Gallerie Spontaneous at Maui County Agricultural Festival

Art + Ag = Fertile GroundThe Maui County Agricultural Festival was looking for an “art component.” Gallerie Spontaneous was looking for a venue. All involved decided it was a match made in farm/food/flower heaven. Created by writer Bonnie Friedman and photographer Tony Novak-Clifford, Gallerie Spontaneous is a small, growing collective of artists and art enthusiasts with a goal of advocating for the arts and artists of Maui County, both emerging and established. The collective was formed with the intention of mounting one-day, juried exhibitions at various locations around the island throughout the year. “We are delighted to be making our debut at this year’s Maui County Agricultural Festival. The theme for this show is ‘Fertile Ground.’ And we think the possibilities are endless. From photos of keiki in loi kalo to pastel floral still-lifes, we encourage Maui’s artists to let their imaginations run wild,” says Bonnie Friedman.

“Everyone knows agriculture provides food and fiber.  But it also provides esthetics, beauty, resource management, heritage, and culture. These are values we believe Maui artists will be able to share through their works of art exhibited in Gallerie Spontaneous at this year’s Ag Festival,” said Warren K. Watanabe, executive director, Maui County Farm Bureau.”

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Presented by the Maui County Farm Bureau in partnership with the Office of Economic Development, the Maui County Agricultural Festival will be held on Saturday, April 6, at the Maui Tropical Plantation, 9 am – 4 pm.