Currently, our work in Kahului is divided into the following projects:
In September 2022, two Kahului-rooted audio recording excerpts were chosen by artist Richard O'Connor and team to interpret as distinct works of public art. Upon selection by our community jury, Richard began a period of project development to infuse his proposal in a Kahului sense of place. The stories will be unveiled as short film animations before a live audience on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at ʻĪao Theater followed by a series of (free) community engagement opportunities. This project was inspired by our previous work with Leilehua Yuen, StoryCorps DIY and Ball State University.
MURAL AT QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER
"Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is dedicated to engaging the public through community responsive exhibitions, art commissions, and education programs that elevates the Center’s unique design through placemaking and cultural vibrancy. Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is thrilled to partner with Maui Public Art Corps and be the home to the organization’s first Kahului Mural. We couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate our 50th Anniversary as Maui’s gathering place." – Kauwela Bisquera, General Manager