An artistic point of view

“It’s hard to imagine today that Art Maui’s volunteers had to duck small stones cast at them by a few non-selected artists at its first exhibit in 1979.” Art Maui has been shaking up the art scene status quo for years. Read more about its surprising beginnings in “Art Maui – A Showcase for Art, A History of Passion.”

Did you know that every year, a number of works in the Art Maui exhibit are chosen for Hawaii’s Art in Public Places collection by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts? Some of the Art Maui 2010 artists so honored tell their story in “Art Maui benefits artists with Hawaii state recognition.”

When you visit the Schaefer Gallery to see Art Maui, you’re looking for work that surprises or delights you. Have you ever thought of what what it takes to show each piece to advantage, and still create a harmonious whole? Learn some of what goes on behind the scenes when Joëlle C. designs the installation in “Art Maui 2011 – A Work of Art All Its Own.”

“The evening began with a sip of sparkling wine, a bite of a prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and a long, loving look…” Read more about the elegant Art Maui 2011 Purchase Pledge Preview dinner in An exclusive night of fine art and private dining.

“Just as Kapo-Laka, Hawaii’s forest deity, appeared to have draped a lei of misty clouds around `Iao Valley’s Mauna Kahalawai, 126 of Maui’s finest artists were similarly adorned…” Artists selected for Art Maui 2011 were honored at the Artists’ Reception.

Elaine Gallant wrote these new pieces for Art Maui 2011 – let us know what other aspects of Art Maui you’d like to learn more about!

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