Hollace’s Artwork Debuts in New USA Locations

“Honu Rising”

Hollace is pleased to announce that the Christian Riso Fine Art Gallery in Hawaii is now handling her original paintings and prints.  This prestigious gallery was established in the old sugarcane town of Koloa, Kauai (Hawaii) in 1994.  It is recognized as a traditional Hawaiian gallery featuring works of talented artists of both national and international origins.In spending time this summer (2008) on the incomparably beautiful island of Kauai, Hollace was inspired by the tropical beauty, the warmth of the people, and the folklore.  Having long admired the green sea turtle, which is nurtured and protected in the Cayman Islands, Hollace was fascinated by Hawaiian mythology where legend tells about a sea turtle, Kauila, who could change herself into a girl to watch over the children playing at Punalu’u Beach on the Big Island.  Kauila is known as the “mythical mother” of all turtles.  Turtles are also said to have been the guides for the first voyagers to Hawaii.  In appreciation for the Hawaiian folklore surrounding the green sea turtle, Hollace has entitled the painting she created this summer (see above) “Honu Rising”.

In addition to selling her work in Kauai, the Stone Harbor, New Jersey Gallery, “Island Art,” is also handling Hollace’s prints.

The Morgan Gallery, Grand Cayman

She continues to sell original paintings and prints at multiple Grand Cayman locations, including The Morgan Gallery, the Ritz-Carlton Gallery and retail shop, as well as Pure Art Gallery.

Grand Cayman Butterfly Ball 2008

Twins, Mark and Matthew Ebanks, workshop students, sold their paintings for CI$400 and CI$525, respectively. Photo:Claire Davies. Len Goldberg, the high bidder for both paintings, poses with workshop students, Mark and Matthew Ebanks. Photo:Claire Davies.

Hollace, along with the Morgan Gallery, Cobalt Coast Resort, and The Wharf restaurant, sponsored a gala evening held on June 28, 2008 at The Wharf to benefit the children’s programs of the National Trust.The theme of the Butterfly Ball was deliberately chosen for several reasons.  First, with proceeds from this event, every Cayman school child will receive a laminted card colorfully depicting the various butterfly species populating the Cayman Islands.  Through this educational tool, local children will learn about endemic and migratory butterflies of the Cayman Islands and their relationship to the eco-system.

The second reason that the butterfly was deemed an appropriate symbol for the event is the unique vulnerability the image projects, reminding those who attended the function that our relationship to the environment is a fragile thread which requires constant nourishment and recognition that our stewardship will chart the course for future generations.

The Butterfly Ball was a huge success, raising over CI$15,000 to benefit the National Trust.  Paintings from leading Caymanian artists were auctioned, along with many other exciting items, such as a sunset sail for 10, and a 2 night stay at Pirates Point Resort on Little Cayman.

Several workshop students were able to attend the event, and participate first-hand in the excitement generated by the generous bids for their paintings.

“Wings of the Sea”. Photo: Dave Idhe.

Hollace’s painting, “Wings of the Sea”, created especially for charitable auction at this event, generated the highest bid of the evening — a great finale to a worthwhile project.

Grand Cayman Painting Workshop

On June 25th and 26th (2008), Hollace taught a painting workshop attended by Cayman youth, ages 11 through 16.  The workshop was held at the Cobalt Coast Resort in West Bay.  She was assisted in this effort by Claire Davies, from New York City.

During this workshop, Hollace instructed on the Pointillism Technique, and her students were challenged to create original paintings for the auction at the “Butterfly Ball” charitable event, with funds to benefit the children’s programs of the National Trust.  The workshop was a wonderful success, with many beautiful paintings created.

Photos by: Claire Davies