April 5, 2013
In addition to our jam-packed calendar of dynamic art classes & visiting artist workshops, the Hui has plenty for you to explore & discover this month:
The Kaluanui Experience
Featuring a historical exhibition space displaying Hui founder and original Kaluanui inhabitant Ethel Baldwin’s hollowware silver and historical photos, sketchbooks, and journals; the “Plants at the Hui” estate plant guide outlining the 70+ botanical specimens featured on the grounds; and multiple walking tours through the artist studios and gardens, this program enables public access to the site and stories of this nearly 100-year-old Maui estate. Come learn why Kaluanui was selected as Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Annual Preservation Honor Awardee!
On the Wild Side
You can’t miss this gargantuan sculpture situated on the Hui’s front lawn, referred to by many of our keiki artists as “the maze.” Built over the course of 17 days in September 2011 by Hui Artist-in-Residence Patrick Dougherty and 100+ volunteers, the Stickwork sculpture is meant to survive “as long as the elements allow.” Stop by and get lost inside of an artistic masterpiece while you still can!
What Makes Maui MAUI
Enter our grounds through the Kaluanui entrance (as opposed to the Baldwin entrance) and you will be greeted by 2012 Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky’s mural “What Makes Maui MAUI.” During her 14-day residency, Shira collaborated with our Maui population to create this double-sided work of public art that reflects, inspires and represents our community. This was the first installment to the Hui’s Maui Mural Project, a public art initiative that seeks to catalyze a community exchange about our local identity. Be sure to check out its counterpart, “Na Wai ‘eha / Free the Water, Free the People”, led by fellow 2012 Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh in the heart of Wailuku Town at the intersection of Market St. & Main St. (Click here for details).
The New Black: A Black & White Photography Exhibition
Featuring a body of work selected by guest juror Darrell Orwig, this critically acclaimed photography exhibition includes art by invited artists Gwen Arkin, Aubrey Hord and Brian Miller plus work by 28 additional Maui artists. We’ve already shared the work and many opportunities for artist meet-and-greets with heaps of school groups – now it’s your turn!
“The Hui is such such an integral part of the community – and an important part, I can’t imagine Maui without it. It is a place that offers an opportunity to learn about the range and scope of what the visual arts can be. Over the 30+ years that I have been involved with the institution, it has over time become a bastion of artistic integrity in terms of the quality of what we present. It’s a place where opportunity thrives; this is the place to find out what to do with your creativity.”
- Transcript of Paul Janes-Brown’s “Curtain Call” review of THE NEW BLACK, airing on Maui TV News on March 22, 2013. Watch the segment here: http://bit.ly/ZsfvjN
- Maui Photography | In the Presence of Greatness by Aubrey Hord
- Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Preservation Honor Award Goes to Hui @ the Hui Blog
- Taste journey: Maui @ Sunset Magazine
January 28, 2013
Happy 2013 Hui ‘ohana! January has delivered an inspiring kick-off to the New Year. A new exhibition, 65 winter art classes, new workshops through our Visiting Artist Program featuring Jeff Juhlin (Utah), Roy & Mara Superior (Connecticut) J.D. Hillberry (Colorado), Sandy Delehanty (California), Sarah Owen Tabor (Maine) and Kandi Everett (Oahu), plus some great, fresh energy making way for next month’s 21st annual Art Affair celebration (Camelot at Kaluanui: A Feast of Art & Merriment) and receiving day for “The New Black,” our highly anticipated black and white photography exhibition.
This year’s Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition was generously sponsored by Jack & Carolyn Schafer Gray, Robert & Fran Davidson and Doug & Jill Schatz. Of the 233 pieces submitted for consideration on our public receiving day, 66 were selected by guest juror Lauren Faulkner, Owner / Art Consultant at the Fine Art Associates on Oahu. Faulkner selected artist Christy Vail’s “Love Before and After” for the coveted Juror’s Choice Award and Claudia Johnson’s “Piko” to receive Honorable Mention. Hui No‘eau was honored to welcome the Acquisition Award Selection Committee of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) for a formal exhibition visit, who selected Shane Robinson’s “Edge : Green”, Heather Burton’s “The Banyon Tree Morning”, and Mary Ann Leigh’s “Balancing Act Bottle” for the State’s Art in Public Places Program.
“It is an honor to have my work included in this year’s Annual Juried Exhibition,” states Hui teaching artist and newly announced selected artist for the 2013 Solo Artist Exhibition Chenta Laury, “Not only is Hui No’eau a gorgeous venue and setting in which to experience art, but the dialogue – spoken and visual – that is born from the Hui’s broad range of programs inspires, moves and pushes artists like myself to new heights. This show is a valuable forum and opportunity for me to have my work reach a broader audience, and hopefully for me to contribute to deepening, expanding and enriching the dialogue around art on Maui and beyond. I am indeed most grateful for this opportunity.”
Hui Blog Posts by Kelly McHugh:
– Interview with Lauren C. Faulkner, Guest Juror for 2013 Hui No’eau Annual Juried Exhibition (December 21, 2012)
– 2013 Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition: Artist Feedback (January 9, 2013)
– Hui Announces Black & White Photography Exhibition (January 18, 2013)
– 30 Days of Black & White (January 28, 2013)
November 29, 2012
Happy Hui Holidays to one and all! Here’s a glimpse at what to expect at Hui No’eau over the next few weeks:
Now through December 24: Hui Holidays, a celebrated Maui tradition featuring a transformed Kaluanui through the eyes of designer/ choreographer Andre Morissette & friends plus countless original items in our Artists’ Boutique (arts, crafts, hand-made wreaths, and other great loot!)
Saturday, December 1: FREE Meet-the-Artists of Hui Holidays event at the Hui, featuring Marianne Klaus (ceramics), Kimberly Treloar (glass) and Jim Smith (glass/ wood): a trifecta of awesomeness! Stop by the Hui anytime from 10 am – 4 pm to feast your eyes on the beautiful spread and to talk story with these great people.
December 5 & 6: Intermediate Digital Photography with teaching artist Aubrey Hord, taking her “Beginner’s Guide” photography classes to the next level with aperture, shutter speed controls and shooting scenarios to help dial in skills, make correct exposures, and ensure you are a successful photographer in any lighting condition. (Ps, this year’s media-based exhibition is PHOTOGRAPHY-themed…get ready!)
December 9: Parent and Child Art Day with Rochelle Mendoza, featuring a Shakespeare-inspired puppet making activity and theatrical story-telling adventure. Scholarships always available here http://surveymonkey.com/s/X5NT3VF.
December 16: Quick Jewelry with teaching artist Luana Coonen, exploring methods for creating hoop earrings, bangle bracelets, and stacking rings in sterling silver with simple steps, tools and techniques like forming, sanding, soldering, sizing, hammering, and polishing. We love Luana!
December 17 – 28: Camp Kaluanui’s Winter Break 2012 (ages 5 – 12), offering programs that stretch minds, exercise imaginations, and introduce new idea-generating techniques through super fun projects like Jolly Gingerbread Houses, Reconstructed Greeting Card Ornaments, Theater Arts, Block Print Wrapping Paper, Snowflake Ornaments, and more!
Friday, December 28: Receiving Day for the Hui No‘eau 2013 Annual Juried Exhibition – our strongest competition of the year! Works in all media will be accepted for consideration by guest juror Lauren C. Faulkner, Owner / Art Consultant at the Fine Art Associates on Oahu. What will you CREATE?
November 1, 2012
This July, Philadelphia-based mural artist Shira Walinksy joined forces with our Maui community to create the public art installation “What Makes Maui MAUI,” a gigantic, double-sided vivid representation of a dialogue developed throughout the year leading to her Hui residency. (See it here). Last month, muralist Eric Okdeh joined us from Philadelphia to continue the dialogue for a 3-week residency that included teen, adult and professional workshops, free paint days and more- resulting in a large-scale public mural installation in historic Wailuku town. Scroll the links below to get acquainted with the process or visit the project website here.
“Community Art Unveiled at Wailuku” by Akaku Maui Community Television (November 5, 2012)
“Wailuku Got A Lot More Colorful” by Akaku Maui Community Television (November 2, 2012)
Wailuku First Friday listing, The Maui News (November 1, 2012)
“Eric Okdeh Mural in Wailuku to be Unveiled At First Friday Town Party” by Oliver de Silva, Maui Time (October 31, 2012)
“Artist Okdeh Raises New Wailuku Mural” by Wendy Osher, Maui Now (October 26, 2012)
Excerpt from “The Weekly Dish” radio show with Trish Da Dish (October 19, 2012) [20 minutes into episode]
“Hui No’eau Maui Mural Project: Pics & Update” by Kelly McHugh, HuiBlog (October 19, 2012)
Eric Okdeh featured on “The Weekly Dish” radio show with Trish Da Dish (October 12, 2012)
reWall Wailuku listing, reWailuku (October 4, 2012)
“What Makes Maui MAUI” by Kelly McHugh, HuiBlog (July 19, 2012)
September 15: Join 2012 Artist-in-Residence & Hui No‘eau Maui Mural Project collaborator / digital arts genius David Goldberg in this day-long iBook and social media, arts-based production project that will define and explore the terms, images and stories that characterize contemporary Maui. (10:00 am – 4:00 pm, $55 / $69 nonmember)
September 24: Receiving Day for the Hui’s annual color-themed exhibition, Infinite Blue: A Community Art Making Challenge, (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) + a FREE artist chat with exhibition juror Rich Richardson addressing his visionary work with The Arts at Marks Garage (5:30 pm).
September 27: 100 Images: Four Decades of Photography, a FREE artist presentation by visiting artist David Ulrich, who will share photographs from his 1971-2011 archives and more. Learn workshop details at huinoeau.com.
October 1 – 5: Camp Kaluanui: Fall Break, daily or week-long art camp for children aged 5 – 12 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). Pre-registration required.
October 8 – 26: 2012 Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh joins us from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to lead part II of the Hui No‘eau Maui Mural Project, featuring intensive teen, adult and professional development workshops, public paint days, community chats and more. Visit huinoeau.com/mural for details or contact email@example.com to get involved!
More info: Read a transcript of Paul Janes-Brown’s review of the Solo Artist Exhibition 2012 from the September 14 “Curtain Call” segment of Maui TV News HERE, Read “A Walk-Thru with Welker” on the HuiBlog
August 30, 2012
August marked a time of celebration and inspiration at Hui No‘eau, as we transformed the gallery from the annual Youth Art Exhibition (featuring the work of 220+ Maui youth) into the 2012 Solo Artist Exhibition (featuring Valerie Yong Ock Kim and Billy Welker), hosted free artist chats with Roger Whitlock and Denny Tilman, launched the last of our summer lineup of classes and visiting artist workshops and produced an intimate dinner for 24 guests here at our historic Kaluanui Estate, catered by Bev Gannon with wine pairings by wine educator Jim Powlan of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants. An exquisite experience auctioned at last year’s Hui No‘eau Food & Wine Celebration in Wailea, it offered the opportunity to mix & mingle with friends, both old and new, enjoy the gallery during an intimate occasion, and relax under the stars at our nearly 100-year old home, Kaluanui. Click here for details on the 2012 Hui No‘eau Food & Wine Celebration, a benefit for the Hui’s Open Studios Program, and to purchase tickets. Your support is invaluable to our small community arts center!
More info: Read “Hui No‘eau Welcomes Juror Rich Richardson“, “Hoxie Nominated for 2012 Michael H. Lyons II Palaka Award” and “Teen Artist Donates to Hui No‘eau Youth Scholarship Program” on the HuiBlog.
July 1, 2012
With so many Hui Happenings to share with our community this summer, we thought we would make it easy for you by listing upcoming highlights below. Stop by any time!
Friday, July 13: PAINT DAY with July Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky: Please join us from 2 – 5 pm for a public paint day to meet our July Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky and to help create the new landmark mural she has been developing with our community for the past 6 months!! RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, spread the word, and check in at the front desk on Friday!
Saturday, July 14: Youth Art Exhibition (10:00 am – 4 pm / through August 3): Featuring art by nearly 200 Maui youth completed during Camp Kaluanui, including photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry design, comic illustrations, and more, this interactive exhibition promises an explosion of colorful creativity that shows us all the extraordinary possibilities that are unlocked by young minds.
Saturday, July 14: Mural Arts Workshop with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky: Participants will develop into mural artists for a day, putting their mark on this historic piece of public art and joining the team that helps transform a Maui space. Register today at (808) 572-6560 ext 21.
Tuesday, July 17: PAINT DAY with July Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky: Please join us from 2 – 5 pm for a SECOND public paint day to help complete the new landmark mural that Shira has been developing with our community for the past 6 months!!
Thursday, July 19: Artist Chat & Presentation with Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky: Join us in bidding bon voyage to public art expert Shira Walinsky who will share slides of her work with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, talk about her work igniting social change via the visual arts, and engage in conversation about the process of creating the first installment to the Hui No’eau Maui Mural Project. (5:00 PM / FREE)
Saturday, July 28: Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts! (10:00 am – 2:00 pm /FREE) All are welcome to enjoy the Hui’s annual summer festival celebrating the Youth Art Exhibition. The gallery will be transformed into a space for exploration and discovery, while the professional artist studios and main house will be buzzing with activity for all to visit, learn and play! Take a walking tour of the historic grounds, create an original work of art with your little one, spread out a picnic blanket, and check out our Affordable Art Sale, courtyard artist vendors, Ceramic 2nds, and much more!
June 28, 2012
Summer is here! And what a colorful summer it has been here at Hui No’eau. We have met some fascinating new patrons as a result of this year’s media-based exhibition, Reflections: Contemporary Glass Art in Hawai’i (Congratulations to Barclay Hill, winner of the Juror’s Choice Award, who received a $500 cash prize from the Maui Glass Artists Association for his piece “Daylight”!) and more than 100 new keiki through our SOLD OUT Camp Kaluanui summer arts program. On June 9, “Reflections” artists Shiori Abe, Paul Chryst, Anita Laviola, Karuna Santoro & Kim Treloar offered a free walk-thru of the featured exhibition and on June 20 Visiting Artist (and long-time Hui friend) Casey Neumann presented “A Reason Rewoven: An Exploration of Process and Product in Visual Art” as part of our free lecture series. Our summer series of Visiting Artist workshops have launched, featuring Sally French (Kauai, Painting), Jennifer Almodova (San Francisco, Painting), Roger Whitlock (Oahu, Painting), Ian Tremewen (Australia, Painting), Casey Neumann (TX, Printmaking), and Denny Tillman (NYC, Photography), as have 30 summer foundation classes by our all-star team of Hui teaching artists. Be sure to check out our July Artist-in-Residence program, featuring mural artist Shira Walinsky, who will be offering many opportunities for community involvement. What will you create?
COMING IN JULY
The 2012 Artist-in-Residence Program Presents Shira Walinsky & the Hui No‘eau Maui Mural Project / July 7 – 19 / Details online
The 2012 Youth Art Exhibition / July 14 – August 3 / FREE
Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts / Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 am / FREE
More info: See Reflecting on Glassworks, The Maui News / Matthew Thayer; Check out our Camp Kaluanui slideshow on Vimeo by copying & pasting this link into your browser: http://vimeo.com/41115024; View the “Reflections” video the same way: http://vimeo.com/43698164; Follow the HuiBlog for developing stories all the time!
April 30, 2012
April: what a month! Hui No‘eau joyfully participated in this year’s Valley Isle Keiki Fest at Maui Community College, where our youth teaching artists worked with 400+ little ones creating plexiglass monotype creatures while celebrating the spirit of our Maui community. Hui staff and teaching artists were proud to contribute to the success of Maui’s first-ever Empty Bowl Project on April 14. Representing Maui’s premiere community-based ceramic program, we were proud to help position the arts as a part of this important community improvement initiative by financing the firing of 200+ ceramic bowls sold during the fundraiser for the Maui Food Bank. 2012 Retrospective artist Jennifer Owen offered a free walk-through of her ceramic art exhibition, sharing fascinating insights into her techniques, architectural & personal inspirations and stories from her 38-year career as a ceramic artist and teacher. (Watch Paul Janes-Brown’s “Curtain Call” review of the show here or read more about Jennifer on the Hui Blog). Kamehameha Schools’ Pre-K classroom also visited Jennifer’s exhibition, picking out their favorite pieces before participating in a hands-on experiential bowl-making exercise on the lawn. (Photos available on our Facebook page). We shared our congratulations with exemplary Hui youth arts alum Talia Gangini, who successfully traveled between Maui, Lanai and Molokai via stand-up paddle board this month to raise money for our youth jewelry program in her “Craft for a Cause” – and further congrats with the students of King Kekaulike during their 7th Annual Student Arts Integrated Showcase at the Hui.
March 30, 2012
March 1st offered a dynamic artist chat with Hui visiting artist Esterita Austin, who explained the simple step-by-step techniques that add “POW” to her fiber portraits. On March 9th, we celebrated the opening of 2012 retrospective artist Jennifer Owen’s critically acclaimed exhibition (now through May 4th), featuring a survey of her ceramic work from 1973 – present. Following in the footsteps of former Hui retrospective artists Tadashi Sato (1992), Marian Freeman (1993), Toshiko Takaezu (1993), Masami Teraoka (1995), Shige Yamada (2000), Richard Nelson (2004) and, most recently, Darrell Orwig (2011), Jennifer joins an impressive roster of individuals who have made a profound influence on local art, here to share their work & ideas with the general public. Also in March, we became the proud recipients of a grant through the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation in support of the 2012 Artists in Residence program (learn more), enjoyed hosting dozens of stupendously creative keiki during spring break’s Camp Kaluanui, and participated in the 10th Annual Historic Preservation Awareness Day at the Hawai‘i State Capitol building on Oahu, presented by the State Legislature’s Heritage Caucus, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, where we mixed & mingled with some 50 fellow history and preservation advocates, as well as members of Hawai‘i’s House of Representatives.
More info: Watch Paul Janes-Brown’s “Curtain Call” review of the Jennifer Owen retrospective at Maui TV News, Download a copy of “Jennifer Owen: All Things Reconsidered,” by Paul Wood for On Maui Magazine, read “A Chat with 2012 Retrospective Artist Jennifer Owen” on the Hui Blog
February 15, 2012
February Hui Highlights include the nationally-recognized and always amazing encaustic painter/ visiting artist, Jeff Juhlin, here to offer a free artist chat and 2-day intensive encaustic workshop; a visit from Big Island’s Hawai’i Preparatory Academy to create artwork inspired by Patrick Dougherty’s “On the Wild Side” sculpture; and Seabury Hall‘s experiential “Winterim” program (read more here!) This coming weekend, we’ll be partnering once again with Maui Open Studios- acting as a home base for 18 exemplary Maui artists as visitors are invited into their work spaces, provided by our own Open Studio program, and purchase art by local talent. Next weekend presents Maui’s premiere auction and social event, Art Affair, themed “Pompeii: An Evening of Muses & Myth.” A valued tradition of 21 years, Art Affair is the Hui’s signature fundraising event celebrating the importance of visual arts education in our Maui community. Held at our historic Kaluanui Estate, the evening features live music, dancing, a gourmet seated dinner, a live and silent auction, and an opportunity to meet a wonderful community of art supporters. So many opportunities to celebrate art & community this month- hope to see you at the Hui!
More info: Visit the Art Affair Website (updated daily), Read about Art Affair at Maui Dish and Maui News, Learn about “Craft for a Cause,” by Talia Gangini, See “Twigonometry” by Paul Wood in the Feb/ March 2012 issue of Hana Hou, The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines
January 25, 2012
Happy New Year! 2012 marks the 78th anniversary of Hui No‘eau, bringing with it an exciting lineup of studio classes, exhibitions, events and more as we come together in celebration of community arts education on Maui. This month we launched our winter/ spring session at the Hui, featuring 64 classes & workshops with our core team of teaching artists as well as 6 visiting artists from Wyming (J.D. Hillberry), California (Sandy Delehanty), Oregon (Dory Kanter), Utah (Jeff Juhlin), Portland (Bryn Forbes) and New York (Esterita Austin). (Be sure to click to learn more about FREE lectures and affiliated workshops). We kicked off the year in exhibitions with record-breaking art submissions for the 2012 Hui No‘eau Annual Juried Exhibition as we welcomed guest juror Allyn Bromley, who remarked “The work that I have seen at Hui No‘eau is of high quality and serious intent, and it is my pleasure to work with the Hui to select another exhibition of their best.” Be sure to join us for one of the many FREE artist chats & walk-throughs in conjunction with this prestigious exhibition; click here to learn more.
December 31, 2011
We kicked off December with the 2nd annual First Night, the grand opening event commemorating Hui Holidays 2011. A celebrated Maui tradition, Hui Holidays is our signature holiday, boutique-style exhibition featuring a wide and whimsical range of artwork and gifts set at accessible prices. During First Night, designer/ choreographer André Morrisette unveiled his enchanting holiday window installations built with the help of numerous artist-volunteers. The week-long installation process had Maui artist and installation collaborator Nancy Skrimstad remarking, “this has been such an inspiring project for me. André and I have wanted to work together for years- and to be able to do it here with such a newly invigorated, fresh Hui has just been really gratifying as an artist. It’s so great to see the Hui push their artists to express themselves and explore creativity.” We also enjoyed sold-out attendance during our “Winter Wonderland” Camp Kaluanui program, where our keiki created jolly gingerbread houses, jingle bell jewelry, reconstructed greeting card ornaments and more. One parent remarked, “What an incredible experience Camp Kaluanui was for (my daughter). She came home exuberant every day and looked forward to the next day. It would be hard to focus on any one highlight, she enjoyed everything from clay to paint to dance and games at the end of the day. We were really impressed with the caliber and graciousness of the teachers, everyone was great to work with and made us feel confident that our daughter was going to have a fulfilling time at art camp.”
November 30, 2011
November presented the Hui’s 5th annual Wailea Food & Wine Celebration, Li`ula i Wailea – Twilight at Wailea. Held in the elegant Hotel Wailea, elegant, guests sampled exceptional wines provided by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants and the best in Maui cuisine from the finest local restaurants and chefs while bidding on fine art, auction items, and an elegant dinner package presented by Hali‘imaile General Store and Chambers & Chambers at the Hui’s historic Kaluanui Estate. We also celebrated our 5th annual Portfolio Day, featuring admissions representatives from 4 of the nation’s top art schools. Specifically developed for those interested in pursuing a career in the arts, this free program offers concentrated one-on-one consultations with experienced representatives from fine arts colleges. Additionally in November, staff members presented the Hui’s emergent Arts for Social Change Initiative at the EXPO for Community Change, presented by the Hawaii People’s Fund & Hawaii Community Foundation on Oahu. One of 30 groups represented in the EXPO, Hui No‘eau rubbed shoulders with fellow grantees also doing work for progressive social change in many intersecting arenas including: Advocacy for Women/Youth/LGBTIQ, Cultural Continuity & Indigenous Rights, Criminal, Economic, Environmental, Media, Racial & Social Justice, Food Sovereignty and Peace & Demilitarization. The Hui was also represented by staff at the National Conference for Community Arts Education in Boston- the preeminent gathering of community arts education leaders in the United States. The intensive 4-day workshop was attended by 700+ community arts leaders joining together to share research on best practices in the field, national fundraising and advocacy trends, and strategies on developing geographically- relevant programming and collaborations.
September 30, 2011
September presented the extraordinary 2011 Artist-in-Residence program with world-renowned environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty. During his 3-week stay, the artist worked directly with the community to develop, plan and create a site-specific installation using saplings of invasive tree species. The final sculpture entitled On the Wild Side (a piece with a projected lifespan of 3 years) marks the launch of Ho‘ololi: The Environmental Art Garden, a new public art program which aims to cultivate community and raise awareness about Hawai‘i’s endangered ecosystems by inspiring conversation, encouraging public participation, and creating fellowship between artists and environmentalists. The project represented 2 years of research and guidance under the Maui Invasive Species Committee and the Hawai‘i State Department of Land & Natural Resources and was supported by a record-breaking 107 donors, due largely in part to our first-ever Kickstarter “friendraising” campaign, and 137 volunteer crewmembers. During this time, we also hosted 150 youth from Montessori Schools in both Makawao and Kihei, Horizons Academy and the Roots School in Explore & Discover field trips; donor-subsidized arts & science programs developed in partnership with the Maui Invasive Species Committee. Additionally, the Hui launched its fall session with 43 new classes & workshops with a cumulative attendance of 487 students and studio users of all ages, welcoming 4 visiting artists to the Hui roster from California (Dalani Tanahy and Sandy Delehanty), neighbor Hawaiian islands (Stephen Freedman), and Oregon (Dory Kanter).
More info: “Sticking Together“, “Positive Spin on Invasive Species,” and “Interwoven Art/ Community” at the Maui News, “Twigonometry” at On Maui, “A Well Intended Tangle” at Maui Nō Ka ʻOi, and 17 days of Dougherty on the HuiBlog, Artist-in-Residence page, “Twigonometry” at Hana Hou, The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines
August 31, 2011
August initiated a new creative challenge to our Hui community, the themed exhibition “Visualizing Green” presented 33 works selected by juror Stephen Freedman, a sculptor from the Big Island and former Hui teaching artist. Whether inspired by nature, the environmental movement, the emotions this color provokes, or any other inspiration, artists were encouraged to develop and express an authentic vision of what “green” means to them. August also marked the end of a nearly sold-out Camp Kaluanui program for youth aged 5 – 12. 9 weekly sessions were provided to residents of & visitors to our Maui community, with a record-breaking 222 creative keiki participating in multi-media arts adventures throughout the Hui’s professionally-equipped artist studios (with 10% receiving financial aid) on projects themed The Time Traveler’s Palette Knife: Art History 101, The Road to Hana: Botanical Improvisation & Fantastical Fauna, Raiders of the Lost Artifact: Extraordinary Art Expeditions, and more. “The children always come home with fabulous artwork,” remarked a camp parent, “The creativity of your instructors and coordinators are to be applauded. I know that the children will be safe with your staff. Congratulations on continuing to have such a successful program!”
July 31, 2011
July welcomed yet another successful Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts, a free event celebrating the unveiling of the annual Youth Art Exhibition, featuring hands-on workshops, live music, food & snacks, scavenger hunt, silent auction, face painting, art sale and more. Attended by 250+ visitors and community members, guests were also delighted by the unveiling of the summer intensive teen mural created by students from Baldwin High School, King Kekaulike, Kihei Charter School, Lahainaluna and Seabury Hall. This project, led by visiting artist John “PRIME” Hina, was completed during the aerosol mural arts workshop entitled “Know Your History,” which focused on the importance of culture through visual storytelling while developing methods of self-discovery & community building. The completed mural became the 5th installment in the Hui’s developing mural arts program, which seeks to educate, empower, and inspire Maui’s next generation of leaders through arts-based collaborations with schools and community organizations while building a sense of pride and connection within and throughout distinct Maui communities.
More info: “Know Your History: Aerosol Mural Intensive” Film by Spencer Hyde, age 18 on VIMEO (copy & paste this link into your browser to watch video: http://vimeo.com/26754097), “Graffiti for Good” at the Maui News, Family Day announcement at Maui Family Magazine
June 30, 2011
June’s launch of the Hui’s summer session introduced 32 new classes & workshops with a cumulative attendance of 325 students and studio users of all ages, welcoming 5 visiting artists to the Hui roster from New York (Sheila Kriemelman), neighbor Hawaiian islands (Scott Groeniger, Roger Whitlock, John “PRIME” Hina and Scott Semple). We celebrated the highly anticipated 2011 Solo Artist Exhibition, featuring Honolulu-based artist Scott Groeniger’s “Welcome to the New Lifestyle,” a new collection of large-scale, site-specific archival pigment prints composed of layered photographs and digital collages examining China’s rapid industrialization and collaborating Maui artists Sidney Yee and Kevin Omuro’s “I Turned to the Turnip,” featuring Yee’s textured acrylic paintings on wood panels and Omuro’s porcelain sculptures, saggar-fired in natural earth elements—both influenced by a minimalist Asian aesthetic and the artists’ roots in Chinese culture. Generously supported by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, this annual exhibition provides the unique opportunity for artists to be personally involved in all facets of exhibition planning and installation of artwork. Down in the children’s studio, our summer Camp Kaluanui keiki collaborated on a 20-foot mural themed “One Flew Over the Nene Nest: Exploring Hawaiian Habitats” as part of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s FOCUS project. We were one of 16 arts organizations across the state of Hawai‘i to create a mural representing our various connections to Hawai‘i’s unique natural and cultural resources, which went on to be displayed at the Hawaii Conservation Conference in August, and the Society of American Foresters Conference in November.
May 31, 2011
In May, we proudly revealed a newly redesigned website and data management system, a project 2 years in the making that was realized due largely to the support of Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Organizational Capacity Building and PONO grant awards. The project represents a staff-wide collaboration that is expected to boost overall organization & capacity considerably. (In the first 6 months of the site launch, we recorded a 44% increase in site traffic, complemented by sharp increases in online membership renewals, class registrations and ticket sales and a 10% increase in daily visitors). The biennial Student Salon Exhibition was another terrific May highlight, featuring 70 pieces by Hui students and teaching artists. Juried by the Hui’s core faculty — teaching artists representing a wide range of artistic media — the pieces selected best represent the technical skills and overall spirit of the students’ classes and workshops over the past two years. Some of these artists have never before exhibited in a public venue, while others have shown regularly for over thirty years — a fitting demonstration of the Hui’s mission to support lifelong education in visual arts.
April 30, 2011
In April, we launched 34 new spring classes & workshops with a cumulative attendance of 356 students and studio users of all ages, welcoming 4 visiting artists to the Hui roster from California (Kathleen Alexander) and neighbor Hawaiian Islands (Erika & Robert Molyneux and Daven Hee). Kamehameha Schools’ 1st grade class enjoyed workshops customized to their curriculum that also complemented the Darrell Orwig Retrospective (Airplane Block Printing, Nature inspired Mobile Design and Orwig-Inspired Plein Air Painting), and were thrilled by the opportunity to meet and talk story with the artist himself. We also hosted the annual team-building event for Whole Foods Market as well as the 6th annual King Kekaulike High School Student Arts Integrated Showcase, attended by 200+ teens, teachers and parents. “Like the Hui, our public schools are facing very tough economic challenges right now, with the arts under serious budgetary scrutiny as Congress considers how best to develop reading, writing and arithmetic,” remarked Susan Scofield, Principal of King Kekaulike High School, “art is what makes life interesting and worthwhile- it grabs a student’s interest and engages them in a new way that other subjects may not. It is too great a sacrifice, and one we need to come together to voice our support of as a community. This event is a celebration of the spirit of King Kekaulike; it is an exhibition of the application of all of the skills they have learned and practiced; it is a way for not only parents and families, but the entire community, to behold the heart and soul of these young lives. The Hui is a perfect venue for these students, who rarely have the opportunity to showcase their work in such a beautiful, community-based venue where everyone is welcome to experience their work. Please come see for yourself! Check out the cooperative atmosphere in all its delightful forms. Support the arts both in our public schools as well as in this beautiful place.” Right on!
March 31, 2011
In March, we were honored to reunite with former Kaluanui caretaker and revered Maui artist Darrel Orwig in celebration of a retrospective of his work: Waltzing with Time and Place. Fellow artist George Allan remarked, “Darrell is full of surprises; that’s what really amazes me. (His paintings) are brilliantly composed, and he has such wonderful vision. He paints and lets you make up your own story about things. It’s always a surprise.” The retrospective offered the community an exhilarating opportunity to see the scope of his work from 1970—the present, and his unique perspective on life. Later in March, nearly 50 creative keiki participated in our spring break art camp program: Camp Kaluanui, featuring hands-on experiences in printmaking, painting & drawing, digital media, sculpture, theater arts and more based on weekly themes: Spirited Away: Magical Masks, Dragons and More!; Buggin’ Out: Creepy Crawlies Gone Wild!; Raiders of the Lost Artifact: Extraordinary Art Expeditions!
More info: An Interview with Darrell Orwig at On Maui! Magazine, Darrell Orwig video by Spencer Hyde on VIMEO (copy & paste this link into your browser to view this video: http://vimeo.com/25431813), “Darrell Orwig’s Road” at the Maui Newstop
February 28, 2011
In February, we celebrated the Hui’s 20th annual Art Affair, Maui’s preeminent art auction and social event held at Hui No‘eau’s historic Kaluanui Estate. Themed this year as “The Black & White Ball,” highlights included the presentation of the Board of Directors Recognition Award to Jim & Honey Bun Haynes and Hui Angel Award to Joe & Bev Gannon. The “Raise the Paddle” live auction raised much-needed funds for Hui youth programs as well as those supporting the 2011 Artist in Residence program with world-renowned “Stickwork” sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Later that month, the Hui participated in the first ever Maui Open Studios event, engaging new audiences and leveraging our open studio program as a workshop for both emerging and established Maui artists. We also hosted Seabury Hall’s “Winterim” session, providing youth aged 12-18 with intensive arts learning experiences in jewelry, ceramics, plein air painting and silkscreen printmaking. Seabury teacher Gayle Martelles shared, “thank you for the fine support & many thanks to the 4 great teachers & to you & the Hui for all the special little extras that made our week so magical!”
January 31, 2011
January marked the launch of 48 winter classes & workshops at the Hui, serving 512 students of all ages and 7 visiting artists from New Hampshire (Kiranada Sterling Benjamin), California (Robert Regis Dvorak and Kathleen Alexander), Tennessee (Kit Gentry), England & Japan (Dorothy Feibleman), Utah (Jeff Juhlin), and neighbor Hawaiian Islands (Gordon Uyehara) and open studio users in long-term, sequential-based arts education and studio practice. We happily kicked off the year in exhibitions with record-breaking art submissions for the Annual Juried Exhibition as we welcomed guest juror Vincent Hazen, Director of the Academy Art Center at Linekona: “It was instantly evident the love that Maui artists have for their island with heartfelt landscape concepts and colors that became love poems for Hawai’i,” remarked Hazen, “Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this event- it was a privilege. Keep making art and showing it to your friends. Make art part of your everyday routine; it makes a difference in the quality of our lives.”
January 5, 2011
Hui No‘eau was delighted to welcome forthcoming Artist in Residence Patrick Dougherty as he conducted a preliminary site visit in preparation for his September 2011 residency. Hui members met the artist during a Meet & Greet breakfast event and educational staff hiked through forest preserves with potential collaborators: Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC), D.T. Fleming Arboretum at Pu’u Mahoe, Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve- part of the Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Maui Coastal Land Trust, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
November 19, 2010
The 4th Annual Wailea Food & Wine Celebration helped raise funds for community arts education, joined by Maui’s top chefs and world-renowned vintners from 29 wineries, up from 6 last year. Surrounded by the peaceful ambiance and tropical views from Hotel Wailea, guests experienced incredible culinary variety while comparing the truly exquisite wines provided by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants. With last year’s esteemed company including vintners from Grgich Hills Estate, Jordan Winery, Justin Vineyards & Winery and Shafer Vineyards & chefs from Capische, Five Palms Restaurant, MCC Culinary Academy and Spago Maui, this year’s event presented food and wine of the highest caliber.
November 15, 2010
Hui No`eau hosts its 4th annual Portfolio Day. This (free) event featured admissions representatives from five leading art colleges & universities, including the Art Institutes, California College of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Savannah College of Art and Design, offering one-on-one consultations to those interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts. A truly critical service for Maui youth, 45 reviews were offered to students from schools including Kamehameha, Baldwin, Seabury, Maui High and Maui Prep. Classroom teachers mingled, students shared their work with one another, parents connected and college reps were unanimously impressed by the caliber of talent exhibited in the group.
October 16, 2010
Hui participates in Kihei’s 3rd Annual South Maui Children & Youth Day, organized by the Kihei Youth Center. This full-day festival offered the Hui an opportunity to engage nearly 300 Kihei youth in free arts enrichment activities that helped to raise consciousness about environmentalism. Parents were excited by the prospect of working hands-on with their little ones, teens were excited to hear about upcoming classes like T-Shirt Boot Camp, and teachers were interested in learning how to collaborate with the Hui to bring teaching artists into their own classrooms.
October 1, 2010
The Hui teams up with Baldwin High School to develop the Malama Ko Aloha mural, inspiring more than 1,600 students each day with the spirit of Aloha. 78 Baldwin students participated in this vision to “share the love.”
September 24, 2010
The 2010 Solo Exhibition welcomed the extraordinary talents of Oahu-based artist Eli Baxter and Maui-based artist Jaisy Hanlon, a dynamic duo that wowed visitors with new bodies of work entitled in the still between and Factual Fiction, respectively. Read more on our blog.
July 31, 2010
The 2010 Youth Art Exhibition showcases the work of students participating in Camp Kaluanui. Featuring art by nearly 200 Maui youth annually, the exhibition is an explosion of colorful creativity that shows us all the extraordinary possibilities unlocked by community visual arts education. The 2nd annual Family Day recognized the enormous potential of more than 200 young artists and shared the whimsical outcomes with nearly 1,500 Hui visitors.
July 22, 2010
The Kaluanui Experience Celebration marks the launch of the Hui’s History Room, a former bedroom that now artfully displays Ethel Baldwin’s collection of hollowware silver as well as many historical photos, sketches, and journals. The event featured colorful anecdotes and historical details by eminent arborist Ernie Rezents and the granddaughter of Kaluanui’s original inhabitants Maizie Cameron Sanford, a blessing by the Rev. Kealohou Alika and live music by Halemanu.
July 13, 2010
The Hawaii People’s Fund & the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation offer grant support to the 2010 Artist in Residence Program: The Politics of Paper/ Many Stories, Many Voices featuring artists Favianna Rodriguez & Orlando Reyes. Consisting of 147 students, the program offered intensive workshops for teens, adults, and teachers, culminating in a final exhibition featuring work by them and their students centered on social justice. “I will be able to use what I learned today in my high school art classroom- many students will benefit from what I learned here.” – Robin Currameng, Maui High School, student of Favianna’s “Teach the Teachers” workshop. “Before this class, I had experimented with printmaking small kine, but never had the correct tools and expert instruction. Favianna was great in instruction and at the same time allowing us to explore our own ideas. I am excited to continue printing when I go to art school this year.” –Elliott Cost, age 18, student of Favianna’s “Politics of Paper” teen intensive
May 8, 2010
More than 100 teachers, students, friends and faculty gather at Kalama Intermediate to celebrate the unveiling of 2 large-scale murals in recognition of their 25th anniversary, celebrating the theme “We All Belong.” Led by Hui teaching artist Nathalie Nunez, Marilyn Morikawa’s 7th grade class spent 4 months planning, designing and creating the set of murals while simultaneously learning about the value of student similarities and differences, and how each contributes to the rich experience of Kalama culture. “Mahalo to the Hui for its continued support of our youth,” remarks Kalama Principal John Costales, “these murals are something we can all be proud of for years to come.” Special thanks to Jim Sanders for offering this partnership the support it needed to come to fruition.
May 8, 2010
Exhibition Kitchen: The Art Show features work by 42 artists that, according to Maui News writer Lehia Apana, “didn’t just step outside of the box- they leaped!” Hui artist Anita Laviola remarked “A lot of times people think of jewelry as only commercial wear, but the Hui doesn’t keep it in that kind of box – they really appreciate the art.” The focus of the exhibition was to take a playful swerve away from conventional working methods encouraging unconventional pieces revolving around a place well-known to all: the kitchen. Congratulations artists!