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Art with Heart Benefit at Seabury

April 5, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Art with Heart is a Seabury Hall student-run philanthropy club that brings high school student artists together to share original works with the community to make a positive difference on the world.

Art with Heart will hold its second benefit visual and performing arts show, "Silence and Noise," on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Seabury Hall cafeteria and performing art center. Select pieces of art will be sold through a silent auction with 100 percent of all the proceeds go toward building a school in Africa through the nonprofit organization Build Africa.

T-shirts, bracelets and refreshments sales will also benefit Build Africa.

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Art by Rhiannon Hernandez and other Seabury Hall students will be displayed at “Silence and Noise,” this year’s Art with Heart show. The annual event brings high school student artists together to share original works with the community and raises money for the nonprofit organization Build Africa.
Photo: Mackenze Tezak

The first show in November raised over $3,500 for Build Africa. "Silence and Noise" is meant to be a time to not only bask in the talent of young artists of Maui, but also signifies the importance of finding time for peace and silence amidst the chaotic, noisy nature of life through art.

"Silence and Noise" will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria with a gallery showing of painting, photography, drawing, and design by the talented artists in the club. At 7 p.m., guests will move into the performing arts center to enjoy live music, dance and poetry readings.

Art with Heart was started by Seabury Junior Ariella Brandon and Senior Kelsey Greenway, who are both very involved with the performing arts dance scene on Maui and volunteer community. Brandon is a long-time volunteer of Camp Imua and Greenway has spearheaded volunteer outreach programs with the Art with Heart artists.

On a local level, Art with Heart collaborates with Boys and Girls Club of Maui, Kids Helping Kids and Best Buddies.

Greenway and Brandon believe that through education, the doors to creativity are opened, and through creativity, communities are formed.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students, and available for pre-order and at the door. Call 573-1257 for reservations.



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