Rogue (and Roving) Art Gallery to Debut in Kaimuki

Rogue (and Roving) Art Gallery to Debut in Kaimuki

There's a new buzz brewing in the underground art scene here on O`ahu; and it's called "Interisland Terminal". Founded this past January by a group of like-minded individuals looking to to shed light on "the intersections of creativity, innovation and leadership" throughout Hawai`i by exhibiting independent work across multiple genres, says the group's web site. 

Whether there is a definitive "home base" for this fledgling operation, it's a tad unclear. For the time being—and for their opening exhibit—the curators have set up shop in a vacant storefront on Waialae Avenue, in Kaimuki. 

One thing is clear: The focus for Interisland Terminal will be engaging Hawaii art enthusiasts through various forms of contemporary art, including (but not limited to) design, film, 2 and 3-dimensional medium, writers, musicians, architects and so on.

The first exhibit begins this week (at 3583 Waialae Ave.) and runs through July 26, featuring dynamic drawings from young Belgian artist, Rinus Van De Velde (b. 1983). The gallery will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon until 7 p.m., Sundays from noon until 4:30 p.m. (closed Mondays), and Van De Velde will be on-hand to meet and greet. The second exhibit will take place down the road, at Kahala's Consolidated Theaters, this September. It will feature a series of Rock n' Roll-related films, yet to be announced. In the works for the fall are a "Masters in Brazilian design" show, as well as a competition for innovative, contemporary architecture, selections of which will be exhibited at a to-be-determined location. 

While we understand that the details are still emerging, the players behind the movement still illusive, and the notions lofty (yet highly admirable), we thought you should hear of it here first. Keep your ears to the ground for rumblings of impromptu shows from the "truly hybrid and international" (again, from their web site) folk behind Interisland Terminal. 

The focus for Interisland Terminal will be engaging Hawaii art enthusiasts through various forms of contemporary art...