Village Gallery is unveiling its 2010 annual Print Show with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina. The show continues through Nov. 18 and will feature recent original prints by Claudia Coonen, Tracy Dudley, Linda Whittemore and others, along with fused glass creations by Sandra Clark. The public is invited to the reception, which will include entertainment and refreshments. For more information, call the gallery at 661-4402.
The Green Banana Cafe in Paia is featuring the work of painter Rebecca Bramon with an exhibition of her work on display through January. Bramon's work is inspired by Pele and the tumultuous landscape of the volcano. Her paintings present "panoramic interpretations of the mystic volcano, and the nature, flora and fauna as it unfolds," according to a gallery release. The artist said she is influenced by Maui, which has spurred her work in style and subject matter. "The beauty here that surrounds me, in my own backyard, is a never-ending inspiration," Bramon said. "In my art I try to express the wonder that I find in nature." Her work has appeared at East Bank Gallery and Key West Art Center, and in private collections. For more information, call the cafe, located at 137 Hana Highway, at 579-9130.
Claudia Coonen’s “Fan Palm”
Maui Crafts Guild Paia will highlight the pieces of woodworker Cole Warren during a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 69 Hana Highway. Warren crafts bowls, boxes and cutting boards; he also has a line of functional desk accessories. The Maui artist uses protea pods in his work, which can be viewed at the gallery. For more information, call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicrafts.com.
Call for Artists
The Lahaina Arts Society is accepting applications for membership. The next jury committee review will be held Sunday, Nov. 21. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 12. LAS comprises a community of local artists who display their work in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. Members must be full-time Maui residents, having lived on the island for at least six months. Other guidelines are noted on the website. For information or to pick up an application, visit the Banyan Tree Gallery, 648 Wharf St., #103, Lahaina, or www.lahaina-arts.com.
LAS and Lahaina Arts Association will be hosting the third annual Photo Maui Exhibition. Entries will be juried and prizes awarded to top entries in several categories and divisions. Jurors for this year's exhibition are Randy Hufford and Michael Stark. Receiving days for entries started Monday and will be open through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations: Lahaina Arts Society Old Jail Gallery, 143 Wharf St., Lahaina; Lanai Seating Gallery, 312 B Alamaha St., Kahului; Xinia Productions, 330 Ohukai Road, #108, Kihei. For more information, call Stephen Levine at 661-0011 or 572-5725.
Lahaina Cannery Mall is seeking Hawaii artists and chefs to enter its annual ice-sculpting competition Nov. 14. The 90-minute, head-to-head competition will be judged by an official member of the National Ice Carvers Association board of directors, with a $1,000 cash prize for the top finisher and $500 for runner-up. The competition is limited to the first 10 professionals who respond. For entry forms or for more information, call 661-5304 or visit www.lahainacannery.com.