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Hui No‘eau Names Interim Executive Director

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Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center today announced the appointment of Anne-Marie Forsythe as interim Executive Director. In her new capacity, Forsythe will oversee all operations and fundraising for the organization, and her new role took effect on Monday, Nov. 11.

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center.

Born on Oʻahu and raised on Maui, Forsythe has spent the last 14 years contributing to the success of the educational programs at Hui No‘eau. Forsythe directed the development and expansion of all of the Hui’s visual arts education programs, including the more than 300 classes, workshops, field trips and activities offered at the Hui each year for both youth and adults.

She has also overseen Hui’s facilities and community outreach efforts and served as the Editor in Chief for the Hui’s Create Newsletter.

According to an organization announcement, “Her dedication to Hui No‘eau has led to the development of many successful programs, including the Art with Aloha program, which annually provides Hawaiian cultural art programming to the public, and the Na Keiki No‘eau after school art program, which serves more than 300 public elementary school students each month in Makawao, Pukalani, and Pā‘ia.”

Forsythe has also directed the Hui’s outreach efforts, facilitating growth in the youth field trip program that serves more than 1,000 students annually. She received the Hui No‘eau Angel Award in 2019 in recognition of her contributions to the Hui.


“I’m thrilled to be able to continue my passion for Hui No’eau in this new role. After many years of dedication to the Hui, I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead the organization and continue serving the community with inspiring and educational visual arts programs,” said Forsythe.


“The work and programs Anne-Marie has brought to Hui No‘eau are impressive,” said Rob Stoner, Board Co-President. “She cares deeply for the organization and is committed to its future success and growth.”

“We’re excited to have such a passionate individual leading our beloved organization and staff,” said Mercy Palmer, Board Co-President.

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