Paia Contemporary Gallery, which specializes in abstract, contemporary work, continues to draw talent from local, national and international levels. The gallery will celebrate a new two-man exhibition, featuring New Mexico artist Pascal and California/New York artist Mark Zimmerman, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The show will continue during gallery hours through April 5.
Pascal's sculptures offer a glimpse into the subtle balance between masculine and feminine forms.
" 'Beauty, magic and spirituality' are the three words that I've heard echoed about Hawaii since childhood," Pascal said. "With this reference, I come for the first time to the islands to present my artwork to the Hawaiian souls, filled with humility."
Pascal’s “2046 Sunrise on me 3,” mixed media, 36” x 36”
Zimmermann's mixed-media paintings are new to the gallery, and have already received attention, according to gallery director Lauren Harris.
"This body of work references my time in both Malibu, California and Montauk, New York," Zimmerman said. "My work is engaged by the life around me -travel, literature, impending fatherhood . . . I'm a very formal painter, but in a romantic sense, I strive to make an art of emotional content. It's my hope that the light, space and color of these paintings create a very specific metaphor of open air and open water."
Paia Contemporary Gallery offers visitors and existing clients a fast rotation of artwork by 20 artists with four artist receptions per year.
"The gallery is a fresh, eye-opening experience, where sophisticated medium, technique, composition, and color are constantly refined," Harris said.
Paia Contemporary Gallery is located at 83 Hana Highway in Paia. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Sunday or by appointment. For details, visit www.paiacontemporarygallery.com or call 579-8444.
Discover the endless range of ideas and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and digital media with the opening of Art Maui 2011 at the MACC's Schaefer International Gallery on Sunday. The popular community show always offers something for everyone. The exhibition will unveil the juror's selection from Maui County's top artists.
This year's juror, Hiroki Morinoue, is a native of Holualoa, Hawaii. He has studied sumi-e (Japanese brush painting) and moku-hanga (Japanese woodblock printing) in Japan and has worked successfully in a variety of media, including mixed media paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture.
Schaefer Gallery, located in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and before Castle Theater shows, specifically for Art Maui. The gallery is normally open Wednesday to Sunday. Admission is free.
For details on the 33rd annual Art Maui exhibition, visit www.artmaui.com
From sheltered beaches to majestic mountains, Betty Hay Freeland uses oil to capture the magic of Maui. Her annual show, "Elements," will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Village Galleries, 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina. For details on Freeland, visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com/profiles/bhfprofile.htm.
Also, Suzy Papanikolas will be artist in residence from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Village Galleries location in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Her original acrylic paintings will be featured at Village Galleries, located off the lobby and also in The Terrace Restaurant, located downstairs next to the gallery. For more information, call the gallery at 669-1800 or visit villagegalleriesmaui.com.
Plein Air Painters of Hawaii presents the fourth annual Juried Members Show, which opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Maui Hands in Paia. The show continues through April 4. Juror L. Diane Johnson and awards judge Billyo O'Donnell will assess the work. For details, visit www.papoh.com.
Lahaina Arts Society will highlight the works of Sue Thomas and Mona Harris as the organization's featured artists this month. Both Thomas and Harris are oil painters; their plein air pieces will be on display starting Monday through April 3, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Banyan Tree Gallery in Lahaina. For more information, visit www.lahaina-arts.org.