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Culturised Podcast – Art & Culture with Manager of Small Town * Big Art on Maui, Kelly McHugh-White

August 30, 2021

Hosted by Makani Tabura

The focus of this show will be to introduce the Hawaii not many visitors and oftentimes’ Local residents don’t know, hear about or experience. We will feature guests that are “cultured” in certain aspects of Hawaiian culture to share their knowledge and Mana’o on what makes up our Native Hawaiian culture. The history, language, arts, education, and people. Guests will be Community leaders, artists, Kumu Hula, Kahu and everyday Hawaiian people.

Episode #28 – Art & Culture with Manager of Small Town * Big Art on Maui, Kelly McHugh-White

With 23 years of experience as a nonprofit business administrator, Kelly McHugh-White specializes in the advancement of conservation, arts and cultural programs that leverage community engagement in order to strengthen visibility, credibility, and investment. A New York native, she joined the Maui community in 2008 to administer the marketing, fundraising and youth arts programs at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center followed by a 5-year tenure as Public Information Specialist for the State of Hawaiʻi, Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission and an additional 2 years as Director of Marketing & Development for Pacific Whale Foundation. She has consulted for the County of Maui, Maui Redevelopment Agency, Spellbound Theatre, Coral Reef Alliance, Edible Hawaiian Islands, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Merwin Conservancy and Art Maui, among others. She currently serves as Board Member for Adaptations Dance Theater and Nā Koa Manu Conservation, Inc.; Manager of County of Maui’s SMALL TOWN * BIG ART creative placemaking program; Principal of Little Rhinoceros LLC; and Founding Director of Maui Public Art Corps. Her work in outreach and fund development earned her a fellowship with the Ka Ipu Kukui program in 2016 and nomination as one of Hawaii’s most influential leaders, awarded a 40 Under 40 designation in 2018.

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New “Culturised” episodes release on Mondays.


August 30, 2021
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