Maui Crafts Guild will feature the work of contemporary fresco painting and mixed media artist Diane La Fontaine starting Friday through March 22.
Meet the artist at a free, public reception with live music and refreshments on opening night from 6:30 to 9 at the gallery, 69 Hana Highway. The celebration is being held in conjunction with Maui Friday Town Party in Paia.
La Fontaine studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York City before making Maui her home. The artist has a "unique process of using layers of acrylic paints, pastels and metals in combination on wood or paper that create a delicate surface with a fresco-like appearance," according to a release.
Diane La Fontaine’s “Setting Suns”
For details, call 579-9697 or visit mauicraftsguild.com.
Celebrate the visual arts community and art in education during the the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center's annual benefit event, Art Affair.
"Pompeii: An Evening of Muses & Myth" will feature fine art, entertainment and dining from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the historic Kaluanui Estate in Makawao. Live music by the Haiku Hillbillys, dancing, live and silent auction, a gourmet seated dinner by catering from Soup to Nuts, pupu and a premium bar are in store.
Proceeds for this year's "Raise the Paddle" auction will benefit Hui youth arts programs.
Seating is limited. Call the Hui at 572-6560 for reservations or visit www.artaffairmaui.com.
The seventh annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, which showcases 25 top artists from Hawaii (seven from Maui) and the Mainland, continues through Sunday at various spots on the island.
The schedule includes:?The Pioneer Inn Lahaina Harbor Quick Draw with artists focused on finishing a painting in two hours (9 to 11 a.m. Friday); the Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Gala Reception with original works unveiled and available for purchase at the Village Gallery on Dickenson Street in Lahaina (5 to 9 p.m. Friday; coffee, pastries and music with the artists at the Village Gallery in Lahaina (9 to 11 a.m. Saturday) where the public can view and purchase original paintings until 9 p.m.; and the Plein Air Finale, the last chance for the public to view and purchase paintings at The Village Gallery in Lahaina (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday).
Don't miss the final weeked of self-guided tours through homes and studios of East Maui's local artists with Maui Open Studios. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Travaasa in Hana and includes live music, no-host pupus and a cash bar. Find artists in the MOS Guidebook and tour their studios from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more details, visit www.mauiopenstudios.com.