Stickwork Blessing & Opening Celebration

September 22, 2011You're invited! Tomorrow, (Friday, September 23 at 5:00 PM), we will be celebrating the unveiling of Patrick Dougherty's Stickwork sculpture with a blessing & FREE community event.

During Patrick Dougherty’s 3-week residency at Hui No`eau, the artist worked directly with the community to develop, plan and create a site-specific installation using saplings of invasive tree species. The final sculpture being unveiled at this event marks the launch of Ho`ololi: The Environmental Art Garden, a new public art program which aims to cultivate community and raise awareness about Hawai‘i’s endangered ecosystems by inspiring conversation, encouraging public participation, and creating fellowship between artists and environmentalists. Each year, we will be inviting a new artist to contribute a piece to this new art garden.

Please join us tomorrow- and pass it on! Event features include:

  • Blessing of Ho`ololi (5:00 PM)
  • Lei making workshop
  • Live music by Hawaiian slack key guitarist John "Keoni" Trino
  • Outrigger Pizza (for sale!)
  • Complimentary cocktails & light pupu
  • Stickwork books for sale to have signed by the artist
  • Visualizing Green art exhibition in the gallery
  • Information booths for Community Work Day, East Maui Watershed Partnership, Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership, Maui Invasive Species Committee and more!

The installation created by Dougherty and his team of talented volunteers will enjoy a lifespan of approximately 3 years, offering countless, future opportunities to experience and share the Stickwork sculpture. We hope that you will continually join us to share the work of art with family, friends and community.