|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.
| 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.
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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AUSTRALIA FIRES RAGE ON
by Jeff Stark
As I write this Australia is still burning. Some reports indicate that well over 100 fires in nearly every section of the continent are out of control. Estimates of wildlife loss go as high as 1 billion, including many endemic species which may go extinct as a result of the fires. So far about 15 million acres have burned across the country - an area roughly the size of West Virginia - and there is no reason to believe that these fires won't continue burning and growing for a long time to come.
Australia's fires are, in part, a function of the longest drought in Australia since Europeans first began to settle the continent. For several years the Australia fire season has grown by leaps and bounds and will undoubtedly continue and accelerate. Climate change is making wild fires hotter and more dispersed all the time. As urban development all over the globe continues, ... MORE
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