The third annual Maui Photo Festival & Workshops are under way, continuing through Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Maui. The event features many of the world's best photographers, including several from Maui, sharing secrets, giving tips and helping attendees utilize some of the world's most photogenic settings.
Along with optional offsite field trips from underwater to doors-off helicopters, a highlight is the "Quintessential Hawaiian Photo Shoot -Hula on the Beach at Sunset."
Participating photographers and Photoshoppers include Randy Jay Braun, Lewis Carlyle, Rebecca Creumley, Jim DiVitale, Andy Dunaway, David Fleetham, Lou Freeman, Michael Gilbert, Helene Glassman, Judy Host, Randy Hufford, Frederick Van Johnson, Clark Little, Stacy Pearsall, Juan Pons, Jack Reznicki, Mike Sidney, Eddie Tapp, Monica and Michael Sweet, Jim Tierney and more.
Maui fine-art photographer Randy Jay Braun gets ready to kick off his 'Quintessential Hawaiian Photo Shoot — Hula on the Beach at Sunset' during the 2010 Maui Photo Festival & Workshops.
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The schedule includes classroom sessions, location shoots and hands-on demos along with Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom training by industry pros.
Visit www.mauiphotofestival.com or call 633-1339 for prices and details.
"From the Heart of the Island," featuring new work by Betty Hay Freeland, Carleton and Todd Campbell, opens today and continues through Oct. 4 at Viewpoints Gallery. An opening reception with the artists is slated for 5 p.m. Saturday.
The diverse show features Freeland's oil paintings portraying "the staggering beauty of Hawaii with a tender touch, recording the true nature of the islands," according to a gallery release.
With rustic subjects including old cane shacks, vintage plantation homes or mango trees shading country roads, Carleton's paintings "capture the sun on canvas, sunlit tones of tropical days and languid afternoons," the release continues.
And Todd Campbell "has developed advanced wood-turning methods, creating massive, simple shapes that reveal the beautiful and intricate designs of nature."
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 572-5979 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Meet fiber artist, Fiama Von Schuetze at an opening reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Maui Crafts Guild, where she will be the featured artist until Sept. 8. The reception will feature live music and refreshments in conjunction with Paia Town's Fourth Friday celebration.
Fiama calls what she does, "weaving Hawaii into designer art" to create natural-fiber basketry.
"After weaving for 27 years, it is inspiring to go back to simplicity. In this exhibit, I want to make each from using only a single type of fiber. This way, it has its own identity, without distraction," she says in a release.
Located at 69 Hana Highway, Maui Crafts Guild is the island's only artist-owned and artist-operated cooperative gallery. It's open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 579-9697 during hours of operation or visit. www mauicraftsguild.com.