Hana Arts envisions our community inspired, and united by the profound and long lasting impact exposure to the Arts has on people’s lives.
Hana Arts provides Art & Cultural education and both life-enhancing and income-generating opportunities for all East Maui keiki to kupuna through youth, individual and family programs including classroom teaching, workshops and events that help stimulate and broaden our community’s potential.
Hana Arts is a community-based organization that provides art and cultural education, exposure and opportunities to all Hana Coast residents, youth and adults alike. We believe the Arts have a profound and long lasting impact on people’s lives.
Hana Arts began providing visual art and crafts classes for Hana children in 1991. We built on this, expanding our programs under the umbrella of the Hana Youth Center, and then Hana Cultural Center. By the time we incorporated in 1998, we were offering classes in dance, Hawaiian and world cultures, theatre, visual arts and music to both children and adults.
Hana Arts is the prevalent facilitator of Art activity in Hana/East Maui. We collaborate with many local agencies that serve our youth and their families, as well as local schools, universities and other larger art agencies within the Hawaiian islands and beyond.
The Hana/East Maui geographical area we serve, from Ke’anae to Kaupo, consists of a 30-mile radius coastal community isolated by its geographical boundaries, rural life style and difficult mountain terrain. We support the creative processes of these very special residents, and strive to create opportunities for them to reach their full potential.
Hana Arts employs professional artists and educators from the community and around the world. Our dedicated staff frequently volunteer time equal to, or greater than, the number of hours paid to run our quality programs.
Robin Raynor is an Architect licensed in Hawaii. With over 35 years of experience, she now operates her own architectural firm here in Hāna. She is also a painter, sculptor, retired ballerina and has traveled widely.
Julia Walker is established in production development as an interpersonal relations expert, and has further established herself as a proactive leader in areas of event management, logistics and organizing. She has acquired a reputation in facilitating quality control, and has a refined ability for efficiently handling the “intangibles” associated with specialized events and artist relations. Julia has worked worldwide to assist with the production and management of music video shoots, staged music events at clubs and festivals, and private parties. Julia is known for her precise problem solving skills and consistently proves herself to be very capable in “high pressure” situations that may arise in even the most flawlessly executed of events.
Chuck Gray has founded numerous businesses over the past 40 years and offers his expertise in business management, marketing and financial matters. He is a musician, painter, and Arts enthusiast.
Cynthia Santiago is a resident of Hana with a heart for the arts. Her background is in the field of Public Administration having worked primarily for County and State government in the field of Human Services. She holds a Masters in Public Administration degree and a BA in Sociology. She is currently the Executive Director of 'Ohana Makamae, Inc, a Social Service agency located in Hana. She believes in art as therapy and enjoys oil painting, writing and photography.
Carolyn Diliberto recently retired after years working in film and landscape design. Carolyn is a local Hāna visual artist who is dedicated to bring the Arts to our children and lends her creativity and her helping hands to work tirelessly volunteering at our various fund raisers and events.
Veronika Sandors is an international financier who serves on the boards of several companies and foundations. She has 14 years of direct experience with high-tech performance technologies and new media, both as a producer and performer, as well as 12 years in education. Ms. Sandor holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA. Chairman & President MODDHA International Foundation.
Shane Harwood is a math teacher at Hana High and Elementary. He has a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and is also a talented musician and private music teacher. Shane has volunteered countless hours for Hana Arts and continues to be a valuable member of the team.
Becky Lind has studied Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at West Oahu. With years of management experience, Becky has always had a passion for the Arts. Putting her organizational and administrative skills together with her excitement for creativity, Becky is a devoted director of Hana Arts. She goes above and beyond the call of duty, and offers hours of volunteer time, and donations as well.
Lipoa Kahaleuahi has a masters in education and has been involved with Hana Arts since she was a child.
Kari Hagedorn has been taking dance classes since she was 2, and has taught dance with Hana Arts in the past, and is a local business owner.