Go dumpster diving with Community Work Day Program as they present the annual "Art of Trash Maui."
An opening-night celebration will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at the Maui Mall, featuring a refreshments and a fabulous Trash Fashion Show! Always a thought-provoking and educational opportunity, the Art of Trash is an exhibition of recycled and reused materials transformed into art. The exhibit organizers hope to open dialogue about recycling and the impact of trash within our throw-away society.
This year's exhibition will be juried by Ira Ono, founder and creator of the Trash Shows throughout the state.
“Today’s Catch” by Tim Pierpoint was featured at last year’s “Art of Trash” exhibit.
“Art of Trash Maui” founder and this year’s
juror, Ira Ono, poses with a model wearing
"Maui artists put together a fantastic show last year," reports Ono. "This year will be over the top, I'm sure!"
Ono lived on Maui for many years and was responsible for the creation of Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center's ceramic department. He also started the Maui Craft Guild in Paia. He currently is director and owner of Volcano Garden Arts in Volcano on the Big Island.
In addition, Ono will present a workshop titled "Business of Art" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at University of Hawaii Maui College, covering what it takes to be a successful artist in Hawaii. Topics include product pricing for profit; creating a competitive edge for foolproof presentations focusing on buyers of galleries, gift shops and department stores; creating multiples for increased sales; what to look for in hiring trustworthy home workers, independent contractors and other studio help; Internet marketing; trade shows; visual merchandising and affordable display techniques; packaging and presentation for wholesale, retail and fine art gallery sales.
The exhibit runs through May 15. For details, call 573-3911.