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Watch plein air artists at work

By Staff | Feb 24, 2011

WEST MAUI — The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational continues Friday, Feb. 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. with the Pioneer Inn Lahaina Harbor Quick Draw.

Under the gaze of hundreds of onlookers, the artists will have just two hours to complete a painting. The public has an opportunity to watch a painting being created from start to finish.

Also on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., the Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine Gala Reception will be held at The Village Gallery at 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina. Three of the best paintings from each artist plus the Quick Draw painting will be unveiled at the event. Awards will be given, and art collectors and lovers will have an opportunity to view and purchase the fresh work. Refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m., Coffee and Pastries with the Artists will be held at The Village Gallery. 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. The show and sale ends at 9 p.m. that evening.

This year’s lineup includes George Allan, Michael Clements, Betty Hay Freeland, Carleton Kinkade, Ronaldo Macedo and Macario Pascual of Maui; Ken Auster, Jacobus Baas, Jeff Horn, Jennifer McChristian, Clark G. Mitchell, Randall Sexton, Bryan Mark Taylor and Jean Stern of California; Morgan Samuel Price and Larry Moore of Florida; Scott Burdick and Dee Beard Dean of North Carolina; Pierre Bouret of Kauai; Gavin Brooks of Maryland; Mark Brown of Oahu; Darrell Hill of the Big Island; Mike Carroll of Lanai; Billyo O’Donnell of Missouri; Colin Page of Maine and Mary Pettis of Minnesota.

For more information, contact event coordinator Cari Tilley at (808) 214-4492 or visit the website at www.mauipleinairpainting.com.