Hui No‘eau celebrates native species of Maui Nui in fall exhibition

Malama na Ohi‘a, by Camen Gardner, was selected to market and publicize the Hui’s upcoming Malama Wao Akua exhibition opening Sept. 14. -- Photo courtesy Hui No’eau

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership, brings you Malama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods) — a juried art exhibition opening Friday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and running through Nov. 9 at the Hui, 2841 Baldwin Ave., in Makawao.

The eco-conscientious show celebrates the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe) through a curated exhibit of Maui County artists of all ages who were invited to explore Maui watersheds and employ their creative talents in raising awareness about the importance of protecting native species.

A jurying team with expertise in both art and conservation selected the artwork based on a number of criteria, including originality of concept, creativity, technique, professionalism and presentation.

Malama Wao Akua exhibition provides powerful visuals that celebrate Maui’s native plant and animal life. For more information about the upcoming exhibition or classes available at the Hui, call 572-6560 or visit