Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao will unveil new works by five Hawaii artists during an exhibition opening this week and continuing through April 19.
Meet the artists - painters Joseph Fletcher, Michael Clements and Carmen Gardner, and sculptors Jazz Glickenhaus and Vince Hogan - during the opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday.
Fletcher "honors the moment and dedicates the craft to recording the living history of Maui in a strong and vibrant manner"; Clements catches "light and color in its constantly changing states"; Gardner's "watercolor celebration of Maui is a luminious tribute to the people, special moments and natural beauty"; Glickenhaus focuses on "abstract and realism, finding a point in the middle where these two styles can come together"; and Hogan, who has been turning Maui hardwoods for decades, creates "spectacular traditional and contemporary pieces," according to a gallery release.
Carmen Gardner’s “Fireworks,” transparent watercolor.
Viewpoints is located at 3620 Baldwin Ave. For details, call the gallery at 572-5979.
Images Fine Art Gallery will feature Edgardo Garcia II as part of its group of local and regional fine artists. He will debut his collection and demonstrate his work at the Lahaina gallery from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Garcia will also be painting at the gallery Saturday through Monday.
Born in the Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Garcia started his professional art career in Hawaii and is recognized across the country as part of the Garcia family of artists.
Images is located at 900 Front St. Free parking is available. For more information, call 662-0884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sargent's Fine Art, 802 Front St., will host New Zealand artist Vjekoslav Nemesh from 7 to 10 p.m., starting tonight through March 23. Nemesh creates strong emotional paintings that reflect his spiritual being, according to a gallery release. For information, call 667-4030.
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center's 2012 Retrospective Exhibition opened last week, featuring the work of Jennifer Owen. An internationally exhibited ceramic artist, Owen is a 20-plus year Hui teaching artist and visual arts coordinator and assistant professor of art at UH Maui College. The show is on display during gallery hours through May 4.
"This place is a little miracle; having spent more than a third of my life at the Hui teaching, learning and creating, it's such a delight to be invited for a retrospective exhibition," Owen said in a release. "For so many years the Hui was my studio - this is my artistic home."
The Hui's retrospective series was designed to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have made a profound influence on local art and to share their work and ideas with the general public.
Formerly called the "Distinguished Artists of Hawai'i Series," previous participants in the series have included Tadashi Sato (1992), Marian Freeman (1993), Toshiko Takaezu (1993), Masami Teraoka (1995), Shige Yamada (2000), Richard Nelson (2004) and, most recently, Darrell Orwig (2011).
The Hui presents this public exhibition as a way to inspire emerging artists, increase awareness of the artistic history of our community, and share the story of the Hui's history and contribution to our community.
The Hui's main gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; entry is free.
For information, visit www.huinoeau.com.