Here's your chance to get up close and personal with some of Maui's finest artists: Maui Hands Gallery will host several artists at its galleries throughout the island during May.
The Paia location will host artist Ian Haight from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays in May. Haight will be be in-store working on his beach- and ocean-inspired paintings.
"The ocean keeps me so humble as you can never have it wired," says Haight. "Helping to heighten awareness of the special environment we have here is important to me. My art is one way of showing how beautiful and precious our environment is."
“Pineapple” by Christine Halton
The Paia location will also welcome bead artist Rona Smith from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in May. Smith will be making her eclectic mix of treasures from around the world.
Maui Hands Gallery in Makawao will host Christine Halton from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays in May.
Stop by the gallery to meet the artist and watch her create oil on etched wood paintings.
Maui Hands Gallery in Makawao will host oil painter Claire Blahnik from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays in May.
"I am an avid beachgoer, sun lover, and take pleasure in all Maui has to offer," explains Blahnik. "My paintings capture the essence of the beautiful places I have surfed, swam and played. In my work, I represent my favorite aspects of the island lifestyle and culture."
Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina will present painter Christina Dehoff from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays in May.
Dehoff's artwork explores the many layers of the human spirit.
"I continue to feel a calling to create paintings that tell stories of the heart and serve as reminders to the viewer that our lives are full of so much possibility," she explains.
For details and gallery locations, visit www.mauihands.com.
Calling all Hui artists!
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will host its biennial student salon exhibit, "The Hui Teaches: Student & Faculty Salon" from May 18 to July 5.
This exhibition will showcase class and personal artwork inspired by the Hui's adult classes and workshops from the past two years. If you are a current Hui student or open studio user, or have been since May 2011, your work is eligible for this dynamic exhibition.
Artwork will be received from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, and an opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 17.
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. For details, call 572-6560 or visit www.huinoeau.com.