In the Loop


Still from “Nalu,” a short film by Peter Swanzy showing at Ebb & Flow Arts upcoming show. -- Photo courtesy E&FA

Ebb & Flow Arts will present a multimedia show that includes four short films, a stage composition and dramatic readings at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei.

Featured films include “Unfolding Presence” by Carlin Ma, with music by Danny Clay; “Nalu” by Peter Swanzy; “East Wind” by Dom Walczuk, with music by Barry Truax; and “Flash” by Sandra Sprecher.

The stage composition by E&FA’s Multimedia group — Lisa Buell, Paul Marchetti, Robert Pollack, Tony Walholm and Jamy Woodbury — is based on Ovid’s poem, “Echo and Narcissus.”

“Ever since our production in 2005 of ‘Yellow Sound’ by Wassily Kandinsky, we have enjoyed the challenge of original stage composition,” enthuses Executive Director of E&FA Robert Pollack.

Francis Kane, who recently performed the one-man-show “The Albatross” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center” to critical acclaim, will give a dramatic reading of Jean Giono’s “The Man Who Planted Trees,” as well as selected poems by W.S. Merwin.

This event is part of E&FA’s annual, multi day, multi site international North South East West Festival 2019.

Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

For more information, call 876-1854 or visit www.ebbandflowarts.org.

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Interested in discovering new art talent? Be sure to visit “BreakOut” art exhibit and silent art auction this week. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Pono Building, 62 Market St., Wailuku.

“BreakOut” features emerging new artists Dina Cline, Kristen Chiara-Gann, Marisela Bracho, Megan Frame, Kirk Boes, Jim Knoeppel and Robert Gann, in this benefit for Mana’o Radio and Lokahi Pacific.

On Saturday, enjoy a reception and silent auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 281-6275.

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Popular artist Roy Tabora will set up his easel, paint and meet the public from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, July 12 at Lahaina Galleries at 736 Front St. in Lahaina.

The splendor of Hawaii’s tropical shores is a constant source of inspiration for Tabora. Yet, in his creative process, he relies even more on his heart than he does his eye.

“I romanticize,” admits Tabora. “The scenes I portray are memories I have imagined; memories of when the footprints of men were not so prolific and deep.”

He prefers to paint nature alone, finding its allure “exquisitely pure,” believing Hawaii’s land and sea are the essence of beauty.

“It reaches to me with a richness of emotion that I simply must express,” adds Tabora. “I love to come to Lahaina’s Art Walks. There is a great ambiance for dining and strolling through the galleries on these Fridays. I love talking story with everyone while I paint.”

For more information, call 856-3080 or visit www.lahainagalleries.com.