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LAS showcasing art by McCann and Keay

By Staff | Aug 5, 2010

Anna Keay can be found most days of the week at her studio/gallery in Kula. Her work is represented by Hana Coast Gallery, Images Fine Art Gallery and Lahaina Art Society’s Banyan Tree Gallery.

LAHAINA — Lahaina Arts Society will feature the fiber art of Mika McCann and oil paintings by Anna Keay during August. 

This joint show will be on display from Aug. 1 through Sept. 6th. 

The public is invited to a reception with the artists on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

Self-taught fiber artist McCann has explored the art of fiber since she was a child. Born and raised in Tokyo, she mastered formal Japanese flower arrangement. This tradition she carries into her unique fiber art, which she strives to keep simple. 

No two pieces are alike. Choosing only unaltered, locally found materials, she grows most of the fiber that she uses.

Mika McCann works without the aid of dyes to present natural works of art.

Her works are displayed nationally and internationally in galleries, art museums, hotels and private homes.

The beauty of Maui’s tropical flora is brilliantly preserved in Keay’s luminous oil paintings. Her bold color palate, near-photographic precision and dynamic compositions create contemplative environments where one can appreciate the soothing, transcendent energy that emanates from each carefully rendered petal.

Meet Keay as she exhibits at the Four Seasons Wailea on Mondays, “Art on the Green” at the Wailea Golf Club Gold Course on Wednesdays, or under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina on periodic weekends.