The name may sound familiar and the location may be the same, but the Grand Wailea's NaPua Gallery has recently been revamped into a fresh space featuring a variety of local artists. Takeshi Sekiguchi ended his long involvement in presenting fine art at NaPua Gallery in May, and the gallery is now owned and operated by the Grand Wailea.
The gallery's mission is to represent the talent of our artists of Hawaii along with works by select fine artists and elegant Asian furniture.
"There are a couple similar artists, but I think the new gallery has a lot more of a contemporary flair," says gallery director Michael Gilbert. "Eighty-five percent of the focus of the new gallery is local artists from Hawaii."
Robert Lyn Nelson’s “Neo Cubist Interior”
Come see what all the buzz is about during the NaPua Gallery's grand opening, featuring an entire day of art-related festivities Saturday on the resort grounds. Festivities begin with artists presenting free talks and demonstrations during the day.
As the sun goes down, mingle with fellow art enthusiasts during a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the gallery. All of the featured artists will be in attendance, according to Gilbert. The space is filled with works by Chris Campbell, Diana Lehr, Dale Chihuly, Robert Lyn Nelson, Vladimir Kush, Al Lagunero and others.
There will also be live entertainment and complimentary pupu. Dress code is resort cocktail attire. Complimentary valet service is available to reception guests. RSVP by calling 298-6988 or 205-0530.