Take a tour through time and trace the inner workings of Maui's sugar mill. Never-displayed photos of the mill's interior highlight the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum exhibition, "Mills, Machinery & Locomotives,"?which runs through January. Survey the artifacts and photos of Kahului Railroad Company to catch a glimpse of how these powerful steam locomotives were essential to early mill operations. Don't miss artist Tom Sewell's video, "Enigma of the Mill," a piece that turns mill operations into operatic art set to dramatic music. "Mills, Machinery and Locomotives" is on display from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday at the museum, 3957 Hansen Road, Puunene. Entry is $7. For details, call 871-8058 or visit www.sugarmuseum. com.
Upcountry Fine Art's "One, Two, Three" exhibit, featuring an array of original works by local artists, is on display through Dec. 31 during gallery hours. Artists include Justin Yates, Shirley Dumo and Jack Hamilton, among others. Upcountry Fine Art is located at 1156 Makawao Ave., Makawao. For more information, call 573-6000.
Historic photos from inside the sugar mill create the large centerpiece of the main exhibit case, surrounded by mill and foundry artifacts at Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum exhibition, “Mills, Machinery & Locomotives,”?which continues through January during museum hours.
East Maui artist Danny Braddix Jr. says he's under the spell of Maui's natural graces. He often finds himself tucked away under a waterfall, working with his easel and brushes, wearing his signature purple apron. His paintings, which capture the island's beauty via acrylics on canvas, are on display at Maui Hands Gallery in Paia through December. Braddix will offer demonstrations and will be happy to talk story from 1 to 4 p.m. today and next Thursday at the 84 Hana Highway gallery. The artist received much of his education in France, Germany and Boston. After graduating with a degree in accounting but realizing painting was his passion, he arrived on Maui in 1987 and has called the island his home ever since. For more information, call Maui Hands at 579-9245.
The Lahaina Arts Association held a special artist's reception last week at the Old Jail Gallery to award partial scholarships to Maui County High School seniors pursuing an education in the visual arts. More than 20 graduating high school seniors from Maui County submitted work for exhibition and consideration in the scholarship competition. Lynn Shue, owner of Lahaina's Village Galleries, juried the competition of more than 40 pieces. The winners in each category include the following:
Best in Show ($1,000): Lori Nishikawa, for her mixed-media piece "Hidden Children."
Painting ($500): Cesar Valentin Miro-Quesada, for his piece " Morning Light."
Drawing ($500): Alexandra Embernate, for her piece "Me Under the Sea."
Three-Dimension ($500): Lori Nishikawa, for her piece "Transformation."
Photography ($500): Zach Pezzillo, for his piece "The Lookout."
Mixed Media ($500): Lori Nishikawa for her mixed-media piece, "Hidden Children."
The artwork is on display at the Old Jail Gallery in Lahaina until Dec. 31. Entry is free. For details, visit lahaina-arts.com/.