The Hui is tremendously jazzed to welcome world-renowned environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty for a September 2011 residency. During his 3-week visit, the artist will work directly with the community to develop, plan and create a site-specific, larger-than-life art installation using saplings of invasive tree species.

The final sculpture will mark the launch of the Hui No`eau Environmental Art Garden: Ho`ololi, a new public art program which aims to cultivate community and raise awareness about Hawai‘i’s endangered ecosystems by inspiring conversation, encouraging public participation, and creating fellowship between artists and environmentalists.

About the Artist

Combining carpentry skills with a love of nature, North Carolina-based Patrick Dougherty began learning about primitive building techniques and experimenting with tree saplings as construction material in 1980. Small works and single pieces on conventional pedestals soon grew into monumental site-specific installations that required sticks by the truckload. To date Patrick has built over 200 such massive sculptures worldwide. Princeton Architectural Press published a major survey of Patrick and his work in a 2009 book entitled Stickwork.
Adult Workshops
Fridays, 4 weeks: September 9 – 30 / 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
After studying a brief history of natural light and outdoor portraits students will create portraits of the Dougherty volunteers with the sculpture as background. By looking at beautiful examples of portraits and spending time outside with cameras, you will gain a better understanding of controlling light, shadow, composition and mood. Tuition: $110 ($138 nonmember)


Saturday, 1 day: September 10 / 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
On the southern slope of Ulupalakua, the DT Fleming Arboretum is the oldest and largest native plant arboretum in Hawai’i and boasts a truly unforgettable view of Maui!  Work under the guidance of Michael Clements as you choose one of several specially-selected native plants as subject and complete an 8×10 painting and take a break mid-day to enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds of Pu’u Mahoe. Special mahalo to Martha Vockrodt-Moran for making this incredible opportunity possible. Tuition: $75 ($94 nonmember)-includes a picnic lunch


Lau Hala Weaving Workshop with Pohaku Kaho’ohanohano
Monday, 1 day: September 19 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (30 min break for lunch)
Discover the Hawaiian art of lau hala weaving with this master weaver as you create a bracelet, fan, and small mat. This class is a great opportunity to learn about Hawaiian culture and native plants! Tuition: $65 ($82 nonmember)/ Supply fee: $30


Wire-Wrapped Jewelry with Julie Matheis
Wednesdays, 4 weeks: September 7 – 28 / 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Learn the basics of wire working, including layout and design, shaping, coiling, twisting, linking and finishing techniques. With bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings, the design possibilities are endless! Tuition: $85 ($107 nonmember)/ Supply Fee: $15
Youth Workshops 

Friends of the Earth with Tanya Delury/ Ages 5+
Wednesdays, 4 weeks: September 7 – 28 / 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Join Tanya in an imaginary camp-out in the wilderness with artist-naturalists John Muir, Henry Thoreau and more as you learn about how and why these people have dedicated their lives to protecting Mother Earth. Engage in character role-play, creative movement, mural painting exercises, and nature hikes throughout the Kaluanui property, including the site of the Stickwork creation. Tuition: $70 ($88 nonmember)/ Supply Fee: $25/ Financial Aid Available


Wrapped up in Nature with Shay Hoffer/ Ages 9+
Wednesdays, 4 weeks: September 7 – 28 / 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Inspired by the work of celebrated environmental artists Patrick Dougherty and Andy Goldsworthy, children will create site-specific earthworks using natural and found objects across the Hui grounds. Collaborate with your fellow artists to create sculptures that are truly out of this world and take home smaller-scale versions of your new creations. Projects will include Wrapped Wire Leaf Patterns, Nature Contour Drawing and more. Tuition: $70 ($88 nonmember)/ Supply Fee: $25/ Financial Aid Available


Mondays, 5 weeks: September 12 – October 22 / 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Learn to construct creative designs in handmade, designer jewelry and pendants using precious metal wire to wrap gemstones and beads into unique, wearable artwork. Students learn the basics of wire working, including layout and design, shaping, coiling, twisting, linking and finishing techniques. They will also combine simple shapes to create dazzling bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings that will be sure to impress. Tuition: $95 ($122 nonmember)/ Supply Fee: $25/ Financial Aid Available.
Field Trips 

Explore & Discover: A Class Field Trip Collaboration Between Hui No`eau & The Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC)/ All Ages
Dates & Times Scheduled on a First-Come-First-Served Basis
Bring your class to the Hui to join Hui teaching artists and MISC educators as we use the visual arts as a means of understanding the importance of protecting our natural island resources. Choose from projects like Form Changing Flip Books (to take home with you at the end of class), or contribute to the Hui Ho`ololi Mural (to remain on Hui grounds). Fee: $10 per student
Special Events

Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, September 13 / 12:00 noon
Lunch: $25 (keiki: $10)
Picnic on a homemade lunch as you watch the live Stickwork design in progress, listen to an informal presentation on the artist, and enjoy lunch with friends and family. Proceeds from the purchase of a brown bag lunch helps make possible the construction of this awe-inspiring work! Reservations are recommended – Please contact 572-6560 for more details.


Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World: Artist Talk & Panel Discussion w/ Patrick Dougherty & Friends
Thursday, September 15 / 5:30 pm / FREE
Please join us for a talk by Patrick Dougherty accompanied by slides of his work through the years with anecdotes and insights into his artistic inspiration and connection with nature, immediately followed by a discussion on how artists & environmentalists can work together to promote social change. (Questions by Sara Tekula, Co-Founder of Plant a Wish and regular writer/ contributor to Maui Time Weekly; Moderated by Keith Wolter, Executive Director of the Maui AIDS Foundation and host of the Maui Non-Profit Director’s Association Radio Show; Panelists to be announced).


Thursday, September 22: 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Hui No`eau (Only 50 Seats Available)
Tickets: $150 ($110 tax-deductible)
Guided by Patrick Dougherty, experience an exclusive preview of the newly completed sculpture while enjoying pupu and cocktails under the stars.  A catered sit-down dinner by Chefs Ralph Giles & Daniel Southmayd, the beautiful setting of Kaluanui, and time to talk story with the Hui ‘ohana will top off a wonderful evening honoring the arts. This is a unique opportunity to engage Patrick in an intimate setting while also supporting the launch of the Hui’s new public art program and environmental art garden, Ho’ololi. Call (808) 572-6560 to reserve today.


September 5-23, 2011
Spend a week, a day or a few hours helping the world-renowned sculptor develop, plan & create a monumental work of art on the Hui grounds.


Sculpture Blessing & Opening Celebration
Friday, September 23/ 5:00 – 7:00 pm/ FREE
Be the first to see the final work of art and help us offer a warm sendoff to Patrick Dougherty. Music, pupu, conversation, celebration!
The Hui is incredibly thankful to their friends in the nonprofit field, especially those at Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC), the Nature Conservancy Maui Program, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources Department of Forestry & Wildlife for partnering with them on this truly awesome project. Building bridges between art and social awareness, architecture, accessibility, volunteerism and teamwork, this remarkable opportunity uses the arts as a catalyst for strong community building, guarantees access to a high quality visual arts educational experience, and invites people from all walks of life to create a space for community art. 

Join the Hui all September long to participate in one of many classes, artist talks, field trips, and special events- or to even build alongside Patrick (they need 100 volunteers!) during this marathon event.

Support this groundbreaking Hui project- through a donation, a commitment to volunteer or simply spreading the word. What will you CREATE?