Are you an artist or a plant lover who wants to bring out your "inner Edward Scissorhands" with a unique project?
The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals is looking for entrants for the third annual ARTSCAPES "Living Art Exhibition" to be featured at the 17th Annual Maui Lawn and Garden Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Maui Mall in Kahului.
"This is our third year of ARTSCAPES and each year the number of entrants increases and the level of artistic creation gets more and more extraordinary," says Gary Mohrlang, president of MALP. "We are looking forward to seeing what our landscapers, gardeners and artists come up with this year!"
The new acrylic, Hilo Moon, by Pegge Hopper is on display at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
Village Galleries photo
Exhibitors will create their designs within a 9'W x 7'D x 9'H indoor space in one of the Maui Mall store fronts. Entries may include water features, moving parts, or whatever the artists can conceive, as long as at least 50 percent of the materials are plants. Judges will award prize money for the top three entries, and the public will be invited to pick its favorite as well.
World-renowned for her Hawaiian women who recline in languishing poses, Hawaii artist Pegge Hopper has been around for decades.
She's still coming up with new works and they are on display excusively at the Village Galleries lobby level of the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
Born in Oakland, Calif., she attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has lived in Hawaii since 1963. But she also called Milan, Italy, home for two years when she was a designer for La Rinascenta department store in that trendy city in the northern part of the country.
Hopper has had numerous one-woman shows and her works are also represented in many prominent and private collections such as the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Pacific Club, Kona Village Resort, the Bishop Museum, Honolulu International Airport, the American Hawaii Cruise Lines and most recently, the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences at beautiful Kapalua Bay on Maui.
"Do come by and check out Pegge's newest original works," says Village Galleries Director Ann KenKnight.
The Maui Hands Gallery at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kaanapali is presenting the oil paintings of Diana Leone from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Leone works out of her studio in Kihei. She is the founder of renowned shop, The Quilting Bee, and has been a licensed designer of fabrics for the quilt industry for over 30 years.
She wrote the book, "Quilt Making, The New Sampler Quilt," which is now in its 35th year of publication. With her Art Education degree, M.A., as well as Life Teaching Credential, she has taught quilting around the world for over 30 years.
Diana paints everyday, and says about her career, "What a great life if my biggest decision is, shall I paint in the studio or in plein air?"
First Place winner of the 5th annual Statewide Plein Air Painters of Hawaii Juried show held last March at the Maui Hands gallery in Paia, Diana will also be painting in the Great Makawao Paint Out.
The person who runs Upcountry Fine Art store on Makawao Avenue is going on sabbatical to rest and do some paintings.
"During this period, we will have limited hours," says Pamela Neswald. "But you will also be able to shop by appointment. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday."
For more details or an appointment, call 573-6000 or 573-2768.