Living Lei Chic:Andrew Rose Art Gallery

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A week worth of television. Two blockbuster comedies that revolve around bathroom jokes. Four meals bought at the drive-through window.

Does that paint a picture? It may be time for a culture break.

You always mean to make a weekend run to your nearest museum but by the time you finish all your errands and activities, you have to give that extra trip the brush off.

Get rid of your hang ups with a quick break in a new artful oasis - The Andrew Rose Gallery.

Andrew Rose has traveled the world and is currently an artist, art teacher at Linekona at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and has been an art writer for Honolulu Magazine. Now he is the owner of his own gallery right in the middle of busy Bishop Square.

The space just feet from the intersection of Hotel and Bishop streets has been turned into a restful white box perfect for showcasing pieces. The opening exhibition, Intervals by Rose's friend Noreen Naughton, boasts vibrant colors, bold strokes, and intriguing moments that practically jump off the walls and through the floor to ceiling glass windows and doors that frame the entryway. Once you're drawn inside to the surprisingly quiet gallery, a large white padded seat invites you to sit and absorb the work all around.

A little farther inside, Rose has drawers full of everything from sketches to prints from other local artists with a variety of prices so even those just starting a collection can find a piece that speaks to them.

That's how to get a great art to your day.

The Andrew Rose Gallery is located at 1003 Bishop St. in Bishop Square. It is open Mon. - Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 808.599.4400 or go to for more information.

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