Malama Wao Akua 2016

Maui's Premier Art Exhibit


My favorite art show of the season will be coming to a close soon. The East Maui Watershed folks sponsor an educational event and exhibit every year to bring awareness to our fragile and precious watershed area. 

Opening ceremonies in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth remind us again why we live and love Maui.

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The subject that I chose for my print was the Pukiawe ,   a woody mountain side shrub that is adorned with beautiful white and pink berries with dusty green and silver colored leaves. I felt honored to have my piece selected as there were many entries to the show. It's a very strong exhibit with wood carvings, stunning photography, tapa cloth, ceramics and much more. The primary and high school students also participate and their work is very touching. Love that the kids are learning early about our island and all the native plants. The focus is entirely on protecting and highlighting the native species of Maui.

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It's a great focus to learn more about the watershed and the protection of our precious resources.