Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hui No‘eau & Haleakalā National Park Present Natalie Westbrook

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is proud to collaborate with Haleakalā National Park for its inaugural Artist in Residence program, launching today with the arrival of New Haven, Connecticut-based printmaker, painter and collage artist Natalie Westbrook.

Westbrook received her BFA from the The Cooper Union School of Art, her MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of Louisville, and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. Her recent exhibitions include Interstate Projects in New York, NY; Institute Library in New Haven, CT; Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA; in Brooklyn, NY at Bushwick Basel 2012 and Vaudeville Park; and Co/Lab at Art Platform Los Angeles. Ms. Westbrook is Lecturer at the Yale School of Art and Part-time Lecturer at Norwalk Community College and Housatonic Community College. She lives and works in New Haven, CT.

Westbrook is Haleakalā’s first in-park artist selected by a jury panel comprised of National Park and Maui Arts and Cultural Center representatives.  The applicants included musicians, sculptors and painters. During her 2-week residency, the artist will create a new series based on Haleakala’s unique and rare flora, such as the `āhinahina, the Haleakalā silversword found only on east Maui, donating an original artwork to the park at the end of her stay.

Hui No‘eau will be hosting the artist at its public Kaluanui estate for a FREE artist chat and slide show on June 13th,  “Dreaming in the House of the Sun” as well as a hands-on “Basic Drawing Intensive” workshop on June 15th. Space for the workshop is limited with tuition set at just $25 ($32 for nonmembers), therefore pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Visit http://huinoeau.com/classes/adults/visiting-artists/ for details or call the Hui at (808) 572-6560.