Capture a glimpse of rare species, some threatened by extinction, during "Splendor: Portraits of the Natural World" at Haleakala National Park.
The traveling exhibit features artist and park ranger Melissa Chimera's large paintings of rare plants and animals of Haleakala National Park. Installed at the Kula park's visitor center, the exhibition opens Saturday and continues during facility hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. daily.
Survey the mountain's birds, flowers and other facets of the delicate Haleakala habitat.
A traveling exhibit of work by artist and park ranger Melissa Chimera is stopping at the Haleakala National Park. The show features rare species.
For more details, call the park at 572-4400.
The December exhibition at Village Gallery in Lahaina showcases two isle artists - each individually depicting "the essence of Maui's captivating atmosphere," according to a gallery release. Linda Whittemore's monotypes convey a spiritual quality; Joseph Fletcher's plein air oils depict the island's captivating vistas.
The show opens with a gala artists' reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Village Gallery, 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina, and continues during gallery hours through Dec. 22. For more information, call 661-4402 or visit villagegalleriesmaui.com
The winter wonderland work of Andr Morrisette will be unveiled at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center tonight.
Award-winning dancer, teacher and choreographer Morrisette, with local artist Nancy Skrimstad and Hui volunteers, has been installing whimsical holiday window installations, among other festive decor. The transformed Makawao grounds will be open to "First Night" participants from 5 to 8 tonight.
Morissette teaches at Seabury Hall and is the resident choreographer of Baldwin High School's drama department. The artist, born in Quebec, danced extensively in Canada, Europe and the U.S.; he is the recipient of three Hawaii State Choreographic Awards.
"First Night" offers exclusive access to the first night of Hui Holidays, an annual collection of handmade gifts by local artists in jewelry, ceramics, prints, fiber, photography, glass, paintings, ornaments and more. Festive cocktails, pupu, locally-made tea and coffee tastings, and spirited music are included. Tickets are $30 per person, available at 572-6560 or at huinoeau.com/events.
Hui Holidays continues with free entry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 24.
The University of Hawaii Maui College is featuring student artwork at the campus library. The exhibition, which opened with a reception Wednesday, showcases drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking and digital photography. Also, ceramics students have been busy creating new work for the UHMC Plant and Pottery Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the ceramics classroom. Bonsai planters, sushi sets and other ceramic work, along with a wide selection of poinsettias and other plants from the ag department's greenhouse, will be for sale.