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Lahaina Arts Association awards partial scholarships to Maui County art students

By Staff | May 7, 2015

Eui Yol Lee created the winning artwork called “Chase Your Dreams, You Might Catch One.”

LAHAINA – Lahaina Arts Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, recently awarded partial scholarships to local students pursuing art in college as part of its 37th annual Art Exhibit and Partial Scholarship Contest.

Graduating high school seniors from Maui County submitted their art for exhibition and consideration in the scholarship competition.

A Special Artist’s Reception was held in the Old Jail Gallery to award scholarships and honor contest participants.

The Best In Show $1,000 Award went to Eui Yol Lee for “Chase Your Dreams, You Might Catch One.”

The Haruto “Harry” Furuta first place Mixed Media $500 Award went to Levi Holley for “Goldfish.”

Lahaina Arts Association Board President Darice McGuire congratulates Best in Show winner Eui Yol Lee.

The Martin Rockwell first place Painting $500 Award went to Erin Manibog for “My Brother’s March.”

The Lahaina Arts Association first place Photography $500 Award went to Teak McAfee for “People Watching.”

Lahaina Arts Society’s first place 3D $500 Award went to Victoria Rose Griffith for “Bunny Bot.”

And the Podge Elvenstar first place Drawing $500 Award went to Lee for “Chase Your Dreams, You Might Catch One.”

Lahaina Arts Association thanked all participating art students, art teachers, schools, donors and volunteers who make the scholarship program possible.

Students from Baldwin High School, Lahainaluna High School, Kamehameha Schools, Seabury Hall and Maui High School participated this year.

LAA also thanked the scholarship sponsors: Podge Elvenstar, Jo Ann Rockwell, Joel Heinz, Kathy Furuta-Heinz, and the group’s founder, Lahaina Arts Society.