Maui's newest contemporary art gallery, The Maui Art Hale, invites the public to its grand opening from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 95 Lipoa Street in the South Maui Center (next to Fabiani's Bakery & Pizzeria). The gallery is exhibiting an exciting collection of work from Maui's established and emerging artists.
Gallery Director Kenneth Norris has assembled a collection of contemporary, as well as eclectic, work ranging from painting and photography to mixed media and sculpture.
Work on exhibit includes an "East Meets West" theme of mixed media and paintings by Kim Mosley; a vibrant photographic series "Journeys in the Indonesian Archipelago" by Tony Novak-Clifford; abstract canvases by Maui playwright, actor and painter Pat Masumoto; new mixed-media work by emerging artist Travis Joers and much more.
The Maui Art Hale in Kihei will have its grand opening from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
TONY NOVAK-CLIFFORD photo
Norris is planning to host a series of events in coming months incorporating jazz performance, spoken word and other art forms with a goal of establishing The Maui Art Hale as a center for contemporary art and artists.
For more information, contact Kenneth Norris at 808-344-1298.
"Reflections: Contemporary Glass Art in Hawai'i" at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao opened May 12 and continues through July 6.
Juried by Bob Flint, Hugh Jenkins and Lucia Rhodehamel, this biennial survey celebrates glassmaking in all its various forms.
"I was impressed with the scope of work in this exhibition: mastery of many techniques, different approaches from folk art to slick sophistication, and interesting use of other materials with glass," said Rhodehamel in a prepared statement.
There are 30 exhibiting artists. The arts center is located at 2841 Baldwin Avenue. For more information, call 572-6560 or visit www.huinoeau.com.
The North Shore will celebrate "Art Out," a showcase of Paia's talented artists and their atwork, from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of its monthly Fourth Friday celebration.
There'll be artist demonstrations including live model sculpting and painting, tattoo, Gyotaku, etching, photography, plus the chance to win art made by the exhibiting artists.
Meet Gyotaku artists Carrie Brady during her opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Maui Crafts Guild; Maui Hands will showcase artists Amanda Scott and Nathan Belmont; Simply 808 will host Adi, a creative henna artist and designer recognized for her Polynesian artwork on clothing and the body. These are just a sampling of "Art Out" happenings in Paia Friday night.