The Molokai Arts Center strives to keep all classes and workshops at an affordable rate. Most of the revenue for this comes from your donations and your annual memberships. Grants alone would not allow us to keep our doors open and to offer the variety of classes and workshops that we do. In fact, we’d love to be able to do MORE. We’d also love to have a permanent site that would truly be the Molokai Arts Center. But, we can’t do it alone. We hope that you continue to support this vision and dream that we have for our island home that we call Molokai. If you are not a member, consider becoming one. And as far as donations go (we know everyone is asking for donations at this time of year), what better way to make your donation have an even greater impact by making your charitable donation to the Molokai Arts Center via the Aloha For Charities Drive (see previous article). Our goal is to raise $10,000.00 and the Aloha for Charities will match each dollar with an extra boost (the boost can be as much as 80% depending on how much money they raise altogether). Pretty cool, huh?


Here is a quick review of the 2019:


Regularly-scheduled weekly classes: Saturday Keiki Classes, Alu Like Kupuna classes in ceramics and painting, UHMC college classes, Molokai Middle School Hawaiian Language Immersion Program classes, Adult Ceramics Classes, and Kualapu’u School 21st Century Classes. In addition to these weekly classes, the MAC hosted many community workshops and programs:


Jan: Art Bar with April Maddela; violinist Kimberly Hope Concert and workshop with Mr. Underwoods’ Strings Class; Introduction to Stained Glass workshop. Hawaiian Arts Program: Vision/Board Workshop


Feb: Art Bar with Kanoe Dudoit; Talk Story presentation with MAC’s Artist In residence Alison Beste – Light Pollution in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Arts Program: Haku Mele – Simple Song Writing: A look at simple song writing & slam poetry about Molokai Haku Mele with Mae Paiekulani Jeremiah-Wong; Na Lāʻau o Hoaka: Creating the medicine within art and design with Kahanulalani Fung. Also: Professional Training Development for Native Artists (a 2-day workshop)


March: Soup ‘R Bowl


April: Hawaiian Arts Program: ‘Ai Pono: Food is Medicine; Molokai Hui Wāhine: A Generational Healing Workshop


May: MAC’s Artist in Residence Jamie Allen Postcard Workshop and a lecture presentation of her work (MAC at the Library); Mr. Underwood’s strings class Spring Concert along with a performance by the Galliard String Quartet. Hawaiian Arts Program: Koko Pu’upu’u with Keali’i Reichel (2-day workshop) where students learned the basic koko pu’upu’u styles of knot tying.


June: MAC’s Artist in Residence, Author Lynnette Beers, gave a library talk (MAC at the Library) about her work and taught a series of writing workshops. Hawaiian Arts Program: Apolima Hulu – Lei Humu Papa Basics w/Tapu Hanapi and Mālama Kūpuna


July: none


August: Throwing and Surface Decoration clay workshop with Claire Seastone; landscape/floral Watercolor Painting Workshop in Halawa with Kalani Pruet. Hawaiian Arts Program: Learn how to Ku’i Kalo (pound poi)


September: MAC Member Show


October: Art Bar with Patrick Ching, MAC at the Library: Patrick Ching presentation about how he became a Hawaii Nature Artist. Patrick Ching also taught a family painting class and a kupuna class.


November: Art Bar with Perry Buchalter; Kate & Will Jacobson Naked Raku workshop; Annual MAC Plant ‘n Pot Sale. Hawaiian Arts Program: Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker gives a talk at the library (MAC at the library) on his research and creating original portrait paintings depicting Hawaii’s royal history.


Thank you for supporting the Molokai Arts Center.