Art & Culture

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

Padilla Design Team on Maui

Torch Song

Meet a family of metal artists who craft beauty out of the ordinary.

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.

Notes For Musicians

How can the small Hawaiian segment of the Grammy electorate make music-industry voters more knowledgeable about Hawaiian music?

Talking Story with Light

With a sunny outlook and a shimmering palette, Darrell Hill tells the stories of Hawai‘i’s landscapes.
David Sandell

An Eye for an Icon

Meet Wailuku artist David Sandell.
nihoa voyage

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.
Philip Sabado

Hawaiian at Art

Spirit, Light, and Color
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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.
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The Art of Collaboration

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

Soaring Voices

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

Jumping Flea

'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
Arman Manookian art

Lost Genius

For decades, the little town of Hana on Maui's remote eastern coast was home to paintings by one of Hawaii's most gifted artists and haunted souls, Arman Manookian.
Dalai Lama

Happy Makes Me Happy

Two Maui artists paint His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for a new traveling exhibit.

The Story Painter

Kirk Kurokawa's extraordinary talent captures the beauty of ordinary people.
Maui artist Douglas Chun

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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Molten Art

Like these islands, glass begins in a hot, fluid state. The art is in what happens next.
piiholo ranch

Saddle Up!

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

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.

A Mind of His Own

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

Maui artist Ivan Clarke creates anthropomorphic portraits of man's best friend.
Andrea Razzauti landscape

An Artist of Note

Andrea Razzauti knew he was destined to be an artist. The only question was medium: oil paint or guitar.
Maui plein air

Light Studies

Twenty-six artists will participate in the 2010 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.
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Capturing the Light

During fourth annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, you’re likely to encounter the artists as they scatter across the island to find the subjects and settings that move them.
Maui open studios

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.
Ronaldo Macedo art

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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