Four Seasons Maui at Wailea launches student art program

January 30, 2022, 3:44 p.m. HST
* Updated January 28, 8:52 a.m.

Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea has launched a student mentorship program for budding young Maui artists.

The program, called START: A student artist immersion, will connect two talented high school students with some of the best artists on the island, provide a platform to show art at the resort’s famous artist showcase, teach them about the business of art and will provide a $3,000 scholarship for further development after graduation.

The resort is now accepting submissions from Maui-based high school juniors and seniors, and two winners will be notified March 1, 2022.

Developed by Four Seasons Resort Maui Creative Director Rosina Potter, the START immersion includes:

  • A weekly spot in the Artists’ Showcase for three weeks from mid-March 2022 to mid-April 2022, in which the student will show their works side-by-side with the island’s most notable artists at the luxury resort .
  • A professional mentor artist paired with the mentee based on a complementary style or medium to guide them through the program.
  • A one-on-one lunch at Ferraro’s at the Four Seasons Resort Maui or an artist studio tour, if available, with an artist mentor.
  • An “Art & Business” session with artistic director Rosina Potter.
  • A $3,000 scholarship to apply for further education in the arts.

“The resort has a long-standing commitment to supporting the island’s incredible arts community, and we’re proud to now extend that to Maui’s talented next generation of artists,” said Potter, who oversees the storefront. daily outdoor artists as well as the complex. museum-quality permanent collection, both open to visitors and the public.

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To apply, students should email the following information to [email protected] before February 21, 2022:

  • Images (.jpg or .pdf) of five completed works in any medium.
  • Brief artist statement for each piece in the email.
  • Brief essay (less than 500 words) describing the student’s interest in pursuing the arts after high school.
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“Thanks to our collaboration with START at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, Maui High School looks forward to giving our fine arts students real-world opportunities to work and learn alongside local professional artists,” said Laurence Muleh, Head of Fine Arts Maui High School visuals. “Becoming a meaningful community contributor is an essential part of being a Maui High Saber and we look forward to helping our students do just that through this inspiring community initiative.”

Kayleen C. Rice