Big Brothers Big Sisters host art opening this Sunday

Big Brother Big Sisters of Maui is proud to announce the opening of a public art exhibit that was created in collaboration with Honolulu Museum of Art and is being hosted by Whole Foods Maui on Sunday, August 24th at 3:00. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

This exhibit features works created by “Bigs” and “Littles” from our School Based Mentoring Programs. These projects were implemented through The Honolulu Museum of Art’s outreach program, Art to Go. The Art to Go program aims to nourish critical thinking and self-esteem through engaging art experiences that spark, creativity, self-reflection, and cultural understanding. Students explore a range of media and hone their artistic expression with the support and guidance of a teaching artist. Over the past year, the Honolulu Museum of Art has offered tailored Art to Go programs at more than fifty schools and community organizations on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. One of Art to Go’s most enduring relationships has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui, with whom they’ve partnered since 2004.

Local Artist Maggie Sutrov is a professional artist and arts educator who grew up on Maui. Maggie facilitated the Art to Go projects at all of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui’s School Based Mentoring Programs. Maggie instructed our matches on how to create multi-media portraits. Our “Bigs” and “Littles” drew portraits of each other by tracing facial features on a transparency that was clipped to a transparent clipboard. After creating the initial sketch the participants colored the portraits with oil pastels, mounted them to paper and created a decorative boarder. The final result is a collection of amazing art work that portrays the spirit and positive impacts of Big Brothers Big Sister of Maui’s mentoring programs.

Please come and celebrate our mentoring programs, volunteers and program participants on Sunday, August 24th at 3:00 at Whole Foods Maui!

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