Mike Carroll Gallery's
Impressions of Lana'i
December 17 – 20, 2008

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Mike Carroll, Ronaldo Macedo from Maui, Saim Caglayan and Pierre Bouret from Kauai and Mark Brown from Oahu. Also participating will be two nationally acclaimed guest artists, Billyo O’Donnell from Missouri and Randall Sexton from California.

In celebration of its sixth anniversary, the Mike Carroll Gallery is honored to host a very special “Plein Air” (painting in “open air’) event, titled “Impressions of Lana`i.”   From December 17th to the 20th, seven distinguished painters will fan out over Lana`i to capture our island’s beauty on canvas.  From misty mornings at Koele, to sun-drenched days at Hulopo`e Bay, and the charming vintage buildings of Lana`i City…all will be beautifully captured by the painters.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the artists with their portable easels, and help all of us welcome them to Lana`i.

Lanai’s own Mike Carroll is a Signature Member of  Islanders, a highly respected invitational group of plein air painters recording the life and landscape of Hawaii.  This year, to celebrate his gallery’s anniversary, Mike has invited the Islanders members to join him for several days of painting..  Joining Mike in this “first” for Lana`i event are his fellow Signature Members of Islanders, Ronaldo Macedo from Maui, Saim Caglayan and Pierre Bouret from Kauai and Mark Brown from Oahu.  Also participating will be two nationally acclaimed guest artists, Billyo O’Donnell from Missouri and Randall Sexton from California.  
The multi-day painting event kicks off on December 17th, and wraps up with a full day of activities on December 20th.  On the morning of  December 20th from 9:00AM-12:00 PM, the artists will participate in a “Quick Draw” event at the Four Seasons Resort, Lana`i  at Manele Bay.  From 12:00-3:00 PM, the still-wet Quick Draw paintings will be available at Mike’s art display in the lower lobby of the resort. To cap things off, the artists’ reception and sale of works created throughout the week will be held at the Mike Carroll Gallery on December 20th from 6:00-9:00 PM.  You are welcome to attend the show, meet the artists, and feast your eyes on their lovely paintings of Lana`i.  

A portion of the proceeds will go to two worthy community causes:  The Lana`i Art Center and Lana`i Animal Rescue Center.  Mahalos to art lovers everywhere, and to our event sponsors: Four Seasons Resort, Lana`i, The Lodge at Koele, Four Seasons Resort, Lana`i at Manele Bay, Hotel Lana`i, and the Lana`i City Grille.  For more information, call the gallery at 808-565-7122, or visit the website at www.mikecarrollgallery.com.