The University of Hawaii Maui College Art Program, in partnership with Art21 as part of its Access 100 Artists initiative, is presenting a series of screenings from Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art.
The free screenings will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today, March 7 and 21 at UH-MC's Heona I.
The following episodes will be screened during the event: Season Five, Episode 2: Fantasy will feature artists Jeff Koons, Mary Heilmann, Florian Maier-Aichen and Cao Fei tonight; Season Five, Episode 3: Systems will feature artists Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja and Allan McCollum on March 7; and season Five, Episode 4: Transformation will feature artists Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman and Paul McCarthy on March 21.
See the work of artist Cao Fei during a screening tonight at UH-MC. Above is Fei’s “Anime Video Still.”
Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the Art in the Twenty-First Century series reveals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today's most thought-provoking artists.
For details, contact Michael Takemoto at 984-3249.
Each year, the Art Maui Symposium Committee presents topics that encourage artists to stretch outside the boundaries. This year is no different. The public is invited to flex their creative muscles at two upcoming symposiums:
Dick Nelson, one of Art Maui's founders, will present a talk about visual literacy titled "Color, Light, and Space" from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Haynes Meeting Room.
Ron Kowalke, this year's Art Maui juror, will present "The Nature of Creativity" from 4 to 6 p.m. March 2 at the MACC's Alexa Higashi Meeting Room. Kowalke will take attendees through a tour of art and will present a "show and tell" discussion featuring 10 to 15 original works of art.
For more information, visit www.artmaui.com.
Quick, before it's gone! The monthlong Maui Open Studios event continues to offer an up-close view of local artists at work for one final weekend. More than 70 local artists are opening their doors and inviting the public into their workspaces on designated weekends. Artists located throughout west and south Maui artists will be featured from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Artists are encouraged to connect with visitors through live demonstrations, talk-story sessions and more.
The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit www.mauiopenstudios.com.