Maui Fever in the Library

It’s inevitable that different perspectives exist about a place. But when MTV’s notorious reality series “Maui Fever” aired in 2007 for one season, many residents decried the island’s portrayal. In response, young artists raised on the island are now offering what they perceive Maui to be, in their own playful, thoughtful, respectful and imaginative ways. “It’s a play on the TV show,” said UH-Maui College librarian Ellen Peterson, who’s helping organize the show. “(The artists) wanted to show their version of Maui. . . . They love Maui. This is their Maui fever.” The show, called “Maui Fever: An Art Exhibition,” will be displayed daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College Library starting Monday through Aug. 12. An opening reception with live music will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday.