Catch the wave of local artists in Lahaina this Friday during Second Friday events at West Maui galleries.
Images Fine Art Gallery will pack the space from 6 to 10 p.m. with seven Maui artists -Anna Good, Julie Houck, Sean Price, Carolyn Wheeler, Taryn Alessandro, Christina DeHoff and Matt Smith - all of whom will be demonstrating their work. Live glass lampworking, palette-knife oil painting, crayon portrait drawing, mixed-media collage and other mediums are in store. Wine and live music included.
Meet the artists and discuss their approaches.
“Rhapsody” by George Berezovsky is the 2012 Art Maui publicity image. Organizers with the juried exhibition, which opens at the end of the month in Kahului, will hold a receiving day March 15 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery.
Local artist Taryn Alessandro’s “Beached Tail”
Local artist Taryn Alessandro’s “Pit Stop”. Alessandro will be among six other Maui artists who will demonstrate work Friday night at Images Fine Art Gallery in Lahaina.
"I spend a lot of time observing people and nature, discovering unexpected brilliant moments of color and emotion along the way," Alessandro said in a release. "The complexities of real people in raw, candid, everyday, unromanticized yet beautiful moments nearly always become the focus of my works, even when the figures are poised before backdrops of stunning tropical paradise."
Images is located at 900 Front St., Lahaina, directly behind Hard Rock Cafe. Free parking available. For information, call 662-0884 or email email@example.com.
Other Lahaina Second Friday art events include the following:
Peter Lik Gallery will hold a drawing for a Peter Lik signed Big Book; DJ Scotty D will play; wine and light pupu will be served.
Maui Hands Gallery Lahaina will feature Haiku-based artist Mort Luby.
Gallery 505 will feature pop artist Davo and live painting.
Village Gallery will feature Macario Pascual; wine and pupu will be served.
Martin Lawrence Gallery spotlights a collection of Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso pieces; wine and pupu will be served.
Lahaina Galleries will host a guest artist and serve wine.
Thomas Barbey Art Gallery will offer special promotions on art; wine will be served.
Lahaina Print Sellers will serve wine and offer special promotions.
"X" marks the spot for the artistry and history found in Hawaii's maps with two events this weekend.
"Mapping of Lahaina" exhibit and talk with guest speaker Riley Moffat, author and map historian, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Baldwin Home Museum Lawn. Entry is free.
Then, a soft opening for The Story of Hawaii Museum, a new exhibit space with more than 2,000 square feet devoted to vintage and antique Hawaiiana, will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maalaea Harbor Shops location. The event will include an exhibit tracing the history of Hawaii in antique maps, prints and ephemera from the Polynesian migrations to the 21st century. Curator Bryant Neal will give an interpretive illustrated tour through the history of the Hawaiian Islands. Entry is free.
For details on either event, email Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maui County's largest juried art exhibition, Art Maui 2012, is just around the corner with the opening set for March.
Receiving day for non-installation art is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The show is slated for March 25 through April 20 at the MACC's Schaefer International Gallery.
Artists should review the prospectus before submitting art to make sure that all requirements are met. Registration fee is $20 per piece (up to two may be submitted). Pick-up day for non-selected works is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18. March 1 was the deadline for installation art proposal submissions.
Art Maui is a nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer board that has produced the exhibition for 34 years and has rented Schaefer for the exhibition for more than 13 years. Art Maui encourages the purchase of works by the public throughout the exhibition, including the private Purchase Pledge Preview Event prior to the public opening. In addition, the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts will also consider purchases from the exhibition.
For a complete listing of dates and information, visit the Art Maui website at art maui.com.