The Art of Peter Max Gallery opened last week at The Shops at Wailea. The 1,225-square-foot gallery is one of two in the world exclusively dedicated to the creations of Peter Max; the gallery is curated by the artist himself.
In celebration of the opening, Peter Max created a new installation of original acrylic paintings that he unveiled at the Wailea gallery, including his "Maui Series."
Over a career spanning five decades, Max has painted for various heads of state, including six U.S. presidents, as well as various celebrities and music icons. His creations span art that appeared on the first U.S. 10-cent stamp bearing the title "Preserve the Environment" to 235 U.S. border murals.
Peter Max’s “Love”
Max’s “View to Lanai” from his “Maui Series”
Max's work also appears on a Boeing 777 jumbo jet currently flying the skies for Continental Airlines, and he has been designated official artist of five Super Bowls, six Grammy Awards, World Cup USA, The World Series, the United Nations Earth Summit and numerous other events. Max was recently honored at the Jefferson Awards with an award for his lifetime dedication to America and its charitable causes.
For details, visit www.petermax.com/ or TheShopsAtWailea.com.
Survey Maui through the work of plein air artists who have spent weeks capturing its outdoor beauty at the Makawao Plein Air Festival 2011. A collection of the artworks from the festival will be revealed during a public reception at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Courtyard on Baldwin Avenue.
Awards, assessed by judges and local artists George Allan, Jolle C. and Joseph Fletcher, will be announced at the reception. The show continues at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao through July 12.
For details, call 572-5979.
"Variety is the Spice of Life," an exhibition by Lahaina Art Society's featured artist Mark De Colibus, will be on display at the Lahaina gallery starting Tuesday through July 31.
Meet the artist during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, in the Banyan Tree Gallery at the Old Lahaina Courthouse. Light pupus will be served.
The exhibition will illuminate the local artist's "wide variety of styles and mixed media," according to a release. De Colibus earned a bachelor's degree in fine art, commercial art and graphic design. His work was included in Art Maui 2010. For details, visit www.lahaina-arts.com/.