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This is NOT a Drill!

Updated: Jan 26, 2020

Missle alert threat to residents in Hawaii in January 2018

A beautiful January morning in Maui, sun shining and birds singing, ahhh----and an emergency alert awakens your cell phone and those around you in a cacophony of squawks!

You read.

You look up & around you in disbelief.

Breath held.

You breathe again- you are frightened-what do you do?

I was setting up my show under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina. Take shelter? Where???? Pause, look and see! We scampered down to the under-renovation-Old Jail Gallery in the basement of the Old Lahaina Courthouse. It's currently closed but was rapidly unlocked- and we sat in the cells! I am practical- I did take my bag lunch along....but the art? Well, it was sitting in its cases under the Banyan tree all alone.