The Hui No’eau will host a holiday-themed evening of elegant canapes, cocktails and gift shopping at First Night this Thursday starting at 5pm. They’re especially excited to exhibit guest designer Andre Morrisette’s re-envisioning of the nearly 100-year-old Kalanui estate, which will be all dressed up for the season. Morrisette has created magical holiday decor featuring amazing window installations to be revealed that night.
Morrissette is an award-winning dancer, teacher and choreographer with credits as theatrical costumer and graphic designer. He’s been a Maui resident since 1988 and currently teaches at Seabury Hall and works as resident choreographer of the Baldwin High School Drama Department. Prior to his current “Hui Holidays” work, he produced two events at the Hui to help raise funds for their jewelry arts education program.
On Monday, Maui artist Nancy Skrimstad assisted in putting up the installations. ”This has been such an inspiring day for me,” said Skrimstad. “Andre and I have wanted to work together for years–and to be able to do it here with such a newly invigorated, fresh Hui has just been really gratifying as an artist. It’s so great to see the Hui allow their artists to express themselves and explore creativity. I’ve been involved with the Hui for a long time–I would have never been able to get away with this years ago!”
You’ll be able to watch the Upcountry sunset while sipping the signature cocktail Kaluanui Sunset–Ocean vodka, cranberry juice and Limonata at this one night only event. Fedwell’s menu also looks divine with Ahi nicoise potato canapes, mini fresh turkey and cranberry salad sandwiches on sage buns, truffled tomato tarts, apple pecan baked brie in puff pastry and smoked salmon and marlin pates with crackers, breads, capers and onion. Plus cookies and chocolates, cheese, fruit and bread. Coffee by Coffees of Hawaii and wine will also be served.
Attending artists include:
Kate Eifler, Ceramics
Barbara Liniger, Ceramics
Katie Lutz, Ceramics
Robert & Linda Sajdak, Ceramics
Deb Zaleski, Ceramics
Galit Breman, Jewelry
Karla Scarlatti, Jewelry
Stanette Tanno-Kirchhof, Jewelry
Gift Shop Holiday Hours:
Hui Holidays: A Celebrated Maui Tradition
Now through December 24 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm / FREE
New items added every day!