Firehouse Gallery to feature new artists in January

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“Uchidas Coffee Mill” photograph by Sam Cudney (COURTESY PHOTO)
“Bird” stained glass by Pat Dinsman (COURTESY PHOTO)
“On the Rocks” acrylic by Jaclynn MacKinnon (COURTESY PHOTO)

Waimea Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery will host its annual “New Artists” show from Jan. 8 through Jan. 26. The show introduces artists to the community who are new to the Council, but are accomplished in their arts. The show will present new perspectives to the gallery and is presenting each artist’s work accompanied by a brief biography and photograph of the artist.

Participants include award-winner Jaclyn MacKinnon, who works in acrylics; Mary Fallon, a bas-relief wood sculptor and painter; Carolyn Harper, a fine botanical water colorist and Sam Cudney, who specializes in enhanced photographs. Pat Dinsman, a tireless volunteer for the council, will exhibit examples of her quilting and stained glass art as well as her paintings. Diane Foster will exhibit her quilts and husband Scott Foster will show his photographs, watercolors, and mixed media work. WAC expects to showcase more than a dozen new-to-the-council talents in this show.

WAC will also host a reception for the artists, open to the public, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10.

Waimea Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts on Hawaii Island. The Firehouse Gallery, located in the old Waimea firehouse at 67-1202 Mamalahoa Hwy, at the intersection with the Kawaihae Road, in Waimea, is the council’s most visible project. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 887-1052 for information or to confirm. Visit their website: