Island Homes – Madagascar & Hawaii – Paintings by Esperance Rakotonirina
Honolulu’s Gallery on the Pali announces an exhibition of paintings by Esperance Rakotonirina. The exhibition will run from July 21, 2018, through September 6, 2018, at GOTP, located at the First Unitarian Church at 2500 Pali Highway.
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM.
The public is invited.
On the web @ Unitariansofhi.org/exhibits
Gallery Hours (Closed Monday and Saturday):
Tuesday through Friday 9 am – 2 pm, and Sundays 9 am to 1 pm.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
Artist Esperance Rakotonirina was born in Madagascar and has lived in Hawai’i since 2010. He says he was “quickly taken by the natural beauty of the islands which resemble the landscapes of Madagascar”. While adjusting to his new home and completely different culture he found great comfort in his art. For the first time he was able to experiment with acrylics, water colors, and professional grade oils.
His preferred focus is nature and wildlife painting in the realistic style. Numerous hours of studying Hawai’i flora allows him to paint detailed depictions of local palm, fern, and flower species.
His paintings will be on display through September 6th.
For more information, please call the First Unitarian Church Office at (808) 595-4047 or e-mail Gallery@UnitariansofHI.org.