Fairmont Orchid hosts inaugural artist reception

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    Vicki Penney-Rohner, Fairmont Orchid’s artist-in-residence and one of the artists to be featured during the Fairmont Orchid’s inaugural artist reception, works on a painting.

Fairmont Orchid presents its inaugural Local Artist Reception, featuring several leading Hawaii Island artists from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18.

This complimentary event is open to the public and will showcase unique works of art, light refreshments and live music from Hawaiian slack-key guitar artist David Gomes.


Those who attend are invited to interact with the artists and make purchases of original art.

Featured artists include:

Vicki Penney-Rohner

Fairmont Orchid’s artist-in-residence has lived on Hawaii Island 30 years and studied art throughout Europe. Her mediums of choice are soft pastels and oils. Her work has won numerous awards in juried shows locally and nationally during the past two decades. She teaches weekly art classes at Fairmont Orchid.

Mary Spears

A resident of Hawaii since 1989, her work has been featured in numerous shows throughout the state. Her painting style is Ala Prima (working wet-on-wet) and her artwork is in private and public collections, including at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Chicago Lighthouse and Kaiser Permanente.

Cyndy Urry

A full-time multimedia artist residing in Kona, her works in oil employ a layering of color and glazes to create realism and her acrylics have a foundation in abstract pouring methods with realistic subjects.


Jeff Barger

Specializing in oils and multimedia, he is passionate about creating profound works of art under the recurring tutelage of Edwin Kayton, a nationally-recognized master. He views art as a legacy-building endeavor meant to transcend time, and his goal is to reach people on an interpersonal level through his art.

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