The broad concept of wabi sabi, simply defined as the beauty in imperfection, has motivated Hawai‘i artist Sidney Yee through 40 years of creating work that reflects his Chinese-American heritage, family bonds, and unsettled memories. A retrospective of his life’s work reveals equal passion and skill as both a ceramist and a painter.
Receiving: April 16, 2019
Opening Reception: April 26, 5-7pm
Jurors: Bob Flint (3d,) Roberta Weisenburg (3d,) Terry Lopez (2d,) and Christine Waara (2d)
This exhibition honors the importance of art education at the Hui—a space that encourages learning, creativity and experimentation. Open to all who have participated in Hui classes, workshops, or Open Studios, this showcase features class and personal artwork and recognizes our Hui community’s creativity.
To be eligible for entry, students, faculty, and open studio users must have participated in an adult Hui program (class, workshop, or open studio session) within the last two years (April 2017 – April 2019.)
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Larry Smith, founder of SMITH Magazine, gave the six-word novel a personal twist by asking his community to describe their lives in exactly six words. Hui No‘eau is thrilled to collaborate with Larry Smith to bring Six-Word Memoirs to Maui, combining the written word with visual arts in this exciting and dynamic exhibition.
First Nations art of the Northwest Coast is among the most vivid, storied, and distinctive artwork in North America. It is rich in tradition and continually evolving. The artists hold a deep respect for traditional practice, yet emerge with unique interpretations, technical excellence, and mastery of materials. This will be the first Northwest Coast First Nations exhibition shown on Maui.
An invited group of artists will address issues relevant to our time with ideas about politics, environment, and gender seen through printmaking, fiber arts, time-based media, and installation. All to enhance public awareness and encourage thoughtful process and engagement in civic discussion. Invited artists are: Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet, Orly Cogan, Kanani Miyamoto, Paul Mullowney, Abigail Romanchak.
Receiving Day: August 27, 9am-6pm
Opening Reception: September 13, 5-8pm
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). Artists are invited to explore our watersheds and use their creative talents to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species.