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Hui No’eau breaks ground for their new woodworking center

The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center held a groundbreaking ceremony last month for the Bud Schaefer & John Hoxie Woodworking Center.

Once built, the woodworking center will provide a professional studio environment where students of all levels can learn and explore the art of woodworking. The Hui’s goal is to provide instruction, tools and community space to help students create objects from wood, such as furniture, bookcases, chests of drawers and boxes, as well as fine arts like sculpture.

“I am so very pleased to ‘turn the earth over,’ signifying the beginning of construction that has been 23 years in the making,” said Hui No’eau Board Member Carolyn Schaefer.

Schaefer has been involved with the project since its inception, memorializing the legacy of her late husband, Bud, and his passion for woodworking.

The Bud Schaefer & John Hoxie Woodworking Center was made possible by the support of the State of Hawaii’s Grant in Aid and the Atherton Family Foundation.

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