LIHU’E – Artist Julijana Pinnock said the only thing missing was a glass of wine on Tuesday as she adjusted the artwork on the walls of the Kaua’i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center.
Sandwiched between the main KSA art exhibitions, Pinnock will open its solo art exhibition today from 6 p.m.
“This is my first solo show,” Pinnock said. “I will have classes as part of“ Julia’s Art with Heart ”. Classes will start Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and those interested can register online at www.paintwithjulia.com, scan the QR code on the poster on the doors of the KSA gallery, or simply enter.
The classes, which will take place on November 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12, last two hours, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pinnock’s art showcases the beauty of the island in her unique painting style – things she will share with her students. The beauty highlights the ocean, the sky and the nature of the island.
Pinnock was also one of the violin painters at the recent Boys & Girls Club Violin Class fundraiser, which featured the work of high school students learning to play the string instrument.
Each day’s class will have a different topic starting with floral on Friday. Saturday and Sunday classes focus on seascapes before returning to floral on November 12.
Meanwhile, on November 11, Pinnock will share her friend, guest artist Karen Hall, who will lead a jewelry-making class using the techniques and style Hall brought with her from the mainland.
Each of the classes includes art supplies, appetizers, and drinks, and budding artists are welcome to browse and possibly purchase Pinnock’s work.
Joining Pinnock on opening night, Megan Lawson will have her band “Desperado Orchestra” at the KSA gallery.
“Do you remember Megan?” Said Pinnock. “She was one of the Boys & Girls Club violin class instructors. She comes with her group to help us celebrate.
Dennis fujimoto, writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or [email protected]