"Friday Night is Art Night" in Lahaina, and Joelle C. Gallery at 505 Front St. is stacking the house with four well-known Maui artists for an evening of art, entertainment and mingling. Michael Clements, Kari McCarthy, Robena and Joelle C. will display their latest works and meet gallery visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Each of the painters offers a unique perspective on how Maui is viewed and utilizes different methods and media to portray the islands and other subject matter. Special pupus, beverages and live music will be offered. For more information, call Joelle C. Gallery at 662-0799 or e-mail info@joellec gallery.com.
Lahaina is the place to be for art on Friday nights, with artist Jim Kingwell showing his most recent oil and watercolor paintings at Kingwell Island Art Gallery, 126 Lahainaluna Road. The new exhibit will continue throughout the month, and Kingwell will be in the gallery to meet with visitors during "Friday Night is Art Night."
Joelle C.’s “Sundown with Fragance and Elegance”
Meet one of Maui's most respected plein air painters, Betty Hay Freeland, at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's Village Galleries during an artist's reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. She will be demonstrating oil painting from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Born Betty Hay Wodehouse, in Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii, she graduated from Punahou School, attended the University of Colorado and continued studies in New York City. Freeland began her painting career on location and continues to paint en plein aire. She spends considerable time exploring the Hawaiian Islands and holds notable Hawaiian ancestry. Many collectors feel that special insights and emotions experienced in viewing her art are due to this Hawaiian heritage and her passion for Hawaii, according to a Village Galleries release. For more information, call 669-1800.
Maui artist Eric Tore will be painting during a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dolphin Galleries at The Shops of Wailea.
"Painting is my passion!" says Tore. "My inspiration is ignited by the life, beauty and wonder in the created world."
Tore received his art training at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and later, the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute. Tore studied art in Florence, Italy, for six months before graduating in 1976 from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.He has been painting full time since 1990.
Tore's work is included in many private and corporate collections. He has exhibited extensively, winning several national awards.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For details, call 891-8000.
Also, at The Shops of Wailea on Wednesday, Lahaina Galleries will feature artist Lori Wylie from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, see www.lahainagalleries.com or call 874-8583.
Don't miss a chance to meet and view works by master intaglio etcher and Maui resident Paul Mullowney at Paia Tattoo Parlor Gallery. Mullowney is the July/August artist in residence at the Paia gallery, and his "Work In(g) Studio" exhibition will be celebrated with a closing party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Mullowney's new projects involving woodcut printing, photography and other media are on display, and he offers a wealth of knowledge about Japanese-related myths, symbols and imagery. For more information, call the gallery, located at 120 Hana Highway, at 579-8515 or visit www.paiatattooparlor.com.
Meet teaching artists and view their work at Upcountry Fine Art from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Featuring original oil pieces by Phil Sabado, the exhibit runs through Sept. 18. The event offers information on new classes and programs, along with wine and pupu and mingling. Upcountry Fine Art is located at 1156 Makawao Ave. For more information, call 573-6000.