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Carving out family time with woodworking in Kahului

Pukalani’s Sam Amoroso talks design with son Arlo Amoroso, 5, as he builds a birdhouse Saturday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

KAHULUI — Families carved out time to learn first-hand about woodworking Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Kids, parents and other participants made their own pieces of woodcraft and learned about tools and materials that shape the craft of woodworking during the MACC event.

Called Observe & Play Family Day, the interactive session was held in conjunction with Schaefer International Gallery’s exhibition, “The Woodworker’s Journey: Concept to Creation.”

Keokea woodworker Peter Naramore shared techniques with residents and visitors on Saturday. Naramore is one of the artists whose work, including “Kula’s View,” is featured in the show.

Other pieces include a display cabinet by Alan Wilkinson, made from Cuban mahogany, curly koa, ebony, Port Orford cedar, East Indian Rosewood and holly.

Kihei’s Agapi Skartsilis, 5, works on a piece of art fashioned from pieces of wood during Saturday’s Observe & Play Family Day at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

“The Woodworker’s Journey: Concept to Creation” is scheduled to run through Feb. 23 during normal gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

For more information, visit https://mauiarts.org.

Agapi Skartsilis poses with her mom Sofia Skartsilis. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Keokea woodworker Peter Naramore (from right) shares some of his techniques with Pukalani’s S.R. Newman and Barc Johnson of Rio Vista, Calif., Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

A display cabinet by Alan Wilkinson is made from Cuban mahogany, curly koa, ebony, Port Orford cedar, East Indian Rosewood and holly. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo