One person's trash is another person's art. That's the idea behind the "Art of Trash" exhibit that features artwork made from discarded and unwanted items. Employing MacGyver-like ingenuity, these artists will turn everyday objects into extraordinary art. The exhibit will run from April 20 to May 11 at a Maui Mall storefront (next to Thailand Cuisine).
But don't just observe - participate! Creatives and recycling advocates are invited to submit their pieces for the show. If you're interested, start collecting recyclable materials that will inspire your art pieces. Note that driftwood pieces, water feature pieces and works that include food are not accepted.
Exhibit organizers will receive works between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at Maui Mall, in the space next to Thailand Cuisine. The entry fee is $10 per piece. Please note that all artists must volunteer to sit for a four-hour time slot during the show.
Juror and Art of Trash founder Ira Ono (left) poses with Maui artist Deybra Fair at a previous Art of Trash opening.
This collection of ceramic bowls was created for the annual Empty Bowl Project, happening Saturday at Star Noodle in Lahaina.
The second annual Empty Bowl Project will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Star Noodle in Lahaina. The restaurant has teamed with Maui Organization for the Ceramic Arts (MOCA) to bring guests inspired cuisine, outstanding art and a fun environment for two very worthy causes: Maui Food Bank and Hale Mahaolu.
This year, ceramic artists from around Maui have come together to create more than 400 hand-crafted ceramic bowls to be sold for a $25 donation at the event. The bowl you purchase is a keepsake to remind you of all the "empty bowls" in the world. The donation will also include a visit to a special Empty Bowl Project Noodle Bar created by Chef Sheldon Simeon. At the Noodle Bar station, diners will be able to create their own ramen or organic soba with a variety of garnishes. For more on the Empty Bowl Project, see Dining.
One of Maui's most prestigious jurored art exhibitions, Art Maui, is almost ready to open its doors to the public!
Art lovers can catch a glimpse of this year's selections starting Monday through May 12 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery.
The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and during select evenings in conjunction with scheduled performances.
For more details, visit www.artmaui.com.
Village Galleries will present a solo exhibition of recent works by watercolor artist Kathleen Alexander. Kicking off the show will be an art night reception from 6 to 9 Friday at the gallery, 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina.
"I paint from photos I've taken while in Hawaii and in California," Alexander said in her artist's statement. "Sometimes I combine many photos to create my composition. Lately, the focus of my painting has been tropical flowers and still life. I try to capture the grace and beauty of my subjects, and hope viewers of my paintings can share in the happiness they bring me. My goal is to make my paintings look alive."