Cuisine-inspired art on tap for Art Walk

POIPU — Chef Matt Owen of Tortilla Republic will offer cuisine-inspired art Saturday during a special event at The Shops at Kukuiula’s monthly Art Walk.

Melissa McFerrin, assistant real estate manager at the Shops, said the reservation-only event will combine inspiration from the art of Aaron Feinberg, of aFeinberg Gallery, with the cuisine of Chef Owen and the music of Jon Buono, with pairings by Collin Darrell.

“The Grow Culture-produced event, called ‘Encompassing All Senses,’ will feature a four-course tasting menu utilizing local products,” she said.

Art Walk runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at The Shops at Kukuiula, in Poipu.

Amuse-bouche will be served at Feinberg Gallery, where photographer Feinberg will be available to showcase his work and talk story.

The Palms Gallery with artist Craig Freeman will join the scene Saturday.

Plein air artist Jenifer Prince will be featured at the Halelea Gallery.

Music will be provided by jazz pianist Hank Curtis, trumpet artist Steve Dubey, guitarist Manuel Mendez and Cary Valentine on rhythm.

“We want art to be more interactive,” said Bruna Stude of galerie 103.

Inside galerie 103, Stude’s “71 percent” returns from the show at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

“The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth,” Stude said of her collection of abstract underwater prints from the series “Empty Oceans,” which refers to the loss of marine life in the world’s oceans.

Stude said the public is also invited to view the screening of Rubert Muray’s film “End of the Line” on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m., a film, which examines the effects of overfishing.

Visit, or call 742-9545 for more information. Call Tortilla Republic at 742-8884, or email for reservations to “Encompassing All Senses.”


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