@ the MACC in July 2018
Last month I talked shared pictures and video of some of the fun things that went on @ the MACC during June . This month, I am happy to relay that we have more in the story about summer fun @ the MACC in July!
(Not "either/or" ... AND MORE!)

We had student art classes in the Gallery...AND... reggae on the lawn...AND... TV cartoon characters on stage ...AND... a national comedian ...AND... summer classes ... AND more!

You may or may not see constant activity on our stages, but there is constant activity here @ the MACC on many levels. In the months leading up to August, our development department is busy planning for our biggest fundraiser, Maui Calls ...AND... Our education department is busy putting together our CanDo! Days field trips, school shows, residencies, and workshops for the coming academic year ....AND... Our programming department is busy making the schedules and contractual arrangements for most of the international touring performances and exhibits that you will be able to experience in the coming Season ...AND... more!

We do have a lot of great surprises coming your way AND we will announce our 2018/19 season of "The MACC presents..." events soon. In the meantime, we've just confirmed a series of great shows for August AND early September, as you will see by clicking the link for the Shows brochure . At the MACC, we are all about the AND.

Please review our "AND - not either/or" summer report ...AND... experience a bit of vicarious fun through the images & videos now. AND we look forward to seeing you in person at the MACC, when you come to enjoy the next show AND exhibits....AND more!
Art Vento, President & CEO
...AND... Y oung Art Makers summer classes
The gallery's summer visual arts education program had Young Art Makers sessions from June 25 through July 25. It was an opportunity for kids aged 5-12 to meet and make new friends while learning about and exercising their creative skills in different media, like clay and paint.
If your young Da Vinci missed YOUNG ART MAKERS this year, watch for it again next summer!
...AND... Paw Patrol LIVE!
The weekend of July 13-15, more than 6,000 people- keiki and their families - got to see some of their favorite TV characters LIVE and right here on Maui! The Nickelodeon animated series, "Paw Patrol," was brought alive in a character stage show in the Castle Theater for eight performances, with Meet-&-Greet opportunities after each show.
Kids go wild for Paw Patrol! There were a lot of excited kids at the MACC that weekend!
MACC's Education Program Coordinator
Stacey Gonsalves and her daughter Eliyah
await the show!
Chad Okamoto, principal at Pu'u Kukui Elementary School, with Daphne and their son, Landon.
A big hug from a small fan!
MACC Stage Manager Danny Owen's son, Zeya (in Meet-&-Greet.photo here and at top)
Stacey's kids AND her niece ( Eliyah, Shaylah & Arissa) AND a thousand more kids are riveted to their seats as they watch "Paw Patrol to the Rescue"!
... AND... Arts Education
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Arts Education Department, conducted a residency program focused on Spoken Word Creation - Summer 2018. This is one of many residencies where the MACC uses professional artists as educational resources in our community's school system. This residency focused on Spoken Word Poetry as an intersection of literacy, performance, and expression. 

Cultivating student voice is a priority in Hawai'i DOE's strategic plan, and bringing in poets to help students to speak their own truth is the MACC's way of artistically meeting this objective. This residence was as exploratory as it was transformative for the students.  

Principals, or teachers/ departments who are interested in hosting something similar at their school may contact: Chadwick Pang, Education Director: email Chadwick / 808-243-4234
...AND... Summer Institute
This year's Summer Institute for Educators focused on the new Department of Education roll-out called Nā Hopena A'o ( "HᾹ" ) . Teachers from all over the state came to learn how the MACC combined "HᾹ" and arts integration into lessons that help students to recognize and validate their relationship to Hawai'i and its uniqueness.
Check out the many programs for students, teachers, teaching artists - and our achievements! - at MauiArts.org
The MACC's annual benefit gala

It's an 'evening out' that you will remember always!
Getting tickets? Remember that MACC members can save 10% and enjoy advance buying privileges on many events that "The MACC presents..."

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