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Mahalo Art Show to support local children’s art programs

By Staff | Aug 9, 2018

Lilu Brothers, age 3, holds her Mahalo Art Show artwork.

LAHAINA – This month at the Banyan Tree Art Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse, Lahaina Arts Association is hosting the third annual Mahalo Art Show Fundraiser.

The show was open to artists of all ages, and all sales benefit LAA’s local children’s art programs.

This year, the show features 43 pieces submitted by 31 artists.

“This show gives us a chance to say mahalo to all of our amazing community of artists. Plus, we get to give new artists a chance to show their work in a professional gallery. It’s a really important event for us,” said Erin Brothers, LAA executive director.

A reception celebrated all of the artists, and eight awards were given for outstanding artworks.

The 2018 show winning artists are: Best in Show – “Yellow Hibiscus II” by Darice Machel McGuire; Honorable Mention – “Dawn to Dusk” by Mary Ann Leigh; People’s Choice – “Angel Pilates” by Bryan Debris; Best Visual Impact – “Parrot Fish” by John O’Leary; Best Composition – “New Dancer” by Martin Wolff; Best Use of Medium – “Red Fish” by Nisla; Best Use of Technique – “Keokea Mist” by Diane Appler; and Award for Artistic Risk – “Honu Heaven” by Andrew Shoemaker.

Artwork will be for sale until the end of August at the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse. The collection includes unique artwork by professional and new artists. All sales benefit LAA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity serving keiki and families of Maui County with free arts classes and artistic opportunities.