Auwahi Forest Exhibition
July 19, 2018 - August 03, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
Receiving Day: June 19 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Opening Reception: June 30 / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Auwahi leeward forest was previously known to be among the most diverse of Hawaiian ecosystems. Currently, Auwahi is among the world's most endangered tropical dry forests with nine species listed as endangered with USFWS and seven listed as endangered with IUCN Red List status. Courtesy of Dr. Art Medeiros and 'Ulupalakua Ranch, 2018 Artist in Residence Mazatl along with several other professional artists of Hawai'i will have the opportunity to visit Auwahi and gather images and inspiration to create works of art about Auwahi to be featured in the Hui's Auwahi Exhibition. Dr. Art Medeiros has described four "eras" of life in Auwahi: the untouched native forest, a period of destruction and introduction of invasive species, the current period of awareness and conservation efforts, and a bright outlook on what the future could hold. To effectively capture these eras, Hui No'eau will be inviting the public to contribute artwork alongside esteemed Maui artists and Artist in Residence Mazatl. The exhibition will showcase a combination of invitational and juried works. Visit huinoeau.com for more details.