Grand Opening Set For North Shore Art Gallery
Renowned artist thomadro, who divides his time between Hawaii and Las Vegas, will be in town next week as he is set to host a grand opening of The thomadro Art Gallery from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 in Haleiwa Town Center.
The gallery features the artwork of its namesake, thomadro, along with a select group ofMainland and local artists, including A.D. Cook, Suzy Annick, Jim Russi, Mary Beth, Trey Surtees, Steven Smeltzer, Kim McDonald, Kyle Goodwin, Mark Donnelly, David Parvin, Lori Wylie and Mark Remling.
“The grand opening of the gallery will be great,” he said. “We have a dozen truly world-class artists showcasing their works.”
“They’re an eclectic selection of artists,” added art con- sultant Allison Muse. “It’s a really nice mix of mediums too, and the artists will be on hand for a meet-and-greet.”
Live music, pupus and drinks also will be provided.
Styles range from traditional oil on canvas to high-tech metal paintings, surf photos to ceramics, bronze sculpture to carved glass. thomadro’s latest creative development, the illuminARTi society paintings, will be on view as well.
“I paint in layers to build a three-dimensional look,” he explained, noting that these works — using resins, acrylics, metallic and photo-luminescent chemicals to create unique visuals on canvas— are a first in the art world.“I focus on the positive, using bright palettes with a bright outlook.”
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 637-8010.
Artist thomadro, shown here with a feline rescue friend, opens his Haleiwa gallery Jan. 30. Photo courtesy of The thomadro Art Gallery.