The Lahaina Arts Association recently awarded more than $3,000 in partial scholarships to local students pursuing art in college. The college support was part of the LAA’s 37th Annual Art Exhibit and Partial Scholarship Contest. The scholarships were awarded at a special artist’s reception that was held in the Old Jail Gallery. The competition was open to graduating high school seniors from Maui County.
The Best in Show honor was awarded to Eui Yol Lee, who received a $1,000 scholarship for the piece “Chase Your Dreams, You Might Catch One.” The piece also earned the Podge Elvenstar 1st Place Drawing $500 award.
The Haruto “Harry” Furuta 1st Place Mixed Media $500 Award went to Levi Holley’s piece “Goldfish;” the Martin Rockwell 1st Place Painting $500 award was given to Erin Manibog for “My Brother’s March.”
LAA’s 1st Place Photography $500 Award went to Teak McAfees; and the 1st Place 3D $500 award went Victoria Rose Griffith
Lahaina Arts Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing county youth with access to creative arts through education and artistic opportunities. LAA offers no-cost art classes to children on Maui and Molokai through the Maui Youth Art Outreach Program. LAA also provides a Youth Mentoring Program and awards partial tuition-assistance scholarships to graduating Maui County students.
Photo courtesy the Lahaina Arts Association