Poipu’s recently opened Galerie 103 redefines the Hawaii art scene. Located at the new Kukui’ula Village, its large space reflects both Kauai’s earthiness and sophistication.
The art takes center stage here against an industrial backdrop that features a soothing color palette and a fine museum feel.
Galerie 103 features art within everyone’s budget.
Its 2400 square foot space includes a small annex dedicated to modern and contemporary works on paper, art objects, fiber art and art books, while the main gallery features significant works of fine art.
A modern gallery where art meets issues.
“The art at Galerie 103 knows no boundaries, thereby challenging misconceptions about regionalism and ethnic origin,” according to owner, Bruna Stude. Featuring artists not only from Hawaii but throughout the world, Galerie 103 is for the adventurous audience.
Exhibitions coming to Galerie 103 through March 2010
“Roadtrip” by Wayne Zebzda, through November 8, 2009
Exhibited at The Contemporary Museum Honolulu Biennial 2008, “Roadtrip” has just returned from a solo show at The Maui Arts & Cultural Center (2009).
“Generations” by Peter Bodnar (age 80), Tom Lieber (60), and Leaf Lieber (10), from October 10 to December 8, 2009
Peter Bodnar, the “patriarch” of this group, has been creating and teaching art for over 60 years. Over the past 35 years, Bodnar’s protégé Tom Lieber has become one of Hawaii’s most important contemporary artists, with an international reputation. Leaf Lieber represents the third generation of this “art family” and is heir to their creative tradition.
“An Affair in the Islands” from December 15 to February 1, 2010
A group exhibit inspired by H.C. Westermann. Opening reception will be held on December 15 from 6 – 8 p.m.
“A-HA” from February 6 to March 22, 2010
Though it refers to Art by Hawaiian Artists, ” A – HA ” actually references the surprise and revelation that will be experienced when viewers discover this recent work by contemporary Hawaiian artists. The exhibit title also predicts the sense of triumph felt by art-lovers and island-lovers alike, when confronted with art works that are issue-oriented and conceptual or idea-based, as well as respectful of the influences of the powerful beauty of Hawaii.
Galerie 103 owner Bruna Stude is an artist and acclaimed photographer of the sea.
Originally from Croatia, Bruna has made Kauai her home for the past 7 years. Her work has been featured at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu and in many books and publications including National Geographic.
Details: Galerie 103 is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Sunday and Monday hours are by appointment. Please telephone 808-742-0103.
Location: Kukui’ula Village at 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Poipu Beach, Kauai
Pictured in Photo: Galerie 103 owner, Bruna Stude, with mascot and loyal friend, Brolie; the most sophisticated canine on Kauai. He’s available to meet you too.