Plein-Air artists are going on tour this February, with performances spread out from February 13th to the 20th. There is something lovely about watching dedicated artists appreciate and re-create our island in their works, reminding us just how much we have to be grateful for. Artists will be seen around the island at Lahaina Harbor, Kamehameha Iki Park, Kapalua Bay, and many other locations. Watch the masters, who hail from Hawaii and the Mainland, at work, or join them at one of the gallery showings for free lectures, conversation, and the chance to enjoy and possibly purchase the works they will create throughout the week. Just like listening to soul-wrenching music can make many wander over to Bounty Music to pick out “Stairway to Heaven” for the umpteenth time on a pretty acoustic guitar, watching an artist in his element is a unique and inspiring experience. Check out the MAUITIME calendar listings or the schedule below to find the exact dates and times of the Maui Plein-Air Invitational Paint-Out events to find out when is the best time to take a few moments or hours out to fall in love with Maui again. By: Sierra Brown
010 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Schedule of Events
February 13-20, 2010
Saturday, February 13, noon to 3 p.m. – Kick off Paint Out
Artists begin the event with the Kick off Paint Out in Kapalua at Kapalua Bay and the D.T. Fleming Beach areas. The freshly painted works of art will be displayed for sale at 4 p.m. at Village Galleries in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and throughout the week.
February 14 – 18 Artists Paint Maui on Location
Painters will be seen all over Maui capturing the unique Island landscape and lifestyle.
Tuesday, February 16, 7 p.m. – Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum in Irvine, California and a recognized authority on California Impressionism will present a lecture at the Pioneer Inn. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 17, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Pacific’O Sunset Paint Out
The Pacific’O Sunset Paint Out at Kamehameha Iki Park is another chance to see all of the artists in the same vicinity. The artists will gather at the popular beach park next to 505 Front Street to find inspiration in the sunset, beach scenes, and canoes on display in the park.
Friday, February 19, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Pioneer Inn Lahaina Harbor Quick Draw
The horn sounds at 9 a.m. sharp, and the artists have exactly two hours to complete a painting. The public has an opportunity to watch a painting being created from start to finish.
Friday, February 19, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine Gala Reception
100 paintings will be unveiled at the Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine Gala Reception at The Village Gallery, 120 Dickenson Street in Lahaina. Awards will be given and art collectors and art lovers will have an opportunity to view and purchase the fresh work. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, February 20, 9 am – 11 am Coffee and Pastries with the Artists
The artists will replace paintings sold on Friday night, and the public will have one last chance to interact with all of the artists and purchase work from the event at The Village Gallery. The show and sale ends at 9 pm that evening.