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Maui Hands Gallery to feature Kudlich’s art

By Staff | Jul 5, 2012

Meet Ipo Kudlich at Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina on Friday evenings in July.

LAHAINA – Maui Hands Gallery at 612 Front St. will host weaver and ceramic artist Ipo Kudlich every Friday evening in July from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Local girl Kudlich is a talented multimedia artist. She is best known for her natural fiber weavings inspired by the vivid colors and natural materials of the Hawaiian Islands.

Royal palm, banyan root and reeds are a few of the materials that Kudlich collects and weaves on the loom she inherited from her father.

Some materials are hand dyed, and some, including traditional Polynesian tapa, are woven au natural into her beautiful wall hangings and floor coverings, giving them a wonderful organic look and feel.

Her gift for expressive ceramic mask and vessel making rivals her weavings and can also be found in Maui’s galleries.

Ipo was born on Kauai and has lived on Maui since 1964.

After graduating from Lahainaluna High School, she attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in textiles and ceramics.

For more information, call Panna Cappelli at 667-9898 or e-mail panna@mauihands.com.