New mural added to Wailuku Town

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.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos


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