Talk Story Thursday and Movie with MISC

Thursday, Oct. 20th

A special evening with HNP & MISC at the Hui

5pm: Talk Story Thursday

Joy_WaoAkuaJoin Joy Tamayose, Wildlife Biologist for Haleakala National Park’s Endangered Wildlife Division as she takes us around the exhibit and shares her knowledge of the importance of the species on display and their connection to the National Park.

Born and raised in Haiku, Maui.  Joy obtained a B.A. in biology from Grinnell College and M.S. in wildlife science from Oregon State University.  She has been privileged to work with nene and ‘ua’u at Haleakala since 1992.




firelfamovie6pm: MISC movie FIRE! Little Fire Ant in Hawai’i

Stay to watch Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) updated 2016 documentary on one of our islands biggest threats, the little fire ant.  MISC will be on hand to answer any question you may have along with other conservation groups.



And do not forget about our last Talk Story Thursday with EMWP Program Manager Dan Eisenberg on Nov. 4th at 5pm!


Opening Night at the Hui

We had a beautiful opening of Mālama Wao Akua 2016 last Friday at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center!  We had 168 artists enter, with 85 artists selected to be on display, exhibiting 94 pieces of art from all ages.  It was a great evening with food donations from Old Lahaina Luau, Flatbread Pizza, Mana Foods and Pukalani Superette.  Halau Wehiwehi O Leilehua danced, played music and sang!  Mahalo to Bryan Berkowitz for his talents in photography for the opening night event.  Join us for more excitement with our Talk Story Thursdays being held throughout the exhibit.  If you were not able to join us on the opening night, the exhibit will be on display daily at the Hui from 9am-4pm through Nov. 10th with FREE admission.  A portion of all sales benefit EMWP.

We also would like to thank Judy McCorkle and Tom Reed of Aloha Recycling INC and Pacific Biodiesel for sponsoring this event and all of the wonderful staff at Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center.

click on any of the photos for a larger view


Selected pieces for MWA 2016!


Jurors Pat Bily & Melissa Chimera

We want to thank the 167 artists who worked and researched Maui Nui’s native species to enter the exhibit this year!  Whether your piece was selected or not, your dedication to use your talent to help raise awareness about our unique flora and fauna means so much to us.  We sincerely hope you enjoyed the process and possibly found out something new about our beautiful home.  With 217 entries the jurors Pat Bily and Melissa Chimera took over 6 hours deciding which 94 pieces made it into the exhibit. We hope that you will continue this educational journey by joining us at all the events throughout the exhibit.


Jurors Walk Through: Friday, Sept. 9th 4-4:45pm

Blessing and Opening: Friday, Sept. 9th 5-8pm

Talk Story Thursdays: 5-6pm click here for schedule of speakers

Mālama Wao Akua 2016—Accepted Works in order of last name:



Juring in process

Allan, George
Anderman, Gabrielle
The Silversword
Arens, Tania
Into The Koa Forest
Arkin, Gwen

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Receiving for MWA is next Tuesday!

Artists! Tuesday, Aug. 30th is Receiving for MWA2016

Come to the Hui from 9am-6pm


Remember to bring:

  1. Ready to hang artwork
  2. Completed entry form for each art piece (up to 3)
  3. Entry fee

Important Dates:

Exhibition Dates: September 9th-November 10th
Opening Reception: September 9th 5-8pm
Juror’s Walk-Through: Friday, September 9th at 4pm
Receiving Day: Tuesday, August 30th 9am-6pm (Hui Solarium)
Selection Notification(via e-mail): by Thursday, September 1st by 4pm
Pick-up of Non-selected work: Friday, September 2nd 9am-4pm
Pick-up of Selected work: Friday, November 11th 9am-4pm

Talk Story Thursdays at the Hui 2016

Join us Thursdays throughout Mālama Wao Akua to listen to what experts have to say about conservation on Maui!  Talks are at the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao from 5pm-6pm.

Date Who Affiliation
Sept. 15th Dr. Art Medeiros Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU
Oct. 6th Dr. Fern Duvall Maui Nui Program Manager, DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management
Oct. 20th Joy Tamayose Wildlife Biologist, HNP Endangered Wildlife Management Division
Nov. 3rd (NEW Date) Dan Eisenberg East Maui Watershed Partnership, PCSU

 Learn more about our speakers!

ArtMDr. Art Medeiros- Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU

Dr. Arthur Medeiros began his career at Haleakalā National Park working there for over a decade as botanist and researcher. Subsequently, he founded both the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project and the Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership, sister organization to EMWP.  Art has authored over 80 scientific articles and currently works as a Research Biologist with the Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center of the US Geological Survey.

Join Dr. Medeiros as he walks through the gallery and shares inspiring stories of the forest and the species on display Sept. 15th.

FernDuvall_FBDr. Fern Duvall II – DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management-Maui Nui Program Manager

Fern works closely with conservation agency’s to enhance and conserve biodiversity and preservation of the most unique and pristine lands in the State.  Prior to his current position, he was the State Wildlife Biologist for almost 20 years and has worked closely with Maui’s water birds and forest birds and monitored native threatened and endangered plant status.  He is also vice-chair of the Maui Nui Invasive Species Committee.

Dr. Duvall II will walk through the gallery answering questions and pointing out unique characteristic of the species on display.  Delve deeper in your knowledge and you may be inspired for a new species to enter next year! Oct. 6th.

Joy_WaoAkuaJoy Tamayose- Wildlife biologist, Endangered Wildlife Management Program, Resources Management Division at Haleakalā National Park.

Born and raised in Haiku, Maui.  Obtained a B.A. in biology from Grinnell College and M.S. in wildlife science from Oregon State University.  Have been privileged to work with nene and ‘ua’u at Haleakala since 1992.

Mrs. Tamayose knows Haleakalā and the history of its species. Come on Oct. 20th to gain from her expertise.


Dan Eisenberg- EMWP Program Manager

Since 2008 Dan has been involved in on the ground natural resource management in East Maui.  He came to EMWP with a lifelong experience of extended trips to rugged environments including geologic field work, lightweight backpacking, and competitive rock climbing.

Mr. Eisenberg is knowledgeable on all things with East Maui Watershed.  Learn about what EMWP does to help protect and preserve our native species on Nov. 3rd.


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