"Inhabitants of the Imagination," a collection comprising large- and small-scale ink drawings of animals real and imagined by Erica Danielle Franz, will open with a reception Saturday at the Paia Tattoo Parlor Gallery.
The exhibit opens at 7 p.m.; live music by Fish Tank starts at 8 p.m.
Franz is a self-taught expressionist who works in ink, acrylic and watercolor, often integrating Crayola, spray paint, and collage in order to achieve a lush a vivid visual prose. In addition to work on canvas she also does large mural work, furniture, boats, and cars. For details, visit her website: paintedseahorse.com.
Pieces from Wendy Hagedorn’s “Ocean Treasures” will be on display at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia.
Photo courtesy of Maui Crafts Guild
The gallery is located upstairs at 120 Hana Highway in Paia. For more information, call 579-8515 or visit paiatattooparlor.com.
Jack Hamilton is demonstrating oil painting from 4 to 8 p.m. every Monday in March at the Maui Hands gallery in the Hyatt Regency Ka'anapali. With recent works on display, Hamilton will share his style and technique refined through 25 years of painting around Maui. The Hyatt is located at 200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina. For details, call 667-7997.
Metalsmith Wendy Hagedorn will be the featured artist at the Maui Crafts Guild starting Friday through March 24. Her exhibition, "Ocean Treasures," will open with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the guild; refreshments and live music by Upcountry Celtic will be offered.
Hagedorn's handcrafted jewelry combines hand-collected Hawaii shells, sea glass, sea pottery and other ocean items with antitarnish sterling silver.
"The sea glass and pottery are trash-to-treasure items," Hagedorn said. "They start as manmade objects that end up in the ocean. It takes at least 10 to 30 years for the salt, sand and ocean currents to wear down the edges of the broken shards. All of that time spent tumbling freely in the ocean allows the pieces to absorb a strong energetic quality. I am always curious about the journey each piece has experienced before becoming one of my creations. This leads me to wonder where their new life will take them."
Maui Crafts Guild, 69 Hana Highway, Paia, is Maui's only artist-owned-and-operated cooperative gallery. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, visit www.mauicraftsguild.com or call 579-9697.