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Malama Wao Akua

Calling Maui artists for island’s only juried art show celebrating native species of Maui Nui.

June 30, 2014
Maui Weekly

Help celebrate East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) and Viewpoints Gallery's 10th annual juried native species art exhibit--Malama Wao Akua.

Artists of all ages are invited to use Maui's native flora and fauna as the subject of their exhibit submission. The focus of the show is to raise awareness about native species on Maui Nui and the importance of its watersheds. Educational opportunities will be made available leading up to the exhibit to help artists explore and familiarize themselves with Maui's native plants and animals.

Hikes specifically for artists will be held in The Nature Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve on July 26 and Aug. 9. Call (808) 573-6999 or email info@eastmauiwatershed.org for more information and to sign up. Space is limited.

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Artists participate on an art hike with East Maui Watershed Partnership in The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve.

More learning opportunities are listed at malamawaoakua.org or mwa-art.org. New opportunities are added frequently, so check the Website blog often.

The East Maui Watershed Partnership is committed to working to protect the East Maui watershed and preserving its fragile forested habitat. The nearly 120,000-acre East Maui watershed produces over 60 billion gallons of water a year and is home to many rare and endangered native species.

Entries will be accepted on Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The focus of the show is to raise awareness about native species on Maui Nui and the importance of its watersheds.

The entry fee is $5 for keiki and $15 for adults. Multiple entries encouraged.

Participants must reside in Maui County. Artwork must be original and not previously shown. All ages and mediums are accepted. Visit eastmauiwatershed.org/art-show/rules for a complete Malama Wao Akua prospectus.

Artworks chosen will be on exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao from Sept. 17 through Oct. 22.

 
 

 

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