Jan 30 2022 3:44 PM HST
*Updated Jan 28 at 8:52am
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has launched a student mentorship program for aspiring young Maui artists.
The program called STartA Student Artist Immersion, will connect two talented high school students with some of the island’s top artists, provide a platform to showcase art at the resort’s acclaimed artist gallery, teach them about artwork, and provide a $3,000 scholarship to continue their work. development after graduation.
The resort is now accepting applications from juniors and seniors from Maui high schools, and two winners will be notified on March 1, 2022.
Developed by Four Seasons Resort Maui Artistic Director Rosina Potter, Start Immersion includes:
- A weekly venue at the Artists’ Fair for three weeks from mid-March 2022 until mid-April 2022, where the student will showcase their work alongside the island’s most prominent artists at the luxury resort.
- A professional artist mentor is associated with the intern based on a complementary or mediated style to help guide them through the program.
- One-on-one lunch at Ferraro’s in Four Seasons Resort Maui or visit the artist’s studio, if possible, with a guided artist.
- Art and Business session with Artistic Director Rosina Potter.
- A $3000 scholarship to apply to further their education in the arts.
Potter, who oversees the artists’ daily outdoor exhibition as well as a museum-quality permanent collection resort, said both are open to guests and the public.
To apply, students must email the following to [email protected] By February 21, 2022:
- Photographs (.jpg or .pdf) of five completed works in any medium.
- Brief artist statement for each piece in email.
- A brief essay (less than 500 words) describing the student’s interest in pursuing the arts after high school.
Through our cooperation with STart At the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, Maui High School looks forward to empowering our fine arts students with real opportunities to work and learn alongside local professional artists, said Maui High School’s Head of Visual Arts Lawrence Mulla. “Becoming a meaningful community contributor is an essential part of being a member of the Maui High Saber team and we look forward to helping our students do so through this inspiring community initiative.”