Paia Contemporary Gallery will present master ceramist Stephen Freedman of Hawaii island during its December 2011 Exhibition. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and continues through Jan. 18.
The exhibition will also include new paintings by Maui's Akira Iha, Oahu's Mary Mitsuda and Vancouver's Scott Plear.
Freedman has been featured in more than 100 exhibitions since 1983 and has been included in public collections such as the Getty Museum, West Australian Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Boston. The artist is also the chief editor of HI ART Magazine, Hawaii's contemporary art publication. Many of Freedman's concepts are rooted in his childhood in South Africa.
Stephen Freedman’s “Mnemonic #9,” fractal on porcelain, 2011, 5 x 5 x 5 inches
"My mother's interest in pottery began in Africa, offering me medium; while my father, a biologist, worked with now mythological figures in the field of human evolutionary study,"?Freedman said in a release. "His pursuit of these evolutionary principles imprinted the way I subsequently perceive the world."
Paia Contemporary Gallery is located at 83 Hana Highway. For more information, call 579-8444 or visit www.paiacontemporarygallery.com.
Village Galleries and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will feature Marcario Pascual, one of Maui's leading plein air painters, Sunday through Tuesday.
A reception for the artist will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kapalua gallery, located off the lobby. Pascual will offer hands-on mixed-media art demonstrations from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more details, call 669-1800 or visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com/profiles/pascual.htm.
Sargent's Fine Art will host multifaceted artist John Mason from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Originally from Carmel, Calif., Mason now spends his time on Maui. He has worked in digital arts, book illustrating and commissioned painting. As a result, Mason has developed a "distinctive dreamlike style" of painting, according to a gallery release.
Meet the artist while enjoying the music of Curt Lee. Call Sargent's Fine Art, 802 Front St., Lahaina, at 667-4030.