HANA, MAUI, HAWAII – Artists from East Maui and author Patricia Jennings will take a turn in the spotlight when Travaasa® Hana, Maui hosts the final weekend of the Maui Open Studios Event 2012. During the second annual event, local artists open up their studios and workspaces and offer live demonstrations, tours, entertainment, and more. The following two events take place at Travaasa® Hana, Maui:
East Maui Artists’ Reception
Friday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m.
Hana Coast Gallery at Travaasa® Hana, Maui, 5301 Hana Hwy.
The final weekend of Maui Open Studios 2012 kicks off at Travaasa® Hana, Maui with a pau hana meet and greet with the featured artists of Hana and East Maui, including Linda Harrison, Robin Riley Rayner, Sigal Choucroum, Rich Chalfant, Dean Wariner, Hilary Harts, Karen Davidson, and artists from the Interactive Arts Foundation. Admission is free and open to the public.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i – A Talk by Patricia Jennings
Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m.
Plantation Guest House at Travaasa® Hana, Maui, 5301 Hana Hwy.
Meet popular author Patricia Jennings when she shares stories about her time spent with famous American painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Jennings will read excerpts from Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i and sign books. In 1939, then 12-year-old Jennings guided O’Keeffe around Maui while the artist stayed at her family’s home in Hana. Together, the unlikely duo explored the caves and black sand beach of Waianapanapa, swam at the pools of Oheo Gulch and Hamoa Beach, and visited the Piilanihale heiau. During these adventures, a strong friendship and lifelong connection was formed – and O’Keeffe found her greatest inspiration. Admission is free and open to the public.