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Island Art Galleries opens at Ala Moana Center with Vietnamese art show

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Liven up your new home with a new piece of art! Island Art Galleries recently opened at Ala Moana Shopping Center, and offers a unique selection of museum-quality art right here in Honolulu. Representing artists from around the world, Island Art Galleries features original fine art paintings, sculptures, glass arts & limited edition photographs.

Read more from Pacific Business News, below:

Fine art curator Island Art Galleries made its debut at Ala Moana Center on Sunday with a weeklong feature gallery called "Window to Vietnam."

The local, family-run company owned by Jeff Liu opened in a 2,200-square-foot space between Neiman Marcus and Cartier near the center court on the Ala Moana second level that was formerly a Diane von Furstenberg boutique. It will feature both international and local artists.

"We were very pleased to be given an opportunity to open a gallery in Ala Moana Center," Liu told Pacific Business News in an email. "Prior to opening, there have been no other fine art galleries in Ala Moana, so it feels like we're filling a void in that sense. Now, we're happy to be in a position where we can offer both visitors and residents further exposure to the world of the fine arts and a chance to bring that world back home with them."

Island Art Galleries had its first opening in 2003 at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Its other notable locations over the years have been in Waikiki, including Royal Hawaiian Center, the Moana Surfrider, Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Until opening at Ala Moana, Island Art Galleries' most recent gallery was in 2014 at Royal Hawaiian Center. The company operates out of an office on Beretania Street.

"Window to Vietnam," featuring modern original pieces from various artists in Vietnam, ends on Sunday. Prices range from $2,500 to $45,000.

When not hosting a specialty show, Island Art Galleries will represent artists from around the world with its collection of original fine art paintings, sculptures, glass arts and limited edition photographs of various cultures and histories. Those prices range from $1,200 to $150,000.

There are plans for future themed galleries but none are currently scheduled, Island Art Galleries representative Michael Liu told PBN.

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