The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center grows artists of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. And with that spirit of cultivating creativity, the Hui presents its Student Salon multimedia exhibition, a chance for Hui students to showcase recent work generated from classes and workshops, alongside pieces by their instructors. The Student Salon 2011 opens with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and continues through June 9 during gallery hours. Admission is free.
Curated by faculty from each art department, the exhibition displays the diversity and depth of the Hui community. Friends, family and even first timers will appreciate pieces in an array of media, including painting, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, printmaking and ceramics.
Student Salon received 90 entries this year; 70 were selected based on technical skills and overall spirit of the students' classes and workshops over the past two years.
Hui No‘eau visitors survey a recent Student Salon exhibition.
Photo courtesy of the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
"Some of these artists have never before exhibited in a public venue, while others have shown regularly for over 30 years - a fitting demonstration of the Hui's mission to support lifelong education in visual arts," said Kelly McHugh, Hui youth programs and marketing manager.
The Hui couples classes with instructors well-versed in their fields. Student Roger Greenwald, for example, studied palette knife and oil painting plein air under the direction of award-winning local painter George Allan.
"Participating in George Allan's weekend class in 2010 was an artistic pleasure," Greenwald said. "It was well organized, well tutored, and full of aloha. The class size was ideal and both George and Janet are great mentors to budding artists."
For details on Hui classes, Student Salon and gallery hours, visit www.huinoeau.com.
New gallery Turnbull Fine Art in Paia invites the public to the opening of group show "In Celebration of Mothers" from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Gallery artists were asked to create new pieces for the show relating to the subject of motherhood. "The result is a beautiful show full of heart and love. It's so interesting to see how each individual artist has expressed themselves in their respective styles," said gallery director Christine Turnbull. The gallery is located at the Shops of Paia across from Charlie's Restaurant in Paia. See www.turnbullfineart.com.