9th Maui Plein Air show captures isle on canvas
Watch as Maui is captured on canvas with the 9th annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. The event, which boasts more than two dozen prominent Hawaii and Mainland artists, starts Saturday and continues through Feb. 23 in Lahaina.
Highlights of the invitational include the following:
“View,” 47-inch by 59-inch mixed media, by Emilia De Castro
* Kick Off Paint Out, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday near the Lahaina Jodo Mission; freshly painted work will be on sale from 11 a.m. to noon at the mission.
* Free lecture with Jean Stern, executive director of The Irvine Museum in California, titled, "Masterpieces of Plein Air Painting," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Inn.
* Pacific'O Sunset Paint Out, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Kamehameha Iki Park, next to 505 Front Street.
* Pioneer Inn Lahaina Harbor Quick Draw, 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at the harbor.
* Exclusive Collectors' Hour, 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at The Village Galleries, 120 Dickenson St., followed by unveiling of the week's works.
Maui artists include Ronaldo Macedo, Macario Pascual and Carleton of Lahaina; Michael Clements of Kula; and Mike Carroll of Lanai City. Other Hawaii participants include Pierre Bouret; Saim Caglayan; Jenifer Prince; and Mark Brown of Honolulu.
"The success of this annual event is directly attributed to the caliber of artists," said Lynn Shue, owner of The Village Galleries.
The 2014 event is coordinated by Islanders-Hawaii Plein Air Painters, The Village Galleries and West Maui Cultural Council; visit www.mauipleinairpainting.org.
Robert Lyn Nelson to appear at Whale Day
Renowned artist Robert Lyn Nelson will present his dramatic oil and acrylic painting, "Imperiled Leviathan," along with other recent works, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at free World Whale Day at Kalama Park in Kihei.
"Imperiled Leviathon" depicts underwater whales and is priced at $100,000, with the full sale price to be donated to Pacific Whale Foundation to support whale research, marine education programs for children and conservation efforts.
Limited edition posters of the painting, signed and numbered by the artist, will be available for donations of $250 to PWF.
For more information, call 249-8811, Ext. 2.
New studio-gallery, Pahu, opens in Haliimaile area
Fresh art just hit Haliimaile when Pahu, a new gallery and studio space, opened last weekend.
Launched by artist Emilia De Castro, the space was on display during Maui Open Studios last weekend; it houses her paintings, sculptures and collages, which are inspired by just about everything - from surf and swells, to love, life and peace.
Born and raised in Colombia, De Castro has traveled around the world, spending time in Florence, Italy, to study art.
De Castro worked several years with the prestigious Conservation and Restoration Department of Art Basel Miami. This offered a unique opportunity, in a personal setting, to be close to her favorite artists' works and learn about the techniques they used.
Pahu, which is open by appointment, is located at 870 Haliimaile Road, warehouse No. 609, behind Haliimaile General Store. For more information, call 385-2642 or visit www.pahumaui.com.
Music, art at Kingwell and Sargent's galleries
Kingwell Island Art Gallery and Studio will celebrate its 20th anniversary during a reception with live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 834 Front St., No. 103, Lahaina.
To mark the anniversary, a retrospective exhibit of "iconic paintings" and prints of the artist's works from 1980 to present will be on display and for sale. For information, call 281-2945.
Also in Lahaina, Sargent's Fine Art will host sculptor Gaylord Ho from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 802 Front St.
Ho, who studied in Taiwan and Japan, creates sculptures that depict emotion and represent the ideal human spirit, according to a gallery release.
Meet the artist and enjoy the music of Kurt Lee.
Call 667-4030 for details.