Two Maui students selected for Four Season’s emerging artist immersion program

April 26, 2022 at 9:50 am HST

Maui High Junior Cailyn Omuro will be presenting her artwork on April 30 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea. Photo Courtesy: Four Seasons

High school juniors Cailyn Omuro from Maui High School and Sophia Salvador from Kīhei Charter School were selected by jury as winners of the STARTSa community-based artist immersion for young aspiring artists.

The program was developed by Rosina Potter, Art Director at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea.

Kīhei Charter School Junior will be presenting their art on April 30th from 5pm to 7pm at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea. Photo Courtesy: Four Seasons

The StARTS Immersion includes:

  • A spot in the Artists Showcase where students will showcase their work alongside the island’s most notable artists at the Four Seasons Resort.
  • A professional artist mentor who works with the mentee based on a complementary style or medium to guide them through the program.
  • A customized lunch at Ferraro’s or an artist studio visit, if applicable, with a mentor artist.
  • An Art & Business session with Potter.
  • A $3,000 grant to apply to continue her art education.

“I’ve been really impressed with all the talented applications we’ve received,” Potter said. “It’s wonderful to see the arts thrive in Maui’s schools. Ultimately, the committee selected Cailyn and Sophia as both demonstrated great ability across multiple mediums and styles, culminating in work that offers a glimpse into their lives here on Maui.”

Both student artists show on Saturday, 30.

  • Omuro will be on display from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Lower Lobby of the Four Seasons with Madeline Powell creating photorealistic paintings with her husband Peter Powell.
  • Salvador will be exhibiting in the Lobby Lounge from 5-7pm alongside Pascaline Laloux, who paints Hawaiian-inspired watercolors on upcycled NOAA cards.

The resort’s Artists Showcase is an open-air gallery that offers visitors and guests a personal “meet the artist” experience with more than 50 of the island’s most notable artists. The artists perform daily in a constant rotation from 8am to 1:30pm in the resort’s Lower Lobby and from 5pm to 10pm in the Lobby Lounge. More information about STARTSclick here.

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