Titled “ENNS-Finding Paradise, Puako Big Island of Hawai’i,” the evening event showcases the art of emerging artist Christian Enns. Meet the artist and enjoy wine, pupus and music by Travis Wittmeyer. A painting will be offered as a door prize and 2 percent of art sales will benefit the American Cancer Society.
“I have created a show of art representing my experience in Puako,” shares Enns, who lives in the coastal community. His art depicts Puako’s varied landscapes and structures such as the landmark Holukoa Church, The General Store, ramshackle buildings and sprawling beaches. “It’s a story of light and appreciation for the natural beauty of the environment here on the Big Island of Hawai’i.”
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 Hawai‘i,” 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.
Enns earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design. He also enjoys spending time surfing, fishing and studying classical art.
For information, phone Barela Gallery, 808-885-5111.