Art Project: Paia recently opened its doors with "Over + Under," a presentation of over water and under water photography from Maui and beyond.
Paia's newest gallery premieres a group exhibition by local, Mainland and international photographers with the common theme of aquatic photography. Featuring a selection of works by Mallory Morrison, Alex Hoerner, Franck Berthuot and Pablo Pro, "Over + Under" is an immersion into humankind's relationship with water.
Coming from very different backgrounds, all the photographers share a fascination with space and the magical world of water, where the photographer's level of control becomes oftentimes a practice in acceptance.
The gallery is located at 77 Hana Hwy. For details, call 214-6949.
The Arts Business Institute is inviting artists to learn about business growth and new markets for their art during the two-day "Access to Market" workshop, happening from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The goal of the workshop is to establish a Made in Hawaii pavilion at national trade shows on the Mainland.
Topics will include developing your collection, pricing for profit, wholesaling, marketing and more. Following the workshop, participating artists will continue to be guided and mentored for four months by The Arts Business Institute consultants and partners, as they prepare for presenting their works at national trade shows.
Personalized critiques and consultations are available for artists who attend. These 15-minute pre-scheduled appointments with the workshop presenters will evaluate samples or photographs of artists' works and give them feedback on their collection, price points, marketing, target audiences and more. Critique appointments cost $25.
In addition, at the end of each day's session, Maui photographer Scott Mead will be available to answer questions about product photography and successful lighting techniques.
Workshop cost is $250. To register, visit ww.artsbusinessinstitute.org/maui-hawaii/.
During September, Maui Hands Gallery will host the following artists at their locations throughout Maui.
Ruby Wong, creator of Aloha Soul Mats, will appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Paia gallery.
Photographer Rob DeCamp will appear from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Lahaina gallery.
Mixed media artist Richard DiGiacomo will appear from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays, from Sept. 14 to 28, at the Paia gallery.
Christine Halton, who produced oil paintings on etched wood, will appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Makawao gallery.
For details, visit www.mauihands.com.
Maui abstract painter Brad Forsythe has had work selected for The Berlin Collective's first International Group Exhibition. The Berlin Collective specializes in the development of global business relationships for emerging, mid-career, and established artists from around the world. "Free Luck" is their first online Group Exhibition which features painting and sculpture works by 14 international artists.
Forsythe said, "I consider myself extremely fortunate to have gallery representation here on Maui and on the Mainland. It's always been an ambitious dream of mine to one day exhibit in Europe. With the Berlin Collective's exposure to gallerists, curators and collectors around the world this begins a first step to achieving my dream."
Forsythe's abstract paintings can be seen at Turnbull Fine Art in Paia.