Kalele Bookstore and MAC News Release
Ariana Nadia Nash and Brandon W. Jones will be reading from their works in progress at Kalele Bookstore on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. in a lively literary event cosponsored by Kalele Bookstore and the Molokai Arts Center (MAC).
Wine and the written word have gone hand in hand since before the time of Euripides, so bring a bottle of wine and/or a pupu dish to share and come lift a glass to the literary tradition. Ariana will be reading new works of poetry and Brandon will be reading one of his short stories, with time at the end to ask them questions about their work. …
By Barbara Haliniak
Congratulations to Michael Onofrio, winner of the Molokai Island Foundation’s (MIF) logo contest. Michael was presented with a $200 check for his winning design, which depicts a gourd, a vine that reaches out and bears a hard shell fruit used as an implement (ipu) adorned with kukui nuts and leaves. This exemplifies the foundation’s purpose: to reach out into the community, to serve and support its needs.
Michael graduated from Molokai High School in 2013 and is about to begin his junior year at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, where he majors in graphic design.…
MAC News Release
The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) is excited to present “An Introduction to Poetry,” a two-day creative writing workshop taught by award-winning poet Ariana Nadia Nash. The two-part course will take place on consecutive Saturdays, July 25 and Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at a private residence in Kawela Plantation. The cost will be $55 for the general public and $44 for MAC members. The workshop enrollment fee includes catered lunches both days by Roshani Nash.
The course is intended to be a fun, no-pressure introduction to the basics of modern poetry. In the first class, students will learn fundamentals of craft, both as readers and writers, and in the second class, students will try their hands at writing poetry.…
Molokai Island Foundation News Release
Calling all Molokai artists, students and inspired community individuals! The Molokai Island Foundation will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in August and is looking for a new visual identity and needs your help.
To fill this need, we are launching a logo contest to promote our mission statement, “To lead, serve and support community needs.” The contest rules and application is available on our website, molokaiislandfoundation.org or visit our Facebook page Molokai Island Foundation.…
Mattie Todd Lester proudly displays her new quilt. Photo by Catherine Cluett.
A group of kupuna received a cozy gift last week when members of the Molokai Museum Handcrafters Guild presented them with colorful, handmade quilts.
Wilma Pratt, who founded the guild in 2008, said the eight members gather to quilt and create crafts together once a month. It took them about a year to sew about a dozen lap quilts, and Pratt said they decided to donate the finished products to the kupuna at Na Pu`uwai’s Senior Day Care Center, a program that offers care and activities for the elderly.…
Lahaina Arts Association News Release
Lahaina Arts Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is proud to announce its 37th Annual High School Senior Art Competition, Exhibition and Scholarship Awards Program. Graduating High School seniors from Maui County, including the island of Molokai, are welcome to submit their art for exhibition and consideration in the scholarship competition. Entries must be postmarked by April 4 or can be dropped off in person Saturday, April 4 or Sunday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Old Jail Gallery (Below the Old Courthouse) in Lahaina under the Banyan Tree.
Each participating High School Senior may submit one entry for each of the five categories — Painting, Drawing, Three-Dimension, Photography, and Mixed Media. …
Guests peruse bowls made by MAC and UH Maui College Molokai students. Photo by Josiah Ching.
After a week of torrential rains and whipping winds, island residents cozied up to steaming bowls of homemade soup at the Molokai Arts Center (MAC)’s fifth annual Soup’ R Bowl event last Saturday night.
Nearly 20 artists of all levels crafted ceramic bowls for the hundreds of people who showed up at the event, held at the Molokai Community Health Center. Guests could choose from 578 different bowls to eat soup from and later take home.
“One of the things that I appreciate about ceramics as an art is that it’s really functional,” said MAC Development Director Helen Kekalia.…
MAC News Release
Molokai Arts Center (MAC) announces its fifth annual Soup’ R Bowl fundraising event, a fundraiser for the arts and art education on Molokai.
The MAC signature annual fundraising event is quickly coming up on March 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. Join us for an evening of delicious soups, artisan bread, fresh island green salad, a full lineup of live entertainment, a silent auction featuring a variety of art from local artists, and the many local artists, themselves, who make this event possible with their creative work!
The event will be featured once again at the historic location of Molokai’s old Pau Hana Inn site, now the Molokai Community Health Center. …
MAC News Release
The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) announces a special opportunity for you to help support art education in in our community.
Each year, the State of Hawaii and its schools are faced with increasing budget cuts that impact how much art education our youth are exposed to in school. This importance of culture and the arts, and the fact that it is sometimes not readily tangible, even though it impacts our quality of life significantly, is priceless and irretrievable once lost.
This same principle holds true for all artists of all ages and walks of life.
Here is a special way for you to help contribute to increasing access to art education and opportunities on our island of Molokai: help the Molokai Arts Center through it’s Partnership with the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.…
Photo by Catherine Cluett.
Molokai artists ushered in the holidays last week, gathering to share their work at the Public Library in the third annual art show of Molokai Arts Center (MAC) members.
“To me, it’s a chance for the organization to thank individual artists and for them to get some exposure – and to see themselves as professional artists,” said potter Dan Bennett, MAC Treasurer and founding member. “We have to push some to enter because they don’t think their art is good enough, which to me is absurd.”
Art in all colors, shapes and sizes – ranging from the useful to the whimsical – made an appearance at the show, representing at least 30 member artists, Bennett said.…