The next generation of Maui's artists will get important tools to further their future careers at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center's Portfolio Day, slated for 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. High school students are invited to meet with admissions representatives from top art colleges and universities to get one-on-one critiques, discuss their work and interests, and find out about potential jobs in the arts.
And it's all for free.
The Hui's annual event, now in its fifth year, "serves as an unbelievable opportunity for potential college students to receive thorough, one-on-one critiques of their work as well as professional guidance for a future career in the arts," according to Kelly McHugh, the Hui's Youth Programs & Marketing manager.
Cari McIalwain, representative from Cornish College of the Arts, reviews slides of Elliott Cost’s work on his laptop during the Hui No‘eau Visual Art Center’s Portfolio Day in Makawao.
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center photo
This year, college and university representatives include Cari L. McIalwain, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle; Robynne C. Royster, California College of the Arts in San Francisco; and Holly McVeigh, Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore.
High school students should bring examples of their best and most recent work, including works in progress and sketchbooks. They should be prepared to hear different opinions about their pieces and be able to explain the thought process behind their ideas, vision and execution.
Last year, 45 reviews were given to students from Kamehameha, Baldwin, Seabury, Maui High and Maui Prep schools.
Portfolio Day will be held at the nonprofit arts center's Solarium, 2841 Baldwin Ave. For details, call McHugh at 572-6560, ext. 29 or visit www.huinoeau.com.
Gourd artist Jennifer Throne will be the featured at the Maui Crafts Guild, starting Friday through Nov. 10 at the north shore gallery. Meet the artist during her opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Refreshments and live music will be part of the festivities, held in conjunction with Paia's Fourth Friday celebration.
Throne has been embellishing hard shell gourds to create "lovable works of art" for more than a decade, according to a gallery release. "Being an animal lover, I find the unique shape and character of gourds to be the perfect canvas for creating my work," Throne said.
The guild is located at 69 Hana Highway. Call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicraftsguild.com.
Also on the north shore, Paia Tattoo Parlor will celebrate its second anniversary with a party and art exhibition.
The show, titled "Dia de los Muertos," features works by local and California fine artists, tattooists and others. It will open with a "fiesta" reception at 6 p.m. Friday. Costumes are encouraged. Organizers suggest a donation of $5 or three canned food items to benefit Maui Food Bank for the holiday season.
Paia Tattoo Parlor is located upstairs at 120 Hana Highway. See paiatattooparlor.com/.