CROSS CURRENTS

CROSS CURRENTS: VISUAL ART

Cross Currents: arts education sessions for inquisitve adults.

Join Maui artist SIDNEY YEE as he leads an abstract art collage class focused on symbolism .

TUESDAY, APRIL 9
MACC - McCoy multipurpose room 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$30 fee includes:
  • - Cross Currents class with Sidney Yee, 4/9
    (art supplies will be provided)
  • Private Schaefer International Gallery tour, 4/16 (Exhibit - Sidney Yee: "Wabi-Sabi")
  • Post-exhibit tour gathering, 4/16 (Refreshments will be provided)

Please register by Friday, April 5

For registration/more information: 
 
Call  808.243.4287 or  Click to email Aleah
 
   

CROSS CURRENTS: POETRY

Cross Currents: arts education sessions for inquisitve adults.

Explore the art of spoken word and express yourself through poetry with award-winning performer, program organizer, and poet mentor TravisT

This informative session and introductory spoken-word class will be held on:

TUESDAY, MARCH 5
MACC - Haynes Meeting Room 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$30 fee includes:
Please register by Monday March 4
 
For registration/more information: 
Call  808.243.4287 or  Click to email Aleah
 
   

CROSS CURRENTS: DANCE

Cross Currents: arts education sessions for inquisitve adults.

Explore the art of modern dance with Amelia Couture of Maui's Adaptations Dance Theater.

This informative session and introductory dance class will be held on:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
MACC - Haynes Meeting Room 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$30 fee includes:
  • Cross Currents class with Amelia Couture on Tuesday, Feb 19.
  • An admission ticket to see Jacob Jonas The Company performing at the MACC's Castle Theater on Thursday, Feb 28.
  • Post-performance gathering following the show on 2/28.

Please register by Monday Feb 18

For registration/more information: 
Call  808.243.4287 or  Click to email Aleah

 

NEW PROGRAM as of  December 2018 - runs through April 2019!
 
 
 
 
The Cross Currents program was first offered to adult performing arts students  (18+)  in June 2017.  Thanks to the positive feedback and suggestion of our participants, MORE Cross Currents explorations were offered  Jan 3 - April 25,  2018. 
 
Each month, an art form was explored: January, Music; February, Dance; March, Oratory; April: a mixture of music, dance, drama learned in previous months, to keep up the skills developed.
 
Building a community is a big component to the Cross Currents experience. 
 
Experiencing the arts with old and new friends adds a extra depth.
 
We hope you can join us in the next Cross Currents... and please invite friends who would enjoy the experience, too! 
 
 
    

NEWS ABOUT OTHER PROGRAMS:

NATIVE ARTISTS

NATIVE ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
In partnership with First Peoples Fund, a national non profit focused on developing indigenous artists and arts markets, this workshop focussed on developing important business skills and mindsets. The free two-day training was held Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28, 2018  at Maui Arts & Cultural Center
 
Jeremy Staab, Program Manager at First Peoples Fund, says: "This training is a great way for artists at any stage in their career to start or expand an arts business, whether it be a newcomer unsure about the pricing of their art or a more experienced artist hoping to grow their customer base,” said  “Everything we do is designed to honor and protect traditional and cultural values, while helping Native and Indigenous artists succeed and thrive as business people.”
   

TEACHING ARTIST INSTITUTE 

WORKSHOPS 


TEACHING ARTISTS RESIDENCIES

Research shows that the arts can transform teaching and learning environments, as well as increase learner engagement and connections to the surrounding world - thereby raising student achievement and success.  The MACC utilizes teaching artists on three levels: federal (Kennedy Center and NAEA);  state (Artists in the Schools);  and local (artists and cultural practitioners in Maui county).  All three of these levels bring strengths and expertise that meet the needs of our community. Whether it is working with students or educators, or bringing cutting edge arts strategies and/or cultural sensitivity,  the MACC's  education departmental goal is to use the arts to enrich the lives of our community.
 
     
     

Keeping in mind the long struggle of arts being under-funded across the nation, we have found incredible success when our teaching residencies are focused on arts integration.  Arts integration is where teaching artists go into schools and collaborate with classroom teachers and find innovative and relevant ways to infuse classroom instruction with the arts, raising engagement and leveling the playing field for different types of learners, and inspiring confidence in and through the arts.

The following is a list of recent MACC's Teaching Artist Residencies in Maui:
Sean Layne: Maunaloa Elementary, Pukalani Elementary, and Pomaika'i Elementary (August 2016)
Beth Marcil and Paul Wood, Baldwin High School (October-December 2016)
Marcia Daft, Pomaika'i Elementary, October 2016 and Kihei Elementary (November 2016)
Denise Lionetti, Maui High School (February 2017)
Mehanaokala Hind, Molokai High School and Moloka'i Middle School (March 2017)
Melanie Rick, Maui High School (March 2017)
 
     
     
 
ARTS EDUCATION LINKS

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Statewide: