Viewpoints Gallery invited a select group of artists to collaborate with members of the community. I collaborated with Anna Dodd and Lani Eckart-Dodd of Ola Mau Farms. When I visited Ola Mau farms I was so impressed by the variety of kalo they had growing. It has been a wonderful experience getting reacquainted with Anna, my classmate from Oahu, and getting to know her family. I'm thrilled that this is deepening my awareness of kalo and expanding my knowledge of dyes from Hawaiian plants.
Another great article by Ilima Loomis. Check it out in the Spring/Summer issue of Wailea Magazine to learn the many uses of ʻōlena. It's one of my favorite dyes I use often with my kapa. Glamor has been brought to my old shovel and dirty fingernails.
The Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau today launched its new “Maui Mavericks” public relations campaign and selected 16 next-generation leaders as Maui ambassadors for the program.
Agency executives say the campaign is aimed at promoting Maui Nui in national outlets and key markets in North America. Through the campaign, MVCB executive director Terryl Vencl said she hopes to, “increase editorial exposure and interest in travel to Maui, attracting a steady flow of visitors to help ensure a vibrant island economy.”
“The new campaign offers a modern take on what makes Maui such an incredible destination, as told through our next generation of leaders,” said Vencl, who described the Mavericks as a group of excellent storytellers with an ethnically diverse and multi-talented background, “who are moving Maui forward while preserving Hawaiʻi’s culture and heritage.”
The inaugural group for 2016-17 includes a kapa (Hawaiian bark cloth) maker, a taro farmer, a fashion designer, and 12 other tal...