Schaefer International Gallery's new exhibition, "The Legacy of the Land," illuminates the importance of preserving and protecting the natural environments on Maui, using the catalyst of art to communicate.
Featuring the work of 24 invited artists, the show, open now through Feb. 19, is a collaboration between the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Maui Coastal Land Trust. Artists were asked to explore a specific property in conservation on Maui and develop work based on their inspiration. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, multimedia video, installation and fiber with both conceptually driven and traditional approaches.
Each artist was provided a field journal to record the sketches, thoughts and personal documenting of their experience. The journals are incorporated into the overall exhibit design for gallery visitors to look through and be able to track the artist's process on developing ideas that then become the presentation.
Andrew Binkley’s “Shifting the Origin” is part of Maui Arts & Cultural Center Schaefer International Gallery current exhibition “The Legacy of the Land.”
Andrea Padovani’s “Red Table” on display at Images Fine Art Gallery in Lahaina.
Deborah Crone’s “A Perfect Afternoon” can be viewed at Sargent’s Fine Art in Lahaina.
MACC will be hosting two public events in conjunction with the exhibit:
"Imagination and the Natural World," 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, McCoy Studio Theater: This event will include special guests Scott Fisher (MCLT project manager) Art Medeiros (USGS research biologist and founder of Maui Restoration Group) and William S. Merwin (U.S. poet laureate) and some of the exhibiting artists.
"Hike the Inspiration:?Family Tour of Waihe'e Refuge," 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 19, Schaefer International Gallery: Beginning in the gallery with an artist walkthrough, this free family event will then travel to the Waihe'e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge for a 2-mile guided hike to explore the landscape and inspiration behind the work. By reservation only; call 244-5263 for details.
Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and before performances in the Castle Theater. Entry is free. For details, visit www.mauiarts.org.
Get off to a great start to the new year with "Broken Resolutions" at Paia Tattoo Parlor Gallery. The January installation will feature artists from the East and West coasts, along with local artists and their works in photography, fine art and street art. A reception with pupus and drinks will kick off the opening of the show at 7 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located upstairs at 120 Hana Highway. For details, visit paiatattooparlor.com or call 579-8515.
Images Fine Art Gallery will feature artist Andrea Padovani from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Padovani, native of Verona, Italy, is known for his technical skill and use of light and color. His work evokes a site of passage in which borders, boundaries and thresholds are crossed, according to a gallery statement. Images is located on Front Street, behind the Hard Rock Cafe, in Lahaina. For details, call 662-0884 or visit www.imagesinc.com.
Sargent's Fine Art will host acclaimed artist Deborah Crone from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Crone paints in the fresco style; her use of color and texture creates a unique sense of place and peacefulness, a gallery release said. Curt Lee will provide music. The gallery is located at 802 Front St., Lahaina. For more information, call 667-4030.
Grand Wailea's NaPua Gallery will open its newest exhibition, "Beyond Sculpture," on Saturday to display multimedia pieces including woodwork by Tom Calhoun, Ricardo Vasquez, Shaun Fleming and David Fitch; bronze sculpture by Dale Zarrella and Will Herrera; ceramics by Esther Shimazu; and glass by Rick Mills, among other works. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For details, call 874-0510 or e-mail email@example.com.