Most people know the Art Center as the gallery where local artists display and sell their art. You may not realize that our art instructor Ms. Sagawa also provides learning and opportunities for students at LHES. This is just a small sampling of student art from this past winter session. Besides the fact the arts encourage joyful, active learning, the arts help us to understand and express abstract concepts, and stimulates higher level thinking. Please help support the Arts!
Here’s an event you won’t want to miss. On Feb 25th, we will conduct a Paint Party at Pele’s. Eat, drink & paint as instructors guide participants to create their own artworks in the style of a master. This month it will be Pegge Hopper. All supplies and one appetizer is included. You can order drinks and more food off the menu (not included). Seating is limited to 12 participants so don’t delay! You can sign up at the Art Center, or for more information and online registration please click here.
The Lanai Art Center presents the first “Around the Square” event of 2017. On Feb 2, it will be Valentine’s Day ‘Around the Square’ from 4-7 pm with Live music, Mexican food, mini-mani’s by Mimi’s Nails, See’s candy sales, and valentine’s gifts featuring handmade jewelry and beautiful accessories. For the month of February we will have make your own bracelets for a minimal fee in the gallery. Come out and get ready for your sweetie!
The Lana’i Art Center Presents a Watercolor Workshop “Painting Tropical Flowers” with Kathleen Alexander.
This is a two day Watercolor workshop (beginners welcome) where Kathleen will provide detailed instruction on how to paint a tropical flower from beginning to end.
It will be held at the LHES High School Art Classroom on Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22, 2017 from 9 AM-4 PM each day. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Have fun learning watercolor techniques from a renowned teacher!
Cost of the two-day workshop is $200. Materials may be purchased from Kathleen at a cost of $40 (paint, paper, use of brushes, etc.) Discount pricing for LAC members!
For more information and to register, please click here.
LHS art teacher Lisa Galloway will host the winter sessions of “live” drawings. Amateur and experienced artists can gather together to draw people and/or objects that are “live” in front of them to improve their skills and create new artworks. Artists stand at easels and use a variety of paper and drawing materials like graphite, charcoal, and chalk pastels to draw a model or “still life” objects in front of them. A clothed model starts with many short poses then does a couple of long poses. After the model poses for 90 minutes, the artists may stay for up to 30 more minutes to finish their work and clean up.
Sessions will be held Thursdays, 4 – 6 PM, Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, and Feb 9 at LHS art room T104.
If this is your first time, come to the first session 15 minutes early to talk with the instructor and get comfortable. Don’t expect to become an expert in a few hours, but do expect to see your abilities improve as you continue!
Cost is $20 for LAC members, $50 for non-members. All materials are included.
For more information, please contact the Art Center.
Aloha one and all!
We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and have a great 2017!
In 2016, the Art Center saw several changes. Sarah Jones took on greater responsibilities within her pastor duties and passed the reins as LAC Director to Bill Moore. Bill has been busy updating procedures and technologies to improve accurate payments to artists. LAC is also implementing a new membership management system to better track and service our constituents. We are still working out the bugs, so our apologies if you receive multiple mailings. We are also in the process of updating our website to make it easier to find out what’s happening at the Art Center. Currently on our website you can become a member or renew your membership, make a donation (hint), and register for events. By creating a user account, you can ensure we have your current contact information, you can receive event discounts, and you save us money. Thanks for your cooperation!
More gallery changes!
As 2016 comes to a close, LAC is thankful for the many years of service Jeanne Marie has contributed as the gallery’s coordinator. We are pleased to announce that Alicia Blackwell is now the gallery coordinator and hopes to have the gallery open 6 days a week with a volunteer staff. To accomplish this we will need more volunteers. You do not need to be an artist to volunteer at the art center, only a community member. Please come see Alicia at the Lanai Art Center on Mondays 10-4 or call at 565-7503.
The Art Center is a Gathering Place for All
We are looking for more local talent!
Here at Lanai Art Center, while our gallery will always be a co-op for all local Lanai artists, we would like to return to our roots and make the Art Center a gathering place for the creation of the arts through classes, workshops, studio access and local artists’ showcases. LAC is expanding to include new and old classes and workshops in the new year. We have begun with a Ceramics Introductory class that is ongoing on Wednesday evenings. We are pleased to see the ceramics studio getting much more use these days. We are in the process of updating the wood shop and hope to see the sawdust flying! If you would like to spread your talents to our community, please come talk to us to discuss your ideas for a workshop or class. Share with us your visions and ideas. We encourage new works to be displayed at Lanai Art Center as this is truly a community art center. A percentage of the profits pay for Keiki art classes year round and benefit the community in many ways. We would love to see beading, painting, silk screening, poetry readings, photography and others on a regular calendar of events.
Our proceeds support our local kids!
We will always provide art opportunities for the Keiki. This past semester, LAC partnered with the LHES library for creative activities that serviced over 140 participants in a variety of crafts including metal work, weaving, and painting. Mommy & Me sessions are held Mondays for parents with preschoolers. This coming school semester, Ms. Sagawa will be providing crafty art projects 3 days per week in grade 1 – 5 classrooms.
Become a member or donate!
We welcome everyone to come into the gallery and enjoy the beautiful locally hand made art and participate in classes and workshops. We would love to have you join the Lanai Art Center ohana! Remember, it’s easy to join online and you can always drop by the Art Center for a membership application. Included in your membership is free open access to both studios. Membership is only $30 for individuals, and $60 for a household of four.
Lanai Art Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and donations are always welcome and can easily be made on our website.
Kathleen Alexander Workshop
Have fun learning watercolor techniques from a renowned teacher!
LAC presents the third annual Kathleen Alexander Watercolor Workshop. Kathleen is a gifted water-colorist and teacher who lives in Haiku, Maui.
This is a two day Watercolor workshop (beginners welcome) where Kathleen will provide detailed instruction on how to paint a tropical flower from beginning to end.It will be held at the LHES High School Art Classroom on Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22, 2017 from 9 AM-4 PM each day. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
For more information and to register call, come to the gallery, or better yet, register online!
Important Update! Due to weather conditions, this event has been cancelled, sorry!
It’s hard to believe, but it’s 5th Friday time again. Come on by the Art Center to hear the smooth sounds of Greg & Pearce, get a mini-mani from Mimi, and have some hot cider and popcorn. If you missed out, we still have our See’s Candy fundraiser happening, and there are all kinds of new items to check out in the gallery. See you Friday!
Come join us this Saturday. Santa will be joining us for photo opportunities, Mimi will being doing mini-mani’s, and there may be mystery music. ALSO our latest shipment of See’s candies has arrived with favorites such as Nuts & Chews, Peppermint Mints, Toffee-ette’s, and Walnut Squares. Come for early Christmas shopping and get into the spirit!
Starting this Wednesday, we will be conducting sessions on Basic Introduction to Working with Clay. This is a two session course that will cover making simple containers, hanging art, ornaments, preparing for firing in the kiln, glazing and all related aspects of making handmade pottery pieces. Learn about recognizing types of clay, how to keep clay workable for specific pieces, wedging, rolling, pinch pot, slab formation, coiling, use of tools, and more!