Christine and Steve Turnbull are carving out a niche on the north shore. The owners of Turbull Studios and Sculpture Garden in Kahakuloa are opening a contemporary art gallery, called Turnbull Fine Art, that will feature sculptures, painting and jewelry.
A grand-opening reception is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the new location, 137 Hana Highway. Pupus, refreshments and performance art by Yoga Union Troupe will be offered.
The opening exhibition showcases sculptures by the Turnbulls, as well as paintings from local artists George Eguchi, Jaisy Hanlon, Julie Houck, Ken Kennell, Lori Kaprowski, Lisa Kasprzycki, Kirk Kurokawa, Charlie Lyon, Thomas Peters and Spar Street. Also, the gallery features top isle jewelry artists Cathleen Bunt, Luana Coonen, Carol Schwarz and Shelly King.
This abalone shell bracelet by Dianne Anderson, among other work, will be at Maui Crafts Guild.
"We feel that Paia, with its cool vibe and energy, is the perfect spot to showcase this type of artwork," said gallery director Christine Turnbull. "We're excited to share with this community the beautiful collection our gallery offers."
The exhibition space, complete with mahogany floors, soaring ceilings and a modern aesthetic is located at the Shops of Paia. A permanent sculpture installation adorns the courtyard and is already capturing the attention of visitors and residents. The Turnbulls are asking the public's assistance in naming the 14-foot-tall giraffe sculpture, made out of ohai wood, or Hawaiian monkeypod. Submit ideas at the gallery; the chosen name and the prizewinner will be announced at the grand opening.
The reception is open to the public. RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Turnbull Fine Art at 579-9385.
The recent work of George Allan, an award-winning oil painter and Maui arts community veteran, will be revealed during his annual exhibition at Village Gallery in Lahaina.
"George Allan: Annual Reception of Recent Work" will open with a reception from 6 to 9 Friday; it continues through April 14 during gallery hours. In conjunction with the show, Allan will give oil painting demonstrations from 6 to 8 p.m. April 1 and April 8.
With his 2011 exhibition, Allan is focusing on his favorite subjects in a miniature 6-inch-by-6-inch format.
Allan moved to Maui more than 30 years ago after spending time in London and Austria painting and studying art. He has since been accepted many times in the prestigious Artists of Hawaii juried show of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, as well as some 21 times in Art Maui, Maui's annual juried show. His work is in the collections of the State of Hawaii, the City and County of Honolulu, the County of Maui, and national corporate collections. Those who wish to view his public permanent collections on Maui may see 100 pieces at the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, nine at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, and two at First Hawaiian Bank, Kahului.
The artist also teaches oil painting at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Volcano Art Center and in Advanced Placement Art classes in local schools.
Village Gallery is located at 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina. For details, call 661-4402 or visit villagegalleriesmaui.com.
Jewelers Dianne Anderson and Wendy Hagedorn will display work during a joint meet-the-artist reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Light refreshments and music by Upcountry Celtic will be offered. Maui Crafts Guild, at 69 Hana Highway, is an artist-owned and -operated cooperative, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 579-9697 or visit mauicraftsguild.com.
Sargent's Fine Art will host artist Vjekoslav Nemesh from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday to April 8 at the Lahaina gallery. The New Zealand artist creates strong emotional paintings that reflect spiritual motifs, according to a gallery release. "His inspiration spills onto the canvas in an eruption of vibrant color." Meet the artist and enjoy the music of Curt Lee every Friday art night at the 802 Front St. gallery. For more information, call 667-4030.
The Community Work Day Program has announced a call for entries for the annual "Art of Trash" exhibition from April 22 to May 14. Maui, Lanai and Molokai artists may submit entries from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at Maui Mall. All entries must be original work made from recycled and/or reused material. To obtain a prospectus and for more information, call 573-3911.