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Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center hosting new Art with Aloha talks and workshops

By Staff | Jan 9, 2020

Workshop participants will learn the meaning behind the patterns of the ‘ohe kapala.

MAKAWAO – Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center is excited to present new practitioners and Art with Aloha talks and workshops this month.

This program is supported in part by the County of Maui and the Office of Economic Development.

A free “talk story” with Nalu Andrade will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m.

See samples of his work and learn about his many creative endeavors.

An ‘Ohe Kapala Workshop is also scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 18. Session 1 is set for 9 a.m. to noon, and Session 2 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.

Learn to carve ‘ohe kapala stamps with Na Maka Kahiko founder Andrade.

He will guide students step-by-step through the process of carving. Participants will also learn the meaning behind the patterns of the ‘ohe kapala.

This class is great for beginners and advanced artists. Tuition is $30, and the supply fee is $20 (additional ‘ohe kapala blanks can be purchased at the class for $10). Register online at www.huinoeau.com

Andrade has been carving ‘ohe kapala and bone makau and ko’i for about 30 years.

In 2015, he created his business, Na Maka Kahiko. Blending the old with the new, he created his hand carved ‘ohe kapala earrings inspired by designs found at the Bishop Museum.

Nalu sells not only earrings but also hair picks, ‘ohe kapala stamps, bone makau and ko’i, ‘ohe hana ihu, ‘ohe pu, and hu ‘oeoe.

He believes in always growing his skill as a carver and has found inspiration through his workshops.

Andrade resides in Honouliuli, Oahu, with his wife and children.

Hui No’eau is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-degree granting, community-based, visual arts education organization offering open access to quality visual arts instruction by professional teaching artists and free arts opportunities through exhibitions, lecture series and more.

For more information on the series, visit www.huinoeau.com.