Art & Culture

Art & culture stories published by Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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The Heiau in the Garden

On Maui's remote eastern shore, a long-hidden archeological treasure recalls the majesty of an ancient kingdom.

The Reign of ‘Ulalena

A West Maui theatrical troupe celebrates a decade of performance art that wears a Hawaiian face.
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Oil on Water

Plein-air painter Ronaldo Macedo is drawn to the places where land meets sea and sky.

Open Mind

See what happens when ancient Hawaiian culture meets modern art techniques at Maui's annual Celebration of Hawaii exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

The Story Painter

Kirk Kurokawa's extraordinary talent captures the beauty of ordinary people.
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Jumping Flea

'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
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Beginner’s Mind

With discovery at the heart of his process, Maui abstract painter Douglas Chun draws inspiration from Chinese calligraphy and shoshin—a Zen Buddhist principle.
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An Eye for an Icon

Meet Wailuku artist David Sandell.

The Great Canoe Race

Across six months, five islands and four ocean channels, Hawai‘i’s canoe sailors set a course for adventure.
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Open to Advice

Achieve the perfect picture with these expert tips for hanging art from Maui artist Joelle Perz of Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

Soaring Voices

The Soaring Voices exhibit featuring Japanese women ceramic artists makes a rare appearance at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Schaefer International Gallery.

Matrilineage

Meet Maui mother and daughter artists, Betty Hay Freeland and Denby Freeland-Cole.
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Voyage to Kure

The expedition defied common sense: Paddle a six-man canoe through 430 miles of open ocean to the farthest reaches of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

A Mind of His Own

Artist Tony Walholm has spent a lifetime defying expectations—beginning with the fact that he’s still here.

The Art of Spring

On Maui this spring, five notable events will celebrate the Islands, their people and cultures.
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Open House

Meet acclaimed Maui artists in their element and view their artwork during the annual Maui Open Studios event, happening throughout the island in February.
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An Artist of Note

Andrea Razzauti knew he was destined to be an artist. The only question was medium: oil paint or guitar.
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The Volcano Next Door

An island-hop from Maui, the forces of creation are putting on a spectacular fireworks show—and you’ve got a ringside seat.
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Making Her Mark

“I have so many ideas, I can’t get them out fast enough,” says artist Chelsea Bryce.
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Triptych

Three island-wide events—Maui Plein Air Invitational, Celebration of Hawaii and Maui Open Studios—invite us to see Maui through the eyes of its artists.
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Ironmen and Weekend Warriors

Whether you’re a thoroughbred or a couch jockey, Maui has the race for you.
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Art for Arf’s Sake

Maui artist Ivan Clarke creates anthropomorphic portraits of man's best friend.
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Native Plants: Photo Gallery

Words and Photography by Zach Pezzillo
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Saddle Up!

Two miles above Maui’s old cowboy town, Pi‘iholo offers happy trails into ranching history.

A Well-intended Tangle

Visiting artist Patrick Doughtery invites you to participate in creating his latest stick work, a monumental installation at the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center.
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Open Air

World-class artists will capture island scenery and beautiful views at Maui Plein Air Painting International.
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The Art of Collaboration

At HuiPress, Paul Mullowney helps artists create cutting-edge work using ancient techniques.