There is an art show opening today at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Poipu. It is called, “A Rainbow Came Down” & features the work of Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam.
The show will be up for two months & open to the public most weekdays from 10am – 4pm with two special Saturday showings on April 2 & May 14.
The NTBG says:
“Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam, husband and wife, were artists and prominent figures in New York’s arts scene from the 1940s-70s. After retiring to Reuben’s home island of Kaua‘i in 1981, they immersed themselves in capturing Kaua‘i’s rich vistas and flora in bold, vibrant watercolors, acrylic, and oil paintings. The NTBG exhibition presents more than twenty of their works including Geraldine’s well- known botanical paintings and Reuben’s landscapes and poetry.
“Reuben’s richly colored paintings and poems capture the eternal natural beauty of Kaua‘i, speaking to another era that is both forgotten and familiar. Upon Geraldine’s passing in December, the family entrusted several of her botanical watercolors to NTBG. These, along with two of her paintings long gracing the walls of NTBG’s lobby, will be on display. These, and others featured in her highly acclaimed book Paradisus: Hawaiian Watercolors, leave a botanical legacy that will be cherished for generations. Examples of Geraldine’s pottery will also be featured in the exhibition.”
You can find out more about the National Tropical Botanical Garden at their website here.