Paia Tattoo Parlor gallery is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a no-cover customer appreciation party open to the public from 10 p.m. to close Saturday at Charley's on the north shore. The event will feature a performance by Order of the White Rose, with Minor Setback opening. In one year, the gallery has already become a local hot spot for quirky and fresh exhibitions that compliment artist-in-residence spaces, along with the regular workings of a tattoo parlor. And the in-house tattoo artists are anything but typical. Many have extensive art histories - which can be documented on their skin as well as on their resumes.
Meanwhile, the gallery continues its current exhibition, "Art That Will Haunt You," a horror-filled homage to October and the terrific images born from all things Halloween. "From gore, the dead and skulls to the cinematic genre of horror, our light-hearted fun with symbolism and pop culture will bring a whole new appreciation of Halloween and the freedom to flaunt its hellishness," according to a gallery release. The show features Aimee M. Watters' "Not So Pretty Pictures" and Isaac Keith Martinez's "Spook 'Ems." Paia Tattoo Parlor is located upstairs at 120 Hana Highway. For more information, visit paiatattooparlor.com or call 579-8515.
Taryn Alessandro’s “Out to Lunch”
NaPua Gallery in Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa will feature the works of local high school students who are exploring the theme of flight during its exhibition, also titled "Flight." An artists reception will be held Saturday, and participants will vote on their favorite work. The winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m. during a public reception from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at the gallery. For more information, call NaPua Gallery at 874-0510.
California-based artist Steven Quartly will be the featured artist Friday and Saturday at Images Fine Art gallery in Lahaina. Quartly's work will be featured during a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and he will be painting on-site during gallery hours Saturday. Viewers are invited to watch Quartly transform his canvas into a Maui seascape or European city scene through his palette-knife techniques and impressionistic approach to painting. "For me, every painting is a song," said Quartly, who describes himself as a bit of a romantic. He is inspired by the joy of life and scenes from his travels through California, Europe and Hawaii, according to a gallery release. Images is located on Front Street, behind Hard Rock Cafe. For more information, call the gallery at 662-0884 or visit www.imagesinc.com.
Maui Hands' Lahaina gallery is showcasing a selection of current work by painter Taryn Alessandro through the month, and the artist will be appear at the gallery from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Allesandro earned her bachelor's degree in painting from Boston University and has studied at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and the Decordova Museum School. "My goal is to bring a very human sense of life and emotion into my work," Alessandro says in her artist statement. "The use of harsh materials in my paintings, such as paper, resin, corrugated cardboard and gold leaf to juxtapose with the fleshy painted figures, creates a comparison between what is human and what is not." Maui Hands gallery in Lahaina is located at 612 Front St. For more information, call 667-9898.
"Oceans of Glass," the work of brothers John and Charlie Lindquist of Lindquist Art Glass, is on display through October at the Lahaina Arts Society's Banyan Tree Gallery. The two use Pyrex glass and a lampworking technique to create detailed ocean-themed sculptures, according to a gallery release. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 648 Wharf St., Lahaina. For more information, visit www.lahaina-arts.com.
East Maui Watershed Partnership and Viewpoints Gallery's "Talk Story Thursdays" continues tonight at 6, with a talk-story session led by wildlife biologist Fern Duvall II at the Makawao gallery. The discussions are held in conjunction with the current exhibition, Malama Wao Akua, a juried art contest that challenges Maui's artists to "become the messengers of conservation in our community." Viewpoints Gallery is located at 3620 Baldwin Ave. For details, visit www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.