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Maui - February 2012
SPECIAL EVENTS maui arts cultural center freda payne in concert maui hawaii
Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 7:30 PM, 2012
Place: McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului, Maui
Contact: (808) 242-2787, (808) 242-7469 (Box Office),
Maui Invitational Music Festival presents singer and actress Freda Payne in concert. Best known for her 1970 hit single “Band of Gold,” Payne has also appeared in films, television and on Broadway. She has worked with such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Pearl Bailey and Bill Cosby, recorded 21 albums and toured around the world. Her acting credits include stage productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’’ with Della Reese and movies such as The Nutty Professor II and The Klumps. In 2009 Payne appeared on the popular TV show American Idol and sang her multi-million selling hit, “Band of Gold.” She joined Kanye West, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and many more artists in 2010 to record the remake of “We Are The World” for Haiti Relief. Vocalists Sheryl Renee and Clay Mortensen will open the show with classic duets. Enjoy a gospel choir tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in McCoy Courtyard at 6:30 pm. hui noeau visual arts center makawao maui hawaii artist lecture jeff juhlin maui hawaii
Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 7:30 PM, 2012
Place: The Solarium - Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Kaluanui Estate 2841 Baldwin Ave Makawao, Maui
Contact: (808) 572-6560,
Jeff will be providing an overview of encaustic painting, including a brief history, explanation of basic techniques, and examples of his work and the work of other leading encaustic artists around the country. run and walk for the whales maui hawaii
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 5:30 am Half Marathon Check-in, 6:30 am Half Marathon Begins. 6:30 am 5k Check-in, 7:30 am 5k Begins. 8:00 am Keiki Fun Run, 2012
Place: Makena Beach and Golf Resort, South Maui
Contact: Pacific Whale Foundation, (808) 249-8811 ext: 1,
Runners and walkers, adults and kids, residents and visitors are invited to take part in one of Maui's largest fun runs and walking events. The Run and Walk for the Whales course includes ocean views -- you might even see a whale or two breaching in the distance! Choose from the 5K walking course, 5K running course, half marathon walking course, half marathon running course and 2K running course for kids. Starting line and post-run festivities will take place at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, South Maui. Medallions, lei and free whalewatch tickets awarded to top male and female overall in 5K and Half Marathon. Age group medallions awarded in 5K Run and Half Marathon Run. Keiki race will award medallions to the “boy top finisher” and “girl top finisher.” All runners and walkers will be entered into prize drawings. tales of humpbacks research discoveries save the whales maui hawaii
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm No host cocktails at 6:00 pm. Book signing at 8:00 pm, 2012
Place: Wailea Beach Marriott Resort, Maui
Contact: Pacific Whale Foundation, (808) 249-8811 ext: 1,
A whale researcher with more than 35 years of field experience, as well as a published author and world renowned whale activist, Greg Kaufman is also the founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation. Be treated to an evening featuring the latest discoveries about whales, through a riveting multimedia presentation by Greg. He will also present reports from Pacific Whale Foundation's ongoing whale research in Australia, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and Hawai'i and will share insights and adventures from his ongoing journey to help save whales, including his participation in the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee. Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation with sponsorship support from Expedia Local Expert.
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 7:00 PM, 2012
Place: Castle Theater, Kahului, Maui
Contact: (808) 242-2787, (808) 242-7469 (Box Office),
Enjoy a fun and lively interactive entertainment experience! Play along with Judy’s Gang and take your best guess at the Jeopardy questions to reveal the clues that bring you to the dances. It could be all about Elvis, the Jacksons, a megamix from Grease or many other show surprises. Tap and jazz dancers from age 3 to seasoned citizens will provide the answers through their spirited tap and jazz moves. Dance Jeopardy is produced, directed and choreographed by Judy Ridolfino. 2nd annual maui open studios event self guided tours artisan studios maui tropical plantation wailuku maui hawaii
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 9:00 PM, 2012
Place: Maui Tropical Plantation - 1670 Honoapiilani Highway, Wailuku, Maui
Contact: Carolyn Quan, (415) 450-1307,
The Annual Maui Open Studios Event is the first island-wide event of its kind in Hawaii. It spans over all 4 weekends in February. It consists of a festive Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition with live music, cash bar and no-host pupus; 3 weekends of artist open studios; and a satellite art exhibition at Maalaea. This year's event includes over 100 registered artists at over 80 venues island-wide. The public, both local and tourist alike, have a very unique opportunity year after year to experience the creativity that the art community on Maui has to offer. It is a unique event for artists and art-collectors alike. martha graham dance company maui cultural arts center
Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 7:30 PM, 2012
Place: Castle Theater, Kahului, Maui
Contact: (808) 242-2787, (808) 242-7469 (Box Office),
The oldest dance company in America, Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Graham and her company expanded contemporary dance’s vocabulary of movement and forever altered the scope of the art form by rooting works in contemporary social, political, psychological and sexual contexts. In this production, entitled Prelude and Revolt, you’ll see a montage of Graham’s work with narration, providing a history of this iconic artist. It charts the era when Martha Graham burst onto the scene and brings her company to the present day. maui arts cultural center maui hawaii szymanowski quartet maui concerts classical music
Date: Thursday, February 9th, 7:30 PM, 2012
Place: Castle Theater, Kahului, Maui
Contact: (808) 242-2787, (808) 242-7469 (Box Office),
Founded in Warsaw in 1995, the Szymanowski Quartet has developed into one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation. The chamber group’s extraordinarily high standard has garnered them prizes at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. In 2007 the Polish government awarded them the Medal of Honor for their service to Polish culture. maui cultural arts center slack key masters ledward ka'apana mccoy theater maui hawaii
Date: Thursday, February 9th, 7:30 PM, 2012
Place: McCoy Studio Theater, Kahului, Maui
Contact: (808) 242-2787, (808) 242-7469 (Box Office),
Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku, Jr opens the show with his musical and storytelling talents. Special guest Led Ka'apana is known as the Hawaiian “grand master” of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar. His extraordinary baritone and leo ki‘e ki‘e (falsetto) voice have made him a musical legend, while his easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm have made him a favorite of audiences from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island. keali'i reichel halau ke'alaokmaile kukahi maui arts and cultural center maui hawaii
Date: Saturday, Sunday, February 11th - 12th, 7:30 PM, 2012
Place: Castle Theater, Kahului, Maui
Contact: (808) 242-2787, (808) 242-7469 (Box Office),
Renowned as one of Hawai‘i’s most popular recording artists, Keali‘i is the award-winning kumu hula of Halau Ke‘alaokamaile. His music, chant and hula represent the best of Hawai‘i‘s traditional and contemporary poetry and dance today. His halau has brought home top awards from the prestigious hula competition, Merrie Monarch Festival, and he has won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for his music in addition to a top spot on world music charts. Kukahi is his annual halau fundraiser at the MACC. pacific whale foundation maui hawaii keiki educating children outdoors day maui hawaii
Date: Friday, February 17th, 8:30 am - 12 pm, 2012
Place: Kalama Park, Kihei, Maui
Contact: Pacific Whale Foundation, (808) 249-8811 ext: 1,
Maui's Keiki E.C.O. (Educating Children Outdoors) Day is a free, day-long event for Maui schools that brings schoolchildren together in a beautiful ocean side Kalama park, to learn about the environment and their role in protecting it. This event is hosted by the non-profit Pacific Whale Foundation, in partnership with Hawaii nonprofits, government agencies, community groups and Haleakala National Park. These groups work together to present outdoor, hands-on, science-based learning programs to the school classes participating in the event. This event will feature special youth environmental entertainment. Keiki E.C.O. Day aims to spark a life-long relationship between Maui’s schoolchildren and educators and their local environment. Visiting families are welcome to participate, early registration is encouraged. Featured performers: Uncle Wayne.  maui arts cultural center maui hawaii pavilion amphitheater maui hawaii hawaii unite music festival third world live reggae maui hawaii
Date: Sunday, February 19th, 5:00 PM (gates open 4:30 pm), 2012
Place: Pavilion/Amphitheater, Kahului, Maui
Contact: (808) 242-2787, (808) 242-7469 (Box Office),
Hawai'i Unite is a music filled concert in celebration of the latest Mana Maoli CD. International reggae superstars Third World and Tarrus Riley will rock the house along with an all-star line-up of local artists who have contributed to the Mana Maoli CD Project. Performing artists include John Cruz, Paula Fuga, Mike Love, Lopaka Colon and Maui natives Anuhea, Innavision and Kapali Keahi. Get ready to stand up for an evening of great music with a positive message of unity and aloha. coffee talk congresswoman mazie hirono big island hawaii
Date: Tuesday, February 21th, 3:30 pm, 2012
Place: Kihei Charter School Lipoa Center 41 East Lipoa Street Kihei, Maui
Contact: Hawaii office at: (808) 541-1986, Maui: (808) 242-1818
This is a critical moment for our country. It's important for us to work together to ensure Hawaii's future is a bright one. Please join me during a fresh round of Coffee Talks to express your ideas, concerns, or to just say “Hello!” I look forward to seeing you. If you can't make it to any of the Coffee Talks listed above, don't worry – I’ll be sure to visit other neighborhoods in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your feedback or if I can be of assistance to you. You can reach me by visiting my website As always, I want to hear from you. Mahalo, Mazie K. Hirono Member of Congress 2nd District of Hawaii P.S. - Please follow me on Twitter ! hui noeau visual arts center makawao maui hawaii ART AFFAIR 2012
Date: Saturday, February 25th, 5 pm - 10 pm, 2012
Place: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Kaluanui Estate, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, Maui
Contact: (808) 572-6560,
A valued tradition of 21 years, ART AFFAIR is the Hui’s signature fundraising event, celebrating the importance of visual arts education in our Maui community. Held at the historic Kaluanui Estate, the evening features live music by the Haiku Hillbillys, dancing, a gourmet seated dinner, open bar and vodka luge, a live & silent auction, and an opportunity to meet a wonderful community of art supporters. Experience life in ancient Pompeii under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius with delicious Italian food, colorful frescoes and festive Roman garb. Proceeds from ART AFFAIR enable access to exceptional visual arts programming for all ages and artistic abilities. living in light documentary premiere maui hawaii
Date: Saturday, February 25th, 7 pm - 10 pm, 2012
Place: Studio Maui, Haiku, Maui
Contact: Paul Gangnier (producer), (808) 463-8255,
World premiere of "Living in Light," a 65 minute documentary narrated by Neale Donald Walsch that explores new spiritual insights into the true nature of our existence. The reception begins at 7PM, the movie at 8PM, followed by a dance celebration at 9PM. Join us! $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door.
ONGOING EVENTS hui no'eau annual juried exhibition 2012 makawao maui hawaii
Date: Saturday, January 7th – Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Place: 2841 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, Maui
Contact: (808) 572-6560,
Juror: Allyn Bromley
Receiving Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 / 9am – 4pm
Lecture with the Juror: December 28 / 4:30-5:30pm / Media Lab / FREE
Members’ Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 2012 / 5 – 7pm
This prestigious competition offers an opportunity to view current work of local & mainland artists in all media, including ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photography, jewelry, digital imagery, fiber, painting, and wood. Nationally renowned guest jurors include respected curators and artists from Maui, Hawai‘i and beyond, offering a different perspective for a unique show every year. Join the Hui in celebrating art and artists! maui crafts guild featured artist jennifer throne maui crafts guild paia maui
Date: January 27th to February 23rd, 10:00am - 6:00 pm. Artist opening on January 27th, 6:30-9:00 pm, 2012
Place: Maui Crafts Guild - 69 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui
Contact: Maui Crafts Guild,, (808) 579-9697
You can meet the artist during her opening reception from 6:30 to 9 PM on Friday, January 27. Refreshments and live music will be part of the festivities at the store in conjunction with Paia Town’s Fourth Friday celebration. Drawing on her love of animals and the vibrant creativity found in children’s art, Jennifer creates an astonishing array of colorful characters from hardshell gourds. These beautifully finished pieces are sure to put a smile on your face: exotic birds, friendly fishes, and zany surfers that can double as percussion instruments. Browse the menagerie and delight your inner child! maui crafts guild featured artist joan mercer maui crafts guild paia maui hawaii
Date: January 27th to February 23rd, 10:00am - 6:00pm. Artist opening on January 27th, 6:30-9:00PM, 2012
Place: Maui Crafts Guild - 69 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui
Contact: Maui Crafts Guild,, (808) 579-9697
Botanic artist, Joan Mercer, will be the featured artist at the Maui Crafts Guild from January 27 until February 23, 2012. You can meet the artist during her opening reception from 6:30 to 9 PM on Friday, January 27. Refreshments and live music will be part of the festivities at the store in conjunction with Paia Town’s Fourth Friday celebration. Kula Jungle Designs are the original creations of long time Maui artist Joan Mercer. Her love of gardening and her background in art led her to develop unique creations from the wide variety of ferns, flowers and foliage she grows in her garden. Joan gathers her bountiful harvests, utilizing special techniques to preserve their garden freshness, unique color, and elegance forever. schaefer portrait challenge 2012 maui arts cultural center kahului maui hawaii
Date: January 11th – March 11th, 2012
Place: Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului, Maui
Contact: Neida Bangerter (Gallery Director), (808) 243-4288,
This statewide, juried triennial exhibition features artists from the islands of O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i along with portrait subjects who live and work in the state and have a significant connection to the artist. The 2012 Challenge comprises 59 works from 57 individual artists. Those familiar with the history of this exhibition look forward to each new incarnation, anticipating a group of new faces who represent the remarkable people of Hawai‘i. The artists whose works were selected for the 2012 Challenge are bonded by the desire to transpose the human likeness and interpret each sitter through paint, pastel, graphite, watercolor, stone, clay, wood or mixed media into the final result of a finished portrait.
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