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Upcoming Events at Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center

August 2, 2017, 10:57 AM HST
* Updated August 2, 10:59 AM
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The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, located in Makawao, announced its upcoming events for the month of August.

Mālama Wao Akua 2017. Photo Courtesy

The local nonprofit is a community based visual arts education organization that offers classes, workshops, and camps for all ages and artistic abilities. Hui classes offers programs in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics, glassblowing, Hawaiian arts and more.

2017 Hui No’eau Youth Art Exhibition
In Gallery: Aug. 4 through 24
Opening Reception: Friday, Aug. 4th from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition will showcase the work of 250+ youth participating in the Hui’s summer arts programming. The result is an explosion of vibrant creativity that features the possibilities unlocked by community visual arts education. Attendees will also see artwork created by Maui’s young artists and surfers that participated in Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem Surf Contest earlier this year.

Food for the opening reception on Friday, Aug. 4, will be provided by Outrigger Pizza Company, with dips donated by Maui Raw, and root beer donated by Maui Brewing Co. There will also be face painting, and two unique keiki art projects happening throughout the evening.


Mālama Wao Akua 2017
Receiving Day: Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In Gallery: Sept. 15 to Nov. 7
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m.


In collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center will host Mālama 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). Maui artists will be able to explore Maui 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.

Artists planning to enter the exhibit are also invited to attend several unique opportunities to learn about Maui’s native species, including:


– East Maui Watershed Partnership led hikes into The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve or Haleakala Ranch’s Pu’u Pahu Reserve on Aug. 9 and 14.
– A journey into the dry forest with Dr. Art Medeiros at Auwahi Forest Restoration Project on Aug. 7.
– Free entrance into the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens for artists entering the exhibit.
More information on these events and how to sign-up is on or by calling 573-6999.

Adult Classes and Workshops

Beginning Jewelry with Julie Matheis
Every Monday – Aug. 7 through Sept. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Designed for new students and those wanting to refresh their basic techniques, this class will give you both skills and confidence in working with metal. You’ll walk away with beautiful jewelry that is ready to wear. Click here to register.

Abstract Oil Painting Guided Open Studio with Tony Walholm
Every Thursday – Aug. 10 to Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon

This class is designed for those with some background in oil painting. Tony will work with students to enhance and achieve each individual’s artistic vision. Don’t miss this opportunity to study and consult with a true master of the language of abstract expressionism! Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting or equivalent experience. Click here to register.

Intermediate Jewelry with Roberta Ann Weisenburg. Photo Courtesy

Intermediate Jewelry with Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Every Monday – Aug. 14 through Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon

Are you ready to create your own designs and learn new techniques? This class is for you. Students will learn to use the more advanced tools found in the Hui’s studio, improve soldering skills and refine designs for faster and more successful fabrication. Click here to register.

Digital Photography: Learning to See with Aubrey Hord
Thursday, Aug. 17 and Friday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are already familiar with the basics of your DSLR camera (film or digital) and feel comfortable shooting with the manual setting, this hands-on workshop will help you to “see” more creatively. Aubrey will explain basic photography composition concepts, including the use of color, leading the eye, creating neutral space, “rule of thirds,” and “golden mean” and will give students time to head out onto the beautiful grounds of the Hui to practice skills, explore, and experiment with creating images. Prerequisite: Digital Photography 101 or equivalent experience. Click here to register.

Keiki and Young Adult Classes

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Club with Julie Matheis (Ages 11+)
Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m.

While working on individual projects, students will practice the foundation elements of metalsmithing: cutting, drilling, piercing, and soldering metal.

Before participating in a guided open studio session, students must first take a 2-hour “Studio Introduction” class. This short class is offered on the first Wednesday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. To register call 808-572-6560.

Claymazing! Creative Ceramics for Keiki with Heather O’Shaughnessy
Wednesdays, Aug. 9 through Sept. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m.

This class will introduce your child to the wonderful world of clay. Heather will guide children through a variety of handbuilding projects using slab, pinch, coil, and glazing techniques. Keiki are sure to enjoy the hands-on experience of creating an array of fun, fantastic clay artwork with their hands. Click here to register.

Ceramic Club: Weel Throwing & Handbuilding with Heather O’Shaughnessy (Ages 11+)
Thursdays, Aug. 10 through Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Cups, plates, bowls, tiles and more. In this introductory class, students will create their own functional art as they explore the handling of clay using wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing, and texturing techniques. Students will enjoy this hands-on muddy, messy, and fun art form. Click here to register.

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