Village Galleries in Lahaina will host an exhibition featuring the work of Maui artists Macario Pascual and Carleton beginning Friday through July 18. The show opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and will include 50 plein air and studio paintings.
Both Pascual and Carleton will be presenting works in oil on 8x8 inch format panels, with subject matter ranging from seascapes to landscapes, people, fauna and flora.
"I thought it would be fun to do a whole series of works in a small format," says Pascual. "Composing on an 8x8 size definitely made it more challenging and interesting, as it took me a little out of my comfort zone. My preferred sizes are more rectangular or oblong whether it be a vertical or horizontal layout."
Macario Pascual’s “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve”
Gabrielle Anderman’s “East Maui Forest Songbirds” appeared in Malama Wao Akua 2012
Carleton won "Best In Show" at the 2012 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational and is a three-time Lahiana Poster contest winner.
Pascual, a member of Oil Painters Of America and the California Arts Club, has been busy on the national scene lately. In April, two of his paintings were selected for the 21st National Art Exhibition and Sale in Fort Collins, Colo.
In addition, there will be in-gallery painting demos on select nights for the general public. If you are an artist or hobbyist interested in painting alongside with the artists, there will be "Paint Along" sessions on location for the duration of the show. Contact the gallery to participate.
Village Galleries is located at 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina. For more information on the show, demos and "Paint Along" sessions, call 661-4402 or visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com.
The East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) and Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao will host the ninth annual Malama Wao Akua juried art exhibit from Sept. 25 to Oct. 23. The show's focus is to raise awareness about native species within Maui Nui, and is open to artists of all levels who live on Maui, Lanai and Molokai.
To get the creative juices flowing, EMWP will lead a series of interpretive hikes for artists. Hikes will vary from half-day to full-day hikes in The Nature Conservatory's Waikamoi Preserve. Upcoming hikes are scheduled for July 13 and Aug. 14.
Entries will be accepted from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Artwork must be original and not previously shown. Multiple entries are encouraged.
Forty five years ago a group of local artists created an organization to support emerging artists. Initially, the group largely consisted of artists from the greater Lahaina area, but later included members from throughout Maui County.
The organization became known as Lahaina Arts Society and in the present remains a thriving part of the Maui art scene.
Lahaina Arts Society will host an exhibit featuring some of the initial founders and other artists with ties to the organization. The show, entitled "Second Annual Maui Masters Invitational Art Show and Sale," will be held in the Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Courthouse through Aug. 4.
The public is invited to a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gallery. Come view the art, meet the artists and enjoy complimentary wine, beer and pupu.