Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
- 3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, 96753, U.S.A.
Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2017
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Art Administrative Assistant, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
- Art gallery management and volunteering, Art Maui board member
- Marshville, North Carolina, USA
- Double Degree in History and Art History, University of Florida
The art bug bit Rosina Potter at the tender age of five. Even more specifically, despite growing up in North Carolina, Potter always knew she belonged in an island art scene. Her mother recalls Potter at an art opening as a small child, bubbly water in hand, emphatically stating, “I’d like to own an art gallery on an island someday!”
In 2004, the islands officially called, and Potter answered with a move to Maui to assist in the opening of a local art gallery called Maui Hands. Following that, Potter managed several galleries around the island, became an Art Maui board member and volunteering at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, before landing at Four Seasons Resort Maui in 2017. It wasn’t long before Potter was named the iconic Resort’s first ever Art Director.
From the daily open-air Artists Showcase to overseeing and expanding the Resort’s permanent museum-quality art collection originally curated by Julie Cline, Potter facilitates the arts at the Resort, which has long been recognised as having the best art programming on the island. “The implementation of an art director reflects the Resort’s deep commitment to the island’s incredible art community and to providing an unmatched guest art experience that engages visitors on a much different level than traditional ‘hotel art,’” says Potter.
Potter finds most purpose in supporting local artists and helping to boost Hawaii’s position in the global contemporary art market. “I’m dedicated to expanding exposure for the talented artists in the Artists Showcase by continuing to evolve the Resort’s program,” says Potter, who aims to introduce internationally recognised artists through an artist-in-residency model at the Resort.
Guests, visitors and locals can find Potter to discover more about the Resort’s permanent artwork every Friday at 2:00 pm, as she guides a weekly tour highlighting key pieces of the collection, which features more than 2,000 original works by Hawaii-influenced artists. Works in the collection depict the history and culture of Hawaii from its statehood in 1959 to today, such as Jun Kaneko’s Colossal Heads and Robert Kushner’s Night Blooming Cereus Series.
“I have a special opportunity to create meaningful impressions for our guests. Art allows us to slow down and consider life beyond our schedules and screens. Allowing your brain and heart react to form, line and subject is one of the best experiences life can offer.”
When not immersed in the arts, Potter can be found enjoying the beauty of Maui. She enjoys her time off swimming, hiking, or cooking a beautiful meal for friends.