On The Scene
FINE ARTS ON DISPLAY
Contemporary art was juxtaposed with luxury fashions Saturday when the works of seven island artists went on display at 2100 Kalakaua Ave. The exhibition opened with private receptions hosted by the participating designer houses and gave guests an opportunity to meet the artists. John Tanji Koga revealed some of the subtleties of his new work as he talked with Gucci executive Sharleen Perreira, second from left, her daughter Ashley Perreira and Serena Karnagy at Gucci. The exhibit continues through Saturday.
Tracy Gunn struck a pose with one of her mosaic figures at the entrance to Hugo Boss. The figure, "Be Nice," was not for sale, but attracted plenty of attention.
John Geppert, left, vice president of Tiffany Hawaii, admired one of Frank Sheriff's whimsical creations, "Unlicensed Contractors," a group of frogs using a bottle of glue to assemble a bust of a dog. Sheriff's one-of-a-kind metal tableaux was an instant eye-catcher at Tiffany's.
Randi Lee Chadwick, general manager of Coach Waikiki, threw a great party for Rick Mills and his colorful blown-glass "buckets." With bartenders serving champagne and mixing light lychee martinis, and wait staff serving an impressive assortment of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, the Coach party was a highlight of the evening.
Daven Hee, third from left, displayed his glazed ceramic pieces at Tod's and explained that an important ingredient in the glazing process is using ash from Buzz's Steak House (he used to work there as a waiter). Tod's Waikiki assistant manager Sanford Lee, general manager Laurance Massoni and marketing manager Jennifer Gerry joined Hee as he explained the techniques he used in the piece "High Fire Drippy Glass with Copper Spikes."