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Sacred Hearts School to host art exhibit and fundraiser

By Staff | Apr 7, 2016

Art in Bloom is a student arts exhibit that seeks to bring art appreciation and awareness to the Sacred Hearts School student body and community.

LAHAINA – Sacred Hearts School is proud to announce its first annual Art in Bloom show, to take place on Saturday, April 16.

This new event will be the school’s first annual children’s art and literature exhibit and fundraiser. The talents of area youth will be showcased for the entire community to enjoy.

Collections, among many, will include three-dimensional art and inspirational Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poems written by the students.

These projects were made possible under the direction and guidance of art instructor Chelsea Toia-Vaas and eighth grade teacher Mary Anna Enriquez.

The exhibit will be curated by Toia-Vaas, Enriquez and AIB Co-chairs Beth Goldsmith and Yvette Richard.

The fundraiser portion of the event will include a silent auction and juried art show. The silent auction has been transitioned from the annual bazaar to this new event.

This new art and literature theme-based auction will have collections to bid on based on a book or art project a particular student group is working on.

The sixth grade class enjoyed the book “The Giver,” and their teen theme-based collection includes movie tickets, teen facial, a hydro flask and other fun items that anyone can come and bid on. There will be at least eight unique collections that will make up the silent auction.

The juried art portion of this event is open to all young artists in elementary and middle school in West Maui. Children will have a chance to have their work displayed with prominent local artists.

The students’ work will be juried by these local artists, and prizes will be awarded. If your child is interested in being part of the juried show, grab an application in your school’s administrative office.

The $25 submission fee, application and artwork (any medium 10 by 10 or smaller) is due by April 13, 2016 to the Sacred Hearts School office.

Admission to attend the exhibit and auction is free; the event is open for the entire community to attend. It will take place on April 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Mother Marianne Cope Hall at Sacred Hearts School.

Corporate sponsors and juried artists thus far include Ronaldo and Jennifer Macedo, Yita Wilson, Carleton, Charlie Lyon, Andrew Miller, Belinda Leigh, Aydin Say, A Maui Handy Woman, Body in Balance, Zensation’s Spa, Haleakala Solar and Maui Technology Consultants.

If you are a patron of the arts and would like to be one of the juried artists or an AIB sponsor, contact Yvette Richard at yrichard@shsmaui.org or (808) 298-9679.

There will also be student entertainment and desserts for sale created especially for this event by Grand Wailea Executive Chef Ryan Urig.

For information, contact AIB Co-Chair and Sacred Hearts School Development Director Yvette Richard at (808) 298-9679.