|Local Artist Reception|
Thursday, October 18th, 5pm to 7pm at Fairmont Orchid Hotel Luana Lounge|
FAIRMONT ORCHID HOSTS LOCAL ARTIST RECEPTION
WAIMEA (HAWAII) – OCTOBER 4, 2018– Fairmont Orchid presents its inaugural Local Artist Reception featuring leading Hawaii Island artists, including Vicki Penney-Rohner, Mary Spears, Cyndy Urry and Jeff Barger at Luana Lounge on Thursday, October 18 from 5-7pm.
This complimentary event is open to the public and will showcase unique works of art, light refreshments and live music from Hawaiian slack key guitar artist David Gomes. Guests are invited to interact with local artists and make purchases of original art. Featured artists include:
Vicki Penney-Rohner: Fairmont Orchid’s artist-in-residence has lived on Hawaii Island for thirty years and studied art throughout Europe. Her mediums of choice are soft pastels and oils. Her work has won numerous awards in juried shows both locally and nationally over the last two decades. She teaches weekly art classes at Fairmont Orchid.
Mary Spears: A resident of Hawaii since 1989, her work has been featured in numerous shows throughout the state. Her painting style is Ala Prima (working wet-on-wet) and her artwork is in private and public collections including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Chicago Lighthouse and Kaiser Permanente.
Cyndy Urry: A full-time multi-media artist residing in Kona, her works in oil employ a layering of color and glazes to create realism and her acrylics have a foundation in abstract pouring methods with realistic subjects.
Jeff Barger: Specializing in oils and multi-media, he is passionate about creating profound works of art under the recurring tutelage of Edwin Kayton, a nationally-recognized master. He views art as a legacy-building endeavor meant to transcend time and his goal is to reach people on an interpersonal level through his art.