A privilege to be included in the new book launched aims to spread the "seeds of aloha" through the work of 50 Hawaii artists, including a dozen from Maui.
"Aloha Expressionism by Contemporary Hawai'i Artists" features inspirational stories and hundreds of works from master artists ranging from watercolor and oils to ceramics and woodworking. The coffee table book put out by Contemporary Publications explores the aloha spirit of the islands that inspire the artists.
Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, founder of Contemporary Publications, curated and designed the book, selecting from artists who have participated in local juried exhibits, received awards or have work in the Hawaii State Art Museum.
Award-winning author Lynda McDaniel tells the stories of the artists included in the book, which offers what Shafto calls "seeds of aloha" meant to spread positive inspiration into the world.