|What happens when a classical Italian sensibility – embracing the Old World traditions of Michelangelo and the Renaissance – meets Hawai’I’s island culture. In the breathtaking collaborative art of twin brothers Marcello and Alessio Bugagiar, the result is not culture-clash, but glorious synthesis.
Cynthia Conrad is a painter of vintage Hawaiiana in the realistic tradition. Her preferred mediums are watercolor, acrylics and oil paints. Still life paintings of Hawaiian lamps, statues, aloha shirts and kitsch are her favorites, but the exotic fruits, flowers and foliage of Hawaii also interest her as subject matter.
| Maui goldsmith and master jewelry designer, David L. Welty, is an international award-winning artist in precious metals. After receiving his Master's Degree in Design from the University of Minnesota, David taught jewelry design and has been a practicing goldsmith since 1976.
His made-on-Maui creations have a distinctive style and a classic look and are enjoyed by jewelry patrons around the world. David's commitment to quality and enduring designs makes his timeless creations a pleasure to wear.
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IT'S ABOUT TIME
By Jeff Stark
For decades environmental advocates, here on Maui and around the world, have felt that time was on our side. The topics that consumed us - climate change, global warming, loss of species, pollution, and more - were pressing but not necessarily imminent. We knew the overall situation was getting worse every day. However, we felt that, if we continued our educational and field activities, that we had time to reverse the trends that the global efforts of climate scientists were reporting. In most cases we were able to tell our audience and our colleagues that time was on our side. Unfortunately, that time has now come and gone.
We know this because the scientists that study all aspects of global environmental issues are now reporting that, if we are to avoid global catastrophe, we have no time to waste. According to the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC), in their latest annual report, we will be on a path to widespread environmental collapse if we do not ... ... MORE
Mauians are serious about protecting the beauty and natural environment of our island home.
A big part of our strategy involves embracing and implementing a "Zero Waste" philosophy.
To find out how to help protect one of the planet's most special places when you visit Maui