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Art and Aina

These three untitled pieces, done by student-artist Regan Corboy, were completed using acrylic paints. They reflect not only the techniques learned in her outdoor studio art class, but also an insight into Molokai living

Molokai college completes first outdoor studio art class

Local artists and artist-hopefuls were able to explore their own talents last semester as part of University of Hawaii-Maui College, Molokai’s first art studio class, Outdoor Studio Art 190. The fruits of their labors are currently on display at the college.

“It’s good to see artists developing their own style and personal enjoyment in art,” said instructor Heather Williams, who will also be teaching Intro to Painting Course –Art 123 in the fall. The students, who ranged from 18-year-olds to kupuna, were instructed to focus on natural sites as much as art concepts. They visited places like Coconut Grove, Halawa Falls, Kumu Farms and Mo`omomi Beach for inspiration.

“It was more than just landscape art,” said student Mary Jane Naone. “[We were] encouraged to look at things from a perspective of our relationship with the landscape and earth.”

Williams said she hopes the art exhibit gets other people from the community –not just students –excited to do art also.

The art show at UH Maui College, Molokai will be on display until June 1, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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