The Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao will launch Gifts of Time and Place with an opening reception at 5 p.m. on Friday. The exhibit will run through Jan. 23.
Meet artist Connie Adams, who explores her affinity for the flower in recent paintings by using a medieval device that surrounds the pieces of nature with gold leaf.
"Giving the medieval stylization a modern twist, these blossoms are then juxtaposed with geometric shapes, flattening the space as they denote the encroaching urbanization of our societies," says Adams. "The calligraphic line, reminiscent of old Japanese pattern books, give these paintings an Asian sensibility, also. Decorative, but telling, the paintings put a new spin on the venerable genre of floral paintings."
“Cannonball Flower” by artist Connie Adams.
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“Butterfly Dream IV” by artist Willow Norris.
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Kirra Crawford enjoys the Hui Holidays in Makawao.
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Award-winning Maui artist and longtime island resident, George Allen, is delighting his collectors with a group of new paintings. He will also be at the reception.
"These works explore, with a master's approach by Allen, the fleeting patterns of light and dark as they grace the landscape of Maui and beyond," says Gallery Director Oliver Perz.
"Allen's new oil paintings reflect his deep knowledge of the island from the mountain to the shore. You'll discover through these paintings a true understanding of color and light."
Viewpoints Gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It's located in the heart of paniolo country at 3620 Baldwin Ave. Call 572-5979 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maui Hands Gallery at 84 Hana Hwy. in Paia will present artist Nadine Ramelb from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through December.
"Come and see this artist paint as she works on her new series of botanical works," says Maui Hands owner Panna Speas Cappelli.
"Purely self taught, Nadine evolves her artistic expression and is inspired by the paradise of Hawaii, where she has lived for 25 years. Her watercolor style is free-form blends and bleeds of lush color without pre-penciling," Panna says. "Her beautiful new botanical series is created in acrylics using her signature strokes."
In addition, the Paia gallery will present the works of Joyce Bezusko from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Willow Norris from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in December.
Norris is a meticulous artist, spending a great deal of time rendering her pieces. She first begins with a detailed drawing on high-quality archival watercolor paper. She then applies a variety of water soluble lightfast pigments with sable hair brushes. It is this slow buildup of up to 20 washes that adds bold richness of color to her pieces.
Drawing from past experience with aquatinting, scraping and burnishing, and incorporating the use of fine pigmented wax, her paintings are truly mixed media.
For further information, call Maui Hands Gallery in Paia at 579-9245.
Hui Holidays: A Celebrated Maui Tradition is running now through Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with new items added every day.
Located at Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao, Hui Holidays is free and open to the public.
It's situated in the Upcountry estate of Kaluanui, and it has a mission to unlock creativity through exceptional visual art education.
The Hui provides an array of programs that support lifelong learning in the arts, including public workshops and classes, lectures, exhibitions, art events, historical house tours and educational outreach programs with schools and community partner organizations. For more information, you may call the Hui at 572-6560.