Meet top Hawaii artists during the Celebration of the Arts at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Village Gallery, a co-sponsor of the 19th annual festival, will present demonstrations, hands-on workshops and artist meet-and-greets Friday and Saturday with leading Maui, Oahu and Big Island artists.
Internationally recognized Oahu artist Pegge Hopper will be available to meet the public and sign prints from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Other Village Gallery artists presenting demonstrations or hands-on workshops include Kathleen Alexander, George Allan, Frank Andrews, Carleton, Cindy Conklin, Betty Hay Freeland, Carmen Gardner, Fred KenKnight, Terry Klerlein, Kathy Long, Ellen Levinsky, Beth Marcil, Shauna Morrison and Linda Whittemore.
Pegge Hopper, original acrylic diptych, “Choice Afternoon II”
All presentations will take place on the lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For more information, contact Village Gallery 669-1800 or visit villagegalleries maui.com.
Add resourcefulness and creativity to the words "reuse" and "recycle" and "Art of Trash" is born. The exhibition, which opens at Maui Mall with an artists reception Friday, presents original artwork made from recyled and/or reused materials, giving new life to items that won't function for their original purposes. Maui, Lanai and Molokai artists will be featured in the show, juried by Big Island artist Ira Ono.
The sixth annual exhibition, presented by the Community Work Day program, "has the potential to transform our community's behavior and bring balance to our sensibilities by redefining 'reuse' and 'recycle,' according to Ono's juror statement. "The artists take everyday materials and recyle them into artwork."
In conjunction with the exhibition, Ono, a prominent recyled art artist, will be teaching his "Business of Art" class from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at the Maui County Business Resource Center and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at University of Hawaii Maui College. Call 873-8246 to register at the resource center and 984-3231 to register at UHMC.
Sargent's Fine Art in Lahaina will host artist Peggy Thompson from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. "Using a palette knife, she captures the spirit and aloha of Maui and other locations in her beautifully vibrant paintings," according to a gallery release.
Curt Lee will provide music on Friday night at the 802 Front St. gallery. For more information, call 667-4030.
Due to its popularity, Darrell Orwig's retrospective exhibition, "Waltzing with Time and Place," has been extended through Monday during gallery hours at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao.
"For nearly four decades, Darrell has shared his enthusiasm for life in his paintings that speak to the relationships between man-made artifacts and natural places, as well as the nature of photography and its accessible role in our lives," according to a gallery release. "We are privileged to share this amazing career and the work produced."
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Receiving day for the Hui's Student Salon exhibition is Thursday, April 28. The show will feature work by Hui students over the last two years, along with work by their instructors. Visit www.huinoeau.com for details.