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MACC’s ArT=Mixx Brings Black & White Optics to a New Level

July 26, 2012
The Maui Weekly

On Saturday, July 28, Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) will pay tribute to early artistic media such as op art, film noir and performance art during its fourth ArT=Mixx evening from 7 to 11 p.m. in Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard.

ArT=Mixx is a new concept event at the MACC that was introduced earlier this year for the over-21 and young-at-heart crowd. The interactive mixer is generally themed to go along with the current art exhibit in Schaefer International Gallery.

In this installment, dubbed the "Black & White Edition," producers Trevor Arnholt (video artist), Toben Lindell (graphic designer and DJ artist) and Gabriel Mott (color artist) have compiled and created an amazing variety of interactive media with five DJs and six VJs: video mapping, optic art displays, film noir projections, even a black and white marching band. Guests are invited to wear black and white attire for a costume contest.

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The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will host its fourth ArT=Mixx event on Saturday, July 28.
Photo: Jose Morales

"The central idea around this concept is to connect people to art in ways that are both fun and stimulating, yet beyond what they think of as 'art,'" explained Colleen Furukawa, vice president of programming at the MACC. "Art enters our lives in many ways and is present everywhere."

Networking is paramount at ArT=Mixx as is just having fun: Maui's popular DJs spin house and techno tunes for dancing.

The MACC's built-in beverage and food service bars will serve a variety of colorful drinks and healthy appetizers made from fresh local ingredients by Three's Bar and Grill.

The center offers a casual and friendly setting to gather with friends and business associates, meet new people and share the experience through social media.

Admission is free; the event is sponsored by County of Maui.

For more information, call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7569) or go online to or



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