The NaPua Gallery lobby level of the Grand Wailea has unveiled the Ocean Wave Chandelier by renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.
The ocean-themed chandelier was created specifically for the with NaPua Gallery and it is certainly making a splash at the Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Chihuly and his team took five days to blow the individual pieces of glass that make up the chandelier.
Various hues of hand-blown glass elements represent the magnificent and varying blues, teals and turquoises and of the Hawaiian waters.
photo courtesy GRAND WAILEA
According to the artist, who is the premier glass-blower in the world, the various hues in the elements each represent the magnificent and varying blues, teals and turquoises found in the Hawaiian waters.
"The uninhibited, free form and magical feeling that Ocean Wave Chandelier radiates is truly amazing," says Michael Gilbert, corporate art curator at Grand Wailea.
"Chihuly is known as one of the world's most celebrated artists and we are honored that he has created such an exquisite glass chandelier to grace the NaPua Gallery."
The chandelier measures in at approximately 36 inches in height, 60 inches in width, 54 inches in diameter, and weighs 200 pounds.
Design of the chandelier was conducted at Chihuly's Studio in Seattle, Wash. In addition to the chandelier, NaPua Gallery is pleased to currently offer some of Chihuly's other most popular works, which include a series of drawings, baskets and macchia.
For further information, call (808) 874-0510 or you may visit napuagallery.com.
A solo artist exhibition will continue at Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao now through Sept. 21. It features Big Island photographer Valerie Yong Ock Kim and her "LIGHT SPEED MATTER, A STILL PLACE WAITING;" as well as Maui painter Billy Welker's "Configuration."
Yong Ock Kim's series is comprised of photographic archival pigment prints, a video projection, and a new presentation of photographs in cast glass. It is broken into three parts: Still Image, Refractions, and Chasing Photons. Images suspend the viewer in a frozen yet moving landscape, at the edge of a black hole, where time slows down and a still place is found.
"Art serves to carry people to an emotional place they either love, or are stimulated by - some place they want to be," said Yong Ock Kim.
Welker presents a collection of portraits and figure studies in oils.
"The human figure is familiar and comprehensible, evocative and enigmatic, and the vessel of emotion; a traditional and challenging subject. Within this, I play and explore to make pictures that may not necessarily be understandable or logical, but with thought, experience and the senses - including humor - become universally recognizable," says Welker.
The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. For more information, call 572-6560 or visit www.huinoeau.com.