| 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.
|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.
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A TALE OF TWO CRISES
by Jeff Stark
There's' a lot of angst free floating around the environmental community these days. After decades of efforts to move the discussions about climate change, loss of species, ocean acidification, large scale air and water pollution and other giant threats we finally made it to the top of the heap. There we were, number one or two on most lists of issues which were threatening us. It looked like decades of diligent effort were beginning to payoff. Finally, we saw movement, some growth in the group consciousness, some reason to be hopeful, even fulfilled. Perhaps most amazing thing was the delightful way we found people lecturing us using facts, and arguments, we had been using for decades. ... 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