Mālama Wao Akua



Opening Reception: September 9 / 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is thrilled to collaborate with East Maui Watershed Partnership to raise awareness about the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Molokai, Kaho‘olawe). By offering educational opportunities in coordination with the exhibition, including artist hikes and “Talk Story” sessions with environmental experts, our hope is that Maui artists of all ages will explore our watersheds and express the value these species have within our daily life. Artwork depicts species native to Maui Nui, landscapes showcasing only native Maui Nui species, or people working to protect Maui’s native species and native habitats. With four entry divisions (open to elementary, middle & high school, and adults), this exhibition provides powerful visuals that celebrate Maui’s native plant and animal life. Please visit malamawaoakua.org for artist resources, dates for inspirational artist hikes & “Talk Story” presentations!


Talk Story Thursdays! — FREE!
5 - 6 pm in the Gallery
Join Hui No‘eau and East Maui Watershed Partnership as we "talk story" about conservation on Maui. These sessions are always informative and engaging!

Sept. 15th - Dr. Art Medeiros
Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit


Oct. 6th - Dr. Fern Duvall II
Maui Nui Program Manager, DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management


Oct. 20th - Joy Tamayose
Haleakala National Park Wildlife Biologist, Endangered Wildlife Management Division


Nov. 3rd - Dan Eisenberg
EMWP Program Manager, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit

Movie Screening with Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC)
Oct. 20th 6pm-7:30pm
Join us at the Hui for a screening of "Little Fire Ants,"  a documentary film about invasive fire ants. MISC will introduce the film!

Mālama Wao Akua Exhibition Info Session featuring Mike Neal
Tuesday, July 5 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Joined by artist and nature enthusiast Mike Neal, this presentation will explain what it means to enter the exhibit and share ideas about how to research species "Native to Maui Nui." East Maui Watershed Partnership and the Hui Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit and confirm any species artists might already have in mind. Plenty of resources will be available if artists still needs to find inspiration.