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‘Paint Happens’ next at artists’ gallery

“Paint Happens” just happens to be the name of the next art show scheduled for the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center.

“I just peel off my old palettes and paste them everywhere,” said artist Betty Jean Nativio Friday while she talked about her “Low Tide” piece that is part of the KSA Fourth annual Washed Up Marine Debris Art Exhibit.

“I pasted the old palettes onto this beat-up buoy I found along the beach. I guess the judges like to have a lot of marine debris, not old, dried-up paint.”

Nativio, gallery-sitting on the final day of the Washed Up exhibit, is one of four artists — the others are Steven Lucas, Fran Kalb and Joan Luzney — who will exhibit at Paint Happens that opens with an artists’ reception Friday, June 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the KSA gallery.

“My goal today is to figure out where I’m going to put the pieces,” Nativio said. “I’ve got a painted surfboard and other art. They told me I’ve got the center, so I’m trying to get an idea of how to display the pieces. Maybe I’ll leave the ‘Low Tide’ for Paint Happens.”

The exhibit will continue through July 1.

The gallery is open daily from noon to 6 p.m., Fridays from noon to 7 p.m. There is no admission charge.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.
Source: The Garden Island

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