There are places we can pass by every day and still not know exist. A modest wall, on the side of the quaint one-story Omura Building and bordering the defunct Old Wailuku Pool, is one such place. It’s like many in Wailuku Town: discreet, timeworn and forgotten, shadowed by surrounding change, and cut from the tunnel vision of busy daily life. This is a relic, covered in a … [Read more...] about For the Community, By the Community: Endemic Hawai‘i Artists unveil a new Wailuku mural
Museums aspire to provide tangible links to the past, through displays of artifacts, fineries, and curiosities from past decades, centuries, and millennia. Art seeks to capture essences of the natural world, spiced with human imagination, to evoke and inspire emotion. Combining the two may provide a unique and special vehicle, a time machine of sorts, for delivering … [Read more...] about Nā Aloha `Āina: Powerful portraits bring culture and history to life at Hale Hō`ike`ike
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A drum kit made out of a tire and decorated with beer bottle caps. A camel with golf club feet. A miniature parasol made from Salem cigarette packets. Strings of bottle caps formed to look like lei hulu, the feather lei. The artwork is diverse at the new Art of Trash exhibit in Wailuku. It’s alternately serious and playful, sculptural or painting-like, functional or abstract, … [Read more...] about How the Art of Trash is reinventing rubbish in the heart of Wailuku
Early next month, Maui’s art lovers will get a chance to mingle with well-known artists and other aficionados at Lahaina Galleries’ 16th annual Art of Aloha. This event brings artists from all over the world together, and this year will feature nine artists of various medium and subjects. Drinks and light pupus will be served, and the event is free and open to the … [Read more...] about Art of Aloha: Many great artists are coming to Lahaina Galleries