Gallery on the Pali Upcoming Exhibit - Archived

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 @

Gallery Hours (Closed Monday and Saturday):

Tuesday through Friday 9 am – 2 pm, and Sundays 9 am to 1 pm.


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


4 Responses to “Gallery on the Pali Upcoming Exhibit - Archived

  1. Why are there 3 obsolete 2017 art announcements on this page with Esperances
    Announcement for his coming 2018 exhibit?

    1. Hi David,

      I’m assuming you’re referring to the links at the bottom of the page beneath the social media icons. In my case it included links to two previous shows and one Chalice Circle post. These are provided by WordPress as a sort of “you might also be interested in this” feature, and we don’t have control over this. However I will notify the webmaster to see if he can change that. ~ Thanks, Suzette

  2. Thank you Suzette, I appreciate your explanation. It would make some sense if the 3 Links were relevant and consistent. However, to this viewer, they seem to be outdated, random, inconsistent, arbitrary, distracting, extraneous and intrusive. These 3 “extras” do not consistently serve the Gallery. I hope they can be removed. Aloha.

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