Maui Arts & Entertainment

New Exhibit to Open at The Treehouse Gallery

September 18, 2015, 3:52 PM HST
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Photo provided by The Treehouse Gallery.

Photo provided by The Treehouse Gallery.

The Treehouse Gallery in the Pauwela Cannery in Ha‘ikū has announced the opening of its latest show, One, Two, Tree, on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 9 p.m. This is an interactive art experience with an opportunity to both view and create art.

The One, Two, Tree event highlighting both resident artists and guest artists Melissa Bruck and Catalina Ezcurra is representative of the wide variety and exciting, cutting-edge art you can expect to find in this gallery.

“My art says all kinds of things” said Catalina. “Every single piece is different from the other. It never stays the same, just like life, we have ups and downs, lights and darks, and we are always changing.”

The keiki are invited to participate in this family-friendly event, which will include food and live music. It also offers an opportunity to connect with Maui’s inspiring artist community.

This month’s show will also include a benefit auction to support medical expenses of long-time community member Rebekah Uccellini.

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“The auction is a wonderful example of how the Treehouse Gallery is growing roots within our beloved Maui ‘ohana and seeks to merge art with community service,” said Treehouse “Lead Bird” and Founder Jesse Lenihan.

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Lenihan’s goal is to create a space where artists and the public can come to create, collaborate and set off creative sparks in one another. As a builder with no artistic background, Lenihan’s vision was initially inspired by his desire to get his heavy equipment out of his bedroom.

“Sleeping with a table saw is far less glamorous than it sounds, and finding a shop space was my original motivation,” said Lenihan. Then a conversation with now resident artist Taylor Binda “… really opened me up to the universal desire for work space on Maui, particularly for artist and creatives.”

After stumbling across a rough but grand space in Pauwela Cannery, Lenihan said, “the rest was simply hard work and a community-minded approach.”

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The One, Two, Tree show is the next installment in the Treehouse’s “Last Saturday” series that occurs each month. The exhibit can be also be viewed from Monday, Sept. 28 through Thursday, Oct. 1, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Treehouse Gallery is located at 375 West Kuiaha Road, Unit 24.

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