Saturday, April 22, 2006

Birth of a Gallery

Our little nook on Waianuenue Street was originally The Ohana O Hawai'i Gallery, run by Randy Farias, who did a tidy business selling my paintings. So when he had to close shop for an indefinite time the question arose: could it possibly become "the Arthur Johnsen Gallery" since I was his best selling artist???

Enter my friend Cosette Bonjour who offered to run it with me, and Voila, the gallery was born. While I was away for a couple of months, Cosette stripped everything out of the old space and repainted it pure white, and had an extensive new track lighting system put in. In fact she was much bolder about it than I would have been. I kind of liked the old warren of little spaces to poke around in.

But the new shop is brighter, much more spacious, and quite professional looking, so Bravo Cosette.

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