Andy Behrle has a day-old hospital bracelet clipped around his wrist when I meet him for coffee. It’s evidence that the artist has collaborated on not just one, but two major acts of creation over the weekend. Undoubtedly still caught in the whirlwind of an eventful three days, Behrle is bright-eyed and effusive when he speaks. I sit and notice him gazing toward his phone at a … [Read more...] about ‘Lost and Found’ Artist Andy Behrle On Connecting People, History, and Nature
"Wailuku is dead." That could have been the rallying call of those testifying in support of the Wailuku Civic Complex at the March 29 meeting of Maui County Council’s Economic Development and Budget Committee. The lead suspect in the death of this historic town? Well, that remains a mystery with multiple suspects. But proponents of the complex made it clear that the … [Read more...] about The Battle for Wailuku: In debating the Wailuku Civic Complex, stakeholders grapple over “revitalization”
As Matthew Agcolicol gestures toward an almost-finished mural in Wailuku Town I notice the tattoo on his arm that reads, “We are the small axe.” The weather has been on-and-off rainy, and, nearby, three Maui-born-and-raised artists are putting the final strokes on the vibrant wall, which only a week ago was a worn and forgotten dirty-white section of a vacant warehouse. … [Read more...] about Murals of Wailuku: 16 New Pieces of Public Art Paint Mauka to Makai
The Wailuku Parking Garage and Civic Complex project, with an estimated cost of $84.2 million, is the biggest number in the county’s FY2019 budget. The first phase of the project is set to begin mid-year. If fully funded, it will create a “super block” on the two-acre county municipal parking site which currently offers 214 spaces of free parking (see map, next page). As the … [Read more...] about Wailuku Civic Complex: ‘Winner’ or ‘Monstrosity’?
So everyone’s seen reWailuku’s fancy new video of the proposed Wailuku Civic Hub, right? It’s on YouTube if you haven’t yet seen it, so by all means click here to see it. The video is a remarkable computer-designed projection of what the reWailuku hopes a snazzy new 428-stall parking garage in the heart of Wailuku Town will look like (spoiler: it looks like a futuristic … [Read more...] about Could the proposed Wailuku Civic Hub help gentrify Wailuku Town?