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.
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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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Open Air

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

Matrilineage

Meet Maui mother and daughter artists, Betty Hay Freeland and Denby Freeland-Cole.
David Sandell

An Eye for an Icon

Meet Wailuku artist David Sandell.

The Story Painter

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

The Art of Spring

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

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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Ironmen and Weekend Warriors

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

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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Molten Art

Like these islands, glass begins in a hot, fluid state. The art is in what happens next.
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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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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.
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Making Her Mark

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

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.
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.
Maui artist Macario Pascual

Plantation Son

Macario Pascual paints the people and activities of his childhood and brings history back to life.
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Saddle Up!

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

Talking Story with Light

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

What’s the best part of crafting custom spearguns? “I know every person who shoots my guns... I’m able to live vicariously through a lot of different people."
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Happy Makes Me Happy

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

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

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