First photo: Merle Smith, 11, makes an “alien world” inspired by the legendary Spanish modernist architect Antoni Gaudi during the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center’s Camp Kaluanui on Wednesday morning. In the background, Olivia Day, 8, makes large, colorful diamonds. Claudio Marchetti was teaching the clay sculpture class designed to develop self-expression and creativity. While Camp Kaluanui wraps up today, the Hui’s Summer Program features nine one-week camps starting June 3 and ending Aug. 9. Preregistraion is required. To register, call 572-6560, log on to huinoeau.com or stop by the front desk at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.
Second photo: Hui Noeau art teachers Annie Macpherson (left) and Emilia De Castro and their students pose with collages of iwa birds they made.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waves as she departs for the Pacific from Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on Thursday. Taiwan’s leader is embarking on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific that will end with a stopover in Hawaii. Taiwan Presidential Office photo via AP
Maui High pitcher Taelen Bates leaps over first baseman Kamahao Ching after Ching made a diving catch on a pop fly to end the top of the third inning Thursday.
Kamehameha Schools Maui’s Dana Bui slides into second base as Maui High shortstop Joey Koch covers the base in the third inning of the Warriors’ 2-0 win over the Sabers on Thursday afternoon at Maehara Stadium. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Warriors starting pitcher Dylan Almeida delivers in the second inning on his way to throwing a complete-game shutout.
Kamehameha Maui second baseman Tai Kauhaa-Po turns a seventh-inning double play.
MICHAEL REMBIS – Maui Health System CEO
Maui County Council Vice Chairwoman Keani Rawlins-Fernandez and council Chairwoman Kelly King discuss new processes for the council’s annual review of the mayor’s proposed budget at a Maui Nonprofit Directors Association meeting Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center. The Maui News / MELISSA TANJI photo
Maui Health System’s subsidies from the state to run Maui Memorial Medical Center will be decreasing. The hospital system, which also includes Kula and Lanai Community hospitals, got $28 million for the current year and is requesting $26 million for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, from the state Legislature. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau’s new Cultural Advisory Group appears in this photo: Daryl Fujiwara (from left), Sissy Lake Farm, Joylynn Paman, Makalapua Kanuha and Dane Maxwell. Not pictured is Robin Kerr and facilitator Julie Yoneyama. Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau photo