The fourth annual Gianna Mitchell 4 the Luv of Arts & Music will celebrate the life of the late Maui artist and raise funds to support children's art programs. Join the festivities from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Longhi's in Lahaina (ages 21 and older only from 10 p.m.).
The evening will feature entertainment by Marty Dread, Sounds of Addiction, Sonny B, Max Angel, Melepono and Junior Sequeira. There will also be a silent auction featuring the artwork of Mitchell and other Maui artists, plus donations from businesses, and more.
All proceeds from this year's event will support the Lahaina Arts Association's Scholarship Awards Program, which provides local high school art students with partial tuition assistance scholarships for college.
“Towards Hana” by Brad Forsythe
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth and free for ages 10 and younger.
Dianne Anderson and Stephen Levine will be the featured artists during May at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. The public is invited to an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, located at 69 Hana Highway.
Anderson creatures a free-form, flowing line of jewelrythat incorporates a variety of pearls, emeralds, rubies and other stones.
Levine's photographs featuring waterlilies and lotus flowers are inspired by Japanese Shin Hanga wood blocks and printed on watercolor paper, silk, and polyester cloth. The flowers are grown on Nui's Farm in Kula.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
For more information, call 579-9697 or visit www.mauicraftsguild.com.
Maui artist Brad Forsythe's mixed media on canvas titled "Towards Hana" was chosen for the fifth annual International Society of Acrylic Painters International Open Online Show.
A total of 150 artists entered the show, totaling 268 paintings. Of those, 53 were juried into the show.
" 'Towards Hana' is a recently completed painting that has a special connection for me," said Forsythe. "Living on the far east side of Haiku, I'm frequently traveling 'towards Hana' with visitors and locals alike. It's so inspiring to have the beautiful view along the north shore as part of my daily routine. I'm truly honored to have my work included among such a large group of talented artists."
Artist Skip Lawrence, co-author of Palette Magazine, was the sole juror for the exhibition. Forsythe is represented by Turnbull Fine Art in Paia.
For more information about the exhibit, visit www.isap-online.com.
Hui No'eau Visual Art Center's Kaluanui Preservation and Stewardship Program has earned the prestigious Preservation Honor Award from the Historic Hawai'i Foundation, one of three honor awards presented each year.
Historic Hawai'i Foundation will honor the group's achievements in the field of historic preservation at the 39th annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony on May 31 in Honolulu. The recognition will be received by Hui No'eau Visual Arts President Shannon Hoekstra, Executive Director Caroline Killhour and Vice President John Hoxie.
Designed by C.W. Dickey in 1917 for Hui founder Ethel Baldwin and husband Harry Baldwin, the Kaluanui Estate has been home to Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center since 1976, and expanded when the Baldwins moved out in the late 1940s.
"This classic Dickey-designed home in Makawao is a treasure in the architectural history of Upcountry Maui," said Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director of Historic Hawai'i Foundation. "A major rehabilitation in 1995 created a strong starting point for ongoing stewardship of the historic property, and the recent preservation projects will ensure that the building will continue to grace Maui in the longterm."
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; admission is free.
For more information, visit www.huinoeau.com.