Brush up with renowned local painter George Allan during a demonstration Friday at Village Gallery in Lahaina.
The artist will present his palette knife oil painting techniques from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 120 Dickenson St. Meet Allan and survey his work, which is on display during his annual exhibition that opened last week and continues through April 12.
"George infuses his beautiful paintings with special light," according to a gallery release. "With palette knife in hand, George examines his subject and chooses the perfect color combination to depict his unique vision."
For more information, call 661-4402 or visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com.
Images Fine Art Gallery will feature local artist Taryn Alessandro as part of a group of local and regional fine artists. She will be on-site at the gallery from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, demonstrating her artistic process and taking commissions for mixed-media original paintings.
"I spend a lot of time observing people and nature, discovering unexpected brilliant moments of color and emotion along the way," Alessandro said. "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 Fine Art Gallery is located at 900 Front St., Lahaina, directly behind the Hard Rock Cafe. Free parking is available. For more information, call 662-0884 or email email@example.com.
Sargent's Fine Art, 802 Front St., will host Thomas Arvid from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and again April 6.
Arvin, who collects both art and wine, "captures the pleasure of life well-lived with an easy elegance and an unpretentious charm," according to a gallery release.
Meet the artist and enjoy the music of Curt Lee. For information, call 667-4030.
Maui Crafts Guild is featuring the work of printmaker and ceramicist Michi Itami through April 26 at 69 Hana Highway in Paia.
Itami retired five years ago to Maui from New York City, where she taught printmaking and ceramics at CCNY and CUNY.
"I love the beauty of the natural world and consider Maui to be a constant resource for my work," she said.
The artist was recently included in the Viewpoints Gallery Paint Out Exhibition and has exhibited work in several Art Maui, Honolulu Printmaker and Hawaii Craftsman juried shows.
Maui Crafts Guild, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is Maui's only artist-owned and -operated cooperative gallery. For information, call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicraftsguild.com.
The Art of Trash returns to the Maui Mall this year to capture the creative transformations of artists of all ages.
The juried exhibition, presented by the nonprofits Community Work Day Program and Sharing Aloha, will receive work from artists Saturday, April 14, at the Maui Mall in the space next to Taco Del Mar. Entrants are asked to bring all pieces from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; entry fee is $10 per piece.
The annual exhibit showcases everyday objects that have been transformed and given new life. Maui County artists from Hana to Napili continue to change the way the community defines recycling by finding creative ways to keep reusable items out of our landfill.
"Maui's Art of Trash has always had a playful energy and an underlying awareness of just how serious a matter reuse and recycling can be," said Ira Ono, founder, juror and creator of the exhibit. The exhibition will also feature information about recycling and reuse agencies on Maui.
A public reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 20 to kick off the show.
Entry forms are available at all public libraries. For details, call Wilma Nakamura at 573-3911. For creative inspiration, visit www.facebook.com/artoftrash.