POIPU — A honu’s appealing eyes stared from a showcase of jewelry artwork.
“He’s so cute, he even has a name — Konani Keiki Honu — which means ‘Handsome Child,’” said Tess Sieradzki, gallery manager. “He was created on Molokai of clay and layers of fiberglass, and his eyes were created by a person who makes eyes.”
Palms Gallery will celebrate its grand opening Saturday during the Art Walk at The Shops at Kukuiula from 6 to 9 p.m.
Located at the mauka end of the shopping center adjacent to the Poipu roundabout, the Palms Gallery is just one facet of the monthly Art Walk, which takes place on the second Saturday of each month.
Artist Spar Street will be there for the Art Walk and will be available for private art showings at the gallery.
Other participating artists include Craig Freeman, the owner of Palms Gallery, Mazzarella, Kyoko Ishigami, Patrick Ching, Evelin Kekesi, Patrice Pendarvis, Stephanie Britt, George Eguchi, and Guy Junker.
The artists will be joined by jewelry artist Howard Wills and sculptors Will Herrera and Linda Hogan.
“We have a wide variety of artwork at the gallery,” Tess said.
Other participating galleries include the Red Koi, A collection, who will feature original work from Kauai artists Martin Wesslery and Jim Ingham.
A. Kimberlin Blackburn will return to galerie 103 for an artist’s walk-through of her latest “roots” exhibit which will be available for viewing through Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day.
The Art of Hawaiian Living will be featured at the Halelea Gallery, and photographers Aaron Feinberg will be at aFeinberg Gallery and Scott Hanft will be at Scott Hanft Photography to talk story about their works.
All of this happens under a canopy of music provided by Hank Curtis and Steve Dubey, and classical guitar and Latin rhythms by Manuel Mendes and Cary Valentine.
Visit www.theshopsatkukuiula.com for more information, or call 742-9545.
• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.