Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oahu-based artists honored at a special exhibit and silent auction at Maui’s NaPua Gallery to benefit the Contemporary Museum in Makiki

Celebrated Oahu artists are the guests of honor at the NaPua Gallery’s special exhibition and silent auction to benefit The Contemporary Museum in Makiki (Oahu) on Saturday, June 26 at the Grand Wailea on Maui. Several valued pieces have been donated for the auction with all proceeds to benefit Contemporary Museum.

Invited artists for the exhibition include:

·       Mark Chai, sculptor
·       Chris Campbell, painter
·       Diane KW Chen, ceramics
·       Yvonne Cheng, painter
·       Vicky Chock, ceramics
·       John Koga, sculptor
·       Wayne Levin, photographer
·       Marty Mitsuda, painter
·       Rick Mills, glass
·       Stephen Niles, painter
·       Franco Salmoiraghi, photographer
·       Esther Shimazu, ceramics
·       Maile Yawata, ceramics

Artwork by several of the invited artists.

NaPua Gallery invites the public to meet the artists and support the silent auction from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Reservations to attend must be made through 808.874.0510. Attendance is complimentary.

NaPua Gallery facilitates complimentary art tours of the Grand Wailea art collection, the largest corporate art collection in Hawaii, for the public every Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Grand Wailea also hosts an Artists in Residence program where the public can browse and purchase through a display of sculptures, paintings, photography, wood turnings and ceramics from select local artists every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Wednesdays, artist Kata Joos is available to paint original, life-size portraits from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

An advocate of the arts, Grand Wailea is providing a special kama’aina rate for the weekend starting at $259 for the travel dates of June 24 – 28. Hawaii residents may take advantage of this limited offer through 808.875.1234 and mentioning special code “P6.”

For more information about NaPua Gallery, visit or call 808.874.0510.