Maui Historical Society Executive Director Sissy Lake Farm thanks Toronto-based artist Emmanuel Jarus during Wednesday evening’s blessing for his mural on the side of the Maui Academy of Performing Arts building in Wailuku. Jarus said the approximately 1,800-square-foot mural is not yet titled. “I’m not sure I’m finished yet,” he said. “It’s an honor to be here.” The artwork is Wailuku’s 11th mural in the Small Town Big Art grant project, with three more scheduled. More than 20 artists have participated in the project, which challenges them to create works that not only beautify the town, but also inspire social change and address a sense of place.
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San Agustin stands atop the podium after his win.
Jerico San Agustin of Kiffmann’s Maui Elite Taekwondo takes on Puerto Rico’s Luis Gonzalez-Campos at the Canada Open earlier this month. KIFFMANN TAEKWONDO photos
The Dragons’ Atasha Paman-Manrique defends against the Trojans’ Riana Hoopii.
Hana High School’s Pristine Perry defends the net against St. Anthony’s Riana Hoopii in the first set of the Dragons’ three-set win over the Trojans in a Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night at Erdman Athletic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
St. Anthony’s Toakase Siua (right) blocks a shot by Hana’s Kanehe Roback as the Trojans’ Kassidy Rambaud looks on Wednesday.
Hana’s Tyra-Li Perry follows through on an attack.
Maui Nui Attainable Housing Forum keynote speaker Peter Savio, who has four decades of experience in Hawaii real estate, discussed different strategies to tackling the affordable housing crisis, which would remove the state’s “localness” if not fixed in the near future, he said during the forum Wednesday in Kahului. Forum organizers said about 100 people attended the first day of the forum on Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and more than 100 attended the second day on Wednesday. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
“And when you’re guided by the Holy Spirit, God, to do any actions now regardless of if it seems like, you know, a bad thing, when there’s a creature of darkness that wants to harm you and you have to stop that from happening, death . . .” — Murder suspect Kumulipo Sylva
Police officer Chase Bell points out murder suspect Kumulipo Sylva while testifying in Sylva’s 2nd Circuit Court murder trial Wednesday. After Sylva was arrested, he made statements, including “thanks for not shooting me, demon,” Bell said. The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo