Thursday, March 22, 2012

Weekend Art Happenings

There's lots going on this weekend in the island's art community. Takes some time, venture out and explore what island artists have been up to...

Friday Evening, March 23rd:

A soft opening for what promises to be Maui's newest contemporary art gallery -  
95 E. Lipoa Street, #104 A
(located next to Fabiani's Bakery & Pizza)
Kihei, Maui

The Maui Art Hale opens tomorrow night, stop by for a peek at some Great Local Maui Contemporary Art and a have a toast with us if you are on Maui ...6-8pm tomorrow (Friday)

“The Maui Art Hale features contemporary works by local Maui Artists in a clean well lit environment that will showcase the Art as it will be seen in a contemporary setting”, is the way Senior Art Consultant Ken Norris, the Hale’s director of Art and Sales descibes the new venture. He adds, “This approach allows a complex work of Art to be seen the way the Artist envisioned.”

The first show at The Maui Art Hale will feature the paintings of South Maui Artist Kim Mosley. Ms. Mosley is well know on the Maui Art Scene for her sculptures and will for the first time showcase her paintings at the new Gallery.  Her paintings will be joined at The Maui Art Hale with photographs by Maui Photographer Tony Novak-Clifford and two new artists to the Maui Art Scene.

“Ken saw a need for a great space to showcase Art in South Maui . “The Maui Art Hale has long range plans to not only feature many contemporary Maui Artists both famous and upcoming but to also become a center for more Art awareness in South Maui and maybe some wonderful Music and Poetry happenings will also be added in the future”.

The Maui Art Hale is open Mon-Sun,  2PM  till Late Night!

Yes, having new gallery representation is South Maui is a good thing. The folks running the show here are still working on putting the finishing touches on the space and already it is looking sweet... simple, clean, uncluttered and well lit. The work on the walls has room to breathe. Tomorrow night will be a little sneak peak with bigger and more work & events things to come... drop in, see some new work, enjoy a glass of wine and engage with the art & artists on hand. I'll be there and hope to see you there too.

Here's a preview of a couple of the artists already on the roster:

Works by: Travis

Work by: Kim Mosley

Saturday, March 24th

It's that time of year again when Maui's most anticipated, juried exhibition ART MAUI rolls into the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Jurying took place last weekend. The monumental task of weeding thru the mass of submitted work, this year, fell to one of the exhibition's founding members, professor emeritus and founding director of the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Tom Klobe.

Always interesting, usually controversial, this year's show received 513 submitted works of art from 327 of the island's artists. From that work, 128 artists made the cut with 144 pieces selected for the exhibition.

I am happy to say that for the third year in a row, one of my two selected entries made the final cut.

Saturday at 2:00pm, the gallery will host a reception for the selected artists where we can mingle, be recognized and get a sneak peak at the show. The exhibition will officially open the following day and run through Friday, April 20th.

My selected work below:

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