Turnbull Fine Art in Paia presents its "Blessings in the Breeze" art show feauring painter Anna Good and sculptor Steve Turnbull from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
During this free event, guests are invited to the courtyard to write their prayers and wishes on prayer flags. The flags, provided by the gallery, will be strung up and the blessings and intentions sent into the wind. Proceeds from art sales will benefit Maui Darhma Center Center in Paia.
In Good's newest body of work, she has replaced her trademark scenic gardens and floral pathways with something she never thought she would paint - prayer flags in the wind.
“Blowing in the Wind” by Anna Good
"A client came to me one day and asked if I would paint a Tibetan monastery. I did, but I really thought the painting needed some color. So I added a string of prayer flags. She loved it, and so did I," said Good. "I was inspired to paint more prayer flags, then I just kept going with it."
Turnbull's works features fluid shapes for which he his known. Many of the pieces he created for the show symbolize spirits and birds in the wind.
"It's a challenge to sculpt the wind and elements, but I've really enjoyed the process. I think I've created pieces that people not only want to see, but want to feel and touch," Turnbull said.
The gallery is at 137 Hana Highway. For details, visit www.turnbullfineart.com.
Lahaina Arts Society will feature the watercolor and oil paintings of Linda Ryan in an exhibit titled "Oil and Water DO Mix," now through May 5 at Banyan Tree Gallery, located at 648 Wharf St.
Meet Ryan and view her works during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. For details, call 661-0111.
Sargent's Fine Art will host artist Gabriel Burchman from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Burchman paints unique nature scapes using gold and silver leaf creating canvasses of luminous color.
Stop by to meet the artist and enjoy the music of Curt Lee. For details, call 667-4030.
Maui Hands Gallery in Paia will host watercolor artist Eleykaa Tahleh from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in April.
"Being raised in Japan and Hawaii, I integrate both cultures into my work," says Tahleh. "Walking through my Haiku garden past the koi ponds and lush bamboo grove and ti plants to my art studio, I am filled with endless inspiration."
In addition, Maui Hands Gallery in Makawao will welcome Rona Smith from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in April.
Smith will create her eclectic mix of treasures from around the world into fantastical art.
For details, visit www.mauihands.com.