Join us at the Hui this April!

April 5, 2013 In addition to our jam-packed calendar of dynamic art classes & visiting artist workshops, the Hui has plenty for you to explore & discover this month:

The Kaluanui Experience Featuring a historical exhibition space displaying Hui founder and original Kaluanui inhabitant Ethel Baldwin's hollowware silver and historical photos, sketchbooks, and journals; the “Plants at the Hui” estate plant guide outlining the 70+ botanical specimens featured on the grounds; and multiple walking tours through the artist studios and gardens, this program enables public access to the site and stories of this nearly 100-year-old Maui estate. Come learn why Kaluanui was selected as Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Annual Preservation Honor Awardee!

On the Wild Side You can’t miss this gargantuan sculpture situated on the Hui’s front lawn, referred to by many of our keiki artists as “the maze.” Built over the course of 17 days in September 2011 by Hui Artist-in-Residence Patrick Dougherty and 100+ volunteers, the Stickwork sculpture is meant to survive “as long as the elements allow.” Stop by and get lost inside of an artistic masterpiece while you still can!

What Makes Maui MAUI Enter our grounds through the Kaluanui entrance (as opposed to the Baldwin entrance) and you will be greeted by 2012 Artist-in-Residence Shira Walinsky's mural "What Makes Maui MAUI." During her 14-day residency, Shira collaborated with our Maui population to create this double-sided work of public art that reflects, inspires and represents our community. This was the first installment to the Hui's Maui Mural Project, a public art initiative that seeks to catalyze a community exchange about our local identity. Be sure to check out its counterpart, "Na Wai 'eha / Free the Water, Free the People", led by fellow 2012 Artist-in-Residence Eric Okdeh in the heart of Wailuku Town at the intersection of Market St. & Main St. (Click here for details).

The New Black: A Black & White Photography Exhibition Featuring a body of work selected by guest juror Darrell Orwig, this critically acclaimed photography exhibition includes art by invited artists Gwen Arkin, Aubrey Hord and Brian Miller plus work by 28 additional Maui artists. We’ve already shared the work and many opportunities for artist meet-and-greets with heaps of school groups – now it’s your turn!

“The Hui is such such an integral part of the community - and an important part, I can’t imagine Maui without it. It is a place that offers an opportunity to learn about the range and scope of what the visual arts can be. Over the 30+ years that I have been involved with the institution, it has over time become a bastion of artistic integrity in terms of the quality of what we present. It’s a place where opportunity thrives; this is the place to find out what to do with your creativity.”

Read more: - Transcript of Paul Janes-Brown's "Curtain Call" review of THE NEW BLACK, airing on Maui TV News on March 22, 2013. Watch the segment here: - Maui Photography | In the Presence of Greatness by Aubrey Hord - Historic Hawai‘i Foundation's Preservation Honor Award Goes to Hui @ the Hui Blog - Taste journey: Maui @ Sunset Magazine