Three of the island's top artists - George Allan, Kari McCarthy and Al Rabold - are sharing their "Maui Impressions" at Viewpoints Gallery in the Makawao Courtyard. The opening reception for the exhibit begins at 5 p.m. Saturday.
This collaboration showcases artwork capturing the essence of the island in different mediums and styles.
"I love to travel and have been in over 80 countries all over the world, but Maui no ka oi," says painter Allan. "Maui really is the best, and I love to paint its many moods!"
“Maui Impressions” at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao features “Jacaranda Gateway: by George Allan.
“Maui Impressions” at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao features “Just Koa” by Al Rabold.
“Maui Impressions” at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao features “Waipoli Illumination by Kari McCarthy.
“Exuberance” by Jack Hamilton at Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina.
“Bee Hive Ginger” by Anna Keay at Images Fine Art Gallery.
"I've been inspired by a lot of things: the beauty of tropical flowers, an elegant curve in a tree branch, a unique building, the technical challenge of doing something nobody else can do and so on," explains Rabold. "But for me, its really all about the wood. Sometimes, the best you can hope to achieve as an artist is to accent your medium so it shows as elegantly and beautifully as it possibly can. Hence 'Just Koa.' "
McCarthy's striking canvases continue her exploration of color interaction and visual phenomena through landscape.
"Whether capturing Maui vistas at dawn or sunset, her works pay homage to the color gradations that occur in nature at a given time of day," according to a gallery release.
Images Fine Art Gallery in Lahaina is showcasing local artist Anna Keay in a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. With an art degree from Humboldt State University, she spent many years at her sister's Hana flower farm, creating replicas of the beauty she found there, according to a gallery release.
Images Fine Art is located on Front Street in Lahaina directly behind the Hard Rock Caf. For more information call 662-0884 or visit www.imagesinc.com.
Oil painter Jack Hamilton will demonstrate how he captures the natural energy of Maui on canvas in a demonstration from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Maui Hands Gallery at 612 Front St. in Lahaina. He usually starts and finishes a painting each night in this series of weekly presentations every Friday.
His recent works, including a number of small oils ideal for gifts, will also be on view.