Pacific Whale Foundation will open its new "Photo Tribute to the Whales" exhibit with a gala reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops. The exhibit is part of PWF's ongoing Maui Whale Festival.
Admission is free to the photo exhibit, featuring works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas and Meiko Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. Also on display will be photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers, naturalists, and founder and president, Greg Kaufman.
The photographers will be present to talk story at the reception, with Porto, a new artisan pizzeria in the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, providing pupu and soft drinks. Following the reception, the exhibit will be open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Feb. 29.
Pacific Whale Foundation presents a “Photo Tribute to the Whales” in a new exhibit opening Friday
"The camera can capture details about whales that the eye simply cannot," says Kaufman in a release. "These stunning and extraordinary photos let you inspect whales more closely than you ever could in the wild."
The Maui Whale Festival will present numerous events through mid-April. For more information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call 249-8811.
Ed Lane will open a new show with champagne and chocolate at Turnbull Fine Art as part of Paia's Fourth Friday festivities.
One of Maui's best-known artists, Wailea resident Lane's work has been included in more than 65 juried shows in Hawaii and on the Mainland. His works are in private and corporate collections internationally.
Lane will meet the public at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the new gallery, located in the Shops of Paia, 137 Hana Highway. For more information, visit turnbullfineart.com or call 579-9385.
Betty Hay Freeland will celebrate "Ocean Magic" in her annual Village Gallery exhibition. What promises to be one of the most festive receptions of the season will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the gallery at 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina.
The show will run through Feb. 16. For more information, call 661-4402.
Photographer Sean Michael Hower will share recent work including musicians, travels and last Sunday's TEDxMaui event at the MACC in a new exhibit opening at 8 p.m. Sunday at South Shore Tiki Lounge in Kihei. Musician Kanoa, a favorite photo subject for Hower, will play beginning at 10 p.m.
"Variety is the spice of life" for Mark DeColibus, and that's also the title of his new exhibit opening Monday in the Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. Colibus is the Lahaina Arts Society's featured artist for February, and his exhibit will be on display through Sunday, March 4.
An opening reception is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. This show will include watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, oil paining, pastels and prisma color pencils. Subjects will encompass still life, portraits, flowers, contemporary and abstract works.
DeColibus, who holds two art degrees and studied extensively on the Mainland, says, "I have been tutored under some of the best artists in Hawaii, have been juried into Art Maui, and won numerous awards and art shows in California. I have just completed a couple of pieces of zebras done in pastels and it is a median I am enjoy working with currently."
Honolulu Printmakers has set a Feb. 15 deadline for its call for artists for its 84th annual exhibition at the Academy Art Center. The show is open to all print artists in Hawaii, who may submit up to three entries for jurying by Prawat Laucharoen.
Artists should mail framed prints to Honolulu Printmakers, 1111 Victoria St., Honolulu 96814. For an entry form or more information, call (808) 536-5507 or visit www.honoluluprintmakers.com.