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Barela Gallery features art show ‘Enns Paints Puako’ on Oct. 4

<p>“Hokuloa Church”by Christian Enns is one of the featured paintings at the Oct. 4 event. (PAINTING COURTESY OF BARELA GALLERY)</p>

“Hokuloa Church”by Christian Enns is one of the featured paintings at the Oct. 4 event. (PAINTING COURTESY OF BARELA GALLERY)

Barela Gallery at the Shops at Mauna Lani will feature the work of emerging artist Christian Enns at an evening “meet the arist” event, 6-8 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 4 at the gallery.

Titled “Enns — Finding Paradise, Puako Big Island of Hawaii,” the event will feature wine, pupus and music by Travis Wittmeyer. A painting will be offered as a door prize and two percent of art sales will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Enns’ art depicts Puako’s varied landscapes and structures such as the landmark Holukoa Church, The General Store, ramshackle buildings and sprawling beaches.

In addition to Enns’ artwork, the show debuts a video release on the artist and his art leading up the show. The HD mini-documentary, “ENNS – Paints Hawaii,” is by Kona videographers Al Ronzio and Janet Fisher and offers an intimate look into the life and style of the artist. Offering insight into the Enns process, it shares studio footage and large-scale plein air painting at the beach. For information, phone Barela Gallery at 885-5111.