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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Crazy Shirts opens art gallery on Maui

Advertiser Staff

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Crazy Shirts goes from cloth to canvas, selling its artists' T-shirt designs as paintings and print artworks at its new Maui gallery.

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Best known for its apparel, Crazy Shirts has opened an outlet on Maui offering original artwork and designs by Crazy Shirts' artists.

The Crazy Shirts Gallery at The Shops at Wailea features original paintings, prints on canvas, and framed versions of many of the company's exclusive designs. The store also will carry the company's T-shirts.

"Crazy Shirts designers are truly artists and oftentimes their side projects and designs that begin as traditional paintings eventually find their way to our products," said Mark Hollander, president and chief executive officer of Crazy Shirts.

"The Crazy Shirts Gallery store allows us to showcase the depth and breadth of talent in our art department. They're not just graphic designers, they're outstanding fine artists as well."


The Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau has launched a Green Hawai'i program to showcase eco-friendly efforts in the state's visitor industry.

The program offers meeting planners and groups a comprehensive, island-by-island listing of environmentally responsible and energy-saving programs initiated by resort and hotel properties.

Michael Murray, HVCB's vice president of sales and marketing for corporate meetings and incentives, said sustainability has become a major factor in planners' decisions on where to book business meetings.

"Taking part in 'green meetings' has become very relevant in today's meetings industry and is in line with the social responsibility that is driving the decision-making of corporations and associations nationally," Murray said.

The bureau's Green Hawaii listing can be found online at www.BusinessAloha.com.


The Hawai'i chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is accepting entries from Hawai'i's public relations, communications and marketing professionals for the annual Koa Anvil Awards competition.

The competition is open to both PRSA members and non-members, and the deadline to enter is May 1.

The awards recognize outstanding public relations programs, while encouraging improved public relations performance and techniques.

Winners will be recognized at the annual Koa Anvil Awards banquet July 16 at the Sheraton Waikiki.

Entrants are encouraged to apply in multiple categories and submit early. The 2009 award categories, rules and forms are posted at www.prsahawaii.com.