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september 2017 at hui no‘eau

Malama Wao Akua
In Gallery from September 15 to November 7
Opening Reception: September 15 from 5 to 8pm
Jurors: Tamara Sherill, Executive Director of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens; Mike Takemoto, Maui artist and Assistant Professor at UH Maui College

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) brings you Malama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods) – a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaho‘olawe). We invite Maui artists to explore our watersheds and use their creative talents to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species.

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. A jurying team with expertise in both art and conservation will select from among the pool of entries. Works in any medium are welcome! Application and prospectus available at Continue reading ‘september 2017 at hui no‘eau’


festivals of aloha september maui events

The mission of the Festivals of Aloha is to honor Native Hawaiian culture and traditions from generation to generation, as well as share them with visitors and people from the community.

In ancient Hawai’i, kahili were ceremonial feathered standards or long staffs decorated at one end with a cluster of feather plumes.  Similar to the way nobility of Europe displayed their coat of arms on banners, Hawaiian attendants constructed sometimes elaborate feathered emblems to honor and spiritually protect high-ranking individuals. Today, kahili not only hold a significant place in traditional regalia, they also reflect the deep aloha and respect the people had for their beloved royalty. Continue reading ‘festivals of aloha september maui events’

august • 2017 keiki cover model

We want to say thank you to five-year-old Jessica Kamalulaikeha Kamaka and her family for sharing her smile with us this month for our cover.

Mom is Sandi Kamaka of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, and dad is Travis Kamaka a Department of Public Safety officer.

The family lives in Wailuku, and Jessica dances hula for Halau Kauluokala with Kumu Uluwehi Guerrero. She also enjoys swimming with Maui Swim Club.

Mom shares, “a favorite memory of ours is when Jessica saw her sisters dancing hula at a wedding she went on stage and joined in with a big confident smile even though she didn’t know how to dance, she was about three-years-old at the time! We have enjoyed watching her grow into an independent and confident person.”


ka‘anapali’s history & legends revealed on maui nei native expeditions’ new walking tour

The kumu of Maui Nei Native Expeditions are renowned for delivering authentic cultural experiences on their acclaimed walking tours. Now visitors and locals alike have a unique opportunity to hear fascinating legends and local lore about Hawaiian myths and mysteries of Ka‘anapali on a brand-new two-hour walking tour.

Established in 2001, Maui Nei Native Expeditions is an educational program of Friends of Moku‘ula, a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to restoring the historic island of Moku‘ula in Lahaina. As a spiritual and political center, Moku‘ula was home to great Maui chiefs since the 16th century, and served as the capital of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i between 1830 and 1845. Maui Nei keeps history and culture alive for Maui’s residents and visitors, sharing Hawai‘i’s traditions, stories, arts, skills, and a sense of place. More than 16,000 guests have experienced a guided Maui Nei walking tour. Continue reading ‘ka‘anapali’s history & legends revealed on maui nei native expeditions’ new walking tour’

american cancer society west maui relay for life 2017 saturday, august 19, 2017

This month will feature the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life for West Maui located at the park behind the Lahaina Aquatic Center on Saturday, August 19 from 3pm-midnight volunteers will walk all night to honor loved ones lost to cancer and honor our friends and family who are cancer survivors.

Relay for Life is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we. Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal. Continue reading ‘american cancer society west maui relay for life 2017 saturday, august 19, 2017’

july • 2017 keiki cover model

We want to send a big Mahalo to our keiki cover boy ‘Oli Tysei Barroll Mitchell and his family this month.

‘Oli’s dad is Ryan Mitchell, server at Mama’s Fish House, and mom is Eri Mitchell of Maui Seaside Hotel.

The family lives in Kahului, and ‘Oli is starting first grade at Lihikai School.

He loves to dance Tahitian, and in his first solo competition in Kaua’i at Heiva I Kaua‘i 2016 he took first place in the four-year-old and six-year-old categories! ‘Oli  also enjoys going to the beach with his family and body boarding.

Dad shares, “my son inspires me to share the aloha spirit every day.”

upcountry farmers market: indulge your senses in maui’s plentiful bounty

Every Saturday morning, rain or shine, Upcountry Farmers Market Manager Neil Coshever and his capable assistant Katy Bayley orchestrate an extraordinary symphony at the Kulamalu Town Center in Pukalani. Now in its 7th year at this location, the Upcountry Farmers Market (UFM) boasts more than 100 vendors, and attracts between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors to its cornucopia of enticing products.

No other farmers market has been operating on Maui as long as UFM. For more than 40 years, UFM has made its home in various locations—first at St. Joseph’s Church in Makawao; then at the Eddie Tam Gymnasium, also in Makawao. In 2010, the market moved to its current site in Pukalani, which has allowed for exponential growth. In fact, the market is now officially “full,” and new vendors are able to rent a booth only when a regular vendor is absent. Continue reading ‘upcountry farmers market: indulge your senses in maui’s plentiful bounty’