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Mālama Wao Akua 2017


Receiving Day: August 30, 2017

Opening Reception: September 15, 5-8pm

Mālama Wao Akua (Realm of the Gods) is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaho‘olawe). Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is thrilled to collaborate with East Maui Watershed Partnership to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species and the forested upper regions of our islands’ watersheds.  Selected artwork should be successful in sharing knowledge of the watersheds and native species with others in a meaningful way.  Artwork will also be selected based upon a number of criteria, including originality of concept, creativity, technique, professionalism, and presentation. Our hope is that Maui artists of all ages will explore our watersheds and express the value that native species have within our daily life. This exhibition is sure to provide powerful visuals that celebrate Maui’s native plant and animal life. A jurying team with expertise in both art and conservation will select from among the pool of entries. Works in any medium are welcome!

“Talk Story” Thursdays will take place at the Hui throughout the exhibition, featuring different industry leaders from the field of conservation. Free admission!

  • Sept. 21, 5-6pm: Dr. Fern Duvall II, Maui Nui Program Manager, DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management
  • Oct. 5, 5-6pm: Dan Eisenberg; East Maui Watershed Partnership Program Manager, PCSU
  • Oct. 19, 5-6pm: Pat Bily, Science Specialist II for The Nature Conservancy – Maui Office
  • Nov. 2, 5-6pm: Dr. Art Medeiros; Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU
Earlier Event: August 4
Youth Art Exhibition