New art studio Atelier Maui fuses global and local. The north shore space offers a picturesque, natural setting, inspired by the Maui's environmental beauty and the instruction is led by internationally known artist and illustrator Semyon Bilmes.
Atelier Maui is hosting a free art event and open house at 1 p.m. Saturday, 222 Laniloa Way, Haiku. RSVP by email at atelier firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 633-4873.
A portrait demonstration from life, an exhibition of artwork and a discussion of contemporary representational art will be offered. Aspiring artists, professional artists and art lovers are invited to attend.
Atelier Maui artist Daniel Bilmes’ “Martina”
Bilmes extensively trained in his native Russia. He combines the formal Russian academic system with the practices of 19th-century French ateliers. He founded Atelier Maui, which offers apprenticeships and residency programs in fine art.
For more information, visit www.ateliermaui.com.
Award-winning Maui painter Betty Hay Freeland will offer an oil painting demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Village Galleries, located off the lobby at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Hotel.
Freeland, of Hawaiian and Caucasian ancestry, began her painting career on location and continues to paint en plein aire, spending much of her time exploring the Hawaiian Islands.
For details on Village Galleries' demonstration, call 669-1800.
Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao is announcing an open call to artists for its upcoming Makawao Plein Air Festival 2011. The annual event will take place from June 19 to 29 and is open to all resident or nonresident artists, age 16 and older.
All artwork must be created in the tradition of plein air; any medium and any location in the County of Maui is acceptable.
For details and requirements for entry, call the gallery at 572-5979.
Maui Hands Gallery at 612 Front St., Lahaina, presents weaver and ceramic artist Ipo Kudlich from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays this month. The local multimedia artist works in natural fiber weavings inspired by natural colors and materials of the Hawaiian Islands. Kudlich was born on Kauai and has lived on Maui since 1964. After graduating from Lahainaluna High school, she attended the California College of Arts and Crafts where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in textiles and ceramics. For details, call 667-9898.