To Go Arts & Crafts, located at 505 Front St. in Lahaina. For details, call 662-0799.
Maui Hands Gallery will host Danny Braddix, Jr. from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Having spent much of his childhood in France, Germany and Boston, he moved to Hawaii for a dare, a promise and a woman. He spent 18 years on Maui hiking into the tropical rain forests, with a backpack full of paints, brushes and his easel. In 2005, the artist moved to the wild woods of Puna, on the Big Island, with live volcanoes and orchids, and started another adventure of discovery. While there, his art took on new cultural direction, more towards native flowers, which has honed his fine detail work as evident in his lei images.
Celebrated Oahu artists will be the guests of honor at NaPua Gallery's special exhibition and silent auction. Several valued pieces have been donated for the auction with all proceeds to benefit Contemporary Museum.
Invited artists for the exhibition include sculptors Mark Chai and John Koga; painters Chris Campbell, Yvonne Cheng, Marty Mitsuda and Stephen Niles; ceramic artists Diane KW Chen, Vicky Chock, Esther Shimazu and Maile Yawata; photographers Wayne Levin and Franco Salmoiraghi; and glass worker Rick Mills. Located at Grand Wailea, NaPua Gallery invites the public to meet the artists and support the silent auction from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Admission is free, although space is limited. Advance reservations are required by calling 874-0510.
NaPua Gallery offers free art tours of the Grand Wailea art collection, which is said to be the largest corporate art collection in Hawaii, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The resort also hosts an Artists in Residence program where the public can browse and purchase through a display of sculptures, paintings, photography, wood turnings and ceramics from select local artists from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. In addition, artist Kata Joos is available to paint original, life-size portraits from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
For details, call 874.0510 or visit www.napuagallery.com.
New works by Kay Lynne Sattler are currently featured at Village Galleries, located off the lobby at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Sattler's primitive fired sculptural clay pieces are gilded with 23-karat gold, copper and sliver-toned metals. For details, call 669-1800.