What's a windsurfer addict to do when he becomes injured and can no longer participate in the sport he loves? For Franck Berthuot, stepping behind the lens has proved the next best thing.
Berthuot grew up in Paris and moved to Maui 11 years ago to follow his passion of windsurfing. After hurting his back over a year ago windsurfing, Franck still wanted to be in the water, so he would go for there physical therapy. One day he took his camera out in the water with him and from pain a new passion was born.
Berthout will share his images in an exhibit titled "Resume of the Winter" at Green Banana Cafe and Green Banana Yogurt Bar in Paia. The display will open Monday, followed by a reception with the artist at 7 p.m. July 9. Highlights include a photo of a 14-year-old Maui boy surfing Jaws this past winter and a longboarder at Honolua Bay.
Maui artist Ken Loyd puts the finishing touches on his wall mural at the recently opened Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Loyd’s art was selected for the mural and four other images to decorate the newly opened Starbucks in the Wailea resort area.
Berthout's photographs garnished international appeal on the pages of industry magazines. He has also worked for various brands including Goya and Quatro and produced stills for "The Windsurfing Movie" produced here on Maui.
The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will welcome its summer artists in residence Favianna Rodriguez and Orlando Reyes, as they join our Maui community to present "The Politics of Paper/ Many Stories, Many Voices" program.
The artists will present various classes, workshops, discussions, consultations and a culminating exhibition throughout the summer. For a complete schedule or details, visit www.huinoeau.com.